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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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Guidebook: Wernher Collection at Ranger's House image
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 ...

£4.50

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Guidebook: Upnor Castle
Upnor Castle was built by order of Elizabeth I in 1559 on the banks of the Medway, in Kent. Its purpose was to defend the royal fleet and its new dockyard developing near the village of Chatham, just ...

£3.50

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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...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Wall Roman Site
The Roman town at Wall was an important staging-post on Watling Street, one of the main roads in Roman Britain. The guest house and bath house, the remains of which are still visible today, were used ...

£3.00

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Guidebook: Temple Manor
Temple Manor's fine stone hall was built in about 1230 by the Knights Templar, providing lodgings and an administrative centre. After the Templars were suppressed in the early 14th century, the ma...

£2.50

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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...

£3.50

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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...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops' Palace
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....

£3.50

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Guidebook: Rushton Triangular Lodge
Rushton Triangular Lodge, one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain, was built in the 1590s by Sir Thomas Tresham, an Elizabethan knight and landowner. Although fiercely loyal to the queen as...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Lyddington Bede House
The surviving building was a wing of a medieval rural palace of the Bishops of Lincoln. The estate included fishponds and a deer park. In 1600 this building became an almshouse for 12 poor men, two wo...

£2.50

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Guidebook: Portland Castle
Portland Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 to protect an important anchorage known as the 'Portland Roads'. It was one of a series of coastal fortresses designed to protect ...

£3.50

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Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) is the iconic figure at the head of the English landscape style, a tradition that has dominated landscape design in the western world. He was widely...

Was £60.00 Sale Price £55.00

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England's Maritime Heritage from the air
England has a long and historic relationship with the sea. The source of a bountiful harvest of seafood that has sustained the population, it provides trade routes and a final line of defense against ...

£35.00

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Guidebook: Silchester Roman Town
Silchester in Hampshire is one of the best preserved Roman towns in Britain. It originated as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age tribe of the Atrebates from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman con...

£4.00

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Collins Nature Guides - Garden Birds
This new full-colour photographic guide includes over 100 birds commonly found in the gardens of Britain and Europe. Each bird is illustrated with its own colour photograph. Individual descriptions...

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guides - Rocks and Minerals of Britain & Europe
This Collins Nature Guide includes 220 of the rocks, minerals and gemstones you are most likely to see in Britain and Europe, each described and illustrated. There is an ID fact file for each rock ...

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guide Herbs and Healing Plants
This new photographic guide includes over 300 plants used in both conventional and homeopathic medicine. Each plant is shown in a colour photograph and its herbal uses or healing powers are explained....

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guide - Trees of Britain and Europe
This new full colour photographic guide to over 300 species of tree found in Britain and Europe arranges trees by the shape of their leaves for easy identification. Each species is illustrated with...

£4.99

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Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe
This full colour photographic guide to over 350 species of wild flower found in Britain and Europe arranges flowers by colour for easy identification. Each species is illustrated with its own colour p...

£4.99

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King Arthur
King Arthur’s name has echoed down the centuries, conjuring up rich images of mystery and power, chivalry and romance. But did he exist at all? There is no evidence to prove he reigned in the fi...

£6.00

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