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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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Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry image
Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry
Ever since it came to attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the...

£6.00

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The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs
The ultimate guide to what the land, sun, moon, stars, trees, plants, animals, sky and clouds can reveal - when you know what to look for. It includes over 850 outdoor clues and signs. This top ten...

£9.99

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Guidebook: Helmsley Castle
Standing on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by impressive defensive ditches, the ruins of Helmsley Castle still dominate the adjacent town. A castle was first raised by Walter Espec by 1153, but was re...

£3.50

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Food for Free
Food for Free is a complete guide to help you safely identify edible species that grow around us, together with detailed artworks, field identification notes and recipes. First published in 1972, t...

£12.99

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The King Arthur Trilogy
The legends of King Arthur and his knights have passed down throughout the generations since medieval times. In this spellbinding trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff recreates all the mystique and mystery of t...

£8.99

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The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions...

£9.99

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The History of the Kings of Britain
Completed in 1136, The History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portra...

£12.99

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First Light
Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF... Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to...

£9.99

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Red Sky at Night
How to navigate by the stars, attract butterflies to a garden, build the perfect bonfire, and bake one's own bread - an indispensable guide to everything people knew and loved before we went insid...

£12.99

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The Castles of Henry VIII
In the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from ...

£11.99

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Forties Fashion
Here is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940s—from French style under the Occupation and the “make do and mend” approach to wartime clothing shortages through the development of ...

£16.95

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Posters of the Second World War
In 1939, Britain’s Ministry of Information produced this now-ubiquitous reminder to its citizens in the event of widely predicted air attacks. But in the six consecutive years before Germany&rsq...

£9.99

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Henry VIII's Wives
The court of King Henry VIII is brought brilliantly to life in this My Story special. Spanning a period of 20 years, the fates of all Henry's six wives are told from the perspective of two young c...

£7.99

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The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
The past is a foreign country -- this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden a...

£9.99

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The True History of Merlin the Magician
Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae.&nb...

£25.00

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The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature
The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works, names, and symbols. It offers a comprehensive survey...

£12.99

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Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine
Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to...

£7.99

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Poems from the Second World War
Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. ...

£10.99

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Monty Don Gardening at Longmeadow
Following the cycle of the seasons, Gardening at Longmeadow will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the e...

£25.00

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I Was There... 1066
I Was There...is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...1066 tells the thrilling story of a youn...

£4.99

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