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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 32 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown
    The Many Not The Few: An Illustrated History of Britain Shaped by the People - by Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780264448 | ISBN 10: 1780264445

    An old union rep, Joe, and his granddaughter, Arushi, spend a few pleasant days together going over the history of the labour movement. Over tea and sandwiches in his studio they consider the whole wide sweep and points of connection throughout histo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Ruins B.C.: The Explorer
    Wild Ruins B.C.: The Explorer's Guide to Britain's Ancient Sites - by Dave Hamilton

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910636169 | ISBN 10: 1910636169

    Wild Ruins B.C. reveals Britain’s extraordinary ancient history, from 10,000 years ago to the birth of Christ. Exploring over 400 wild sites, discover the lost remains and mysterious stones that lie hidden in some of the most beautiful landscapes o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain by Peter Fryer
    Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain - by Peter Fryer

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745338309 | ISBN 10: 0745338305

    Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650 by John Rees
    The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650 - by John Rees

    £11.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784783891 | ISBN 10: 1784783897

    The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution.  The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the 1640s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central figures in the history of dem ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages by Max Adams
    In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages - by Max Adams

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784080334 | ISBN 10: 1784080330

    The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain (410) and the death of Alfred the Great (899) have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through their material remnants: buildings, books, m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Now is the Time by Melvyn Bragg
    Now is the Time - by Melvyn Bragg

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781473614550 | ISBN 10: 1473614554

    A thrilling fictional recreation of the biggest rebellion in English history - the so-called Peasants' Revolt.   In this gripping novel, Melvyn Bragg brings an extraordinary episode in English history to fresh, urgent life.   At the end ... more

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  • Cover image of book Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation - by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846274206 | ISBN 10: 1846274206

    England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day by Peter Linebaugh
    The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day - by Peter Linebaugh

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781629631073 | ISBN 10: 1629631078

    “May Day is about affirmation, the love of life, and the start of spring, so it has to be about the beginning of the end of the capitalist system of exploitation, oppression, war, and overall misery, toil, and moil.” So writes celebrated historian Pe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins
    The Old Straight Track - by Alfred Watkins

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781856628 | ISBN 10: 1781856621

    A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.   First published in 1925, The Old Straight Track described the author's ... more

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  • Cover image of book England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 by Juliet Barker
    England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 - by Juliet Barker

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349123820 | ISBN 10: 0349123829

    A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from the acclaimed author of Agincourt.  The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what ever ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London
    Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History - by David Rosenberg

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745334097 | ISBN 10: 0745334091

    The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners, David R ... more

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  • Cover image of book Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic by Kate Colquhoun
    Did She Kill Him? A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic - by Kate Colquhoun

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349138565 | ISBN 10: 0349138567

    The sensational murder trial of Florence Maybrick that gripped Victorian society. In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James ... more

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  • Cover image of book All the Countries We
    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To - by Stuart Laycock

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780750952125 | ISBN 10: 0750952121

    Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we’ve invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That’s not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent.  Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane
    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - by Robert Macfarlane

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141030586 | ISBN 10: 0141030585

    In The Old Ways Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Restless Revolutionaries: A History of Britain
    Restless Revolutionaries: A History of Britain's Fight for a Republic - by Clive Bloom

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752458564 | ISBN 10: 0752458566

    From regicides to revolutionaries; from fascists to anarchists; from Tom Paine to Tom Wintringham, this book is a history of noble ideals and crushing failures in which Clive Bloom takes us on a journey through British history, exploring our often ro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Old Stone Monuments by James Fergusson
    Old Stone Monuments - by James Fergusson

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906621070 | ISBN 10: 1906621071

    A classic study of megaliths with a global perspective; beautifully illustrated.  Originally titled Rude Stone Monuments, this text is required reading for any serious student of ancient history and architecture. In the author’s own words ... more

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  • Cover image of book The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Trouble-making from the Normans to the Nineties by David Horspool
    The English Rebel: One Thousand Years of Trouble-making from the Normans to the Nineties - by David Horspool

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141025476 | ISBN 10: 0141025476

    The English have a rich and glorious history of making trouble for themselves. One hundred and forty years before the French Revolution, the English executed their king and instituted a radical revolutionary government. In 1215, more than 570 years b ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Radical History of Britain: Visionaries, Rebels and Revolutionaries ... by Edward Vallance
    A Radical History of Britain: Visionaries, Rebels and Revolutionaries ... - by Edward Vallance

    £13.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780349120263 | ISBN 10: 0349120269

    From medieval Runnymede to twentieth-century Jarrow, from King Alfred to George Orwell by way of John Lilburne and Mary Wollstonecraft, a rich and colourful thread of radicalism runs through a thousand years of British history. In this fascinating st ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of English Magic by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate
    The Book of English Magic - by Philip Carr-Gomm and Richard Heygate

    £16.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848540415 | ISBN 10: 1848540418

    The Book of English Magic explores the curious and little-known fact that of all the countries in the world, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice. English authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Summer of Blood: The Peasant
    Summer of Blood: The Peasant's Revolt of 1381 - by Dan Jones

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007213931 | ISBN 10: 000721393x

    Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian, Summer of Blood breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.  The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 is one of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir
    Traitors of the Tower - by Alison Weir

    £2.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099542285 | ISBN 10: 0099542285

    Produced as part of the 2010 Quick Reads Series, Alison Weir's Traitors of the Tower is a wonderful introduction to this brilliant historian.  More than four hundred years ago, seven people – five of them women – were beheaded in the Tower of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Time Traveller by Ian Mortimer
    The Time Traveller - by Ian Mortimer

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781845950996 | ISBN 10: 1845950992

    The past is a foreign country: this is your guidebook.   Imagine you could get into a time machine and travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? Should you go t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians by Mark Crail
    Tracing Your Labour Movement Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians - by Mark Crail

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848840591 | ISBN 10: 1848840594

    If you want to find out about the life of an ancestor who was active in the labour movement or was a union member, this handbook will be a fascinating introduction to the subject. Mark Crail provides a graphic and authoritative account of the history ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Origins of the British: The New Prehistory of Britain by Stephen Oppenheimer
    The Origins of the British: The New Prehistory of Britain - by Stephen Oppenheimer

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845294823 | ISBN 10: 1845294823

    Stephen Oppenheimer’s extraordinary scientific detective story combining genetics, linguistics, archaeology and historical record shatters the myths we have come to live by. It demonstrates that the Anglo-Saxon invasions contributed just a tiny fract ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sailors: English Merchant Seamen 1650 - 1775 by Peter Earle
    Sailors: English Merchant Seamen 1650 - 1775 - by Peter Earle

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780413776341 | ISBN 10: 0413776344

    A lively historical exploration of the lives of English sailors in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when England dominated the world in commerce and naval power.   Drawing on primary documents and diaries, Peter Earle explores every a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Imagining Robin Hood: The Late Medieval Stories in Historical Context by A J Pollard
    Imagining Robin Hood: The Late Medieval Stories in Historical Context - by A J Pollard

    £22.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780415404938 | ISBN 10: 0415404932

    A.J Pollard takes us back to the earliest surviving stories of Robin Hood, the stories, tales and ballads of the fifteenth century and he re-examines the story of this fascinating figure. Setting out the economic, social and political context of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nature
    Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick - by Jenny Uglow

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571223756 | ISBN 10: 0571223753

    At the end of the eighteenth-century Britain fell in love with nature. Two books marked this moment - Gilbert White's "Natural History of Selborne" and Thomas Bewick's "History of British Birds", the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill
    Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy - by Malcolm Gaskill

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719561214 | ISBN 10: 0719561213

    By the Spring of 1645, civil war had exacted a terrible toll upon England. Disease was rife, apocalyptic omens appeared in the skies, and idolators were detected in every shire. In a remote corner of Essex two obscure gentlemen began interrogating wo ... more

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  • Cover image of book East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914 by William J Fishman
    East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914 - by William J Fishman

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780907123453 | ISBN 10: 0907123457

    The author describes London's East End at a time of mass immigration from Eastern Europe to the shabby tenements of Stepney and Whitechapel. This was the birthplace of the Jewish socialist and libertarian movement. The book brings alive a forgotten a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Asians In Britain: 400 Years of History by Rozina Visram
    Asians In Britain: 400 Years of History - by Rozina Visram

    £26.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780745313733 | ISBN 10: 0745313736

    In this groundbreaking book Rozina Visram offers an extensively researched, comprehensive study of Asians from the Indian subcontinent in Britain. Spanning four centuries, it tells the history of the Indian community in Britain from the first recorde ... more

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  • Cover image of book Utopia Britannica: British Utopian Experiments 1325-1945 by Chris Coates
    Utopia Britannica: British Utopian Experiments 1325-1945 - by Chris Coates

    £16.50   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780951494585 | ISBN 10: 0951494589

    This book provides a wealth of information about communities, communes & co-operatives, of all types and scales, that existed in the UK from the 14th century until World War II. It brings the various characters to life, assisted by plenty of photogra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rural Rides by William Cobbett
    Rural Rides - by William Cobbett

    £12.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780140435795 | ISBN 10: 0140435794

    Travelling on horseback through southern England in the early 19th century, William Cobbett provides evocative and accurate descriptions of the countryside, colourful accounts of his encounters with labourers, and indignant outbursts at the encroachi ... more

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