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In the Footsteps of William Wallace

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by Young, Alan
For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the 'Braveheart' of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage hero of the Scottish wars? Or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look beh...
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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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by Sauder, Eric
Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's RMS Lusitania captured the world's imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls. Through never-before-see...
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Portobello in Old Photographs

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by Curtis, Maurice
Portobello lies on the bank of the Grand Canal, stretching from South Richmond Street to Clanbrassil Street and the South Circular Road and including some of the adjacent roads and streets. It is one of the country's most well-known suburbs, and has long been a hub for artistic and cultural Dublin. The list of luminaries associated with Portobello is quiet extraordinary. It includes some of the great names ...
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The Little Book of Manchester

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by Hylton, Stuart
"The Little Book of Manchester" is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its Roman origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions the city made to the history of the nation, learn about the individual communities and how they came together to form the modern city and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentri...
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The Little Book of the East End

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by Gordon/21
The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book ...
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Heligoland

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by Drower/1
In 1956 sea area Heligoland became German Bight. But why did the North Sea island, which for nearly a century had demonstrated its loyalty to Britain, lose its identity? How had this once peaceful haven become, as Admiral Jacky Fisher exclaimed 'a dagger pointed at England's heart'? Behind the renaming of Heligoland lies a catalogue of deceit, political ambition, blunder and daring. Heligoland came unde...
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A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

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by Frame, Chris
One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. Through an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire. With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe, P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zeala...
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The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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by Ernest Coleman
Travels of Sir John Maundeville
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Prehistoric Settlements

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by Robert Bewley
How and where did our ancestors live during the 8000 years between the end of Ice Age and the arrival of the Romans in AD 43? In tracing the variety and development of prehistoric settlements from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic to the tribes of the Iron Age, Dr Bewley takes a fresh look at all the key sites, from Star Carr in Yorkshire and other Mesolithic settlements, the causewayed camps of the Ne...
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Highgate & Muswell Hill

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by Joan Schwitzer
Highgate and Muswell Hill
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Haunted London Underground

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by David Brandon
London's Underground is associated with a multitude of ghostly stories and sightings, particularly on stations and abandoned lines, many of which are in close proximity to burial sites from centuries ago. This chilling book reveals well-known and hitherto unpublished tales of spirits, spectres and other spooky occurrences on one of the oldest railway networks in the world. The stories of sightings include t...
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Discovering the smallest churches in England

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by John Kinross
A unique guide on the history of a fascinating group of buildings and how to find them
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The Cities of Roman Africa

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by Sears/3
The Roman province of Africa was one of richest in the Empire and as a result has some of the most spectacular remains. "The Cities of Roman Africa" examines the development of urban space and cultural life in this province from the beginnings of Roman rule in the second century BC to the fall of the province of Africa to the Vandals in AD 439. In this engaging and strikingly illustrated new book, Gareth Se...
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A History of London and Londoners

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by Boru, Sean
A humorous and fascinating history of the city, from Roman garrison to vibrant international metropolis; this book is a must-have for anyone with any interest in London, its inhabitants and past. Written in an engaging and easy-to-follow style, the story of London and its characters is as enthralling and captivating as any tale, old or new. Writer actor and renowned London tour guide Sean Boru knows this ci...
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Railway Walks Wales

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by Vinter, Jeff
Jeff Vinter, Consultant to the BBC's "Railway Walks" series, provides comprehensive details of every disused railway line in Wales that is now a public walk or cycle trail. He covers everything from the earliest tram-roads to recently closed colliery lines - all set against the magnificent backdrop of the Welsh landscape and offering an insight into the country's industrial past. From the tunnels of Saunder...
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Railway Walks: GWR & SR

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by Jeff Vinter
Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's popular "Railway Walks" series, here guides the walker along ten of the best railway paths in the south of England, ranging from the Camel Trail in scenic north Cornwall to the densely wooded tracks of the Forest of Dean, and taking in the Downs Link across the rolling countryside of West Sussex and Surrey, as well as the Plym Valley Railway Path and Cycle Route on the s...
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Railway Walks: LMS

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by Jeff Vinter
Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's popular "Railway Walks" series, here provides a detailed guide to ten of the best railway walks in the territory of the former London Midland and Scottish Railway. These range from the Midland Railway's express line through the Peak District to the incredible Cromford and High Peak Railway, built before railway engineering had fully developed, incorporating a series of l...
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Railway Walks: LNER

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by Jeff Vinter
In "Railway Walks: LNER", Jeff Vinter, consultant to the BBC's "Railway Walks" series, provides an indispensable guide to ten carefully selected railway paths converted from lines once owned by the London and North Eastern Railway. From the quiet byways of East Anglia to the dramatic scenery of the North Yorkshire coast and the moorlands of Weardale, the routes are described in detail, providing everything ...
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Worldwide Steam Railways

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by Strickland, Keith
Since the 1970s Keith Strickland has travelled the world in search of steam, camera in hand. In this outstanding book he has gathered together his finest images which show the contrasting style of steam travel today in Europe, Africa, China, Cuba, India and beyond. This unique look at steam around the globe presents the reader with fascinating insights into the locos in action, stations, passengers, industr...
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London Under Attack

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by Foley, Michael
London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those from other parts of Britain. As well as the terrible Blitz...
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