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  • Willow Working

    Willow Working
    av Lynn Huggins-Cooper

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526724601

    This book offers a whistle-stop guide to the history of basketry and willow weaving. The story begins in prehistory when people first wove plant fibres together to create containers, shelters and fences. The book explores the ways in which basketry…

  • The Thames at War

    The Thames at War
    av Gustav Milne

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526768025

    Between 1940 and 1945 London suffered 101 daylight and 253 night-time air raids from the Luftwaffe and V1 and V2's. There were 80,000 fatalities or serious injuries and appalling devastation. Well documented as these horrific events are, there was a…

  • Empress Alexandra

    Empress Alexandra
    av Melanie Clegg

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526723871

    When Queen Victoria's second daughter Princess Alice married the Prince Louis of Hesse and Rhine in 1862 even her own mother described the ceremony as more of a funeral than a wedding' thanks to the fact that it took place shortly after the death of…

  • Jane Austen's Cousin

    Jane Austen's Cousin
    av Geri Walton

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526734631

    Eliza de Feuillide seemed fascinating and outlandish to her cousins in rural eighteen century England. When she visited their village, her appearance was electrifying. She was an attractive, accomplished French countess with a vivacious personality…

  • The Real Beatrix Potter

    The Real Beatrix Potter
    av Nadia Cohen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526752758

    The Real Beatrix Potter is a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the world's most cherished children's authors.Beatrix Potter's famous little white books have enchanted generations of young readers who adored the characters she created and…

  • Discovering Robin Hood

    Discovering Robin Hood
    av Stephen Basdeo

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526777812

    The name of Joseph Ritson, born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1752, will be familiar to very few people. The name of Robin Hood is known the world over. Yet it was Ritson whose research in the late eighteenth century ensured the survival of the Robin Hood…

  • The Forgotten Slave Trade

    The Forgotten Slave Trade
    av Simon Webb

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526769268

    Everybody knows about the transatlantic slave trade, which saw black Africans snatched from their homes, taken across the Atlantic Ocean and then sold into slavery. However, a century before Britain became involved in this terrible business, whole v…

  • How to Survive in Ancient Egypt

    How to Survive in Ancient Egypt
    av Charlotte Booth

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526753496

    Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who would you go to if you got ill, or if yo…

  • How to Survive in Ancient Egypt

    How to Survive in Ancient Egypt
    av CHARLOTTE BOOTH

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526767110

    Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who would you go to if you got ill, or if yo…

  • A Dark History of Tea

    A Dark History of Tea
    av Seren Charrington Hollins

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526761606

    A Dark History of Tea looks at our long relationship with this most revered of hot beverages. Renowned food historian Seren Charrington-Hollins digs into the history of one of the world's oldest beverages, tracing tea's significance on the tables of…

  • Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2

    Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2
    av Lucy Adlington

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526766465

    What would you wear to war?How would you dress for a winter mission in the open cockpit of a Russian bomber plane? At a fashion show in Occupied Paris? Singing in Harlem, or on fire watch in Tokyo..?Ready for Action is a unique, illustrated insight…

  • Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2

    Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2
    av Lucy Adlington

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526712349

    What would you wear to war?How would you dress for a winter mission in the open cockpit of a Russian bomber plane? At a fashion show in Occupied Paris? Singing in Harlem, or on fire watch in Tokyo..?Women's Lives and Clothes in WW2 is a unique, illu…

  • When Zippo Went to War

    When Zippo Went to War
    av Philip Kaplan

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526777690

    Throughout the 1930s the Zippo Company in Pennsylvania prospered on the growing success of its stylish, charismatic little cigarette lighter. The lighter was made mostly of brass, but with the Second World War that metal was declared a 'strategic ma…

  • The Peasants' Revolting Lives

    The Peasants' Revolting Lives
    av Terry Deary

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745613

    Prime Minister and novelist, Benjamin Disraeli, said there are Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inha…

  • The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland

    The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland
    av Angela Youngman

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526785817

    Although the children's story _Alice in Wonderland_ has been in print for over 150 years, the mysteries and rumours surrounding the story and its creator Lewis Carroll have continued to grow._The Dark Side of Alice in Wonderland_ is the first time a…

  • The Peasants' Revolting Crimes

    The Peasants' Revolting Crimes
    av Terry Deary

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745576

    Popular history writer Terry Deary takes us on a light-hearted and often humorous romp through the centuries with Mr & Mrs Peasant, recounting foul and dastardly deeds committed by the underclasses, as well as the punishments meted out by those on t…

  • Marie Antoinette's Confidante

    Marie Antoinette's Confidante
    av Geri Walton

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526781536

    Marie Antoinette has always fascinated readers worldwide. Yet perhaps no one knew her better than one of her closest confidantes, Marie Thrse, the Princess de Lamballe. The Princess became superintendent of the Queens household in 1774, and through…

  • Sex and Sexuality in Georgian Britain

    Sex and Sexuality in Georgian Britain
    av Mike Rendell

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526755629

    Peek beneath the bedsheets of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain in this affectionate, informative and fascinating look at sex and sexuality during the reigns of Georges I-IV. It examines the prevailing attitudes towards male and femal…

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes
    av Raoul McLaughlin

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526771087

    The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized p…

  • Ladies of Magna Carta

    Ladies of Magna Carta
    av Sharon Bennett Connolly

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526745255

    Magna Carta clause 39: No man shall be taken, imprisoned, outlawed, banished or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.This clause in Magna Carta was…

  • A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty

    A Victorian Lady's Guide to Fashion and Beauty
    av Matthews, Mimi

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526705044

    What did a Victorian lady wear for a walk in the park? How did she style her hair for an evening at the theatre? And what products might she have used to soothe a sunburn or treat an unsightly blemish? Mimi Matthews answers these questions and more…

  • Bad Girls from History

    Bad Girls from History
    av Dee Gordon

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473862821

    You wont be familiar with every one of the huge array of women featured in these pages, but all, familiar or not, leave unanswered questions behind them. The range is extensive, as was the research, with its insight into the lives and minds of women…

  • Plantagenet Princesses

    Plantagenet Princesses
    av Douglas Boyd

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526743107

    The names of few medieval monarchs and their queens are better known than Eleanor of Aquitaine, uniquely queen of France and queen of England, and her second husband Henry II. Although academically labelled medieval', their era was the violent trans…

  • Women of the Third Reich

    Women of the Third Reich
    av Heath, Tim

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526739452

    The women of the Third Reich were a vital part in a complex and vilified system. What was their role within its administration, the concentration camps, and the Luftwaffe and militia units and how did it evolve in the way it did?We hear from women w…

  • Women of the Third Reich

    Women of the Third Reich
    av Heath, Tim

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526765840

    The women of the Third Reich were a vital part in a complex and vilified system. What was their role within its administration, the concentration camps, and the Luftwaffe and militia units and how did it evolve in the way it did?We hear from women w…

  • Into Helmand with the Walking Dead

    Into Helmand with the Walking Dead
    av Miles Venning

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526767868

    The Marines of First Battalion, Ninth Marines earned their macabre moniker 'The Walking Dead' in the Vietnam War. _Into Helmand with the Walking Dead_ follows the experiences of two Marine infantrymen from 1/9 fighting in Afghanistan.Following the 1…

  • The Magic of Terry Pratchett

    The Magic of Terry Pratchett
    av Marc Burrows

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526765505

    The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain's best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide. Best known f…

  • How to Survive in Ancient Greece

    How to Survive in Ancient Greece
    av Robert Garland

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526754707

    Imagine you were transported back in time to Ancient Greece and you had to start a new life there. How would you fit in? Where would you live? What would you eat? Where would you go to have your hair done? Who would you go to if you got ill, or if y…

  • A History of Women in Medicine

    A History of Women in Medicine
    av Sinead Spearing

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751690

    Witch' is a powerful word with humble origins. Once used to describe an ancient British tribe known for its unique class of female physicians and priestesses, it grew into something grotesque, diabolical and dangerous.A History of Women in Medicine:…

  • Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain

    Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain
    av Violet Fenn

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526756688

    Peek beneath the bedsheets of nineteenth-century Britain in this affectionate, informative and fascinating look at sex and sexuality during the reign of Queen Victoria. It examines the prevailing attitudes towards male and female sexual behaviour, a…

  • A History of Torture in Britain

    A History of Torture in Britain
    av Webb, Simon

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751485

    There is an ancient and quite baseless myth that the use of torture has never been legal in Britain. This old wives' tale arose because torture had been neither endorsed nor forbidden by either statute or common law. In other words; the law has, unt…

  • Lost Heirs of the Medieval Crown

    Lost Heirs of the Medieval Crown
    av J F Andrews

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526736512

    When William the Conqueror died in 1087 he left the throne of England to William Rufus his second son. The result was an immediate war as Rufus's elder brother Robert fought to gain the crown he saw as rightfully his; this conflict marked the start…

  • Sejanus: Regent of Rome

    Sejanus: Regent of Rome
    av John S McHugh

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526714978

    The figure of Sejanus has fascinated from ancient to more modern times. Sejanus, the emperor Tiberius' infamous Praetorian Prefect, is synonymous with over-reaching ambition, murder, conspiracy and betrayal. According to the traditional storyline, t…

  • The Women Who Inspired London Art

    The Women Who Inspired London Art
    av Peterson, Lucy M

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526751720

    This is the story of women caught up in the tumultuous art scene of the early twentieth century, some famous and others lost to time.By 1910 the patina of the belle poque was wearing thin in London. Artists were on the hunt for modern women who coul…

  • Sex and Sexuality in Stuart Britain

    Sex and Sexuality in Stuart Britain
    av Andrea Zuvich

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526753076

    Peek beneath the bedsheets of Stuart Britain in this frank, informative, and captivating look at the sexual lives of the peoples of the British Isles between 1603 and 1714. Popular Stuart historian Andrea Zuvich, The Seventeenth Century Lady , explo…

  • The Two Eleanors of Henry III

    The Two Eleanors of Henry III
    av Darren Baker

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526747518

    Eleanor of Provence was born in the province of her name in 1223. She has come to England at the age of twelve to marry the king, Henry III. He's sixteen years older, but was a boy when he ascended the throne. He's a kind, sensitive sort whose only…

  • The Real Coco Chanel

    The Real Coco Chanel
    av Rose Sgueglia

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526761019

    Coco Chanel lived her own life as a romantic heroine.Fuelled by 19th century literature, she built a life which was partly myth and, partly, factual.She was the fashion designer everyone admired. The business woman whose fortune was impossible to tr…

  • Emperor Alexander Severus

    Emperor Alexander Severus
    av John S. McHugh

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473845817

    Alexander Severus' is full of controversy and contradictions. He came to the throne through the brutal murder of his cousin, Elagabalus, and was ultimately assassinated himself. The years between were filled with regular uprisings and rebellions, co…

  • Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

    Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England
    av Annie Whitehead

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526748119

    Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. AEthelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed queen and powerful regent, but was als…

  • Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

    Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781399000536

    Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. AEthelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed queen and powerful regent, but was als…

  • Children's Homes

    Children's Homes
    av Peter Higginbotham

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526701350

    What image does the word orphanage conjure up in your mind? A sunny scene of carefree children at play in the grounds of a large ivy-clad house? Or a forbidding grey edifice whose cowering inmates were ruled over with a rod of iron by a stern, starc…

  • The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne

    The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne
    av Nadia Cohen

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526704467

    VERY few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by AA Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children s stories about a boy named Christopher…

  • Pharaoh Seti I

    Pharaoh Seti I
    av Nielsen, Nicky

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526739575

    Pharaoh Seti I ruled Egypt for only 11 years (1290-1279 BC), but his reign marked a revival of Egyptian military and economic power, as well as cultural and religious life. Seti was born the son of a military officer in northern Egypt, far from the…

  • The Gunpowder Plot Deceit

    The Gunpowder Plot Deceit
    av Beardsley, Martyn R

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526725684

    Most people think they know the story of the Gunpowder Plot, and of how a bloody catastrophe was averted at the eleventh hour when Guy Fawkes was caught lurking in the shadows beneath the Houses of Parliament.But what if it wasn't like that at all?…

  • Charles II and his Escape into Exile

    Charles II and his Escape into Exile
    av Martyn R Beardsley

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526725721

    Returning to England to try to reclaim his throne, King Charles II was defeated at the Battle of Worcester - but the battle to save his own life had only just begun. Pursued wherever he went by soldiers from the conflict as well as local militia, Ch…

  • The Mother of the Brontes

    The Mother of the Brontes
    av Sharon Wright

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526757609

    At long last, the untold story of the mysterious Mrs Bront .They were from different lands, different classes, different worlds almost.The chances of Cornish gentlewoman Maria Branwell even meeting the poor Irish curate Patrick Bront in Regency Engl…

  • The Mother of the Brontes

    The Mother of the Brontes
    av Sharon Wright

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526738486

    **At long last, the untold story of the mysterious Mrs Bront .**They were from different lands, different classes, different worlds almost.The chances of Cornish gentlewoman Maria Branwell even meeting the poor Irish curate Patrick Bront in Regency…

  • A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool

    A History of Women's Lives in Liverpool
    av Rossini, Gill

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526718099

    The story of Liverpool's women is one of diversity and contrast. This iconic port has welcomed countless nationalities over the centuries, both as residents and passing migrants; it has experienced both great prosperity, and crushing poverty. Liverp…

  • Aunt Branwell and the Bront  Legacy

    Aunt Branwell and the Bront Legacy
    av Holland, Nick

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526722232

    Elizabeth Branwell was born in Penzance in 1770, a member of a large and influential Cornish family of merchants and property owners. In 1821 her life changed forever when her sister Maria fell dangerously ill. Leaving her comfortable life behind, E…

  • Tales from the Big House: Nostell Priory

    Tales from the Big House: Nostell Priory
    av Rochford, Michael J

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526702708

    As long ago as the twelfth century, St Oswald's Priory at Nostell, near Pontefract, was home to canons of the order of St Augustine, and until it was dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII it was one of the wealthiest priories in the country. In s…

  • Historical Research Using British Newspapers

    Historical Research Using British Newspapers
    av Denise Bates

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781473859005

    Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person or a place or a time or a topic can r…

  • The Pug Who Bit Napoleon

    The Pug Who Bit Napoleon
    av Mimi Matthews

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526705006

    From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of the quirkiest and most poignant animal tales of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Meet Fortune, the Pug who bit Nap…

  • The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family

    The Jacobite Rising of 1715 and the Murray Family
    av Rosalind Anderson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526727619

    Based in Perthshire, the Murray family played an important role in all Jacobite rebellions, whether as rebels or supporters of the government. During the Great Rising of 1715, the head of the family the Duke of Atholl remained loyal to the Hanoveria…

  • Struggle and Suffrage in Windsor

    Struggle and Suffrage in Windsor
    av Johnson, Katharine

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526719256

    Windsor's role in the women's suffrage story is a fascinating one and yet has received very little attention. At drawing room meetings, debates and rallies suffragists fought not just for the right to put a cross on a ballot paper but so that they c…

  • The History of Gibbeting

    The History of Gibbeting
    av Samantha Priestley

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781526755186

    The history of gibbeting is the story of one of Britain's most brutal forms of punishments, the hanging of criminals in a body shaped metal cage as a warning and as a form of justice. From the folklore of live gibbetings to the eerie historical docu…