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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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She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth image
She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
In medieval England, man was the ruler of woman, and the king was the ruler of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? In She-Wolves, celebrated historian Helen Castor tells the dramati...

£10.99

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Suffragettes And The Fight for the Vote
While the First World War still raged on, another battle was finally seeing some results. In February 1918, British women over the age of 30 finally gained the right to vote in general elections. The ...

£13.99

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World: Activity Book
Join some of the world's most inspiring women in this must-have activity book based on Kate Pankhurst's number one bestselling title Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. Full of fu...

£5.99

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Fantastically Great Women Who Changed History
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of extraordinary women from around the world and how their remarkable lives marched them into our history books. Blast into space with astro...

£6.99

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A History of Britain in 21 Women
They were famous queens, unrecognised visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians. They all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. Jenni Murray presents the history of Britai...

£9.99

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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages and also one of the most controversial. She was beautiful, intelligent and wilful, and in her lifetime there were ...

£10.99

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power - and has focused on the early years of her reign. But in 1583, when Elizabeth is fifty, there is relentless plotting among ...

£10.99

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Elizabeth I
Locked in the Tower of London, Elizabeth never expected to become queen. This is her incredible story, from outcast princess to one of England’s greatest ever rulers, who led her country into an...

£5.99

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The Story Of Queen Victoria
Victoria was just 18 when she was crowned Queen in 1837 - a tiny figure, with a will of iron. She made Britain great and the people loved her for it. But in 1861 tragedy struck, when her husband Alber...

£7.99

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Dido Belle: The True Story Behind the Movie
In one of the most famous portraits in the world, a pretty girl is seated in the grounds of Kenwood House, a vision of aristocratic refinement. But the eye is drawn to the beautiful woman on her right...

£8.99

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Mary Tudor: England's First Queen
In the summer of 1553, against all odds, Mary Tudor was the first woman to be crowned Queen of England. Anna Whitelock recounts the remarkable story of a woman who was a princess one moment, and a dis...

£12.99

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Star of the Morning: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope
The dramatic story of Lady Hester Stanhope – a wilful beauty turned bohemian adventurer – who left England as a young woman, unashamedly enjoyed a string of lovers and established her own ...

£25.00

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Replica Pack: Suffragettes
Many of the equalities enjoyed by the women of England today may not have been possible without the campaigning of the brave women throughout history. This Suffragettes replica memorabilia pack contai...

£6.00

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Women in the Second World War
When the winds of war blew for a second time the women of Britain answered the call. Many of the first to volunteer had served in World War I, and now they offered their services again, bringing their...

£7.99

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Women in the First World War
The First World War was the conduit for some of the most dramatic changes in the role of women in British society. Suffragettes gave up their militant protests to support the war effort, and from the ...

£7.99

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Emma Darwin: The Wife of an Inspirational Genius
When Charles Darwin published the origin of species in 1859 his place in history was assured, but of his wife Emma little was known. Charles and Emma – Both grandchildren of Josiah Wedgwood- mar...

£8.99

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Tales from the Queen of the Desert
A woman far ahead of her time, Gertrude gained a first from Oxford at a time when very few subjects were even open to women. She went on to take an active interest in politics before embarking on her ...

£8.99

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The Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford
In her diaries Lady Anne Clifford documents both the great and the trivial events of her long life. They cover her life from her childhood days, when she witnessed the funeral of Queen Elizabeth I, to...

£12.99

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Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant
Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. Described by Swift as a consummate courtier who packed away her ‘private virtues…...

£10.99

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Proud Northern Lady
Anne Clifford died in 1676, full of years and honours, ‘the great wise woman’ of Bishop Rainbow’s funeral oration, ‘fitter for a history than a sermon’. The history had t...

£9.99

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