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English Heritage’s extensive collection of titles puts centuries of history right at your fingertips. Our books and journals cover a broad range of historical time periods, from Ancient History and the Neolithic era all the way through to modern military history. There is something for everyone

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Boy Soldiers of the Great War
The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood o...

£8.99

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The Eagle of the Ninth Chronicles
The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of northern Britain-and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been so...

£12.99

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Exploring the World of Druids
In this authoritative account, Miranda Green unravels the truth about the Druids. Examining the archaeological evidence, classical commentaries, and early Welsh and Irish myths, she shows that the Dru...

£14.95

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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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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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The Commando Pocket Book 1940-1945
The Commando Pocket Book 1940 – 1945 provides a fascinating insight into the training of the special service volunteer soldiers who formed the Commandos. It has been compiled from wartime traini...

£8.99

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Battle Castles
Castles and their ruins still dominate the landscape and our imaginations, and are a constant reminder to us today of a time when violence, or the threat of it, was the norm.  Dan Snow explore...

£20.00

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Bess of Hardwick
Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15, wedded at 16 and still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than ...

£12.99

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First Light
Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF... Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to...

£9.99

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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk
It could have been the biggest military disaster suffered by the British in the Second World War, but against all odds the British Army was successfully evacuated, and 'Dunkirk spirit' became ...

£7.99

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Forties Fashion
Here is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940s—from French style under the Occupation and the “make do and mend” approach to wartime clothing shortages through the development of ...

£16.95

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The Lancaster Pocket Manual 1942
The Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual 1942 is compiled from a wealth of authentic period sources, including pilot's notes and other Air Ministry publications and supplemented with illustrative plans ...

£8.99

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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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My Secret War Diary
My Secret War Diary is a fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and ...

£14.99

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Poems from the Second World War
Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. ...

£10.99

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Posters of the Second World War
In 1939, Britain’s Ministry of Information produced this now-ubiquitous reminder to its citizens in the event of widely predicted air attacks. But in the six consecutive years before Germany&rsq...

£9.99

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Ration Book Cookery
Britain was at its most healthy during the days of rationing as people were forced to think about everything they put in their mouths. This new book in the Cooking Through the Ages series looks at the...

£7.99

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Supermarine Spitfire: Owners' Workshop Manual
The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique insight into what it takes to own, ...

£21.99

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I Was There... 1066
I Was There...is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There...1066 tells the thrilling story of a youn...

£4.99

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The English Castle: 1066-1650
From coast to coast, the English landscape is still richly studded with castles both great and small. As homes or ruins, these historic buildings are today largely objects of curiosity. For centuries,...

£45.00

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