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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: Sherborne Old Castle
Sherborne Old Castle was a magnificent fortified palace built in the 1120s by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury, chancellor of Henry I. Sherborne was seized by King Stephen in 1139 and remained with the Crow...

£4.00

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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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Members Handbook 2017/18
The English Heritage 2017/18 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 t...

£10.95

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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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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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Aerofilms
The Aerofilms Collection embodies all that is exciting about aerial photography - including historic shots of well known British landmarks taken at exceptionally low altitudes Provi...

£25.00

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The English Railway Station
The railway station is one of England’s most distinctive and best-loved building-types. Yet over the past century the nation’s stations have often been overlooked or dismissed, and have su...

£25.00

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The Little Book of Stonehenge
Published in association with English Heritage, this fact-filled gift book is the perfect tribute to this iconic historical landmark, the best-known prehistoric monument in the world. With a history s...

£4.99

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Stonehenge: The Story So Far
Stonehenge is our greatest prehistoric treasure, a unique stone monument and a lasting testament to the beliefs and skills of our ancient ancestors. Our understanding of Stonehenge, developed from med...

£25.00

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Historic England Portsmouth
This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Portsmouth’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most impor...

£14.99

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Historic England Oxford
This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Oxford’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic ...

£14.99

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Historic England York
This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at York’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic si...

£14.99

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Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration, and the Art of Elegance
This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the En...

£45.00

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Stonehenge: Exploring the Greatest Stone Age Mystery
Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the ne...

£25.00

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Build your own Stonehenge
Build your own Stonehenge mini book pack includes 16 Stonehenge rocks, a beautifully landscaped map, and a 32 page guide explaining the mysterious building of this ancient wonder. Explore and replicat...

£6.00

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A Street Through Time
Follow the life of a street, seeing it develop from a small Stone Age camp - changing over thousands of years - into a bustling riverside thoroughfare in the heart of a metropolis. This beautifully il...

£12.99

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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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The Roman Empire
Who were the Romans? How did they build their empire? Why did they build the Colosseum? And what was daily life like in ancient Rome? Find out in this fact-filled book, with map and timeline, which...

£8.99

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The Secrets of Stonehenge
Travel back in time 5,000 years and more, and relive the amazing story of Stonehenge... Discover the very first henge, dug out with antler-horn picks. Watch as the great bluestones are paddled down...

£7.99

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