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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
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
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 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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Pocket A-Z of the Knights Templar
The Knights Templar was the foremost Military Order of the Crusades. In about 1118 these warrior-monks were appointed custodians of Temple Mount, and defenders of Christian pilgrims...
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Prisons & Prisoners in Victorian Britain
Prisons and Prisoners In Victorian Britain provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it - on both sides of the bars....
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Roman Legionaries: Soldiers of Empire
This concise and entertaining history of the Roman legionary covers their history from the age of Augustus through the heyday of the Roman Empire. Topics include training, tactics...
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Runic Inscriptions
First paperback edition of this classic book on runes and runelore, with special attention to the runic artifacts of the British Isles, by renowned rune master Paul Johnson. Beautifully...
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Secret Language of Trees, The
As well as offering wood and charcoal fuels, timber for buildings and ships, latex rubber, dyes, shade, shelter from the weather, fruits and nuts to enjoy and poisons to avoid...
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Secrets of the Knights Templar
The Knights Templar are one of the most secretive and powerful religious orders in history: for over two centuries they were the elite fighting force of the Crusades. Highly trained...
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Shackleton's Boat Journey
On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic...
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Shades of the Prison House
Shades of the Prison House explores the history of imprisonment in the British Isles from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day. Over the centuries, prisons - from castle dungeons...
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Simple Shelters
Horning examines shelters from all over the world, from mud-brick adobe structures, nomad tents, and travellers' quick fixes to timber frame buildings, straw bale designs and geodisic...
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Story of British Isles in 100 Places, The
The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story...
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Story of Scotch Whisky, The
Complimented by stunning photographs, maps and artworks, this unique and glorious insight looks at the history of distillation, the famous men whose passiuon can be found in their...
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Suffragettes in Pictures
This book draws extensively on the little-known but important Suffragette Fellowship Collection of archive photographs, newspapers, personal correspondence, artefacts and memoirs...
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Templars, The
One of the most secretive, but also best known, military orders of the crusading era, the Knights Templar were extremely wealthy and powerful. Their history has left a comet's...
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Templars: History & Myth
An order of warrior monks founded to protect pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Templars were among the wealthiest and most powerful bodies in the medieval world. Yet two centuries later...
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Underland
The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways Discover the hidden worlds beneath our...
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Viking World
For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the...
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Vikings
The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small...
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Vikings Pocket Museum
Pocket Museum: Vikings brings together nearly 200 of the most remarkable artefacts that are held in museum collections around the world. Although the popular image of the Vikings...
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Vikings: Raiders from the Sea
From the 9th to the 11th century, Viking ships landed on almost every shore in the Western world. Viking ravages united the Spanish kingdoms and stopped Charlemagne and the Franks'...
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