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Books by Subject

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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The Castles of Henry VIII
In the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from ...

£11.99

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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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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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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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The Tudor Garden
Contrived, colourful and cultured, the Tudor garden was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes and aesthetic effect. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twining...

£6.99

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William the Conqueror: A Ladybird Adventure from History Book
William the Conqueror is part of the popular Adventures from History series. First published in 1966, this beautifully illustrated book has been specially re-released to commemorate the 950th annivers...

£5.99

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Castle: A History of the Buildings that Shaped Medieval Britain
Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well ...

£8.99

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The Queen's Secret
Desire and power collide in the court of Elizabeth I Warwickshire, 1575 Pomp, fanfare and a wealth of lavish festivities await Elizabeth I at Kenilworth Castle. Organised by the Earl of Leicester, he ...

£6.99

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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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The Elizabethans
A time of war and plague, politics and rebellion, personal heroism and religious fanaticism. When if you were born poor you stayed poor, and the thumbscrews and the rack could be the grim prelude to t...

£7.99

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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...

£18.95

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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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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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Henry VIII's Wives
The court of King Henry VIII is brought brilliantly to life in this My Story special. Spanning a period of 20 years, the fates of all Henry's six wives are told from the perspective of two young c...

£7.99

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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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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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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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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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