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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

£16.99

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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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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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Clarice Cliff
There are few pieces of pottery more recognisable than those designed by Clarice Cliff. For many the epitome of Art Deco, characterised by bold colour and lines, geometric shapes, and stylised represe...

£7.99

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