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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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Guidebook: Battle Abbey
The Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066, was the most famous battle fought on English soil. William the Conqueror built Battle Abbey on the spot where King Harold died, and it thrived as a Benedicti...

£5.00

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Guidebook: Rievaulx Abbey
Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 and was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. It soon became one of the most famous centres of monasticism in Britain and was home to a community of ov...

£5.00

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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories
In the winter of 2016, English Heritage sent some of the UK’s finest contemporary writers to stay at different historical sites across the UK. From Max Porter at Eltham Palace to Mark Haddon dee...

£12.99

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Victoria & Abdul
Now a major feature film starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul originally published in 2010, tells the true story of how a young Indian servant came to play a central role at the heart of the...

£9.99

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Photographing Historic Buildings
This book looks at what motivates us to take photographs and at some of the methods of using the camera to do so successfully. It also examines some standards that should be applied to the photographs...

£20.00

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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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Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey
Cleeve Abbey, by archaeologist Stuart Harrison and Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, examines the architecture and history of this Cistercian abbey in Somerset, which contains s...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey, by Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, explores the architecture, history and royal connections of this important Cistercian abbey in Gloucestershire, which came to ...

£4.00

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Guidebook: Chysauster and Carn Euny Ancient Villages
From the middle of the nineteenth century, pioneering antiquarians began to take an interest in the curious remains of stone-walled ‘courtyard’ houses found only in the far south-west of C...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Richmond Castle & Easby Abbey
Richmond Castle, set spectacularly above the cliffs of the rive Swale, has long been celebrated as one of the great ruins of northern England. About a mile downstream are the remains of St Agatha'...

£4.00

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Guidebook: Marble Hill House
Marble Hill House was built between 1724 and 1729 for Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II, who later became Countess of Suffolk. In this idyllic Thames-side setting she entertained many of the poe...

£3.00

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Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely...

£60.00

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Children's World War Two Pack
The Second World War changed the lives of millions of men, women and children. Nearly 2 million children were evacuated over the course of the war and each child was given a variety of items to help t...

£6.00

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William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings
This revised guide tells the complete story of the Norman Conquest, from William's claim to the throne to the impact of the Normans on Britain's culture and landscape. This classic Pitkin Guid...

£6.00

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The Adventures of King Arthur
Young readers can enjoy the medieval legend of King Arthur, carefully written for children starting to read alone. These exciting tales follow Arthur as he rules his kingdom, falls in love and tries t...

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guide: Birds of Britain & Europe
Birds of Britain & Europe covers over 250 of the most common birds found in Britain and Europe. Each species is illustrated and described in detail in the text. The birds are organized by size, an...

£2.99

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England's Maritime Heritage from the air
England has a long and historic relationship with the sea. The source of a bountiful harvest of seafood that has sustained the population, it provides trade routes and a final line of defense against ...

£35.00

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interi...

£60.00

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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...

£10.99

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