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Ancient British Rock Art
Britain hides a remarkable native artistic tradition - mysterious rock carvings which date back far into the misty age of stone circles. In some parts of Scotland you can dig...
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Break Out! Famous Prison Escapes
In 1940 German prisoner of war Hans Marschner managed to saw his way out of Mountjoy, only to be recaptured; in 1943 a young girl eating breakfast was surprised by twenty-one men...
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Castles: Fortresses of Power (Casemate)
These fortified structures have been in existence for thousands of years. In ancient and medieval times castles were the ultimate symbol of power, dominating their surroundings...
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Dowsing
What is the most widely-used paranormal human ability? Why was this extraordinary subtle magical art brought to England by sixteenth century German miners? Does it really work?...
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Gem Kings and Queens
A richly illustrated guide to the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland from pre-Saxon times to the present.Includes details on each monarch's birth, parents, accession, cornonation...
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Hammer and the Cross: New History of the Vikings
For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne, a characteristically violent harbinger of what was...
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How to Attack a Castle & How to Defend It
Decaying animals catapulted over battlements, flaming arrows raining from the sky and red-hot sand poured down ladders to repel advancing bloodthirsty hordes. Castle warfare...
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Knights: Chivalry & Violence (Casemate)
Originally warriors mounted on horseback, knights became associated with the concept of chivalry as it was popularised in medieval European literature. Knights were expected to...
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Leys
Many ancient peoples built their sacred sites in dead straight lines. The magical paths involved astronomy and geomancy, and were used for spirit flight both by the living as they...
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Life in a Medieval Castle
This slim guide is the perfect companion for a school project or for those interested in Medieval life. Featuring colourful photographs and illustrations, it discusses all aspects...
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Little Book of Armagh
The Little Book of Armagh is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Armagh. Here you will find out about Armagh’s myth and legend...
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Little Book of Tyrone
Filled with fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts, this compendium celebrates this much-loved county. Learn about the myths and legends surrounding Tyrons, its proud...
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Little History of Dragons
Why are dragons recognised in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? Could dragons be a folk memory of something which once hunted...
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Little People: Fairies, Elves, Nixies, Pixies
Have you ever seen a pixie? Really? How about a nixie? Where would you find a brownie? And who exactly is Puck? Hiding in the woods, meadows, lakes and caves of these green and...
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Northern Ireland's Ancient Sites
Northern Ireland is an area of stunning natural beauty. But its true treasure is the historic hand of man. From quiet dolmen stones nestled in the countryside and standing stones...
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Old Antrim Coast
Since the nineteenth century the beautiful coast of Co. Antrim has been an attraction to tourists and photographers alike and this collection of fifty period photographs tells...
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Old Armagh
Even before St Patrick founded his first church there in AD 444, Armagh had already enjoyed a thousand years of history. However, it was with the building of its churches that...
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Old Ballynahinch (Stenlake)
In the 19th and 20th centuries this market town in the centre of County Down developed a thriving tourist trade around the attraction of the local spa wells. Our illustrated history...
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Old Banbridge
If you want to know who the linen lappers of Edenderry were, see the inside front cover; if you want to know why Banbridge got the world's first flyover, see page 4; if you want...
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Old Bangor
Bangor, Co. Down, was always Northern Ireland's favourite holiday destination and in this history of the town its heyday as a resort, the years from 1900 to the Second World War...
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Old Derry
Step back to a time when 'Derry's prosperity was evident in its buildings - The Court House and Smith's Institute; its hotels - The Imperial on Bishop Street and The City on Guildhall...
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Old Gilford, Scarva, Loughbrickland & Lawrencetown (Sten)
These villages are now quiet places with little or no industry. In the early twentieth century, however, they were major producers of linen and these fifty-two photographs document...
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Old Irish Country Life
Informative but wistful look at Irish country life as it used to be around 100 years ago, with a few more recent photos included. Although many are not located, probably most were...
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Old Larne
Larne and its surrounding area is one of the earliest inhabited regions in Ireland and its early history was marked by a series of conflicts including invasions by the Vikings...
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Old Lisburn
Dating back to the sixteenth century, Lisburn is one of the ancient towns of Co. Down. This collection of fifty-three rare period images recalls the town as it was at the turn...
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Old Lurgan with Waringstown & Moira
This illustrated history has about 60 photos of these County Armagh settlements, the biggest of which is Lurgan which had its origins in the 1610 Plantation of Ulster. From small...
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Old Newcastle
Old Newcastle is a delightful pictorial history of one of the most popular and beautiful seaside resorts in Northern Ireland. The images within this title date from between 1900...
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Old Newry
Read about the long history of the canal, the docks, the streets, the shops, the schools, the bands, the football teams - even the ladies' rowing team - in this illustrated history...
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Old Newtownards
Occupying a key position at the head of Strangford Lough, Newtownards had a somewhat battlescarred early history. Viking raiders were responsible for the destruction of its first...
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Old Portadown
Fifty-seven lively photographs of Portadown from the days when the town could still claim to be the centre of the railway network. Back then it was the 'Hub of the North', and...
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Old Portrush, Bushmills and the Giant’s Causeway
A comprehensive photographic record of this popular tourist area from the late 19th century to the mid twentieth century. Includes such landmarks as The Portrush Hydropathic and...
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Old Rathfriland, Hilltown and Ballyroney
Featuring fifty-three rare period photographs complimented by in-depth captions, this book records these Co. Down villages in the days when Rathfriland and Hilltown each had their...
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