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      1916: The Easter Rising.

      For six days from noon on the 24th of April 1916, the Irish nation trembled as death and destruction stalked the streets of Dublin. This is the story of the participants, the planning, the actuality, the government response, and the long felt aftermath...

      Was: $29.99
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      1956: The Year That Changed Britain.

      In 1956, everything changed. Britain and France occupied Suez, and the Soviet Union invaded Hungary. Nikita Khrushchev's `secret speech' exposed the crimes of Stalin. Suddenly the left found itself homeless, as the Communist Party became uninhabitable...

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      1965: The Year Modern Britain was Born.

      It saw artistic, literary, technological, political, and ethical changes and Bray's mocking wit and penetrating analysis appraises the year's key characters and events. The reverberations of what happened that year were heard and felt by everyone in the...

      Was: $27.95
      Now: $12.95
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      A Brief History of Britain 1485-1660.

      In 1485 Richard III's death on Bosworth Field meant the Tudor dynasty won the crown. Under their rule England became a Protestant nation and became an important trading and political power. A hundred years later Elizabeth I died and the throne passed to...

      Was: $24.95
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      A Brief History of British Sea Power.

      Describes the growth of British skill and confidence at sea, from its obscure beginnings 1500 years ago to its climax in the 20th century when the British navy was the biggest in the world and over half the world's merchant ships were British. ÔHowarth's...

      Was: $29.95
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      A Brief History of the British Army.

      The story of the British Army has many facets, being a tale of heroic successes and tragic failures, of dogged determination and drunken disorder. In this wide-ranging yet concise account, Haswell sketches the medieval background before concentrating on...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $5.00
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      All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45.

      This tells the remarkable story of how Winston Churchill engineered a coalition government which steered Britain through its darkest hour, rallied the nation and helped win the war. 'É A gripping account, full of drama, personality and humour'...

      Was: $29.95
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      Arena of Ambition: A History of the Cambridge Union.

      Although 1815 is recent history by the University of Cambridge's standards, the Union's foundation in that year does make it older than fourteen colleges and the Boat Race (first held in 1829). The author gives a thorough list of all the presidents,...

      Was: $75.00
      Now: $5.00
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      Blair's Britain, 1997-2007.

      Publisher Description Tony Blair has dominated British political life for more than a decade. Like Margaret Thatcher before him, he has changed the terms of political debate and provoked as much condemnation as admiration. At the end of his era in...

      Was: $65.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Bombers and Mash: The Domestic Front 1939-45.

      If you think times are tough today, perhaps you need to read the story of British women during WWII told through pictures, personal stories, and recipes. It is said that the British populace was never healthier or thinner than during the war. You'll be...

      Was: $32.99
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      Bright Particular Stars: A Gallery of Glorious British Eccentrics.

      A splendidly pleasurable look at the remarkable impact of 26 British eccentrics on 26 unremarkable British locations. For example: from Broadway in the Cotswolds came the Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps who dreamed of possessing every book in...

      Was: $59.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Britain's Rottenest Years.

      A marvellous leapfrog through history which takes us through the most interesting miserable bits. There was AD 60 when 50,000 Roman legionnaires arrived; 1349 (the Black Death); 1783 (violent storms and a fog that laid Britain to waste); and 1981, the...

      Was: $35.00
      Now: $12.95
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      Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City.

      He challenges our common perception of the Victorian city. Rather than just a byword for pollution and poverty, the nineteenth-century city boasted an unrivalled sense of civic pride and provincial power. Includes b/w and colour photos and illustrations...

      Was: $34.95
      Now: $14.95
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      Dark City: Crime in Wartime London.

      Wartime London was a criminal's paradise. Crime writer Read paints a vivid picture of what life was really like in 1940s London, and profiles some of the most notorious perpetrators including the 'Blackout Ripper', Chicago Joe, the Elephant Boys, John...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Earls of Paradise: England and the Dream of Perfection.

      An exploration of the notion of a realm of bliss and beauty (Arcadia), it concentrates on the history of one family from 1520-1650 - the Earls of Pembroke, their wives, children and their vast estates. Through their story Nicolson captures a world in...

      Was: $53.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One.

      The First World War shattered individual lives, changed society, and altered the way we think about conflict. The war was so immense and the country so tested and stretched, that for the first time it needed the strength and ability of its women. They...

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      Great War Britain: The First World War at Home.

      Popular weekly magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen, recorded the national preoccupations of the time and in particular, the upper-class experience of war. Targeted at a well-heeled, largely female audience, these magazines quickly...

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      Now: $24.95
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      Heart Beguiling Araby: The English Romance with Arabia.

      Explores the lives of four of the most influential Victorian writers on Arabia: Sir Richard Burton, Gifford Palgrave, Wilfred Blunt and Charles Doughty, as well as the legend of T.E. Lawrence. For various reasons, all of them were ill at ease in...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Henley-on-Thames Then and Now.

      This picturesque centre is of course known around the world for its famous Royal Regatta. These wonderful photos illustrate the changing face of this popular town and provide an amazing insight into the history of this part of Oxfordshire. Publisher...

      Was: $34.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Hope and Glory: Epic Stories of Empire and Commonwealth.

      Publisher Description This work covers tales from local people whose journey through life has taken them from their homeland to Britain as well as those who left the Southwest for a life overseas. Testimonies and reconstructions tell of child migrants,...

      Was: $39.95
      Now: $12.95