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by Nigel Barley eBookIt.com (September 29, 2013)

Between the two World Wars, the most famous employee of the British Museum was a cat called Mike. For some twenty years, Mike made it his home and his friend was a most irregular Egyptologist, Wallis Budge,...


A History of Amersham

by Julian Hunt Phillimore & Co Ltd (April 01, 2019)

In this entertaining book the author identifies each of the old coaching inns which provide ample evidence of Amersham's importance as a stopping place on the great coach road from London to the Midlands. He...


Bigamy, Bankruptcy, War and Divorce

by Richard Hart & Paul Brown The History Press (June 03, 2019)

A bundle of passionate but unclaimed love letters written a century ago and found in a London bank vault have led to the uncovering of an extraordinary story. Research has revealed the adventures of a spirited...


Last Weapons

by Kevin Grant University of California Press (June 14, 2019)

The use of hunger strikes and fasts in political protest is a global phenomenon. This book explains how that came to be. Last Weapons examines the proliferation of hunger as a form of protest between the late...


Crime, Courts and Community in Mid-Victorian Wales

by Rachael Jones University of Wales Press (May 15, 2018)

This book explores the relationship between the justice system and local society at a time when the Industrial Revolution was changing the characteristics of mid Wales. Crime, Courts and Community in Mid-Victorian...


Highlander

by Tim Newark Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Acclaimed historian Tim Newark tells the story of the Highlanders through the words of the soldiers themselves, from diaries, letters, and journals uncovered from archives in Scotland and around the world. At...


Empire of Crime

by Tim Newark Skyhorse (March 06, 2018)

Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative...


Black Plaques London

by John Ambrose Hide The History Press (March 01, 2019)

Black Plaques are not to be found proudly mounted on a wall – and for good reason. What with their commemoration of a brutal execution outside Westminster Abbey, the selling of sex toys in St James’s Park,...


Northumbria

by Robert Colls Phillimore & Co Ltd (February 01, 2019)

This is a book about both the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbria, which stretched from the Humber to the Scottish border, and the ways in which the idea of being a Northumbrian, or a northerner, or someone...


The Story of the Fens

by Frank Meeres Phillimore & Co Ltd (January 02, 2019)

Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as Peterborough City Council, all lay claim to a part of the Fens. Since Roman times, man has increased the land mass in this area by one third of the...


The Little History of Kent

by Susan Hibberd The History Press (March 01, 2019)

Kent has been the Gateway to Britain since prehistoric man first set foot on our soil, and its people have repelled invaders like Julius Ceasar, the Vikings and William I, while welcoming migrants from countries...


The Little History of Oxfordshire

by Paul Sullivan The History Press (February 01, 2019)

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Oxfordshire – with its close links to royalty, government and academia, it has taken a front-seat on the rollercoaster of English history. However, this small...


1215 and All That

by Ed West Skyhorse (October 10, 2017)

1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and...


The Queen's Life a Novel: The Fictional Autobiography of Queen Elizabeth II

by Stephen Eastment eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

The first fictional autobiographical novel of Queen Elizabeth II based on the latest historical research and true events.

In 1952, at the young age of 26, Elizabeth II became one of the most powerful, famous...


Subjects, Citizens, and Others

by Benno Gammerl Berghahn Books (November 01, 2017)

Bosnian Muslims, East African Masai, Czech-speaking Austrians, North American indigenous peoples, and Jewish immigrants from across Europe-the nineteenth-century British and Habsburg Empires were characterized...


The Steel Bonnets

by George Macdonald Fraser Skyhorse (July 17, 2008)

From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life—and a way...


Total Germany

by David Wragg Skyhorse (November 01, 2016)

Covers the Second World War Operations of the Royal Navy in One Concise Volume

On the declaration of war in 1939, the British Admiralty signaled all warships and naval bases: “Total Germany, Total Germany.”...


Jet Combat in the Nuclear Age

by Martin W. Bowman Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Follow the fighters of the strategic nuclear strike force.

In this book, the roles of jet fighters and fighter bombers in the Nuclear Age are explored. Bowman consolidates a range of firsthand accounts from the...


Oscar Wilde's Last Stand

by Philip Hoare Arcade (January 17, 2017)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”

The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé...


His Finest Hour

by Christopher Catherwood Skyhorse (September 01, 2010)

Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death, he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As a young man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politics before 1940 marked...


Corsets and Codpieces

by Karen Bowman Skyhorse (October 04, 2016)

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors....


The Jutland Scandal

by John Harper & Reginald Bacon Skyhorse (July 12, 2016)

Two high-ranking officers defied the British Admiralty to tell the tale of World War I’s first naval battle against Germany.

The Royal Navy had ruled the sea unchallenged for one hundred years since Nelson...


The Bedford Triangle

by Martin W. Bowman Skyhorse (June 28, 2016)

Follow secret operations behind enemy lines in WWII.

The Bedford Triangle portrays the crucial part played by the British Special Operations Executive, the US Army Air Force and the American Office of Strategic...


Somme 1916

by Paul Kendall Skyhorse (June 28, 2016)

What really happened on the first day of the Somme?

Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies...