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English Heritage publishes fascinating and authoritative books on all aspects of Englands rich history. Buildings, cities, seaside resorts, architects, archaeology, sport and industry are just some of the subjects covered. Our English Heritage Guidebooks visit some of our countrys greatest sites, combining in-depth history with tours, maps and other useful information. We also have some great history books for children of all ages, from colourful pictorial guides to the best-selling Horrible Histories.

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St Mary’s Church, Studley Royal
St Mary's Church is William Burges’s ecclesiastical masterpiece. It was built in the 1870s for the Marquis and Marchioness for Ripon. Its towering spire rises like that of a small cathedral ...


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The Coventry Blitz of 14th November 1940 was a key event of the Second World War and in the growth of public consciousness of the destructive power of warfare. The medieval city, already undergoing ra...


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The Spy's Choirbook - 2CD
Among the musical treasures in the British Library is MS Royal 8.g.vii, a sumptuous choirbook prepared for Henry VIII and his first queen Catherine of Aragon. It was produced by Petrus Alamire, who no...


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Anne Boleyn's Songbook - 2CD
Choral ensemble Alamire explore the finest works in Anne Boleyn's Songbook by the greatest composers of the early 16th century, including Compère, Brumel, Mouton, and Josquin. Performances ...


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Watch The Lady
Penelope Devereux is a legendary beauty in the court of Elizabeth, but it's not just her looks which mark her apart. With her canny instinct for being in the right place at the right time and her ...


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Build your own Stonehenge
Build your own Stonehenge mini book pack includes 16 Stonehenge rocks, a beautifully landscaped map, and a 32 page guide explaining the mysterious building of this ancient wonder. Explore and replicat...


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Members and Visitors Handbook 2016/17
The English Heritage 2016/17 Members and Visitors Handbook is an informative guide to all the English Heritage sites and activities throughout the year. Within this handbook you'll find all the in...


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Music for Dad's Army
Enjoy the unforgettable Dad's Army theme tune along with tracks featured in the ever popular television series. On disc 2 there's a wonderful selection of favourite wartime songs by stars...


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Guidebook: Walmer Castle & Gardens
Surround yourself with colourful stories from the history of Walmer Castle in Deal, Kent, a Tudor fort which became an elegant country house amid charming gardens.Originally built as a vital link in H...


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The Country House
This book presents a series of conference papers exploring the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public. There is an academic interest in the consumption practices of t...


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Woolworth's 100 Years on the High Street
Woolworth’s bright red signboard was a beacon on British and Irish high streets for nearly a century. American in origin, Woolworth’s grew rapidly after the first branch opened in Liverpoo...


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The Hoo Peninsula Landscape
The Hoo Peninsula is located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of Central London. This book raises awareness of the positive contribution that the historic environment makes to the Hoo Peninsula b...


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Boston, Lincolnshire
This book examines the history of Boston in Lincolnshire as reflected in its buildings and townscape from medieval times to the present day. Boston has a position as an important market from mediev...


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Ditherington Mill and the Industrial Revolution
Ditherington Mill in Shrewsbury is rightly celebrated as having the first iron-framed building in the world. Its highly innovative structure provided a fireproof environment for industrial processes a...


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Picturing England
Photographers have taken pictures of England’s buildings and landscapes since the invention of the medium, making images of the traces of past societies as well as photographing the new building...


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The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol
This study, covering the period c.1000 to c.1800, is of the medieval and early modern houses of Bristol, England’s second city in the later Middle Ages and again in the 18th century. Based partl...


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The English Railway Station
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 su...


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Victorian Turkish Baths
The first book to reveal the hidden history of the Victorian Turkish Bath in the British Isles and beyond Explores the architecture, technology and sociology of the Victorian Turkish Bath With ...


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Then and Now
Then and Now encompasses the world, from Greece, through Asia, the Americas, and Africa, and includes all the technological advances that changed the way in which we work and play. This fabulously ill...


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The Encyclopedia of Formula 1
Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport. From the early days to the present season, this guide gives comprehensive insight i...


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