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  • Anglo-Saxon York

    by Ailsa Mainman ...
    The Anglo-Saxon or Anglian period is the least well-understood period of York’s long history. While written sources describe a city which re-emerges as an important ecclesiastical centre, a seat of governance, a place of scholarship and learning, a commercial entrepot and a draw for ‘divers peoples,’ physical evidence for any of this has been hard to find. This book endeavours to pull together, ... Read more

    £6.99

  • Anglo-Saxon York

    by Ailsa Mainman ...
    The Anglo-Saxon, or Anglian, period is the least well-understood period of York’s long history. While written sources describe a city which re-emerges as an important ecclesiastical centre, a seat of governance, a place of scholarship and learning, a commercial entrepôt and a draw for ‘divers peoples,’ physical evidence for any of this has been hard to find. This book endeavours to pull together, ... Read more

    £6.99

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  • Britain AD: A Quest for Arthur, England and the Anglo-Saxons

    by Francis Pryor ...
    Leading archaeologist Francis Pryor retells the story of King Arthur, legendary king of the Britons, tracing it back to its Bronze Age origins.The legend of King Arthur and Camelot is one of the most enduring in Britain's history, spanning centuries and surviving invasions by Angles, Vikings and Normans. In his latest book Francis Pryor – one of Britain’s most celebrated archaeologists and author ... Read more

    £7.99

  • The Making Of The British Landscape

    From the Ice Age to the Present

    How much do we really know about the place we call 'home'? In this sweeping, timely book, Nicholas Crane tells the story of Britain.*****Over the course of 12,000 years of continuous human occupation, the British landscape has been transformed form a European peninsula of glacier and tundra to an island of glittering cities and exquisite countryside.In this geographical journey through time, we ... Read more

    £5.49

  • The Making of the British Landscape

    How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today

    by Francis Pryor ...
    This is the changing story of Britain as it has been preserved in our fields, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands. From our suburban streets that still trace out the boundaries of long vanished farms to the Norfolk Broads, formed when medieval peat pits flooded, from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of how man's ... Read more

    £2.99

  • Britain in the Middle Ages: An Archaeological History (Text only)

    by Francis Pryor ...
    This ebook edition does not include illustrations.As he did in ‘Britain B.C.’ and ‘Britain A.D.’, eminent archaeologist Francis Pryor challenges familiar historical views of the Middle Ages by examining fresh evidence from the ground.The term 'Middle Ages' suggests a time between two other ages: a period when nothing much happened. In his radical reassessment, Francis Pryor shows that this is ... Read more

    £6.99

  • The Last Wolf

    The Hidden Springs of Englishness

    by Robert Winder ...
    It is often assumed that the national identity must be a matter of values and ideas. But in Robert Winder's brilliantly-written account it is a land built on a lucky set of natural ingredients: the island setting that made it maritime; the rain that fed the grass that nourished the sheep that provided the wool, and the wheat fields that provided its cakes and ale. Then came the seams of iron and ... Read more

    £4.99 £3.99

  • The History of the Countryside

    From its earliest origins to the present day, this award-winning, beautifully written book describes the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside.'A classic' Richard MabeyExploring the natural and man-made features of the land - fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods and wood pastures - he shows conclusively and unforgettably how they have developed ... Read more

    £8.99

  • Deserted Villages Revisited

    series Explorations in Local/Regional History
    Assembling leading experts on the subject, this account explores the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of thousands of villages and smaller settlements in England and Wales between 1340 and 1750. By revisiting the deserted villages, this breakthrough study addresses questions that have plagued archaeologists, geographers, and historians since the 1940s—including why they were deserted, ... Read more

    £13.99

  • England's Villages

    An Extraordinary Journey Through Time

    THE STUNNING NEW BOOK FROM THE HOST OF BBC 2'S VILLAGES BY THE SEAEngland's villages have survived, developed, and thrived over hundreds of years. But what makes a village and how has that changed over time?Take a charming and unexpected journey through the quirks of England's villages throughout the ages in the excellent company of Dr Ben Robinson, expert archaeologist. Join him in visiting ... Read more

    £7.99

  • The Shell Country Alphabet

    The Classic Guide to the British Countryside

    In the 1960s Geoffrey Grigson travelled around England writing the story of the secret landscape that is all around us, if only we take the time to look and see. The result is a book that will take you on an imaginative journey, revealing hidden stories, unexpected places and strange phenomena.From green men, ice-scratches, cross-legged knights and weathercocks to rainbows, clouds and stars; from ... Read more

    £9.99 £8.99

  • A History of the Peak District Moors

    by David Hey ...
    “A superb new book . . . explores the history of Britain’s first National Park from the Stone Age to the modern day . . . lavishly illustrated.”—Reflections MagazineThe moors of the Peak District provide some of the finest walking country in England. The pleasure of rambling across them is enhanced by a knowledge of their history, ranging from prehistoric times and the middle ages to their ... Read more

    £3.99