Download A Guide to the Battlefields of Europe by David Chandler PDF

By David Chandler

From precedent days, Europe has been formed and re-shaped by means of army campaigns concerning greater than 2000 battles. With the aid of a workforce of participants, David Chandler has assembled a entire advisor to 245 battlefields, giving easy proof relating to position, ancient context and the target of every engagement, information of the opposing forces, casualties and end result, and an invaluable bibliography bearing on each one.

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Download Scotland: Mapping the Nation by Christopher Fleet PDF

By Christopher Fleet

From the earliest depictions of Scotland via Ptolemy within the moment century advert to the newest mapping and illustration within the geographic info procedure and in satellite tv for pc navigation, this assortment deals a desirable and thought-provoking standpoint on Scottish background and geography. Written via specialists who've spent their lives operating with maps and map heritage, this new background of Scotland is fantastically illustrated with information of the main major manuscripts and published maps of the rustic.

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Download Seasons on Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides by David Yeadon PDF

By David Yeadon

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative attractiveness and remoteness of island existence. the main dramatic of the entire Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island shaped from the oldest rocks on the earth, a wide ranging panorama of hovering mountains, wild lunarlike moors, and mammoth Caribbean-hued shorelines. this is often the place neighborhood crofters weave the mythical Harris Tweed—a hardy fabric reflecting the power, longevity, and integrity of the lifestyles there. In Seasons on Harris, David Yeadon, "one of our greatest shuttle writers" (The Bloomsbury Review), captures, via dependent phrases and line drawings, lifestyles on Harris—the humans, their folkways and humor, and their centuries-old Norse and Celtic traditions of crofting and fishing. the following Gaelic remains to be spoken in its purest shape, song and poetry ceilidh evenings flourish within the neighborhood pubs, and Sabbath Sundays are saw with Calvinistic strictness. Yeadon's ebook makes us care deeply approximately those proud islanders, their folklore, their heritage, their demanding situations, and the imperiled way forward for their conventional island lifestyles and cherished tweed.

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Download Rich Desserts and Captain's Thin by Margaret Forster PDF

By Margaret Forster

In 1831 John Dodgson Carr, son of a Quaker grocer, trigger to stroll from his domestic in Kendal to Carlisle, decided to release an outstanding firm. inside 15 years, Carr's of Carlisle had turn into one of many biggest baking companies on the earth -and is a by-word for biscuits to this present day. Following his path to Carlisle (where she herself used to be born and grew up), Margaret Forster brings 19th-century everyday life into shiny concentration and charts the increase and upward thrust of a middle-class kinfolk just like the Carrs, formidable, leading edge but sternly spiritual. this is often historical past because it used to be lived via the boys and ladies either above and under stairs - from the store flooring to the cozy bourgeois houses of the paternalistic Carrs. We see the clash among faith and revenue, the family members feuds and the altering face of a urban via this compelling old narrative, instructed with Margaret Forster's attribute mixture of scholarship.

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Download Penguin History of Britain - New Worlds, Lost Worlds the by Susan Brigden PDF

By Susan Brigden

No interval in British historical past at the present time keeps extra resonance and secret than the 16th century. The major figures of the time became nearly legendary, and the terrors and grandeurs of Tudor Britain have resonance with even the least traditionally minded readers. particularly Brigden sees the major to the Tudor international as faith - the hot global of Protestantism and its conflict with the the outdated global of uniform Catholicism. This nice non secular hire within the cloth of English society underlies the savage violence and turbulence of the interval - from Henry VIII's holiday with Rome to the overpowering chance of the Spanish Armada. 'New Worlds, misplaced Worlds': is a startlingly atmospheric journey de strength.

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Download Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688-1783 by Jeremy Black PDF

By Jeremy Black

During this first quantity within the new Palgrave ''History of Britain'' sequence, Jeremy Black builds an image of 18th century society and polity amazing via its variety, range of instance, and fascinating freshness of fashion. scholars may still locate this a useful advisor to the interval, and others will benefit from the lightness of contact with which a powerful physique of information is deployed .

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Download A Rural Society after the Black Death: Essex 1350-1525 by L. R. Poos PDF

By L. R. Poos

A Rural Society after the Black loss of life is a research of rural social constitution within the English county of Essex among 1350 and 1500. It seeks to appreciate how, within the inhabitants cave in after the Black demise (1348-1349), a selected monetary setting affected traditional people's lives within the components of migration, marriage and employment, and likewise contributed to styles of non secular nonconformity, agrarian riots and unrest, or even rural housing. The interval lower than scrutiny is usually obvious as a transitional period among 'medieval' and 'early-modern' England, yet within the mild of contemporary advances in English old demography, this research means that there has been extra continuity than swap in a few severely very important points of social constitution within the quarter in query. one of the most vital contributions of the booklet are its use of an unprecedentedly wide variety of unique manuscript documents (estate and manorial files, taxation and criminal-court files, royal tenurial files, and the files of church courts, wills etc.) and its program of present quantitative and comparative demographic equipment.

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Download Top 10 London (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides) by Roger Williams, Mary Scott PDF

By Roger Williams, Mary Scott

DK Eyewitness most sensible 10 publications make any vacation spot obtainable via delivering dozens of lists of the ten most sensible eating places, bars, neighborhoods, inns, neighborhood points of interest, and lots more and plenty extra. With insider suggestions for each customer, the head 10 sequence deals within wisdom, and now encompasses a pull-out map and consultant that comes with fold-out maps of urban metro structures, beneficial cell numbers, and 60 nice rules on the right way to spend your day.

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Download An Audience with an Elephant. And Other Encounters on the by Byron Rogers PDF

By Byron Rogers

An viewers with an Elephant is a compendium of the oddest and so much eccentric travels - a go back and forth publication to set along Norman Lewis and Eric Newby for the sheer unpredictability of its encounters and its surreal comedy. yet Bryon Rogers did not enterprise to the ends of the earth to discover singular customized and heroic idiosyncrasy: he had no use to. those are trips to the center of the unusual and far-off land of england. On his travels he meets the Turkish POW in British arms - an historic tortoise captured at Gallipoli and now resident in nice Yarmouth - and the teenaged elephant who has opened extra fetes and supermarkets than any television famous person. the following, too, are such extraordinary figures because the octogenerian triathlete, the guy who (before such issues have been banned) held each international consuming list, and the final hangman in his untroubled retirement. even if exploring the center of britain within the forgotten county of Northamptonshire or accompanying the final tramp during the wilder...

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Download Skipping to school : memoirs of a Liverpool girlhood, by Doris Calder PDF

By Doris Calder

Skipping to varsity is the real tale of a early life spent in Liverpool earlier than, in the course of and after the second one global battle. It recollects the cloth of daily life at the domestic entrance and the effect of battle on either relatives existence and the area people. At domestic in Walton, Doris and her associates realized slogans comparable to 'Make Do and Mend', 'Dig for Victory' and 'Careless speak expenditures Lives'. They accumulated shell caps from bombs and  Read more...

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