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A History of England in 100 Places: Irreplaceable

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by Wilkinson, Philip
Historic places across the country have shaped England and the world beyond. They are hotbeds of invention, industry and creativity and they bring our nation's story to life. In 2017 Historic England, supported by specialist
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Britain's Oldest Art

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by Bahn, Paul
“Britain’s Oldest Cave Art” is an illustrated and highly informative book about the ice age cave art of Creswell Crags. Britain’s first Ice Age cave art was discovered at Creswell Crags in 2003 by Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt and Sergio Ripoll. The book starts with the discovery if the art; places the Ice Age archaeology of the crags in a national context; draws on continental parallels and details the scientif...
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Aerofilms: A History of Britain from Above

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by James Crawford
Aerofilms Ltd was born on 9 May 1919. An unprecedented business venture, it hoped to marry the still fledgling technology of powered flight to the discipline of photography.
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Hadrian's Wall Archaeological Map

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Hadrian’s Wall and the nearby archaeological Roman remains on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from the English Heritage with the base map from the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer series.
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Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Sites

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Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Sites on a large double-sided map from the English Heritage presenting each site on one side of the map at 1:10,000 annotated with extensive archaeological and tourist information and accompanied by historical notes, colour photos and a time line.
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England's Maritime Heritage from the Air

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by Waller, Peter
England has a long and involved relationship with the sea. It has provided a final line of defence against invasion, the route over which the country's global trade has travelled, the source of a bountiful harvest of fish and seafood that has sustained the population, the essential links in the empire that saw Britain emerge as the world's first `Great Power', and, more recently, it has fostered the leisure...
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London's West End Cinemas

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by Eyles, Professor Allen
The history of London s West End cinemas dates back more than one hundred years. This book details all of them, in chronological order, totalling well over one hundred. The best of the West End s cinemas were outfitted to a very high standard to match their role as showcases for new films, hosting press shows and premieres, as well as a being a magnet for film enthusiasts anxious to see films on exclusive p...
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Played in London

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by Inglis Simon
From its first century Roman amphitheatre to the 21st century Olympic Stadium at Stratford, London has always been a city of spectacles and sporting fever. In the 12th century crowds would gather at Smithfield to watch horse racing and ball games. In Tudor times they flocked to the tiltyards of Whitehall and Westminster to enjoy jousting, while in the 17th century the Stuarts were keen exponents of a game w...
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The Photographs of Bedford Lemere & Co 1890-1930

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by NICHOLAS COOPER
Bedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Taking photographs at a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism, its customers were leading architects, designers, industrialists, estate agents, hoteliers and retailers. Over the years Bedford Lemere & Co. photographed country houses, factories, hospitals...
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Images of Change

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by Penrose Sefryn (ed.)
Motorways, airports, tower blocks, power stations, windfarms; TV and the internet, easy travel and shrinking distances; business parks, starter homes and vast shopping and leisure complexes. All of these helped define the later 20th-century world and their material remains remind us of the major changes brought about through innovation and rapidly developing technology. Illustrated with striking aerial and ...
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Licensed to Sell

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by Brandwood Geoff
This is a new edition of English Heritage's widely acclaimed study of that great British institution, the public house. First published in 2004, this was described as the best history of the pub available. Now updated and corrected, it offers a scholarly, yet accessible history of the origins of the pub and its development since medieval times. Alcoholic beverages have long formed a part of British culture ...
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Paddington Station

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by Brindle Steven
Paddington Station in London is one of Britain's most splendid and historically significant railway termini, as the home and headquarters of the Great Western Railway, and as one of the masterpieces of its chief engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59). Steven Brindle's comprehensive history, the first full-length study of the station to be published, first appeared in 2004. Around the same time, in the c...
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The English Seaside

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by Peter Williams
There is a powerful sense of place at the seaside. You know what to expect. Fishing villages usually have a pier, boats, lobster pots, and masses of seagulls while resort towns have esplanades, piers, grand hotels and gardens. Certain seaside towns have just about everything: Weymouth, for example, has a grand parade of hotels, a wide esplanade and a small fishing village. Blackpool has more of everything -...
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Mata Hari's Eye. Aerial Photography and Archaeology

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by Martyn Barber
This book was inspired by a centenary marking the first aerial photographs of an archaeological monument in Britain. Those photographs are inevitably of Stonehenge. How a single balloon flight and the resulting photographs fit into the context of the history of aerial photography is revealed in this fascinating new book. The main emphasis is on how aerial photography came to be such an important tool for ar...
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Lived in London: Blue Plaques and the Stories behind Them

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by Philip Davies
Lived in London is a comprehensive and beautifully produced title from English Heritage about the capital’s 800 blue plaques and the stories behind them. Illustrated with an array of historical and contemporary images and photographs, and arranged geographically by borough and area, it is the first guide to be published on the blue plaques for over half a century and has been compiled with the aid of offici...
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London Hidden Interiors

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by Philip Davies
London Hidden Interiors, a mighty 448-page glossy volume by Philip Davies with photos by Derek Kendall lets us into 180 of the buildings we all queue for every September during the capital’s highly popular Open Day, and a few more always out of bounds.
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Images of Lost London 1875-1945

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by Philip Davies
Lost London 1870-1945 is a collection of more than 240 black-and-white images of the capital, arranged by region and compiled from the archive, now held by English Heritage, of the former London County Council.
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Historic Attractions

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by Schoeser, Mary
Chintz, or glazed printed cotton fabric, was an important part of many nineteenth - and twentieth-century decorative schemes. Bold and colourful chintzes were used for curtains, bed hangings and loose covers for furniture in sets intended for whole suites of rooms. The chintz at Brodsworth Hall in Yorkshire is an important collection that has survived in astonishing completeness, and comprises over 500 piec...
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Dover Castle

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by Brindle, Steven
Dover Castle's location, commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent, has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries into massive earthworks, ditches and mounds. Imposing walls and towers have been raised and networks of tunnels built beneath them. Henry II began the building of the present castle in the 1180s, a...
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The English Railway Station

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by Parissien, Steven
The railway station is one of England's most distinctive and best-loved building-types. Yet over the past century the nation's stations have often been overlooked or dismissed, and have suffered accordingly. Today a new interest in railways - fuelled by the need for sustainability, by a growing awareness of the realities of transport economics and by the dedication of enthusiastic volunteers at heritage rai...
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