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Books by Subject

We have an extensive collection of titles that aim to bring history to your fingertips. Our books cover a broad range of interests, from buildings and archaeology to sport and industry. You’ll also find the distinctive guidebooks for an in-depth look at some of English Heritage's greatest sites. 

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The Language of Flowers
'A flower is not a flower alone; A thousand thoughts invest it' All over the world, flowers are an integral part of human culture whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a bea...


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Alphonse and the Stonehenge Mystery
The famous stones of Stonehenge are being stolen to order, pulled from the ground like giant teeth; but who is behind the thefts? And why do they want the stones? Alphonse le Flic, eminent detective, ...


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Stonehenge and Avebury Map
Stonehenge and Avebury. Exploring the World Heritage Site. Map 1:10 000 Scale. Ideal for walkers and anyone wishing to explore the fascinating landscape of Stonehenge and Avebury A UNESCO World ...


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Kings & Queens Sticker Book
A special, Diamond Jubilee edition of this gloriously illustrated sticker book featuring over 100 stickers with portraits of British kings and queens from the 10th century to the present day. Child...


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50 Things to Spot in London
A pack of pocket-sized cards showing fifty of London's famous landmarks. Each card has a coloured illustration of a famous building or place, with a detailed description and interesting facts on t...


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Guidebook: Aydon Castle
Overlooking the valley of the Cor Burn in Northumberland, Aydon Castle is an outstanding surviving example of a 13th century English manor house. It was built by Robert de Raymes, a prosperous Ipswich...


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Guidebook: Minster Lovell Hall
The ruins of Minster Lovell Hall are situated in a picturesque spot on the banks of the River Windrush, about half way between Witney and Burford. The house was built in the first half of the 15th cen...


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Guidebook: Tilbury Fort
Tilbury Fort was built in the late 17th century to prevent hostile ships from sailing up the Thames and is one of the finest surviving examples of a low-profiled artillery fort in the country. There h...


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Guidebook: Wenlock Priory
The beautiful ruins of Wenlock Priory have a colourful history, beginning in the 7th century when St Milburge became abbess and brought Wenlock fame through the miracles she performed. In the 11th cen...


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Guidebook: Thornton Abbey
Founded by the powerful magnate William le Gros in 1139, Thornton Abbey became one of the richest Augustinian monasteries in England. Its splendid 14th century gatehouse reflects its enormous wealth a...


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Guidebook: Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle stands on a massive promontory of rock that rises above the North Sea. The site has been intermittently inhabited and fortified for nearly 3,000 years. With its own anchorage, now t...


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The Origin of Species by Natural Selection
With his revolutionary work The Origin of Species Charles Darwin overthrew contemporary beliefs about Divine Providence and the beginnings of life on earth. Written for the general public of the 18...


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Greatest Knight
Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages, unsurpassed in the tourneys, adeptly manoeuvring through the colourful, dangerous world of Angevin politics...


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Practical Building Conservation: Glass and Glazing
Processes causing deterioration, and the practical application and long-term implications of common conservation materials and methods as well as of alterations to improve performance. Contents: Ab...


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Practical Building Conservation: Concrete
Despite some public antipathy towards its appearance and concerns about its longevity and environmental impact, the importance of concrete to the nation's architectural heritage is gradually being...


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Guidebook: Wernher Collection at Ranger's House
This unique art collection formed by Julius Wernher is now displayed at Ranger's House, Blackheath. It presents an extraordinary wealth of medieval, Renaissance and later works of art including ma...


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Guidebook: Norham Castle
Built in the 12th century by a Bishop of Durham, the huge bulk of Norham Castle commands a strong, defensive position above the River Tweed. After withstanding repeated attacks during the 13th and 14t...


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Guidebook: Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle was built in the early years of the Norman Conquest to dominate the Saxon town of Totnes and the crossing over the River Dart. It was almost certainly constructed by Juhel, one of Willia...


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Guidebook: Okehampton Castle
For 500 years after its Norman beginnings, Okehampton Castle served as a dramatic symbol of the power of its owners. The impressive castle ruins, high on their spur overlooking the valley of the River...


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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops' Palace, Lincoln
The Palace of Medieval Bishops of Lincoln was one of the most impressive buildings of the Middle Ages. The bishops were great princes of the Church and the palace reflected their power and influences....


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