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STEPPLER, GLENN A.
Britons to Arms! the Story of the British Volunteer Soldier and the Volunteer Tradition in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Stroud, Gloucestershire, Budding. 1997, Reprint. (ISBN: 1840150149) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 185 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "At first a spontaneous and temporary response to threats of invasion and internal rebellion, the British Volunteer became a permanent feature of military organization in the mid-Victorian era, eventually evolving into the territorial soldier of the twentieth century. Presented here is a general history of the Volunteer forces together with a detailed account of the experience of two Midland counties - Leicestershire and Rutland. Thus both the intensely local dimension of what were initially ad hoc town and village corps, and the national significance of the British volunteer tradition are explored. Spanning three centuries, from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this book charts the evolution, and the persistence, of a recurring phenomenon. It explains the exact origin and nature of the Napoleonic Volunteer Force and its mounted arm, the Yeomanry; the Victorian Rifle Volunteers and the Territorials of the twentieth century, as well as the Home Guard of 1940 and its little-known predecessor, the Volunteer Training Corps of the First World War. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of contemporary black-and-white illustrations and set firmly in its social and political context, with careful attention paid to the organization, development and military role of the Volunteer forces, this is the story of a distinctly British institution." Light cigarette odour. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine. Very Good+/Near Fine.
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Book number: 24092
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Napoleonic Wars, Territorials, World War I, Ii, Yeomanry, Rifle Volunteers, Ballots, Drills, Hinckley, Home Guard, Imperial, Ireland, Joint Associations, Leicester, Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, First Wo

 
STEVENSON, JOHN.
Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1870.
London, Longmans. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0582483255) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 374 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In this book, the first sustained and integrated study of popular disturbances over the long period that links the age of oligarchy with the late Victorian, Dr Stevenson uses his own research and the work of other historians to examine the causes and character of such disturbances, and their relationship with social and economic change. The breadth of treatment, from eighteenth century election riots through the movements of which the Luddites and the Chartists are only the most familiar to the crises of the later nineteenth century, allows Dr Stevenson to uncover and explore long-term patterns in popular discontent, and to set individual outbreaks in a wider context. He devotes particular attention to price and wage riots, to the London 'mob', to the development of new forms of popular protest, and to the overall distribution and significance of these movements. In his introduction, he discusses some of the methodological problems presented by the subject, and gives a critical appraisal of various approaches to it. He concludes with an examination of the role of popular disturbances in English society and their political significance, both in terms of the 'politics of protest' and the threat of revolution in industrialising Britain." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small faint mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket very minor edgewear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, very small scuff on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 19694
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.25 | £UK 36.75 | JP¥ 5187]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Great Britain, Politics, Government, 18th Century England, 19th Cemtury England, Collective Behavior, Riots, Public Disorder, London, Food, Labour, Labor, Disputes, Combination Laws, Revolutions, Reform, Unions, Labourers, Industrial, Agricultural, Charti

 
MITFORD, DEBORAH, DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE. INTRODUCTIONS BY TOM STOPPARD AND ALAN BENNETT.
All in One Basket. (Contains: Counting My Chickens & Home to Roost. )
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2011, First American Edition. (ISBN: 9780374103460) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Will Topley. 359 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(C)ollects the Duchess of Devonshire's razor-sharp occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality. (This book) combines two earlier collections, 'Counting My Chickens' and its sequel, 'Home to Roost', which has not heretofore been published in the United States. In these pages, we hear anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's great stately home; and of course the tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began rising as a child for pocket money. (G)lamorous recollections happily coexist with practical insights into country and family life, and the result is a revelatory, intimate portrait of a woman described by 'The New York Times' as 'a national treasure'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 27419
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Chatsworth House, Stately Homes, Aristocracy, Aristocrats, Gardens, Flowers, John F. Kennedy, Ditchley Lancaster, Nancy, Uncle Matthew, Chickens. Cappoquin Boathouse, Deportment, Cambridge Union, Edensor. 9780374103460 Will Topley.

 
STRACHEY, LYTTON. SIGNED.
Elizabeth and Essex.
Crosby Gaige, New York / Chatto & Windus, London, 1928, No. 309 of a signed limited edition of 1060.. 244 pp + bibliography and index, 8vo (9" H), hard cover (black cloth spine with gold lettering & decoration, green & gray patterned boards) in remains of glassine dust wrapper. SIGNED BY AUTHOR FACING HALF-TITLE PAGE. No. 309 of an edition limited to 1060 copies. B&w plates. The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex. Many pages as yet unopened. The remains of the glassine dust wrapper (now browned, chipped and torn) have helped to preserve the covers in quite a fresh, clean condition (gold lettering bright, patterned paper clean and attractive) .. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of text block and to top edge of boards, minor rubbing. Glassine wrapper is browned and fragile - separated flaps. VG/Poor.
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Book number: 12829
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 123.75 | £UK 110 | JP¥ 15560]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Queen Elizabeth I, Lytton Strachey, Limited Editions, Signed, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, Elizabethan, Politcs, Court Life, Tudor.

 
STRICKLAND, AGNES.
Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain. 8 Volumes Bound in 4. (Volumes I-Viii Complete. )
New York, Harper & Brothers. 1854. Half-Leather. 8 volumes bound in 4 - 7 1/2" H. Brown leather spines and corners, brown cloth covered boards. Five raised bands on each spine, gilt lettering (title and volume numbers) and darker banding/decoration. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A few small b&w illustrations in text only (reproductions of signatures, map, etc. - no portraits). Volume I - 1854 - 375 pp: Mary Tudor / Magdalene of France / Mary of Lorraine. Volume II - 1854 - 402 pp: Mary of Lorraine, cont'd. / Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Volumes III & IV - 1854 - 336 pp, 347 pp: Mary Stuart. Volumes V & VI - 1868 - 333 pp, 365 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VII - 1859 - 470 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VIII - 1859 - 379 pp: Elizabeth Stuart / Sophia, Electress of Hanover. All volumes have a few scattered tiny light and dark foxing marks throughout the pages, all bindings are very tight, two inside hinges have small split in paper - holding firmly, three volumes have tiny wrinkling marks at fore-edge of some pages - generally to the last 50 to 200 pages and most likely from the manufacturing process, two volumes have some pages with tiny/small bump/wrinkle at bottom corner, a few tiny or very small bumps to edges of some boards, books have edge wear but leather has been treated with leather preservative. Good.
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Book number: 29585
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 226.75 | £UK 201.75 | JP¥ 28528]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Royalty, Queens, Princesses, Biography, Royal Family, Royal Families, English, British, French, Scottish, Mary Tudor, James Iv, Magdalene, James V, Mary of Lorraine, Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth Stuart, Sophia Electres

 
STRONG, ROY.
Coronation: A History of Kingship and the British Monarchy.
London, HarperCollins. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0007160542) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 556 pp, small 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "As a boy of sixteen, Roy Strong watched the grand procession carrying Queen Elizabeth II to her coronation. The spectacle was considered the greatest public event of the century. But now, several years later, many people have little notion of what a coronation is and are unaware of the rich resonances of the ritual, or its deep significance in terms of the committal of monarch to people. This book is the first of its kind - a comprehensive history to set each coronation into its political, social, religious and cultural context. The story is one of constant re-invention as the service has had to respond to the changes in fortune of the monarchy and the country, everything from legitimising usurpers to reconciling a Catholic rite to the tenets of Protestantism. It had to be recreated from scratch after the restoration of Charles II in 1660. By telling the story of each coronation in turn, Roy Strong recounts the history of British monarchy since the 10th century, and looks forward to the coronation of Prince Charles. The ceremony's musical history alone is one of extraordinary richness - involving Henry Purcell, Handel, Edward Elgar and William Walton. The celebratory poetry, art and spectacular engravings published at coronations are all explored, as is the more recent role of photographers. Meticulously researched, with rich visual material, including illuminated manuscripts, engravings, portraits, photographs and television stills, this will be the definitive book for many years to come." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a small area of soiling, a tiny dent and a small area of edge wear at the top edge of the rear board; a very small mark in the top corner of three pages which is colour offset from the picture on the opposite page - this likely occurred during manufacture. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and soiling; several very small tears - some with creases at top edge of rear panel - archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling. This heavy book will require extra postage outside of Canada/USA. Very Good+/Very Good-.
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Book number: 23041
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 33 | JP¥ 4668]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Royal Family, Coronations, Kingship, Divinity, Pageants, Monarchy, Rituals, Anointing, Becket, Oaths, Crown, Kings, Queens, Regalia, Reformation, Recension, Westminster Abbey, Unction, London, Coronations, British Monarchy, Anglo-Saxons, St. Thoma

 
STRUTHERS, JANE.
Royal London.
London, New Holland. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 1843309580) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Ricky Leaver, photography. 128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Colour photographs. "The streets of London are alive with a 2,000-year history that stretches back to its birth as the Roman city of Londinium and is closely intertwined with the history of the monarchy. That profound royal influence is still obvious today, but runs much deeper than simply physical architecture and geography. 'Royal London' reveals the fascinating regal history behind over 130 buildings, parks, gardens, statues and other objects in London, from such instantly recognized landmarks as St Paul's Cathedral and the Victoria and Albert Museum to less obvious areas such as York Watergate and the church of St Mary le Bow." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has a few minor tiny dints on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 23582
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Westminster, City, Piccadilly, Hackney, Marble Arch, Highgate, Rotten Row, Horse Guards, Pall Mall, Kensington, Blackheath, Richmond, Gray's Inn, Ireland Yard, Smithfield, St James's, Coutts, Temple Bar, Holborn Circus, Ely Place, Harrods, Victoria 184330

 
STRUTHERS, JANE.
Royal Palaces of Britain.
London, New Holland. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1843307332) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Chris Coe and Paul Riddle, photography. 160 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "A visually stunning tour of Britain's best loved, least known and most infamous palaces, castles and other royal residences. Indulge your senses in the sumptuous interior of Buckingham Palace, explore the tranquil retreat of Sandringham House, and discover the dark past of the notorious Tower of London and the haunted rooms of Glamis Castle. Features 31 homes of the monarchy and aristocracy, from 1034 to the present day, richly illustrated with over 130 exquisite photographs. The stories of the palaces, and the roles they played in the lives of the British monarchs who lived in them, are explored in depth and described in engaging detail. At-a-glance information panels highlight areas of special interest for visitors to the royal residences." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 23584
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Sandringham House, Royal Pavilion, Osborne, Hever, Carisbrooke, Hatfield, Buckingham, Tower London, Kensington, St James's, Westminster, Eltham, Caernarfon, Harlech, Blenheim, Chirk, Althorp, Scone, Stirling, Ed 18433

 
RICE, ELIZABETH TALBOT AND HARDING, MARION. FOREWORD BY IAN G. ROBERTSON.
Butterflies & Bayonets: The Soldier As Collector.
London, National Army Museum. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0901721158) Soft Cover with dust jacket. 40 pp, 11 11/16" H. B&w and colour illustrations. Discusses the role of the British Army and its officers in the growth of museum collections of artefacts, flora and fauna in Britain. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Very Good+.
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Book number: 27427
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Museums, Army, Trophies, Collections, Augustus Henry Lane Fox, Weapons, Pitt-Rivers Museum, India, Birds, Flora, Flowers, Butterflies, Animals, Fauna, Gilbert White, Samuel Richard Ticknell, Zoological Society, Meinertzhagen, Champion, Aitchison. 09017211

 
THACKERAY AND KINGLSEY HOTELS.
London Old & New.
Thackeray and Kinglsey Hotels, London, 1931.. 32 pp, 5 1/2" H, soft covers bound with cord. B&w photographs, double-page map at centre. A small guidebook put out by two Temperance hotels, giving details of their rates and amenities, with information on walking tours of London, the museums, ga lleries, public buildings, etc. and concluding with the 'Motor-Bus Services running near the Hotels'. Interior - small light stain on center map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - a few small very light s t a i n s o n front cover, very light browning, very small scuff on rear cover, a few soft small creases on covers. Good+.
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Book number: 19934
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: London, England, Temperance Hotels, Menus, Walks, Walking Tours, Art Galleries, Museums, Public Buildings, Bus Routes, Motor-Buses.

 
THOMAS, DONALD.
Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf.
London, Cassell. 2002, Reprint. (ISBN: 030435659X) Soft Cover. 383 pp, 7 3/4" H. "The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane was more extraordinary than that of Nelson, and more than outshines his fictional counterparts, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. He made his name battling Napoleon's Navy in a series of outstanding and heroic actions, often fighting his ship against seemingly overwhelming odds. His life on land was equally dramatic. As a campaigner against corruption in the Admiralty he won himself many enemies, and was later framed in a Stock Exchange fraud. Following his imprisonment he returned to the sea and, in a series of dramatic actions again famous for their disregard of the most daunting risks, helped liberate Brazil and Chile from colonial rule. In this fascinating biography, Donald Thomas tells the astounding story of one of the most daring and successful real-life heroes the naval world has ever seen." Interior - minor browning to page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner crease, soft crease on front cover. Very Good+.
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Book number: 24310
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1037]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Admiralty, Sir Francis Burdett, Napoleon, Thomas Cochrane, Earl Dundonald, John Wilson Croker, George Iv, Jervis, James Gambier, Frederick Marryat, Nelson, Mulgrave, Royal Navy, O'higgins, Imperieuse, Pallas, Gamo, Wellington, Esmerelda, Caledonia, Biogra

 
THOMAS, GARTH.
Records of the Royal Marines. Pro Readers' Guide No 10. (Public Record Office. )
London, PRO. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 1873162197) Soft Cover. 64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide. This book will be of great use to historians and other studying the role of the Royal Marines over three centuries. Also, it has been designed to help family historians trace records of their Royal Marine ancestors." Section headings: Historical Introduction; General Records of the (Royal) Marines; Divisional Records; Pay and Accounts; Military Operations and Reorganization in the Twentieth Century; Ceremonies and War Memorials; Medical, Educational and Musical Records; Service Records; Other Service Records; Records of Royal Marines' Families; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light wear at top of spine and at top edge of front cover. Very Good.
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Book number: 29811
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Public Record Office, Records, Royal Marines, Navy, Service, Commandos, First World War, Second, I, Ii, Korean, Falkland, Gulf, Artillery, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Uniforms, Woolwich, Pay, Recruiting, Ministry of Defence, Amphibious School, Warfare, Sbs, Uni

 
THOMAS, GARTH.
Records of the Royal Marines. Pro Readers' Guide No 10. (Public Record Office. )
London, PRO. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 1873162197) Soft Cover. 64 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Colour frontispiece. "From the reign of Charles II, Britain's 'Sea Soldiers' have played an important dual role: soldiers and sailors, ready for duty on ship or on land, part of the Navy but organized along Army lines. The records that they have left provide a comprehensive account of their role worldwide. This book will be of great use to historians and other studying the role of the Royal Marines over three centuries. Also, it has been designed to help family historians trace records of their Royal Marine ancestors." Section headings: Historical Introduction; General Records of the (Royal) Marines; Divisional Records; Pay and Accounts; Military Operations and Reorganization in the Twentieth Century; Ceremonies and War Memorials; Medical, Educational and Musical Records; Service Records; Other Service Records; Records of Royal Marines' Families; Appendixes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top of spine, very minor rubbing on covers. Near Fine.
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Book number: 23347
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Public Record Office, Records, Royal Marines, Navy, Service, Commandos, First World War, Second, I, Ii, Korean, Falkland, Gulf, Artillery, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Uniforms, Woolwich, Pay, Recruiting, Ministry of Defence, Amphibious School, Warfare, Sbs, Uni

 
THOMPSON, M.W. (MICHAEL)
The Decline of the Castle.
Wigston, Harveys (Magna). 1994, Reprint. (ISBN: 1854226088) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 211 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "Extensively illustrated with photographs, plans and period engravings, (this) book examines the decline of the castle as both fortification and seigneurial residence over the two and a half centuries that preceded the Civil War. In general, this was a period in which function played less and less part and display - even fantasy - ever more in the minds of castle builders. Although few new castles were built in England after 1400, the growing power of artillery and continuing warfare in Scotland and across the Channel in France continued to provide stimuli to fresh architectural development. Dr. Thompson relates alterations in design to contemporary social changes and devotes particular attention to the rapid decline of Tudor times and to the massive destruction wrought by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War and Commonwealth. A concluding chapter examines the enticing quality the image of the castle has continued to hold over the intervening three centuries and examines some remarkable latterday examples of the genre, among them Burges' Castell Coch in Glamorgan and, in this century, Lutyens' Castle Drogo." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor edge wear. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 23964
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Fortifications, 15th Century, Raglan, Tattershall, English, French, Parliamentary Demolition, Civil War, Montgomery Castle, Bolsover, Ashby de la Zouch, Farnham, Forts, Gatehouses, Country Houses, Hull, Kenilworth, John Leland, Nottingham, Castles, Archit

 
POLLARD, TONY AND OLIVER, NEIL.
Two Men in a Trench: Battlefield Archaeology - the Key to Unlocking the Past.
London, Michael Joseph. 2002. (ISBN: 0718144740) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 352 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "Battlefields are the untold story of British archaeology. As the sites of events which took place over hours rather than years, they have long been considered lacking in archaeological riches. However, recent pioneering work has shown that battlefields can provide dramatic revelations about the battle's course once the archaeologists get digging beneath the surface. This is where Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver step in. As battlefield archaeologists they are in a unique position to challenge both the historical veiwpoint and contemporary eyewitness accounts. In (this book, they) visit the sites of six major British battles (Shrewsbury, Barnet, Flodden, Newark, Culloden and the Firth of Forth) and carry out a full archaeological investigation of each. As they uncover artefacts abandoned in the heat and chaos of battle they closely follow the progress of each engagement and answer key historical questions, sometimes totally revising the accepted version of events. Each chapter is a fully framed investigation and follows an episode of the television series. By using archaeology to unlock the secrets of the past, Tony and Neil prove that soldiers do not pass through fields of conflict like shadows, and in the process they show that battlefields are some of our most important national monuments." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/rubbing. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 22666
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 31 | £UK 27.5 | JP¥ 3890]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Shrewsbury, Barnet, Flodden, Newark, Culloden, Firth of Forth, Battlefields, Archaeology, Excavations, Battles, Artefacts, Relics, Interpretation, English Civil War, World Ii, Branxton Hill, Roses, Lancaster, York, Battlefield Excavations, Television Tie-

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