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Royal Weddings

by Emily Brand

Since the Normal Conquest, the journey of the oldest and most revered of British institutions, the monarchy, has been touched by turmoil, intrigue, sacrifice, and romance.

 

Royal Weddings traces the evolution...


A Century of Railway Travel

by Paul Atterbury

From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, no mode of travel has captured the hearts of the British people like the railways. In wartime and peace, along major routes and minor, steam, diesel and...


Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby

by Lalonnie Lehman

The Great Gatsby is that rare classic that inescapably defines the age from which it sprang: the Roaring ‘20s, an era of economic boom, stylish excess and above all an explosion of new and exciting fashions....


The Country Railway

by Tim Bryan

While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely...


The Salvation Army

by Susan Cohen

Best known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is uniquely recognizable worldwide. What is less known is the extent of their work which goes far beyond a commitment to temperance,...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


Quakers

by Peter Furtado

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 in the UK, and approximately 100,000 in the USA, Quakers have produced a disproportionate number of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings have been widely...


The British Execution: 1500-1964

by Stephen Banks

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate...


American Barns

by Jan Arnett

The heart of every working farm and ranch, the barn is an icon of rural America. This book chronicles – and celebrates – all the main types, and looks at how these treasures of early American architecture...


British Railways in the 1970s and '80s

by Greg Morse

For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City...


Mini

by Gillian Bardsley

The Mini was born in an age of austerity and shortage, intended to widen the base of motoring by making it more affordable for the average family. Ironically it would become something very different, a modern...


Presidents' Gardens

by Linda Holden Hoyt

The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public....


Patchwork and Quilting in Britain

by Heather Audin

Patchwork quilts are hugely evocative emblems of our domestic past. With no two quite the same, each example hints both at the story of the particular household in which it was produced and at a larger piece...


Airstream: The Silver RV

by Tara Cox

The Airstream is an eye-catching vintage classic. First appearing on American highways in the mid-1930s, these sleek aluminum icons were compact, cozy spaces that could hitched to the family car and taken out...


Conversation Pieces: Inspirational objects in UCL's historic collections

by Mark Carnall

This book, beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned photography, is a celebration of UCL’s unique collections, with leading academics from the university invited to select and write about an object...


Glasshouses

by Fiona Grant

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above...


Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson

Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge,...


Walking Jane Austen's London

by Louise Allen

The London of Jane Austen's world and imagination comes to life in this themed guidebook of nine walking tours from well-known landmarks to hidden treasures --each evoking the time and culture of Regency England...


The Arts and Crafts Garden

by Sarah Rutherford

The Arts and Crafts Movement flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, espousing a return to simplicity, craftsmanship and beauty from the artifice and intensity of Victorian industry....


New College School, Oxford: A History

by Matthew Jenkinson

New College School is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the United Kingdom and, indeed, the world. It was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide choristers...