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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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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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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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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...

£8.99

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Victorian Doll's House Sticker Book
A treasure-trove of a sticker book with over 100 stickers, beautifully decorated rooms just waiting to be filled with furniture and accessories. Children will have hours of fun arranging the house jus...

£6.99

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Victorian Family Paper Dolls
Four full-color dolls and 38 costumes portray a proper Victorian-era family at work and play. Gorgeous garb from warm wintercoats to summer bathing costumesfor every occasion, from a formal wedding to...

£4.99

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Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert
When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. His death was a catastrophe for Victoria, who not only adored her husband but had, throu...

£12.99

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The Victoria Letters
The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. At only 18 years old, Vic...

£20.00

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The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle
The garden created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. It is also the best documented of all the great gardens o...

£40.00

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The Lady Elizabeth
England, 1536 - Home to the greatest, most glittering court in English history. But beneath the dazzling facade lies treachery... Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king E...

£8.99

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