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The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette

by George Routledge

Before the days of unruly teenagers; 'ladettes'; aand a public obsessed with scandal, there existed a time of gentility and manners. Setting the standards of propriety was The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette,...


Plain Clothes and Sleuths: A History of Detectives in Britain

by Stephen Wade

The detective is a familiar figures in British history, from the Victorian truncheon-bearing bobby to the undercover sleuth of the twenty-first century. But there is much in the history of our investigative...


The Welsh Wars of Independence

by David Moore

Independent Wales was defined in the centuries after the Romans withdrew from Britain in AD 410. The Welsh achieved this despite Irish and Viking raids and colonisation, despite the growing power of the Anglo-Saxon...


The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture

by Paul H Carlson

The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American...


The SS Hunter Battalions: The Hidden History of the Nazi Resistance Movement 1944-45

by Perry Biddiscombe

Conventional wisdom suggests that the Allies and the Soviets were the only side in the Second World War to support resistance movements. This book shows that Hitler had his own version of the SOE and OSS, and...


Zulu!: The Battle for Rorke's Drift 1879

by Edmund Yorke

A history of the Battle of Rorke's Drift 1879


Robert the Bruce's Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Byland 1322

The Battle for Marston Moor 1644

by John Barratt

On 2 July 1644, six miles from York, 18,000 Royalists led by Prince Rupert, the nephew of King Charles I, fought 27,000 Parliamentarians in an attempt to relieve the Royalist force besieged at York. He failed....


Scotland: From Prehistory to the Present

by Fiona Watson

From the early settlers after the last Ice Age, and the myth and ritual that surrounds that prehistoric period, Fiona Watson charts the evolution of the Scottish people - as Scots, Picts and Angles - and their...


The First Battle of Newbury 1643

by John Barratt

A history of the crucial battle of Newbury, fought during the English Civil War.


The Great Siege of Chester

by John Barratt

The appalling effects of civil war are often suffered most horrifically by the ordinary men, women and children involuntarily caught up in it, as it tears asunder the very fabric of their lives. Such was the...


Wales: An Illustrated History

by Prys Morgan

A beautifully illustrated history of Wales from prehistory to the present day.


To Prove I'm Not Forgot: Living and Dying in a Victorian City

by Sylvia M Barnard

With the growth of English cities during the Industrial Revolution came a booming population too vast for churchyards. Beckett Street Cemetery in Leeds was to become the first municipal cemetery in the country....


Scandals in History

by Ed Rayner & Ron Stapley

Notions of what is scandalous vary from age to age, but our fascination with all things outrageous remains the same. Whether the sexual disgraces of the Victorian era or the political outrages of modern times,...


The Royal Flying Corps Handbook 1914-1918

by Peter G Cooksley

The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) were the precursors of arguably the finest, most efficient and certainly the oldest, independent air arm in the world - the RAF. The RFC was...


Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster and Statesman

by Alan Haynes

For the greater part of her reign, Elizabeth I had three very gifted, and very different men to support her. One of these was the haunted intellectual, Sir Francis Walsingham. During the brief reign of Queen...


Cash for Honours: The Story of Maundy Gregory

by Andrew Cook

This book reveals the true story of Maundy Gregory, the man responsible for 'An Insult to the Crown'. It reveals the names of the individuals who purchased titles and influence from Lloyd George. Gregory's unearthed...


The King's Most Loyal Enemy Aliens: Germans Who Fought for Britain in the Second World War

by Helen Fry

This book presents the story of the 10,000 German and Austrian nationals who fled Nazi persecution to volunteer and serve in the British forces, donn the King's uniform, swear allegiance to George VI and become...


The Conservative Party

by Anthony Seldon & Peter Snowdon

The Conservative Party is Britain's most successful political party. For large parts of modern British history it has been the dominant party, though it has always suffered from internal division and periods...


The Last Nazis: SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance in Europe 1944-1947

by Perry Biddiscombe

The history of the shadowy Werewolf guerrilla bands formed at the end of the Second World War as the last desperate defence of Nazis.