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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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Kings & Queens
Kings and queens have always provided their subjects with a great deal to talk about.  But how much do we really know about them? In this fascinating and witty look at kings and queens of En...

£8.99

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Field Archaeology of Exmoor
A wealth of fascinating and diverse archaeology lies concealed in Exmoor's valleys, woods and moorlands. Six years of original survey work have sought out the evidence from prehistoric stone setti...

£5.00

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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...

£7.99

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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...

£9.99

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Darwin
This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, wo...

£16.99

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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...

£9.99

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The Ultimate Book of Beers
The book within this slipcase provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned beers in the world. Including more than 400 of the finest beers from around the globe from Trappist monasteries i...

£12.49

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The Ultimate Book of Whisky
The Ultimate Book of Whisky provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned whiskies from around the world. Including more than 200 of the finest whiskies each entry is accompanied with colou...

£12.49

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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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Mosaics in Roman Britain: Stories in Stone
Roman Britain has almost 200 mosaics. In this fully illustrated book Dr Patricia Witts opens up the stories of the mosaics to the modern reader, identifying the figures who remain, explaining what the...

£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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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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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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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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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...

£14.99

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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...

£50.00

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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 ...

£8.99

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

£7.99

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Lionheart and Lackland
Anyone who has seen The Lion in Winter will remember the vicious, compelling world of the Plantagenets and readers of the romance of Robin Hood will be familiar with the typecasting of Good King Richa...

£12.99

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