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The Dandy At Dusk

The Dandy At Dusk

by Phillip Mann

The Dandy At Dusk

Philip Mann chronicles the relationship of dandyism and the emerging cultural landscape of modernity via portraits of Regency England's Beau Brummel - the first dandy - and six twentieth-century figure...
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The Debatable Land

The Debatable Land

by Graham Robb

Debatable Land

The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, E...
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The English And Their Country

The English And Their Country


The English And Their Country: For Overseas Forces

Quirky facsimile in the style of Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain. First published during the Second World War. The English have for centuries been a puz...
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The English Pleasure Garden

The English Pleasure Garden

by Sarah-Jane Downing

English Pleasure Gardens

During their heyday in the mid-eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society. Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement, the pleasure g...
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The English Public School

The English Public School

by Martin Stephen

The English Public School : An Irreverent and Personal History

Until his retirement in 2011, Dr Martin Stephen was High Master of St Paul's School, and before that of Manchester Grammar School, two of the most academica...
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The English Rococo Garden

The English Rococo Garden

by Michael Symes

The English Rococo Garden

Delightful, eccentric, capricious, bizarre the English Rococo garden, an intriguing branch of eighteenth-century horticulture, was all these and more. This book relates the components of the Ro...
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The English Village

The English Village

by Martin Wainwright

The English Village : History and Tradition

A charming guide to the story of the English village, celebrating this beloved heart of the countryside. The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure that is o...
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The Ghost: A Cultural History

The Ghost: A Cultural History

by Susan Owens

The Ghost: A Cultural History

"Five thousand years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has even been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after d...
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The Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway

by Tim Bryan

Great Western Railway

With a network covering much of the west country, Wales and the West Midlands, and a history and tradition stretching back more than a century, the Great Western Railway (GWR) has been seen by many...
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The Gunpowder Industry

The Gunpowder Industry

by Glenys Crocker

Gunpowder Industry

Outlines the history of the gunpowder industry
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The GWR Handbook

The GWR Handbook

by David Wragg

The GWR Handbook

For many the GWR was synonymous with holidays by the sea in the West Country, but it was built to serve as a fast railway line to London, especially for the merchants and financiers of Bristol. Its oper...
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The Historical Atlas Of The British Isles

The Historical Atlas Of The British Isles

by Alex Swanston

Historical Atlas Of The British Isles

This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers, who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the...
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The History of England's Cathedrals

The History of England's Cathedrals

by Nicholas Orme

History of England's Cathedrals

England's sixty or so Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals are among its most iconic buildings and attract thousands of worshippers and visitors every year. Yet though much has been wri...
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The Hungry Empire

The Hungry Empire

by Lizzie Collingham

The Hungry Empire : How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

`This is a wholly pleasing book, which offers a tasty side dish to anyone exploring the narrative history of the British Empire', Max Hastings, Su...
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The Illustrated Story Of England

The Illustrated Story Of England

by Christopher Hibbert

The Illustrated Story Of England: 2nd Edition

A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon's compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary This concise and fast-paced introduction to English hist...
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The January Man

The January Man

by Christopher Somerville

The January Man

'Evocatively written and charming' - CountryfileThe January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder's `The January Man'. Month by month, season by season and region ...
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The Last Shepherds

The Last Shepherds

by Charles Bowden

The Last Shepherds

Once, the UK's farmers employed thousands of shepherds, but a slump in sheep farming has cut a swathe through their ranks; nowadays shepherds are virtually a thing of the past, and most flocks are her...
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The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs Of Englishness

The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs Of Englishness

by Robert Winder

The Last Wolf : The Hidden Springs of Englishness

It is often assumed that the national identity must be a matter of values and ideas. But in Robert Winder's brilliantly-written account it is a land built on a lucky set...
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The Making of The British Landscape

The Making of The British Landscape

by Nicholas Crane

The Making of the British Landscape

How much do we really know about the place we call 'home'? In this sweeping, timely book, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain. The British landscape has been continuously occupi...
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The Making Of The British Landscape : How We Have Transformed the Land from Prehistory to Today

The Making Of The British Landscape : How We Have Transformed the Land from Prehistory to Today

by Francis Pryor

The Making Of The British Landscape: How We Have Transformed The Land From Prehistory Today

This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, ...
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