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Scottish Murders

by Martin Baggoley

This chilling collection of murderous tales brings together a diverse range of cases spanning three centuries and all of which were committed in Scotland. Featuring fifty-two cases that shocked the country,...


London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and Other Stories

by Scott Wood

How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he'd bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess...


Life on the Canal

by Anthony Burton

The working life of Britain's canals lasted for no more than two centuries: it began in the 1760s and by the second half of the 20th century, commercial carrying had all but ended. At the peak of their prosperity...


Life in Tudor England

by Peter Brimacombe & Angela Royston

The Tudor age was a pivotal period of English history. In little more than a century, the nation was transformed from a medieval kingdom to a modern state, from an insignificant offshore island to a major world...


Life in a Roman Villa

by Brenda Williams

When the Romans came to Britain in AD 43, they brought a new style of domestic life, one that better-off Britons soon copied. This guide looks at how villas were built, and at the accommodation and daily life...


Life in a Monastery

by Stephen Hebron

The golden age of the monastery in Britain was between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40). This guide examines the lives of the monks in the seclusion of the great monasteries,...


Life in Medieval England

by Rupert Willoughby & Shelley Grimwood

The castles, cathedrals and churches of England are the visible legacies of the Middle Ages - but what of the life that went on inside them? These were the haunts of colourfully clad lords and ladies, clergymen...


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Brian Williams

The Normans built the first stone castles in Britain in the 11th century (though the Romans had built fortresses in stone a thousand years before them), and more than 1,500 were built during the Middle Ages....


Life in Georgian Britain

by Michael St John Parker

The eighteenth century laid the foundations for Britain's worldwide empire and economic prosperity. It was a period of great contrasts: between poverty and wealth, elegance and riotous ribaldry.


Life in Ancient Britain

by Brian Williams

This guide offers a concise and lively introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles - covering the period from around 500,000 years ago when Palaeolithic hunters camped at Boxgrove in West Sussex, through...


Life in a Victorian Workhouse

by Peter Higginbotham

The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workhouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here...


Alice Keppel and Agnes Keyser: Edward VII's Last Loves

by Raymond Lamont Brown

A detailed look at the two women in the life of Edward VII during his last years. Alice Keppel, youngest daughter of a Scottish retired admiral and MP emerged from obscurity in 1898 to become the publicly acknowledged...


Tail Gunner

by R C Rivaz

First published in 1943, this is the gripping story of one man's involvement in RAF Bomber Command's fledgling offensive between August 1940 and December 1941. Dick Rivaz was tail gunner to Leonard Cheshire,...


Two Queens in One Isle: The Deadly Relationship of Elizabeth I & Mary Queen of Scots

by Alison Plowden

The deadly relationship between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots


The Story of Coventry

by Peter Walters

The Story of Coventry is a long overdue general history of the city, from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the twenty-first century will...


Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives: The Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

by Sue Wilkes

Working families in Victorian Lancashire had few choices. Work; starve; or face the workhouse and the break up of their family. Narrow Windows, Narrow Lives recreates everyday life for textile workers, canal...


Life in a Wartime House

by Brian Williams

This guide documents everyday life continuing while bombs fell. With stories from individuals who experienced it first hand, this gives a true insight into life during the Second World War.


The Little Book of Gaelic Football

by Andy Watters & Neil Loughran

Ireland's love affair with Gaelic Games in general, and Gaelic football in particular, has never dimmed. Through the lean days of hunger and emigration, through the champagne-mojito-flavoured years of the Celtic...


The Grand Fleet 1914-19: The Royal Navy in the First World War

by Daniel G Ridley-Kitts MBE

The First World War was the first real time in 100 years that the reputation of the British Royal Navy was put on the line in defence of the country. This book tells of the creation and development of the Grand...


Life in a Victorian School

by Pitkin

In early Victorian England, most children did not go to school and grew up unable to read or write. Instead they were sent out to work and earned money for their families. Fortunate children from well-off families...