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Historical Buildings

The landscape of Great Britain is filled with historical buildings and landmarks; we have a vast range of books covering the earliest buildings in England all the way through to modern architecture and the homes we live in today.

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interi...

£60.00

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A Glimpse of Heaven
The architecture and decoration of Catholic churches and their importance as part of our heritage has gone largely undiscovered and unappreciated. This book is a celebration of 100 Catholic churches i...

£20.00

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Battle Castles
Castles and their ruins still dominate the landscape and our imaginations, and are a constant reminder to us today of a time when violence, or the threat of it, was the norm.  Dan Snow explore...

£20.00

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The Building of England
From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the homes we live in, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. The Building of England puts into context the sign...

£24.99

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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 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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The Country House
This book presents a series of conference papers exploring the material culture of the country house and its presentation to the public. There is an academic interest in the consumption practices of t...

£70.00

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Danson House: The Anatomy of a Georgian Villa
Danson House (1762 - 66) in Bexley Heath is one of the finest surviving villas by the architect Robert Taylor (1714 - 88). Restrained, compact and ingeniously planned, it was built for the City mercha...

£25.00

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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 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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The English Railway Station
The railway station is one of England’s most distinctive and best-loved building-types. Yet over the past century the nation’s stations have often been overlooked or dismissed, and have su...

£25.00

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Haughmond Abbey
Haughmond Abbey was a prosperous house of Augustinian Canons north-east of Shrewsbury.  Today it is an extensive ruin in the guardianship of English Heritage. The work reported on had its orig...

£100.00

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Hillforts
A detailed archaeological landscape survey that, like all the best pieces of detective work, investigates hillforts with the combined precision of the microscope and the ability to stand back and view...

£25.00

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Horrible Histories Dark Knights & Dingy Castles
History with the nasty bits left in! Dark Knights and Dingy Castles takes you charging back to the days of chivalry, when knights clanked about in shining armour waving weird weapons, peasants cleaned...

£7.99

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St Paul's Cathedral Before Wren
St Paul’s Cathedral is the City of London’s most important monument and historic building. But Wren’s great work is only the most recent of a succession of Anglo-Saxon and medieval c...

£100.00

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Stephen Dykes Bower
'Stephen Dykes Bower (1902-1993) was unique among twentieth century British architects as a sincere practitioner of Gothic design during the post-war period. He rejected modernism and continued tr...

£20.00

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The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol
This study, covering the period c.1000 to c.1800, is of the medieval and early modern houses of Bristol, England’s second city in the later Middle Ages and again in the 18th century. Based partl...

£100.00

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York Minster
York Minster is one of England's greatest Gothic Buildings and the repository for the largest single collection of medieval stained glass in Britain, most of which remains in situ. This cathedral ...

£40.00

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