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Auld Stirling Punishments

Auld Stirling Punishments

by David Kinnaird

Auld Stirling Punishments

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling's Royal Burgh has reflec...
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Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things

by Alison Maloney

Bright Young Things : Life in the Roaring Twenties

Bright Young Things is a thoroughly entertaining non-fiction account of 'the real Downton Abbey', which brings to life the historical backdrop of the series in an infor...
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Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

by Eva Petulengro

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to l...
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Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

Chichester Murders And Misdemeanours

by Philip McDougall

Murders And Misdemeanours Chichester

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pi...
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Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian England

by Adrian Gray

Crime And Criminals Of Victorian Britain

Dark and foggy Victorian streets, the murderous madman, the arsenic-laced evening meal - we all think we know the realities of Victorian crime. Adrian Gray's thrilling book reco...
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Daring Dozen

Daring Dozen

by Gavin Mortimer

Daring Dozen : Twelve Special Forces Legends of World War II

In his book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn'...
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Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

Durham Murders And Misdemeanours

by John Van Der Kiste

Durham Murders And Misdemmeanours

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickp...
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Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

by Malcolm Hall

Gloucestershire Murders And Misdemeanours 1820-1829

In relating the cases heard in the Courts of the County Assize in Gloucestershire nearly two centuries ago this book offers a variety of examples of the sins and sinne...
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Hanged At Winchester

Hanged At Winchester

by Stephen Fielding

Hanged At Winchester

For decades the high walls of Winchester Prison have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for th...
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London's Curse

London's Curse

by Mark Beynon

London's Curse

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the supposed curse of Tutankhamun, whose tomb in the Luxor sands was uncovered in February 1923 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. The site w...
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Oh What A Lovely War DVD

Oh What A Lovely War DVD


Oh ! What A Lovely War (DVD)

Richard Attenborough's directorial debut OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR is a riotous, thought-provoking satire on the follies of war, based on the stage musical of the same name. Set during World War...
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Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victimes

by Katherine Watson

Poisoned Lives : English Poisoners and their Victims

From Mary Ann Cotton, the Victorian serial murderess, to Dr Crippen, poisoners have attracted a celebrity unmatched by violent killers. Secretly administered, often d...
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Rejoice! Rejoice !

Rejoice! Rejoice !

by Alwyn W Turner

Rejoice! Rejoice! : Britain in the 1980s

When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979 she promised to bring harmony where once there had been discord. But Britain entered the 1980s bitterly divided over its futu...
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Scott of the Antarctic : The Definitive Biography

Scott of the Antarctic : The Definitive Biography

by David Crane

Scott Of The Antarctic : The Definitive Biography

David Crane has given us a magisterial portrait of one of Britain's greatest heroes and explorers, acclaimed as the 'masterpiece' on the subject. Reissued for the 100th ...
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Southampton Murder Victims

Southampton Murder Victims

by Jim Brown

Southampton Murder Victims

Accounts of 80 murders committed in Southampton between 1783 and 2009, exploring changes in legislation relating to the crime and taking a close look at the methods employed by the police in t...
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The Day Parliament Burned Down

The Day Parliament Burned Down

by Caroline Shenton

The Day Parliament Burned Down

In the early evening of 16 October 1834, to the horror of bystanders, a huge ball of fire exploded through the roof of the Houses of Parliament, creating a blaze so enormous that it could...
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The Little Book Of Murder

The Little Book Of Murder

by Neil R. Storey

The Little Book of Murder

"The Little Book of Murder" is a chilling compendium of intriguing, obscure and strange facts and trivia about murders and murderers. From infamous cases and serial killers, to unusual murder w...
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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets

by Derek Wilson

The Plantagenets

England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent nation out from the Dark Ages and transform it into the nation state we recog...
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The Wonderful And Surprizing History of Sweeny Todd

The Wonderful And Surprizing History of Sweeny Todd

by Robert Mack

The Wonderful And Surprizing History of Sweeny Todd

The tales surrounding Sweeney Todd's notorious barber shop in London's Fleet Street have entertained generations of audiences and have made Todd himself one of the mo...
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Who Killed William Shakespeare ?

Who Killed William Shakespeare ?

by Simon Andrew Stirling

Who Killed William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had been concealed. He had ...
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