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British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Bridges Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Trevor Yorke

Bridges are keys to communication, but also they are graceful and spectacular pieces of architecture. Trevor Yorke's book, filled with illustrations, explains their history and principals of construction, leaving...


Edwardian House: Original Features and Fittings

by Trevor Yorke

This easy to follow guide is an invaluable source of advice for those wishing to restore the original features in an Edwardian house, or who simply admire the elegance of these period properties.


Supernatural England: Poltergeists Ghosts Hauntings

by Betty Puttick

These chilling tales from the bestselling book Supernatural England certainly give support to the claim that England is the most haunted place on earth. No one can say for certain that there is no such thing...


What the Victorians Got Wrong

by Stan Yorke & Trevor Yorke

The nineteenth century was an era of scientific advance like no other in history. Railways were built, bridges constructed, rivers tamed and electricity harnessed, to the great benefit of all. But progress was...


Abbeys Monasteries and Priories Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

Trevor Yorke, using photographs and diagrams, describes the history of these graceful and splendid medieval buildings, and explains the functions of their individual parts.


Treasure Hoards of East Anglia and Their Discovery

by Mark Mitchels

Over the years, the fields of East Anglia have brought forth a staggering wealth of treasure from all periods of history, but especially the Roman, Saxon and Viking eras. This book tells the story of these amazing...


The Industrial Revolution Explained: Steam, Sparks & Massive Wheels

by Stan Yorke

An easy to follow, illustrated guide to this important period of modern history, when man and machine worked side by side to bring about fantastic changes affecting every walk of life.


Tudor Houses Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

The rich range of Tudor domestic buildings between 1485 and 1603, is explained in detail by architectural historian Trevor Yorke, with his own illustrations and photographs.


Windmills and Waterwheels Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Stan Yorke

Waterwheels provided our sole source of power, apart from animals and our own sweat, as far back as 200 BC. Windmills arrived in the 12th Century and then both reigned supreme until the appearance of the steam...


The English Village Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

English villages conjure up rural harmony and a history of happy communities woven into the broader pageant of England's past. But each of them has a different story to tell, and it is usually a vibrant and...


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


English Castles Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

England has many magnificent castles from the medieval period that have survived siege and the stresses of time. They are awesome reminders of the country's turbulent history and most of them are open to the...


British Railway Architecture and Heritage

by Trevor Yorke

This is a colour guide to the magnificent architectural legacy and role the steam railways played in the social and industrial history of Victorian Britain.


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


English Place-Names Explained: Their Origins and Meaning

by Charles Whynne-Hammond

English place names can be curious and amusing, but they also tell us about our past.This well-researched and enjoyable reference book explains the meaning and derivation of these names.


Steam Railways Explained

by Stan Yorke

Steam railways have always captured the public's imagination. Even from the first stirrings of the mineral lines in the early 1800s through to the heyday of the Railway Age, steam engines kept and continue to...


Steam Engines Explained

by Stan Yorke

In this book, Stan Yorke explains the history of the steam engine and the enormous variety of uses to which it was put. There are over 50 photographs, plus detailed diagrams. Steam engines with their hissing...


The 1930s House Explained

by Trevor Yorke

The Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925 ushered in a new style of architecture based on the latest designs from Europe and American-flat roofs, plain facades, reinforced concrete and white paint inside and...


Gravestones, Tombs & Memorials

by Trevor Yorke

If you explore our churchyards and cemeteries, you will be astonished at how much you can discover, not only about the people who are buried there and their standing in the local community but also about the...