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Books & Media

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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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories - Paperback image
Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories - Paperback
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...

£8.99

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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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Members Handbook 2018/19
The English Heritage 2018/19 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 the...

£10.95

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Pests in Houses Great and Small
Pests can be damaging, annoying or even dangerous, causing untold damage to precious possessions and even the structure of buildings themselves. This new English Heritage guide focuses on these destru...

£14.99

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Gothic Whitby
This fascinating volume celebrates every aspect of Whitby's Gothic past. With a detailed exploration of the town's connection with Dracula (including historical events such as the beaching of ...

£12.99

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Great Houses of London
'This lavishly illustrated compendium suggest that the age of elegance endures' Mail on Sunday The great houses of London represent one of the marvels of English architecture and yet they are ...

£45.00

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Stonehenge Solstice CD
Music from two millennia comes together in Solstice, from ancient chant to music specially commissioned. Astonishing compositions breathe new life into ancient instruments – hurdy-gurdy, oboe an...

£8.00

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Stonehenge: A musical journey into the past CD
Specially composed music to celebrate the mystery and wonder of Stonehenge - a personal interpretation of the ‘spirit of place’. Electronics and sampled instruments form the backbone to th...

£8.00

Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton - DVD image
Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton - DVD
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice for a fantastical adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton. Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most be...

£5.00

Transformers The Last Knight - DVD image
Transformers The Last Knight - DVD
From Director Michael Bay and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg comes the biggest, most explosive Transformers yet. Our world's greatest hero becomes our fiercest enemy when Optimus Prime launch...

£5.00

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Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day - DVD
Set in glamorous 1930’s London, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day is a Cinderella story for grown-ups. When dowdy middle-aged governess Guinevere Pettigrew loses her latest job, her luck appears to...

£6.00

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Taboo - DVD
James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), is a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is ...

£10.00

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Henry VIII - DVD
The enigma of Henry VIII - tyrant, womaniser and the man who changed England forever - continues to fascinate Britain centuries after his death. Ray Winstone brings history's most beguiling monarc...

£7.00

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Victoria and Abdul - DVD
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, tr...

£7.00

York Historic Capital of the North - DVD image
York Historic Capital of the North - DVD
Michael Portillo travels back in time, mingles with the Roman Sixth Legion, sheds light on Anglo Saxon York, visits a Viking street scene and describes Viking Jorvik. He describes the Norman influence...

£10.00

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1066 All three battles - DVD
From the writer of the excellent 'Bow Street runner' mini-series City of Vice, and director of the powerful drama The Relief of Belsen, comes the untold story of the Norman conquest. 1066 chro...

£8.00

1066 A year to conquer England - DVD image
1066 A year to conquer England - DVD
Dan Snow takes on one of the most famous dates in British history when, 950 years ago, William of Normandy, soon to be Conqueror, defeated Harold, King of England, at the Battle of Hastings. But 10...

£15.00

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RAF 100 - The Official Story (Signed Copy)
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In association with the RAF and with unique access to their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James...

£25.00

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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...

£16.99

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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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