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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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Like most of those who study
history, he (Napoleon III) learned
from the mistakes of the past how
to make new ones.
- A. J. P Taylor

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HISTORY OF COURTSHIP: 800 Years of Seduction Techniques
TANYA O'DONNELL    Book Number: 86704
Published price: £12.99
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"All courtship is the art of convincing the other person of your innate desirability." Love At First, Second or Third Sight, Signalling Your Interest, Beauty and Seductive Items of Clothing and Ha...
INGENIOUS VICTORIANS
JOHN WADE    Book Number: 86706
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Victorian innovators were responsible for the world's largest glass structure, an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20ft above the waves, a monster globe that visit...
BAGHDAD: City of Peace, City of Blood
JUSTIN MAROZZI    Book Number: 86618
Published price: $32
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The author has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as "The most brilliant of the new generation of travel writer-historians" and we are delighted to have this Da Capo Press 2014 first edition. ...
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS: God's Warriors, The Devil's Bankers
FRANK SANELLO    Book Number: 86626
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The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon was founded by Hugues de Payen, a knight who had fought in the First Crusade and participated in the capture of Jerusalem. He was ...
MAIDS, WIVES, WIDOWS
SARA READ    Book Number: 86628
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Sub-titled 'Exploring Early Modern Women's Lives 1540-1740' the book reveals what women liked to eat and drink, what jobs they held, and how they raised their children. Chapters are devoted to bea...
SCOTLAND AND THE SEA
NICK ROBINS    Book Number: 86633
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Scottish engineering, ship owning and operating as well as business and entrepreneurial skills have all played a big part in the success of the Merchant Navy. Scottish emigrants took skills with t...
SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
TIMOTHY EGAN    Book Number: 86634
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis' this multi-award winning non-fiction Book of the Year is a darn good yarn. Charismatic, handsome and a famous portrait photogra...
AN ARMCHAIR TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE
RICHARD TAMES    Book Number: 86504
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Clothbound in royal blue and with tipped in illustration of the Cathedral and cows in the foreground, the drawings in pencil throughout the text are quite exquisite and are by John Holder. This is...
MEDIEVAL TOWN PLANS
PAUL HINDLE    Book Number: 86548
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A Shire Archaeology book, a very well illustrated 64 page paperback with many maps and b/w photos. Most English and Welsh towns were founded or grew rapidly in the later medieval period, in partic...
MEDIEVAL WALL PAINTINGS
E. CLIVE ROUSE    Book Number: 86549
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Medieval churches in England were more or less completely painted - the walls, the windowsills, the woodwork, the monuments. Artists set to work on the plastered walls painting saints, bible stori...
METALWORKING: Old-Fashioned Tools, Materials and Processes
EDITED BY PAUL HASLUCK    Book Number: 86550
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There are two broad classes of metalwork - cast and hammered. With somewhere in the region of 2,000 illustrations, this remarkable book (undated) is a facsimile from the early 20th century we can ...
MURDERERS, ROBBERS AND HIGHWAYMEN
EDIT BY STEPHEN BRENNAN    Book Number: 86551
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Catherine Hayes was burned alive for the murder of her husband; Thomas Lympus executed for robbing the mail; Reverend Wheatley sentenced to public penance for adultery; John Everett sentenced to de...
TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING
J. G. HOLMSTROM    Book Number: 86554
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Sub-titled 'The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making' here is the perfect guide to learning the timeless art of blacksmithing, or simply admiring the beautiful illustrations of the tools of th...
AROUND SCOTLAND'S SHORES
JOHN HANNAVY    Book Number: 86730
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Many have a fascination with the richness and variety of Edwardian postcards and here they have been hand painted to bring them to life showing people at work, play, getting on and off ferries, tra...
CITY OF LONDON TIMELINE
SARA PINK    Book Number: 86737
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Published by The History Press, this very visual illustrated history of the city begins in 41-43 when almost 100 years after their invasion in 55BC, the Romans established a settlement, Londinium, ...
EDWARD II THE MAN: A Doomed Inheritance
STEPHEN SPINKS    Book Number: 86747
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Edward II lived in the shadow of Titans. His 20 year reign is wedged between those of his infinitely more successful father Edward I and his son Edward III, reigning for 35 and 50 years respective...
EVERYDAY LIFE IN TUDOR LONDON
STEPHEN PORTER    Book Number: 86749
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1466 and a German traveller remarks "This is a powerful and busy city, carrying on a great trade with all countries. In the city are many people and many artisans, mostly goldsmiths and cloth-worke...
FORTUNE & GLORY
DOUGLAS PALMER, NICHOLAS JAMES    Book Number: 86752
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'Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological Adventurers' is the sub-title of this history of courage, vision, resourcefulness, innovation and perseverance. Here is a book about the discovery of th...
GLOBE: Life In Shakespeare's London
CATHARINE ARNOLD    Book Number: 86758
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From Hamlet Act 1, "Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat in this distracted Globe." William Shakespeare's life was inextricably linked with the history of London. Togethe...
HISTORY OF ENGLAND VOLUME IV: Revolution
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 86762
Published price: £25
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The fourth in the much-praised History of England series which celebrates the glorious interconnectedness of all things and written in Ackroyd's easy and accessible style. This fourth volume begin...
HOW TO BE A TUDOR
RUTH GOODMAN    Book Number: 86766
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Sub-titled 'A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life' here is a spectacular feat of historical detection and a compassionate testament to those who flailed and flourished during the Tudor Age. Beginning...
I WAS TRANSFORMED: Frederick Douglass An American Slave
LAURENCE FENTON    Book Number: 86769
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Tall and strong and most importantly black, Frederick Douglass, the 27 year old runaway slave who had recently been catapulted to fame by the publication of his incendiary autobiography stood out a...
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII
SARAH MORRIS & N. GRUENINGER    Book Number: 86770
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With ten pages of astonishing floor plans for example of Eltham Palace, Greenwich, Whitehall, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Palace, Windsor Castle, Buckten Palace, Chertsey Abbey and the Mercers' ...
MISSION TO CHINA
JOHN HOLLIDAY    Book Number: 86777
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Sub-titled 'How An Englishman Brought the West to The Orient' encapsulated within this historical biography is the whole history of the 19th century integration of the West and the Orient. It is a...
ON THE TRAIL OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
ROY CALLEY    Book Number: 86781
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On 8th February 1587 possibly one of the most controversial monarchs in history was executed on the orders of her cousin and fellow sovereign Elizabeth I, after a trial that was as unjust as it was...
PRISONER KING: Charles I In Captivity
JOHN MATUSIAK    Book Number: 86784
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In April 1646, reduced to anonymity and finally taking his leave of Oxford in the guise of a Roundhead serving man, King Charles I rode away from the previously safe haven of his headquarters and r...
SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON: On 5 Groats A Day
RICHARD TAMES    Book Number: 86785
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Gloves are a perfect gift for the ladies, but they can also be filled with cash as a bribe. Watermen convey a party group to the pleasure district of Bankside on the south side of the River Thames...
VISITOR'S GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON
DAVID THOMAS    Book Number: 86796
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In many ways the London of Shakespeare's day was surprisingly like our own - it had inns and taverns, sports and theatre, shopping, gambling and drinking were as popular then as they are now. Peop...
WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
LYNDA TELFORD    Book Number: 86800
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Inequality was a fact of life for medieval women and generally the law was pro-male in every respect. Educational possibilities were limited and even a woman's personal possessions could not be be...
IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 86510
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For over 40 years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled through North Africa, making sense of the region's complex and fascinating history which he tells through the lives of five men and one woman. Que...
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