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Modern Oxford: A history of the city from 1771

By Day, C.J.

Oxford, UK: Oxfordshire County Libraries, 1983. Oversize Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, bright, light soil to exterior, clean interior. Small spot on edge of back cover and a few page edges. 8-1/4x11-1/2". Reprint of material originally published in 1979 for the University of London Institute of Historical Research. Illustrated with a map and 9 black and white photos.


Victorian England: Aspects of English and Imperial History 1837-1901
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Victorian England: Aspects of English and Imperial History 1837-1901

By Seaman, L.C.B.

London, UK: Routledge, 1995. (reprint). Trade Paperback. FINE. As new - gift quality! "a balanced appraisal of changing values and ideas in Victorian society with some close attention to political affairs, diplomatic history and imperialism…" 484 indexed pages including a book list. 1.2


Settlement and Sacrifice: The Later Prehistoric People of Scotland (Historic Scotland)
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Settlement and Sacrifice: The Later Prehistoric People of Scotland (Historic Scotland)

By Hingley, Richard (Gordon Barclay, Series Editor)

Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books, 1998. Oversize Paperback. VERY good+. Tight, bright, and clean with slight curl to cover corners. Tiny chip on 1 corner and faint surface scratches. 64 pages illustrated with photos, drawings and maps. "an introduction to the people who lived in Scotland from around 1500 BC to AD 200…a great deal if archaeological evidence about the human society of this period, but rather than merely listing this, the author weaves together information from excavations, surveys and studies into past climate an environment, creating a picture of the lives, belies, customs and achievements of these early inhabitants of Scotland..." (7.5x12.05x.25") 0.9


Selections from the History of the Rebellion & The Life By Himself
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Selections from the History of the Rebellion & The Life By Himself

By Clarendon (G. Huehns, ed.) (Hugh Trevor-Roper, intro.)

Oxford University Press, 1978. Trade Paperback. FINE. Tight, bright, clean and square. Faintest shelfwear. "In 1646 King Charles I (England) asked his friend Edward Hyde, later Earl of Clarendon, to write a true history of the revolt...selections from the History..extracts from his autobiography…form a narrative account of the period from 1640-1667.." 492 indexed pages. 1.1


The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 (History in Depth)
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The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 (History in Depth)

By Dobson, R.B. (ed.)

NY: St. Martin's Press / MacMillan, 1970. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, light age tanning of page edges, clean and square. Light rubbing to cover edges, Light creasing on hinges and spine. "lengthy and detailed collections of original documents provides a basic handbook to the story, significance and problems of the of the most famous and dramatic episodes in English history...which is still a largely unsolved mystery..." 427 indexed pages including Bibliography. 1.5


Churchill's Prisoners: Italians in Orkney, 1942-44

By James MacDonald

Kirkwall, Orkney: Orkney Wireless Museum, 1998. (reprint). Trade Paperback. NEAR FINE. Tight, bright, clean and square. Light foxing to covers and sticker remnant on back cover. 44 page, staple-bound with 27 illustrations including group photos (football team and band), the newsletter listing the winners on sports day (in English and Italian), and the Chapel listing the artists who worked on it. Recollections of Italian prisoners of war held in Orkney during WWII building the "Churchill Barriers" for the protection of Scapa Flow after the torpedoing of the HMS Royal Oak. 0.9


Index to Old-Lore Miscellany of Orkney, Shetland, Caithness and Sutherland

By J.A.B. Townsend

London: Viking Society for Northern Research, University College, 1992. Paperback. NEAR FINE. As new except for faint shelfwear to covers. "covers 'Old--Lore Miscellany' only, which was issued in 10 volumes between 1907 and 1946" Contains Introduction and Conversion Table plus Indices for Author, Subject, Round-Up County by County, Portraits, and Obituaries. 26 pages. 0.6


Change and Continuity in 17th-Century England
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Change and Continuity in 17th-Century England

By Hill, Christopher

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991. (Revised edition). Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean except for light age soil to exterior page edges, square. Surface crease on top edge of front cover. Creases on bottom corner of back cover. "causes and consequences of the English Revolution, 1640 to 1660 when the triumph of Protestantism encouraged a questioning of authority in English political, economic, social, religious and intellectual life..." 1.3


Roman Britain 55 BC - AD409

By Merrifield & Baker (ed.)

London, UK: Historical Times, 1979. Oversize Paperback. VERY GOOD-. Tight, bright and clean but has corner creases. 66 page, thoroughly illustrated, (8.25x11") special edition, periodical. 8 articles on the 400 year period when Britain was part of the Roman Empire: the transformation of a pagan to a Christian world; a road system laid out so effectively that many of its alignments are still in use today; the walled cities; coinage; architecture in stone and tile..." that would bring Britain out of the Dark ages.


The Age of Henry VIII (The Great Courses )

By Hoak, Professor Dale

Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2003. Paperback & CDs. FINE. As new - gift quality! (24 lectures, 30 minutes each). Set contains 12 Audio CDs (2 clamshells: Parts I& II), with the Course Guidebook.


English Society in the Early Middle Ages (1066-1307) (Pelican History of England #3)

By Stenton, Doris Mary

Baltimore. MD: Pelican, 1962. (3rd edition). Paperback. VERY GOOD+. As new except for small chips out of back top corner and cover at bottom of spine. "England during the two and a half centuries after the Norman Conquest…the best existing sketch of English society in the earlier Middle Ages…" 316 indexed, annotated pages with "further reading" list and "A select list of essential dates".


The Oxford Book of British Political Anecdotes

By Johnson, Paul (Ed.)

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1989. Paperback. FINE. As new - gift quality! "From the time an abstracted Alfred the Great burnt the cakes and King Canute demonstrated to his sycophantic courtiers the limits of his power as he failed to repulse the waves, anecdotes have proved a valuable source of historical truth...over 300 anecdotes...with succinct and informative commentaries...the brilliance and flaws of British statesmen and politicians...from the sublime to the ridiculous..."270 pages including Index of Authors and Index of Names Mentioned. ISBN: 0192821105.


The Great Fire of London

By Weiss, David A. (Joseph Papin, Illus.)

NY: Cumberland Enterprises, c1992. (Signed). Trade Paperback. FINE. As new - gift quality! "A book that delights, informs and suggests startling parallels to today's world…King Charles II, whose far-seeing plan rebuilt a city; Samuel Pepys whose diary told the tale; Christopher Wren whose architectural genius brought London back to life...the epic mess..." 155 indexed pages including Bibliography.