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The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by ANON (£23.50)Publisher: Kingfisher — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856135128]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of text block slightly tanned. Text bright and tight. A very nice copy overall.Description: The Kingfisher History Encyclopaedia is full of information about the people, places and events that have shaped our history. 2000+ full-colour illustrations.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 492 pages. Tags: ancient world classical world early middle ages middle ages renaissance trade empire revolution independence agricultural revolution industry early revolution seven years war french revolution medieval explorers china the han dynasty aryan india ottoman empire thirty years war british india unification and colonization opium wars british empire boxer rebellion the world war world war russian revolution fascism great depression spanish civil war shoguns samurai crusade roman empire early american settlers decline rome monasticism tang china bulgars slavs anglo-saxon britain magyars bohemians habsburgs spanish armada songhai empire safavid persia phoenicians ancient egypt megalithic europe myceneans greek dark age
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The Wirral by Alan Brack (£20.50)Publisher: Phillimore & Co. — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0850336791]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint with amendments. [First Edition: 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Wirral was already an old-established administrative unit at the time of Domesday Book. This book is concerned with all those aspects of the Wirral, whether of history, architecture or landscape, that give the peninsula its individuality. Well known as a writer on the locality, Alan Brack starts with the immense advantage of having lived there nearly all his life. His book is at once scholarly, readable and entertaining. He has studiously avoided the highly romanticised view which has persisted in other accounts of the area and his opening chapter, ‘A Place Apart’, sets the tone for the whole book. There are sections on Birkenhead and Wallasey and on Bebington and Bromborough. An authoritative account of the establishment of Ellesmere Port is followed by a chapter on the Urbanised Districts of Hoylake, Neston and Heswall, on the Urbanised, Unexpected and Purpose-built villages, on the open spaces and on crossing the Mersey. The description of Port Sunlight, with its vignette of Lord Leverhulme, is especially well-informed. Human interest relieves a generally topographical approach through the appearance in the local context of the many notable men and women who have been associated with the Wirral.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: wing-commander clatterbridge cheirotherium baden-powell metropolitan christiansen abercrombie kitchingham o'shanter's observatory anglo-saxon engineering bromborough racecourse birkenhead councillor leverhulme woodchurch embankment lighthouse stonehouse elementary refineries boundaries stableford commission shropshire merseyside netherpool overchurch puddington restaurant stephenson brunanburh manchester archibald squadrons bowater's sylvester transport |iiarries brimstage slodclart garibaldi elizabeth ellesmere granville cleveland bebington athelstan magazines
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Beowulf: Text And Translation by John Porter (£18.00)Publisher: Anglo-Saxon — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0951620924]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: The verse in which this story unfolds is, by common consent, the finest writing surviving in Old English, a text that all students of the language and many general readers will want to tackle in the original form. To aid understanding of the Old English, a literal word-by-word translation by John Porter is printed opposite an edited text and provides a practical key to this Anglo-Saxon masterpiece.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 192 pages.
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain by Edited by Kenneth O. Morgan (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1986Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192851748]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Single reading crease to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and her peoples over two thousand years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. The dramatic narrative of developments throughout the British Isles is taken up in turn by. ten leading historians, who offer the fruits of the best modern scholarship to the general reader in an authoritative and attractive form.

From the authors’ exploration of the relationship between the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations in British history there emerges a vivid and sometimes surprising picture of a continuous turmoil of change in every period. But consensus, no less than conflict, is a part of the story: the authors emphasize the elements of continuity in British cultural and social ideals, bringing out that special awareness of nationality and patriotism which has been such a distinctive feature of British society.

By relating both these strands in the British experience, and by exploring the many ways in which Britain has shaped and been shaped by contact with Europe and the wider world, this comprehensive work brings the reader face to face with the past, and the foundations of modern British society.

The book includes over two hundred and fifty illustrations, of which twenty-four are colour plates, all specially chosen to illuminate the text. For easy reference the book also contains a consolidated chronology of events, genealogies of monarchs, and a table of prime ministers. An annotated guide to further reading is provided at the end of the volume.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XIV] 640 pages. Tags: roman britain peter salway the anglo-saxon period john blair early middle ages gillingham later ralph griffiths tudor age guy stuarts morrill eighteenth century paul langford revolution and rule law christopher harvie liberal matthew twentieth kenneth morgan
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Roman Britain and Early England 55 B.C.-A.D. 871 by Peter Hunter Blair (£14.00)Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Newspaper clipping folded and pasted in against the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “Roman Britain was part of a vast, powerful empire; Anglo-Saxon England was politically its own master. The difference is reflected in the written sources. For Roman Britain they are small in bulk, recording matters that primarily concerned not Britain but the empire — its rulers, its military governors and its soldiers. For Anglo-Saxon England, no longer subject to any outside governmental control, they are larger in quantity and more richly varied. Because of this difference in quantity as well as quality, Mr Hunter Blair has turned to other sources of evidence and shown that a rounded narrative of both the Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon periods is possible.

Excavation and aerial photography have won a great deal of new evidence during the last thirty years, and it is chiefly within an archaeological context that the earlier part of this volume rests. Despite the paucity of eye-witness account, the author has presented a comprehensive, fascinating study not only of the military vicissitudes of the Roman occupation but also of provincial government, town and country life, communications and religious beliefs. The picture is reconstructed very largely from inscriptions — a centurion’s tombstone, altars dedicated to Neptune and Ocean by members of a legion anxious to placate the deities of river floods and tides… these are the contemporary, authoritative evidence upon which this absorbing narrative is based.

The later chapters emphasise the interdependence of archaeological and literary evidence in a survey of tie nature of Anglo-Saxon society. The splendid treasure unearthed at Sutton Hoo in 1939 illuminates that great monument of the Anglo-Saxon age, the poem Beowulf, as does the recently excavated site of a royal palace at Old Yeavering. Place-names, too, tell us something about old pagan practices and throw light upon innumerable aspects of life in Anglo-Saxon England.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 292 pages. Tags: great britain history 1066 romans civilization medieval ancient britons anglo-saxons roman period early english anglo-saxon england 449-1066 peter hunter blair first editions firsts printings 1st
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The English Village by Richard Muir (£14.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500241066]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “In the early sections of the book he discusses ways in which you can find out more about your village, or better understand villages that you visit — their names, their layout, with church, green, pond, mill or lockup, the varied houses of their inhabitants. He then turns to the villagers themselves, and shows that their history is in large part the tale of a gritty determination to survive in the face of hardship and oppression, a struggle lightened by companionship and songs and its setting in one of the most beautiful countrysides in the world. He devotes a special chapter to ‘crisis and the village’, from the Black Death to the Great War. Before going on to look at life in Victorian and Edwardian times, and finally to examine the village’s present and future in the light of its past. Commuters have changed the village, but for the first time in a thousand years it has a population which is ready and able to stand up for itself.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: village buildings parish boundaries roman conquest anglo-saxon villagers farming fishing landscape rural england neighbourliness community families english life black death serfdom great shelford cottages dwellings settlement hierarchy streets medieval
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The Illustrated Bede by John Marsden (£14.00)Publisher: MacMillan — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 033347595X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank with a small sticker covering the price on the flap. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Maps; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: “I, Bede, have composed this ecclesiastical history of Britain, and of the English people … using what information I could acquire from ancient documents, from the tradition of my elders, and from my own knowledge.

Thus Bede, writing from his monastery on the Tyne in the early eighth century ad, describes his extraordinary masterwork. The first English history to be written by an Englishman and the incomparable chronicle of Northumbria’s golden age, it has been read for more than twelve hundred and fifty years.

The Illustrated Bede offers specially commissioned new translations from Bede’s historical writings — his Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth & Jarrow as well as the great Ecclesiastical History — telling of the land and the people of ‘an island in the Ocean’, of the warlords who forged the Saxon kingdoms, and the abbots and abbesses, hermits and holy men who dominate the dawn of English Christianity

- Aidan of Lindisfarne, Etheldreda of Ely, John of Beverley, Wilfrid of Hexham, the poet Caedmon, and Cuthbert, the hermit bishop who remains the great saint of the north country.

Bede’s writings are splendidly illustrated with full-colour photographs of the wealth of masonry and manuscript surviving from his time and of landscapes that he himself would have recognised.

This new translation, written and researched in Jarrow and County Durham, captures the distinctive flavour of Bede’s Latin, while the location photography evokes all the atmosphere of the historic sites and holy places associated with Bede’s life and writings — from Northumberland’s coastline and countryside to Columba’s isle of lona and the martyr’s shrine at St Albans.”

The detailed and illuminating introductions draw on modern historical and archaeological research to seek out the man himself in his time

  • Teacher, poet, musician, scientist and historian
  • The scholar monk who travelled no further than York and Lindisfarne yet won renown as the most learned man in Europe
  • One of the north country’s greatest sons, still remembered with an affection that has endured for over twelve centuries as the Venerable Bede of Jarrow…
Notes: Illustrated by Geoff Green (Photos.). Size: 11½" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Tags: bede the venerable saint 673-735 monasticism and religious orders england history middle ages 600-1500 authors latin medieval modern biography english old 450-1100 christian saints anglo-saxons intellectual life civilization anglo-saxon northumbria kingdom church historiography 1066-1485 sources 449-1066 primitive early 30-600 great britain 1066 british irish bce christianity hagiography united john marsden geoff green photos 033347595x gregoryfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Guide to the Archaeological Sites of Britain by Peter Clayton (£12.50)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Fine - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ showing very slight shelf wear.Description: There are in Britain over 2,000 archaeological sites - mostly prehistoric and Roman - that can be visited. They range in size from the faint indications of a partially ploughed out barrow ( ancient burial mound) to complete circuits of wall like those at the Saxon Shore fort of Pevensey. What the visitor needs, when wandering around an ancient site, is some background information which will bring the past to life. And here it is. Mono illustrations throughout.Tags: adopts ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bed bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological block boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings
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Portrait of Avon by John Haddon (£12.50)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709183615]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: This book takes an in-depth look at Avon. It ranges form the busy streets of Bristol to the quiet corners of the coastal moors, from the Georgian splendours of Bath to the bleak uplands of the Mendip Hills. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 221pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: oldbury-on-severn weston-super-mare westbury-on-trym gioucestershire jam-manufacture chulrenhullem account-rolls winterbourne chamberlains writhlington pucklechurch shirehampton mangotsfield aeronautical almondsbury anglo-saxon brislington agriculture kingsweston archaeology cirencester aggregative engineering propagation warminster industrial portishead datestones kilmersdon batheaston whitchurch hardington treasurers rebuilding trowbridge cotswolds aeroplane authority kingswood fishponds colston's lansdowne didmarton thornbury redcliffe grumbalds registers alehouses christian knowledge avonmouth
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The Age of Arthur: A History of the British Isles from 350 to 650 by John Morris (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “With The Age of Arthur John Morris was the first professional historian to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the scattered evidence concerning the infant years of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, their influence upon each other and their relationship with Europe. His highly-praised history is now the classic account of the British Isles from the 4th to the 7th Centuries, from the fall of Rome to the conquest of Britain by the English.

Britain in the 4th century was a wealthy and integral part of the sophisticated Roman empire, when those same factors that destroyed the empire brought civil war to Britain. The first English in Britain, the barbarian troops employed by the Roman government, mutinied in the 440s. After fifty years of intermittent struggle they were finally overcome by the British, led by Arthur, who restored the forms and institutions of imperial Rome. But Arthur lacked the foundation of the integrated Roman economy, and his empire dissolved into rival warlord kingdoms. Continuing wars enabled the English to rebel for a second time and, between 570 and 600, to master most of what is now England.

The seventy-five years of British supremacy bequeathed the legend of Arthur and inspired a movement away from warlord tyranny into monastic society. The British victory gave the British Isles an independent future. The British (called Welsh by the English) retained their identity in Wales, but in England were slowly absorbed by the English. Monastic Christianity bound together the English, the Welsh, the Irish and the peoples of the future Scotland in a common religious outlook, linked with Europe.

The book begins with a survey of 5th century history as a whole to the death of Arthur, and then traces the separate history of the four nations. In a final section the author examines and analyses religion, ideas, learning, economy and society, and explores their change and evolution..”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 665 pages. Tags: arthur king great britain history roman period -449 anglo-saxon 449-1066 dates covered 350-650 arthurian romances sources british irish bce 1000 1500 isles antiquities celtic 1066 europe medieval ireland 1172 john morris first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Times Compact History of the World by Edited by Geoffrey Parker (£12.50)Publisher: Grafton — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0007650809]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: 3d Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the introduction: “This volume attempts to cover the whole story of humankind from its origins, when our ancestors first emerged from the tropical forests of Africa, to the complex, highly articulated world in which we now live. It differs, however, from the original History of the World in three important ways. First, as its name makes clear, it presents the data in a more compact form. Although it includes 80 spreads each contains fewer, simpler maps and (proportionately) more text. Second, every map has been reviewed in order to highlight the salient trends and facts it features. Third, the topics selected for treatment include far more material from the modern period: 24 spreads concentrate on the period since 1914 and no fewer than 17 of them cover the world since 1945.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ancient world human origins ice age world agriculture early chinese agriculture rise civilization mesopotamia americas mesoamerica prehistoric africa indus harappa mohenjo-daro mauryan gupta-vakataka bronze age aegean greek world world religions han china byzantine muslim world islamic world anglo-saxon england varangian russia viking magyar saracen mongol empire safavid mughal ming china
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Viking Age England by Julian D. Richards (£12.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713465190]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;

From the cover: “From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman Conquest, England and the Isle of Man were subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia: the Vikings. They were not only raiders but also settlers and colonizers. During this period the English state was unified under a single ruler for the first time and society was experiencing great changes. In this book Dr Richards assesses how far local developments responded to these events and discusses various aspects:

  • rural settlement and economy
  • the growth of towns
  • trade and exchange
  • craft and industry
  • burial rituals and stone memorials
Results from recent major excavations both in the countryside and in towns, such as London and Lincoln, as well as the remarkable discoveries at Jorvik (York), mean that it is now possible to reassess the Viking contribution to the history of Late Saxon England. Dr Richards examines the archaeological evidence for both the Scandinavian settlers and the local peoples, and looks particularly at the relationship between them.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: civilization viking vikings england antiquities great britain history anglo-saxon period british irish europe scandinavian influences archaeology region julian richards 0713465190
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A Natural History of Man in Britain by H. J. Fleure; M. Davies (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870630734]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and line drawings. From the cover: “One of the aims of this series is to present a comprehensive survey of our natural history in relation to its background and environment. A first and vital consideration in a project of over ninety volumes is the study of man himself through the ages, against the very varied natural conditions afforded by the British Isles.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Collins New Naturalist series. 320 pages. Tags: immigrations romans britons celtic west clothes dwellings villages hamlets church castle communications transport avebury stonehenge regions moorlands scarps lower palaeolithic implements acheulian axes mesolithic implements neolithic hoe blade grimes’ graves causewayed camp monuments axe factories new grange passage-grave cashtal ard court cairn sanctuary overton hill bronze age iron age battersea shield macedonian gold coins iron age tribes roman roads settlements caerleon legionary fortress roman villa romano-british villas wansdyke ogam anglo-saxon viking ship norse settlement pigmentation elizabethan cavalier roundhead corbelled huts welsh long-houses gothic vaulting motte bailey
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New Illustrated British History by Edited by Professor Eric J. Evans (£11.50)Publisher: Starfire — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1903817242]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs & tables. Contributors: Gerard Cheshire, David Harding, Lucinda Hawksley, Brenda Ralph Lewis, Jon Sutherland, Helen Tovey.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: post-conquest chronologies mountbatten anglo-saxon monarchical Northumbria conference historians abdication government university parliament protestant napoleonic macdonald rebellion hadrian’s o’connell gallipoli elizabeth exclusion salisbury cathedral babington influence emergence republic conquest jacobite monarchy troubled britain england lutyens quakers raleigh norwich dynasty society dunstan history utrecht vikings English princes british kingdom western avebury anthony ramsay
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Statuta Universitatis Oxoniensis by Anon. (£11.50)Publisher: Oxonii Clarendon Press — 1892Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards a little rubbed at extremities, slightly frayed at the spine ends and corners. Leans. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. General Statutes Relating To Professorships And Readerships.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: electoral boards tenure university readers regius professor civil law vinerian professor english law chichele professor international law corpus christi professor jurisprudence readership roman law regius professor medicine lichfield trust for clinical instruction savilian professor geometry sedleian professor natural philosophy waynflete professor pure mathematics wykeham professor physics waynflete professor chemistry sherardian professor botany boden professor sanskrit rawlinsonian professor anglo-saxon jesus professor celtic
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The English Settlements by J. N. L. [John Nowell Linton] Myres (£11.50)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198217196]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of Britain series. [XXVIII] 248 pages. Tags: oxford history britain anglo-saxon period social medieval land settlement england anglo-saxons human settlements roman wessex british anglo saxon
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Anglo-Saxon England by Martin Welch (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713465654]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England spans nearly 700 years; this book concentrates on the first three centuries, from the departure of Roman troops to the triumph of Christianity at the end of the seventh century. It was a crucial period of change when England emerged from the confusion caused by waves of migrants. Martin Welch examines the rich archaeological evidence from both excavated settlements and cemeteries, fitting the Anglo-Saxons into a historical framework.
  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What range of evidence can be recovered by excavation?
  • What questions can we answer from these sites?
  • How does archaeology relate to contemporary and later documents?
Until the seventh century we have no written sources, but have to rely on accounts from the eighth and later centuries, such as Bede’s History, together with poetry, especially Beowulf. These sources provide a setting for both Anglo-Saxon communities in life, such as the Yeavering ‘palace’ and the equivalent communities in death, from the cemeteries of farmstead settlements to the magnificent ‘royal’ ship burial at Sutton Hoo.

With over 100 maps, plans, reconstructions and photographs, this is the complete companion to Anglo-Saxon England — whether you wish to study the subject before or after a visit, or whether you are simply an armchair archaeologist.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the English Heritage series. 144 pages. Tags: archaeology period region medieval anglo-saxons antiquities anglo saxon history england excavations art anglo-saxon 449-1066 civilization 1066 410-1066 great britain migration early british irish 1000 1500 europe social science world campbell james 0140143955
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Anglo-Saxon England by F. M. [Frank Merry] Stenton (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198217161]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Description: 3rd edition, [First Published: 1943]. Illustrated by way of: Maps [7]; Fold-Out Maps [1];Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of Britain series. [XLI] 765 pages. Tags: anglo-saxons england history civilization medieval britain anglo saxon period anglo-saxon chronological accounts saxons english british
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Car Tours in the County of Avon by Phil Barclay (£10.50)Publisher: County of Avon Public Relations and Publicity Department — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860631818]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. This booklet has been produced to encourage both tourist and local resident to see more of Avon. The tours are planned to start at Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon, but of course they can be joined anywhere en route. Numerous informal stopping places exist and these afford an opportunity to explore the adjacent countryside on foot along the network of public footpaths that cross the County.Notes: Size: 8¼ x 5¾". 31 pages. Tags: oldbury-on-severn weston-super-mare westbury-on-trym gioucestershire jam-manufacture chulrenhullem account-rolls winterbourne chamberlains writhlington pucklechurch shirehampton mangotsfield aeronautical almondsbury anglo-saxon brislington agriculture kingsweston archaeology cirencester aggregative engineering propagation warminster industrial portishead datestones kilmersdon batheaston whitchurch hardington treasurers rebuilding trowbridge cotswolds aeroplane authority kingswood fishponds colston's lansdowne didmarton thornbury redcliffe grumbalds registers alehouses christian knowledge avonmouth
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Codford: Wool and War in Wiltshire by John Chandler (£10.50)Publisher: Phillimore — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1860774415]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white & maps. From the cover: “Codford is a quintessential English parish and, like every parish, has a story to tell. First mentioned in 901, its later development was subject to the twin influences of road and river. Codford — Wool and War in Wiltshire explores why the landscape and architecture of an agrarian parish look the way they do, and examines how its people, their livelihoods and social connections have made it what it is. From early Anglo-Saxon settlement to important military garrison, through lords and landowners, agriculture and religion, community organisations and the impact of two World Wars, this fascinating look into Codford's rich past will evoke the history of many similar places.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". In the England's Pass For Everyone series. 182 pages. Tags: 9781860774416 entrepreneurs anglo-saxon neighbours remembered government landowners sculptured industrial warminster investing woolstore reckoning codford's wiltshire community afterlife salisbury england's landscape together copyhold military turnpike domesday services building ordering everyone settlers churches floated history codford village serving running gifford society theatre friends meadows 942.315 roofing returns wartime peter's valley mary's things parish coming hermit making tenure chapel fields houses anzacs ashton census trusts circle living itself river shops manor order peter stone world wylye plain farms downs lords water mary past open land from here for and war the new
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Portrait Of The Cotswolds by Edith Brill (£10.50)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0709124988]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightly ruffled edges of the dust wrapper, laminate lifting very slightly near spine, with a closed triangular tear at the head of the lower panel. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: New edition. [First Edition: 1964] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A portrait of a region, like a portrait of a person, depends on the bony structure beneath the surface. The oolitic limestone of the Cotswolds is responsible not only for the smooth flowing undulations of the hills but for the special quality of its architecture, providing the material above ground and below it, worked and unworked, which gives the region its unique distinction. In this book the writer illustrates how human activities through the ages have produced the Cotswolds we see today. The medieval wool-men whose wealth came from sheep bred on the wolds enriched the little towns with churches such as Northleach, Fairford and Chipping Campden; the sixteenth and seventeenth-century stone masons evolved a local style of domestic building whose architectural grace still makes almost every Cotswold village a delight to the eye; the wealthy clothiers of the eighteenth-century left behind mills and many a fine Renaissance house. Though the region declined with the loss of the clothing trade to the North of England it escaped the sprawl and litter of the Industrial Revolution. It waited quiescent, to be discovered by William Morris and others seeking an unspoilt England. The first half of the twentieth-century saw the Cotswolds becoming widely known as artists, craftsmen and writers began to recognize its great natural and architectural beauty. The motor car made it easily accessible, and now it has become one of Britain’s important tourist centres. But it still retains the individuality impressed upon it through the ages by the nature of its stone and the character of its inhabitants.”Notes: Jacket designed by Kenneth Scowen (Photo.). Size: 8¾" x 5½". Mottled Grey boards with Gilt on Blue Title Plate titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: abbots abbotwood abdale ablington akeman aldsworth aldwyn algernon almshouses amberley ambrosius ancient andrew anglo-saxon arlingham arlington ashbee ashmolean astley aston atkyns aurelianus avening avon bagendon bagpath ballard banner baptist barn barnard barnsley baron barrington barrow barrow's bath bathurst batsford battle baunton belas berkeley bevil bibury birdlip bishop bisley blackburn blank blaythwayt
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The King's Peace 1637: 1641 by C. V. Wedwood (£10.50)Publisher: Collins — 1955Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. 2nd Impression.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 560 pages. Tags: northumberland protestantism anglo-saxon ship-money republican experiment parliament principles archbishop normanised challenge political religious narrative henrietta strafford wentworth campbell hamilton colonial scotland scaffold princess assembly viscount scottish settlers kilkenny politics marquis decline ireland william glasgow empires commons history country foreign charles british public argyll orange second deputy celtic faith crown first scots house death reign maria james court percy civil isles king from wars mary army earl lord laud john the pym war
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The Making of the English Landscape by W. G. Hoskins (£10.50)Publisher: London: The Folio Society — 2005Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Contains: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Plans;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Keith Thomas. Size: 10¼" x 7½". Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXIX] 280 pages. Tags: historical geography landscapes britain pre-roman landscape anglo-saxon estate boundaries marsh fen moor rural england parliamentary enclosure industrial water-power mills steam-power slums roads canals railways market-town
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Alfred's Kingdom by David A. Hinton (£9.50)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0460042890]Condition: Good — in Poor Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks and chips at both edges, yellowed at the extremities. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Leans. Text acceptable.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs, maps and drawings. Wessex and the South, 800-1500.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the History in the Landscape series. 228 pages. Tags: eighteenth-century fourteenth-century eleventh-century fortifications eighth-century ninth-century craftsmanship timber-built anglo-saxons press-ganged winterbourne ground-plan reassembled excavations southampton antiquities anglo-saxon significant cooking-pot renaissance cross-shaft manor-house wallingford conditions resistance titchfield structures steepleton landscape 1066-1485 limestone sculpture hampshire farmhouse transport buildings metalwork abingdon southern 800-1500 building defences medieval surfaces 500-1500 country studies figures pottery weapons history
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British History by Edited by Eric J. Evans (£9.50)Publisher: Star Fire — 2001Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1903817242]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Illustrated. Contributors: Gerard Cheshire; David Harding; Lucinda Hawksley; Brenda Ralph Lewis; Jon Sutherland; Helen Tovey; From the cover: “From the evolution of monarchy, through the unification of the four countries, to the state of Britain in the new millennium, British History provides details about major events like the Battle of Waterloo or significant individuals like Gladstone, offering a comprehensive understanding of the factors that make up this extraordinary country and its rich culture. Packed with battles and wars and full of great and notorious monarchs, such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria, British History charts the cultural achievements of Britain, from the palaces and the ancient ruins to the poets and the pioneers.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: abdication anglia anglo-saxon avebury babington beneficent bills byron cabal cathedral chronologies conference conservatives crisis cutty d-day developments dunstan economic edward elizabeth empire european exclusion fabian figures framework fry gallipoli gwynn hadrian’s historians hyde iceni jacobite julian kells kingdom knox labour leading lord lutyens macdonald market mountbatten movements napoleonic nell northumbria norwich o’connell oxford paine plot princes prosperity quakers raleigh ramsay rebellion revolutionary riots rye salisbury sark society struggles swing tallis treaty tudors tyler university utrecht vikings wars wat wyclif yalta zulu
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Old English Prose and Verse: An Annotated Selection With Introductions and Notes by Roger Fowler (£9.50)Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. . little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is also faded. Ex-library with the first blank removed and a stamp to the reverse of the title page. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. From the cover: “The book provides students of the earliest stage of our literature with a selection of texts for a complete introductory course. All the principal poems and prose works in this literature are represented, including more generous extracts from Beowulf than are common in anthologies of this type. By omitting texts of primarily philological and historical interest it has been possible to include enough literary texts to satisfy all but the advanced student, who will follow this volume with the specialised editions available. A departure from the traditional design of Old English anthologies is the provision of full critical and annotative apparatus. In the past it has been necessary for students to go beyond their Readers, to specialised editions or to learned articles, in order to discover even the most basic information about the extracts or their content. Here each text is accompanied by an introduction which gives brief details of (where known) date, authorship, manuscript situation, character and critical interest. Line-by-line explanatory notes are also provided, and a bibliography of books and articles for further study. The glossary aims to be more explicit about form and meaning, and easier to use than those of earlier selections..”Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 234 pages. Tags: ages anglo-saxon anglo-saxons anthologies civilization collections english fowler language literary literature medieval middle old readers roger
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Secret Cotswolds by Lorna Bolingbroke (£9.50)Publisher: Black Sheep Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Laminate very slightly marked on dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. 112pp. Index. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.)Notes: 112 pages. Tags: abbots abbotwood abdale ablington akeman aldsworth aldwyn algernon almshouses amberley ambrosius ancient andrew anglo-saxon arlingham arlington ashbee ashmolean astley aston atkyns aurelianus avening avon bagendon bagpath ballard banner baptist barn barnard barnsley baron barrington barrow barrow's bath bathurst batsford battle baunton belas berkeley bevil bibury birdlip bishop bisley blackburn blank blaythwayt
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The Amateur Dramatics Handbook: A Practical Guide by Jack Cassin-Scott (£9.50)Publisher: Cassell — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0304343587]Condition: Good+. A slightly dog-eared copy with a small ‘damaged’ stamp to the title page.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. First in this edition. Contains: Designing the stage; scene painting; making costumes; stage properties; make-up and wings; lighting; safety;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 144 pages. Tags: theatre-in-the-round non-professional actor-producer front-of-house dressing-rooms chamberlain's theatreacting stage-setting photographers imaginations measurements refreshments arrangements phonographic fireproofing bill-posting performances advertising floodlights greasepaint regulations colourwheel seventeenth spectators’ renaissance performance bacrooculus furnishings theatricals performer’s anglo-saxon spotlights footlights box-office programmes directions backcloths audience’s activities clavicular hairstyles auditorium post-roman theatrical atmosphere nineteenth production back-cloth eighteenth performing proscenium
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The English Settlements by J. N. L. [John Nowell Linton] Myres (£9.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192822357]Condition: Very Good. Pages gently age tanned. A little faded at the spine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 252 pages. Tags: land settlement england history great britain anglo-saxon period 449-1066 juvenile literature 1066 world american roman -449 social anglo- john nowell linton myres 0192822357
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The English: The Making of a Nation from 430-1700 by Malcolm Billings (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 056336114X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “WHO ARE THE ENGLISH? From the Anglo-Saxon invasions to the Act of Union — the end of specifically English history — Malcolm Billings evokes a vivid picture of the people, places and events which shaped the national character.

This book sets out to explore the quality of Englishness that distinguishes this people from other Europeans including the Welsh, the Scots and the Irish. What influence did successive waves of invasion — Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman — and the traumas of the Black Death, Civil War, and Industrial Revolution have on the English character? And how did individual monarchs and famous figures from the world of chivalry, politics, religion and learning help to forge English culture and personality?

Searching out sites at home and abroad, Malcolm Billings, together with historian Jonathan Riley-Smith, visits castles, churches, battlefields and great country houses which all have a part to play in the fascinating story of the English.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 146 pages. Tags: british great britain history medieval period 1066-1485 medical england civilization english persons national identity world characteristics engl bce modern 1500 onwards malcolm billings 056336114x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Stubborn Forest by Paul Hyland (£8.50)Publisher: Bloodaxe Books — 1994Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0906427592]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Review copy slip laid in. From the cover: “Plundering the language, Paul Hyland carefully and forcefully renders experience and imagination using ‘the best trees/ for those tasks I could take on’. Rooted in English land and life, his Stubborn Forest yields a rich hoard of new poems in the gritty Anglo-Saxon tradition.

This is a strongly imaginative book. It shows a range not only of technique but also of tone, in portraits of places and people, dream poems, riddles, elegies, and enigmatic poems which-like those of Hyland’s previous book Poems of Z — speak through personae or fictional characters. Many of the poems explore particular landscapes: Dorset, South-West England, and Northumbria.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 95 pages. Tags: ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy english epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza texts traditions uses verse versifier villanelle
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The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology by Kevin Crossley-Holland (£8.00)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0192835475]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Oxford World's Classics series. 308 pages. Tags: english literature old 450-1100 modernized versions anglo-saxons literary collections sources history anglo-saxon anthologies translations into and criticism great britain period 449-1066 texts military sociology classics histo kevin crossley-holland 0192835475 oxford world
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The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Invasion: With an Introduction and a Translation from the Contemporary Account of William of Poitiers by Lewis Thorpe (£7.50)Publisher: The Folio Society — 1973Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards. Book plate to the first blank.Description: First in this edition.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red Spine Strip with Blue Marbled boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 110 pages. Tags: 1066 anglo-saxon battle bayeux britain century confessor edward eleventh embroidery england france great greatbritain guilelmus gulielmus hastings historiography history king medieval period pictaviensis sources tapestry the william
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The Cotswolds by Robin Whiteman & Rob Talbot (£7.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 029779467]Condition: Very Good. Wraps lightly rubbed at the edges.Description: In this celebration of the Cotswolds, author and photographer record the unique architecture and landscape and perfectly evoke its timeless quality.Notes: Illustrated by Rob Talbot (Photos.). Foreword or introduction by Jilly Cooper. Size: 7½" x 10". 160 pages. Tags: abbots abbotwood abdale ablington akeman aldsworth aldwyn algernon almshouses amberley ambrosius ancient andrew anglo-saxon arlingham arlington ashbee ashmolean astley aston atkyns aurelianus avening avon bagendon bagpath ballard banner baptist barn barnard barnsley baron barrington barrow barrow's bath bathurst batsford battle baunton belas berkeley bevil bibury birdlip bishop bisley blackburn blank blaythwayt
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The Last English King by Julian Rathbone (£7.00)Publisher: Abacus — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780349109435]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the cover: “In 1066, a ‘jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths’ cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his King and country…”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: harold king england 1066 fiction great britain history anglo-saxon period literature folklore mythology anglo saxon fairy tales folk legends myth legend told historical mythological julian rathbone 0349109435
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Flights into Yesterday — The Story of Aerial Archaeology by Leo Deuel (£6.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356031527]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, sticker to the spine of the dust wrapper has been removed, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page.Description: From the cover: “Aerial photography has provided the archaeologist with one of his most effective means of research. Unlike his co-worker on the ground the aerial archaeologist is not confined to a limited area. His roving eye takes in a wide panorama at one glance and his work in recent years has frequently resulted in startling discoveries. Flights into Yesterday provides a compelling account of the science, history and personalities of aerial archaeology. It shows the close links between early military reconnaissance and aerial research and how enthusiasts borrowed time and aircraft to aid their searches. It recalls the adventures and misfortunes which early pioneers encountered in an effort to further their investigations. The flights of Colonel Charles Lindbergh over the jungles of South America, and Poidebard’s search for Byzantine camps in the deserts of the Middle East, contrast with Crawford’s patient photography of the meadows of England.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards. 302 pages. Tags: adopts aerial ages aggradation agriculture amphitheatres amphorae ancient anglia anglo-saxon animals antiquities antler archaeology architectural archiving artefacts ash-houses avenue awls axes bags bailey balls bandits barns barrows baths beacons bee-bole beehive bee-keeping beginnings bibbings biological boiling-mounds bone borders boundaries boundary brae bricks brick-work bridges britain broadswords bronze brooches buildings bull-rings burials
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Place Names of England and Wales by James Johnson (£6.50)Publisher: Bracken Books — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1858911338]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Over the past two thousand years successive waves of invaders have left their mark on mainland Britain. Nowhere is this more evident than in the names they gave to their settlements and the geographical features of the landscape. London, for example, was originally a Celtic ‘Ion din’ or ‘marsh with a fort’, while Birmingham was the home of the sons of an Anglo-Saxon Beorn. This fascinating book, first published in 1915, provides a comprehensive guide to hundreds of these names. For each entry the author has traced the name back to its earliest mention, whether in the Domesday Book, the works of Roman historians or ancient Celtic documents. He then goes on to show how the name has changed over the centuries and to explain its meaning. Meticulously researched and detailed, this is a book for everybody who wants to know more about the history of England and Wales.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 532 pages. Tags: dictionaries england geographical names place the wales
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The Anglo-Saxons by David Wilson (£6.50)Publisher: Penguin — 1978Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages heavily tanned. Small stamp to the first blank. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The spade is rescuing the Anglo-Saxons from the dim role of warrior-heroes to which their surviving literature and weapons had consigned them. The Sutton Hoo treasures and other more recent excavations have yielded details of the material existence of a people who may have traded with Poland, Byzantium and Africa, though indirectly, whose coinage was sophisticated, and who worked in wood, metal, pottery, glass, bone, ivory and jewellery. The shape of their villages and the nature of their food, clothes and art is beginning to emerge.

The Anglo-Saxons presents a brief but very comprehensive view, based on the archaeological material, of life in England between the fifth and eleventh centuries. A short outline of the pagan and Christian epochs introduces chapters on the daily life of the people, on art, weapons and warfare.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Bridget Heal. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 184 pages. Tags: anglo-saxons england great britain antiquities history anglo-saxon period 449-1066 civilization 1066 archaeological sources british irish early 1450 1500 travel europe regional david wilson
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The Cotswolds by Eric R Delderfield (£6.50)Publisher: ERD Publications Ltd — 1969Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0900345020]Condition: Very Good.Description: Some stories of the lovely villages and churches in the Cotswolds. With 25 black and white photographs by the author.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). Tags: abbots abbotwood abdale ablington akeman aldsworth aldwyn algernon almshouses amberley ambrosius ancient andrew anglo-saxon arlingham arlington ashbee ashmolean astley aston atkyns aurelianus avening avon bagendon bagpath ballard banner baptist barn barnard barnsley baron barrington barrow barrow's bath bathurst batsford battle baunton belas berkeley bevil bibury birdlip bishop bisley blackburn blank blaythwayt
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The Last English King by Julian Rathbone (£6.50)Publisher: Abacus — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0349109435]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “In 1066, a ‘jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths’ cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his King and country…”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 381 pages. Tags: harold king england 1066 fiction great britain history anglo-saxon period literature folklore mythology anglo saxon fairy tales folk legends myth legend told historical mythological julian rathbone 0349109435
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The Anglo-Saxons by David Wilson (£5.50)Publisher: Pelican — 1975Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140212299]Condition: Good.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The spade is rescuing the Anglo-Saxons from the dim role of warrior-heroes to which their surviving literature and weapons had consigned them. The Sutton Hoo treasures and other more recent excavations have yielded details of the material existence of a people who may have traded with Poland, Byzantium and Africa, though indirectly, whose coinage was sophisticated, and who worked in wood, metal, pottery, glass, bone, ivory and jewellery. The shape of their villages and the nature of their food, clothes and art is beginning to emerge.

The Anglo-Saxons presents a brief but very comprehensive view, based on the archaeological material, of life in England between the fifth and eleventh centuries. A short outline of the pagan and Christian epochs introduces chapters on the daily life of the people, on art, weapons and warfare.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Bridget Heal. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 184 pages. Tags: anglo-saxons england great britain antiquities history anglo-saxon period 449-1066 civilization 1066 archaeological sources british irish early 1450 1500 travel europe regional david wilson
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The Last English King by Julian Rathbone (£5.50)Publisher: Abacus — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0349109435]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: From the cover: “In 1066, a ‘jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths’ cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his King and country…”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 381 pages. Tags: harold king england 1066 fiction great britain history anglo-saxon period literature folklore mythology anglo saxon fairy tales folk legends myth legend historical mythological rathbone 0349109435
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From Alfred to Henry III 871-1272 by Christopher Brooke (£4.00)Publisher: Cardinal — 1974Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0351154272]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear. Previous owners inscription to ffe. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: First in this edition. The 400 years covered by this volume saw two Danish invasions and the Norman Conquest of England.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the Sphere Library series. 294 pages. Tags: infiltration introduction genealogical institutions anglo-norman fundamentals monasteries anglo-saxon government cathedrals settlement appendices thirteenth materials feudalism monarchy scotland conquest ethelred commerce monastic lanfranc richard reading schools william century british ireland england angevin justice central kingdom english stephen village revival tables reform alfred becket making thomas church norman empire wales local dates table books reign ninth danes manor towns papal edgar isles legal henry cnut john town
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The Last English King by Julian Rathbone (£4.00)Publisher: Abacus — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780349109435]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine.Description: From the cover: “In 1066, a ‘jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths’ cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his King and country…”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 400 pages. Tags: harold king england 1066 fiction great britain history anglo-saxon period literature folklore mythology anglo saxon fairy tales folk legends myth legend told historical mythological julian rathbone 0349109435
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The Quest for Arthur's Britain by Geoffrey Ashe (£4.00)Publisher: Paladin — 1975Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0586080449]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: From the cover: “The story of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the chief myth of Britain. But is it something more than myth? Most scholars now regard Arthur’s reality as probable and accept ‘Arthurian Britain’ as a meaningful historical term. Solid facts have emerged through the recent work of archaeologists. The Quest for Arthur’s Britain examines the historical foundations of the Arthurian tradition, and then, in five archaeological chapters, presents the results of excavations to date at Cadbury (reputed site of Camelot), Tintagel, Glastonbury and less-known places. An outline of Arthurian Britain takes shape, and several fascinating questions emerge. For example, were the Dark Ages in Britain a transitory, unimportant period? Or did the Celtic resistance against the Anglo-Saxons — a resistance identified with Arthur — have a profound effect on the development of the British Isles?”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 238 pages. Tags: alcock and anglo-saxon antiquities archaeology arthur arthurian ashe bahtz britain britons celtic courtenay critical criticism england folklore geoffrey great haunts history homes jill king kings legends leslie period philip racy radford rahtz ralegh roman romances rulers sources studies wales
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