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The shop’s extensive collection of titles puts centuries of history right at your fingertips. Our books and journals cover a broad range of interests, from buildings and archaeology to sport and industry. You’ll also find the distinctive English Heritage Guidebooks for an in-depth look at some of the country’s greatest sites. For younger readers, there are plenty of quirky tales and adventures from history, including the best-selling Horrible Histories.

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The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol image
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...

£100.00

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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...

£14.99

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Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage
Widely used by heritage professionals, when specifying survey work throughout the historic environment sector, and by academics researching building conservation, this is the specification for the Met...

£50.00

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Bowled Over - The Bowling Greens of Britain
Bowls is one of Britain’s oldest sports, first recorded in the 13th century and played on thousands of greens spread across the nation, several of them hundreds of years old. In Bowled Over...

£17.99

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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...

£50.00

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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...

£60.00

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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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The Origin of Species (Everyman's Library classics)
I feel most deeply that this whole question of Creation is too profound for human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton! Let each man hope and believe what he can' Charles...

£17.50

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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...

£40.00

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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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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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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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Art Deco Architecture: Design, Decoration and Detail from the Twenties and Thirties (Paperback)
An exploration of art deco architectural design, embracing many different times and places in its summary of the movement's origins, development and influence. Various types of architecture, the a...

£19.95

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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...

£45.00

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Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places
Filled with fascinating factoids, this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories, curious histories, and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London. The sites add...

£19.99

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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 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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Coventry
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...

£14.99

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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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