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English Heritage publishes fascinating and authoritative books on all aspects of England's 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 country's 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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The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England
Although railway companies typically realised higher revenues from transporting goods than passengers, the sheds and warehouses associated with goods transport have received relatively little attentio...


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Britain's Favourite Cars of the Decades
With the use of comprehensive lists and fantastic colour photographs, as well as fun facts and interesting statistics, this book charts the story of the car since 1960. Learn how the development of mo...


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Members Handbook 2017/18
The English Heritage 2017/18 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 t...


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The English Heritage Guide to London's Blue Plaques
Across London there are over 900 official blue plaques, celebrating a diverse and curious collection of London residents from many periods of history – from Charles Dickens and Winston Churchill...


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The Tudor Garden
Contrived, colourful and cultured, the Tudor garden was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes and aesthetic effect. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twining...


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Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970
Neo-Georgian design, which began with a revival of the Georgian ideals of symmetry and classical proportion in the late nineteenth century, has exerted a powerful and enduring influence on English-lan...


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Crafted in Britain
Crafted in Britain is a celebration of Britain's traditional crafts and industries that have survived into the modern world, not as museums but on their merits. In an age of increasing automation ...


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The Worst Children's Jobs in History
The Worst Children's Jobs in History takes you back to the days when being a kid was no excuse for getting out of hard labour. This book tells the stories of the children throughout Britain's ...


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Art Deco
This extravagantly illustrated book explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The book draws us back to the beginning of Art Deco―a period between two wo...


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The Secrets of Stonehenge
Travel back in time 5,000 years and more, and relive the amazing story of Stonehenge... Discover the very first henge, dug out with antler-horn picks. Watch as the great bluestones are paddled down...


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Knight School
Little Knight and Little Dragon can't wait for their first day of school. But Little Knight goes to Knight School in the day time... and Little Dragon goes to Dragon School at night. How will t...


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Technology in the Country House
Visits to country houses are an important leisure pursuit throughout the British Isles, not just to appreciate their superb architecture, great paintings and elaborate furniture but also to experience...


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Lost England 1870-1930
Lost England is the most comprehensive visual history of late 19th and early 20th century England ever published. The book takes the reader on a journey through the great cities of Manchester, Liverpo...


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The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is unique both as a historical document and as a work of art. It was made soon after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and it tells the story of the events that led up to William the...


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Foundation: The History of England Vol.1
Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first s...


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Roman Army
The Romans were the world's first military superpower. Much of their success lay in the strength of their vast army of highly trained, ruthless efficient soldiers. Discover what made the Roman leg...


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Guidebook: Chesters Roman Fort and the Clayton Museum
In a low-lying Northumberland valley, where Hadrian’s Wall bridged the North Tyne, lie the impressive remains of Chesters Roman Fort – the home of the ala II Asturum (Second Asturian Caval...


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Guidebook: Silchester Roman Town
Silchester in Hampshire is one of the best preserved Roman towns in Britain. It originated as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age tribe of the Atrebates from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman con...


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Guidebook: Tintagel Castle (Second Edition)
With its spectacular setting on a windswept Cornish headland, Tintagel Castle is one of England’s most dramatic sites, combining history and legend. Associated with myths of King Arthur since th...


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Guidebook: Aldborough Roman Town
Aldborough Roman Town, by Professor Martin Millett of the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, and Dr Rose Ferraby, focuses on the wall remains and site museum of this Romano-British town in ...


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