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Books & Media

English Heritage publishes fascinating and authoritative books on all aspects of England's rich history. Buildings, cities, architects, archaeology, sport and myth and legend are just some of the subjects covered.

Our English Heritage Guidebooks visit some of our country's greatest sites, combining in-depth history with tours, maps and other useful information. We also have some great history books for children of all ages, from colourful pictorial guides our Englsih Heritage exclusive ‘Mr. Men The Great British Tour’.

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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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Practical Building Conservation: Building Environment
This volume, Building Environment, looks at the interaction between building materials and systems and their surroundings, and how this may lead to deterioration. It presents ways of assessing remedia...


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Gregorian Chant - CD
Plainchant used specific modes, which are the equivalent of our modern day keys. Some of their names are well known such as Dorian (normally beginning on D) or Aeolian, which normally begins on A. Eac...


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London Under
London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and moder...


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Practical Building Conservation: Roofing
This volume, Roofing, looks at traditional roof coverings used on historic buildings. Many materials and systems have been used to provide roof coverings, and the book provides information about their...


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Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics
The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past (William Faulkner 1879-1962). The past, in other words, lives in the present. Historic buildings and places are an integral part of our col...


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One of a new series of mathemagical and ancient traditions titles printed on highest grade recycle papers with no colours or glosses. The covers are matt and leathery, and printed in black and white i...


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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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Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art & Illustration
This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of Art Deco's expression through the graphic arts and illustration. Divided into three sections "the movement, its fashion and advertising&q...


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1930's Britain
In the 1930s, Britain underwent the most profound economic crisis of the twentieth century, with high unemployment, wage cuts, benefit cuts and an overall deterioration in living standards. This was B...


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London Art Deco
The Art Deco style gained prominence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, after which each nation seemed to adapt its own distinct architectural style. Less florid than the French or that of the United State...


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1930s Home Shire
The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centres found themselves able to...


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The Lemurs Tale
A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar, and eventually ends up in the home of an eccentric but dysfunctional family. His night-time antics cause confusion, as he nibbles on the f...


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Guidebook: Etal Castle
Etal Castle was built in the early 14th century by Robert Manners, in a strategic position by a ford over the River Till. As a border stronghold, Etal was vulnerable to attack from Scottish raiders, a...


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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...


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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 ...


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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: 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: 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: Bury St Edmunds Abbey
Bury St Edmunds Abbey was one of the greatest abbeys in East Anglia and one of the richest in England. It derived its name from King Edmund of East Anglia, who was martyred by the Danes in 870 and who...


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