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Books by Time Period

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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William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings image
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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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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Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry
Ever since it came to attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the...

£6.00

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D-Day UK
The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the culmination of months of meticulous planning and organisation. A vast army had to be trained and equipped; huge amounts of material - from tin cans to tank t...

£30.00

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A History of Ancient Britain
Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A History of Ancient Britain Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to...

£10.99

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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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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 ...

£18.95

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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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The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden ag...

£9.99

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Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine
Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to...

£7.99

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Poems from 2nd World War - Paperback
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. ...

£5.99

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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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Women's War Memorabilia Pack
This Pack from Resources for Teaching Includes: Wartime Recipes Tasty dishes served up by the Halisham WVS, such as Beetroot Jelly and Mock Goose. Tuck In! 10 Cake recipes including: Chocolate Cake wi...

£6.00

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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Trenches in World War One
It's August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out in Europe, find out what your life was like after joining up and being sent ...

£7.99

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The Christmas Truce
Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased f...

£10.99

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Stories of the First World War
The story of the war of 1914-1918 told through the experiences of twelve children and young people. From the efforts on the Home Front in both Britain and Germany, to the young soldiers in the trenche...

£7.99

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One Boy's War
Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon...

£6.99

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The Trenches
It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he ...

£1.75

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War Horse
The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's Hollywood blockbuster movie and an internationally acclaimed stage show... it can only be Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. In the deadly chaos of the Fir...

£6.99

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If England Were Invaded
...No fewer than two hundred thousand Germans were already upon English soil! The outlook grew blacker every hour. Eight years before the outbreak of the First World War, when national hysteria over t...

£5.00

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