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1066 Sourcebook: Norman Conquest
A 1066 Sourcebook, Relating to the Norman Conquest of England and Its Impact Upon Scotland
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This CD contains three separate books detailing the invasion of England in  1066, the families which went to Britain with that invasion, and the families which settled further north in ...
A Cornish Names Sourcebook
A Cornish Names Sourcebook
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Although the beginning of the 18th century saw the demise of Cornish as a spoken language, the names unique to the region remained, and these three studies give a wealth of information on those names, their origins and meanings.
Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words V1&2
A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words Volumes I and II
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Published as a two volume set in 1878, this Dictionary comes with 'obsolete phrases, proverbs and ancient customs - from the 14th century to the 19th century'. This fascinating work contains a comprehensive dictionary (over 50,000 entries) of old and unusual regional words and phrases used across England, from medieval to Victorian times ...
History of Roman Britain
A History of Roman Britain
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From the invasions of Julius Caesar to the unexpected end of Roman rule in  the early fifth century AD and the subsequent collapse of society in Britain,  this is the ...
Treasury of Royal Scandals
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes and Emperors
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In this royal expose, Farquhar, covers such topics as Peter the Great's delight in administering torture (he had his son lashed to death) and the way Britain's Queen Mary cajoled ...
A Victorian Guide to Healthy Living
A Victorian Guide to Healthy Living
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A rubdown with a wet towel is a good sleep inducer; Scotchmen possess vitality on account of oatmeal, pure air and hard exercise; The longer children are out in the open air the better for them. Frost makes them run about to keep warm; To miss a meal occasionally does more good than a feast ...
Acta Regia
Acta Regia
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This is an account of the Acts, Treaties, Letters and Instruments between English Monarchs and foreign powers, as well as details of  many Public Acts relating to various domestic matters.
All for Love: Seven Centuries of Illicit Liaison
All for Love: Seven Centuries of Illicit Liaison
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This intriguing book explores seven centuries of relationships outside - and occasionally within - marriage, from all levels of society and from the perspectives of both women and men.
Along Lost Lines: Heritage of Yesterday's Railways
Along Lost Lines: Discovering the Glorious Heritage of Yesterday's Railways
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Rich in romance and nostalgia, this fascinating book takes the reader on an odyssey around Britain in pursuit of the lost railways. This title focuses on the 10,000 miles of lines closed in Britain since the 1950s ...
An Epitome of the County of Warwick
An Epitome of the County of Warwick
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A condensed account of all the towns, villages, parishes of the County of Warwickshire, with a brief general observation of the topography and natural history as an introduction...
And the Crew Went Too: The £10 Assisted Passage
And the Crew Went Too: The £10 Assisted Passage
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The end of WWII heralded one of the largest mass migrations ever seen from Europe. Millions left their homelands for new horizons, and Britain was no exception. Australia, like New Zealand and Canada, needed many thousands of new workers so that it could grow ...
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings-S
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Britain's Royal Heritage: An A to Z of the Monarchy
Britain's Royal Heritage: An A to Z of the Monarchy
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Royal scandals, wars, ceremonies, households, tombs and insignia make fascinating reading, and this book is the ideal reference work for all those who want to know more about individual monarchs and the impressive legacy of myths, traditions, beliefs and practices that have grown up around the institution of the monarchy ...
British Family Names: Their Origin & Meaning
British Family Names: Their Origin and Meaning
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This reference work takes all of Great Britain as its subject, and seeks to identify and explain British surnames in great part according to their origin and use. The majority of the work is an alphabetical listing of British names with their origin or meaning ...
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
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Besides being the official London residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace is also the busy administrative headquarters of the monarchy and has probably the most famous and easily recognisable façade ...
Chavasse's Advice to a Wife
Chavasse's Advice to a Wife
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Republished here on fully-searchable CD-ROM is the 15th edition of Pye Henry Chavasse's "Advice to a Wife on the Management of here own Health and on the Treatment of some of the Complaints Incidental to Pregnancy, Labour and Suckling", which was issued in 1909 ...
Chronicles of Crime Volumes 1 & 2
Chronicles of Crime Volumes 1 and 2
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Newgate Prison was a prison in London. This CD is a compilation of both volume 1 and 2 of the 'Chronicles of Crime' which is a biographical record of the more notorious criminals confined at Newgate ...
Colonial Office List 1863
Colonial Office List 1863
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Otherwise titled 'General Register of the Colonial Dependencies of Great Britain' this book contains general official information regarding the colonies that Great Britain held at this time throughout the world.
Colonial Office List 1870
Colonial Office List 1870
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Covers colonies ranging from Antigua, Canada, Ceylon, Gambia, Hong Kong, Newfoundland, Sierra Leone, the Virgin Islands as well as the Australian colonies and New Zealand and many more.
Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons 1884
Constitutions of Free and Accepted Masons 1884
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Containing the general Charges, Laws, and Regulations, etc., etc. 1884 with amendments to January, 1888. Published under the authority of the United Grand Lodge. It includes many line drawings of regalia
Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain
Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain
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'Consuming Passions' reveals a nation that was far busier and more colourful than the image usually associated with Victorians ... newspapers, books, department stores, theatre are just a few things that this era brought ...
Costume From 1500 to Present Day
Costume From 1500 to the Present Day
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Costumes and clothes are the most visible means we have of expressing  ourselves. For hundreds of years they have been used to signify status, power,  political messages and ...
Criminal London: Pictorial History
Criminal London: A Pictorial History from Medieval Times to 1939
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London has always had more than its fair share of criminals. Crime has been a  permanent part of London life and medieval records contain many references to  murders, fights, forgery ...
Department Stores
Department Stores
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For more than 100 years people have flocked to department stores, whether to browse the huge range of goods or visit a certain department for something specific. Over the years there have been many changes within the stores. This book outlines the evolution of the department store, from innovatious in retailing, advertising  ...
Deserted Villages
Deserted Villages
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Although most famously deserted as a result of the Black Death in the 14th century, villages have been abandoned throughout history. This book explains how villages have become deserted, and describes how former houses and roads can often still be recognised ...
Discovering Bells & Bellringing
Discovering Bells and Bellringing
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One unique aspect of the British countryside if the sound of church bells  being rung. Most countries have bells that are tolled and some have mechanical carillons, but ...
Discovering Cathedrals
Discovering Cathedrals
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There are forty-eight Anglican cathedrals in England and Wales. Some of them  are ancient places of worship, rich in history and of grand proportions; others  are more recent ...
Discovering English Customs & Traditions
Discovering English Customs and Traditions
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Tip-toeing at Gittisham, tree-dressing at Aston-on-Clun, coconut dancing in Bacup and clipping-the-church at Painswick are all rituals peculiar to their  localities, annual contributions to the extraordinary fabric of ...
Discovering English Dialects
Discovering English Dialects
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As long ago as the 1720s Daniel Defoe was pondering on the eccentricities of English dialects, and three hundred of so years before him John Trevisa had censured ...
Discovering Famous Graves
Discovering Famous Graves
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The graves of the famous are of abiding interest, both for their often unexpected and unusual locations, and for the light they throw on individual lives. This book gives fascinating ...
Discovering Stained Glass
Discovering Stained Glass
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Most churches and cathedrals contain stained glass; even the most unassuming buildings may have spectacular windows full of figures painted as if by coloured light. This wealth of imagery dates ...
Domesday Book: Complete Translation
Domesday Book: A Complete Translation
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'Domesday Book' is one of the most famous documents in English history - and  arguably in world history. Now available in one volume, here is the complete, authoritative ...
Domestic Bygones
Domestic Bygones
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For many people life in the early twentieth century was not very different from what it has been in the eighteenth century, but after the Second World War standards of ...
Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life
Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London
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Liza Picard's Elizabeth's Londoni completes a trilogy of books on London throughout history, starting with Restoration Londoni and followed by Dr Johnson's Londoni. From the outset, Picard admits that Elizabethan ...
England in Days of Old
England in Days of Old
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Written by William Andrews, and published in 1897, this title is an entertaining and instructive study of the social and domestic life in England in times past. Includes attractive line drawings ...
English Castles
English Castles
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The castle was a special kind of manor holding. Usually castles could only be built by the approval of the king, who wanted to ensure that any good fortified castle ...
English Churchyard Memorials
English Churchyard Memorials
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The church is the physical and spiritual centre of the English village, and elegant pinnacled tower, a distant spire glimpsed between tall trees, a tiny church come upon unexpectedly as ...
English Farmhouses
English Farmhouses
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The farmhouse is an essential and attractive part of the English landscape and thousands of examples still grace the countryside. In this superbly illustrated book the author examines the changing ...
English Place-Names Explained
English Place-Names Explained
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A comprehensive study of English place-names - their linguistic roots, historical connections and meanings. Includes a county-by-county guide to the main place-names and their origins.
English Style
English Style
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During the great and prosperous reign of the Tudors, substantial country  houses began to appear throughout the English countryside. The trend continued,  and many more gracious residences were built in ...
English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers
English, Irish and Scottish Firearms Makers
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This biographical encyclopedia of firearms makers of the British Isles provides information on gunsmiths collected from a wide range of primary and secondary sources, providing as comprehensively as possible an alphabetical listing of those who worked in the British Isles from the earliest times.
Family Names & Their Story
Family Names and Their Story
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Written by S. Baring-Gould, and publish in 1910, this reference work still provides invaluable information, not only for Scottish, but for English surname origins as well.
First Aid & Home Nursing
First Aid and Home Nursing
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A collection of four books on one CD, including "Five Ambulance Lectures", "Home Nursing", "First Aid to the Injured, the authorised text book of St John's Ambulance" and an earlier ...
From Chantry to Oxfam: Hist of Charities
From Chantry to Oxfam: A Short History of Charities and Charity Legislation
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The history of charity-giving and charity legislation is very long, but also  complicated and confusing. In the past uncertainties about charities and their  status were legion, and the ...
Greenwich: Place Where Days Begin & End
Greenwich: The Place Where Days Begin and End
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No more than a couple of suqare miles in area, the historical centre of  Greenwich is the birthplace of classical architecture in England, the spiritual home of its ...
Growing up in Medieval London
Growing Up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History
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Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, literary sources and books of advice, the author weaves a rich tapestry of the lives of the common children of ...
History of the Belvoir Hunt
History of the Belvoir Hunt
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Written by T.F. Dale, and published in 1899, this publication on the Belvoir Hunt is not only a history of one of England’s most finest hunts but a useful contribution to the history of social life in England in the nineteenth century. Illustrated with an abundance of fine prints and a full coloured map of great runs. It also includes a useful Hounds list
Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great War
Home Front 1914-1918: How Britain Survived the Great War
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The war years brought far-reaching changes in Britain, as ordinary people - from schoolchildren to the elderly, ladies of leisure to coalminers - struggled to adapt to new conditions and an often perilous world ...
Homes of Family Names in Great Britain
Homes of Family Names in Great Britain
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This is a study if the distribution of family names over Great Britain. It begins with English names, providing a listing in alphabetical order of general, common and regional names...
How to Trace a Descent from Royalty & The Scottish Records
How to Trace a Descent from Royalty and The Scottish Records
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The first part of the book explains how 'probably most families that possess a pedigree of seven or eight generation have at least one descent from the Kings of England ... even though they may be quite unaware of it'. The second part, The Scottish Records, details the various types of public records ...
Images of England: Workhouses of the North
Images of England: Workhouses of the North
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This book takes a look at both surviving and lost examples of workhouse buildings in the North of England, covering the old counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, Durham, Westmoreland, and Yorkshire.

Immigration Instructions c1860's
Immigration Instructions C1860's
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Facsimile of snippets from the 'Explanatory Observations on the Immigration Remittance Regulations' compiled 1858. Appendix A is a note from the Colonial Secretary's Office dated 1857 relating to immigration regulations, ...
Ireland and England: In the Past and at Present
Ireland and England: In the Past and at Present
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The original publication of Ireland & England is fully-indexed, and concerns itself with the complex relationship between England and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present - in this case 1919. Well written and very readable, Ireland & England does not profess to be a scholarly work ...
Justice & the Poor in England
Justice and the Poor in England
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An account of the position of the poor in legal matters in England and Wales and a study in the inequality in the administration of justice where they are concerned, ...
Keeping Their Place: Domestic Service
Keeping Their Place: Domestic Service in the Country House
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In 1851 there were over a million domestic servants in Britain, many employed  in country houses. Today, this is a vanished world. In 'Keeping their Place' Pamela Sambrook presents extracts ...
Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards
Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastards: Who's Who in the British Monarchy From Egbert to Elizabeth II
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Who invented the 'House of Windsor' as a royal name? Who founded Westminster Abbey? Which king had twenty five illegitimate children? David Hilliam answers all these questions and many more.
Lancashire Nonconformity: A History of the Congregational and Old Presbyterian Churches
Lancashire Nonconformity: A History of the Congregational and Old Presbyterian Churches
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Lancashire Nonconformity; or Sketches, Historical and Descriptive of the Congregational and Old Presbyterian Churches in the County...
Land & Society in Britain 1700-1914
Land & Society in Britain 1700-1914
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Topographical Dictionary of England 1840
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1840
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A historical and statistical account of the cities, corporate and market towns, parishes and townships in England.
Topographical Dictionary of England 1840
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1840 (original)
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A historical and statistical account of the cities, corporate and market towns, parishes and townships in England.
Life in Georgian Britain
Life in Georgian Britain
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As the new century dawned on 1 January 1700, few people in the British Isles  could have felt optimistic about their prospect. Their state was barely held  together ...
Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse
Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse
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This book establishes a true picture of what life was like in a workhouse, of why inmates entered them and of what they had to endure in their day-to-day routine. A comprehensive overview of the workhouse system gives a real ...
Life in the Victorian Hospital
Life in the Victorian Hospital
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Throughout the Victorian period, life-threatening diseases were no respecter of class, affecting rich and poor alike. However, the medical treatment for such diseases differed significantly, depending on the class of patient ...
Life in Victorian Britain
Life in Victorian Britain
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Britain in Queen Victoria's reign grew in power and prestige to become the  richest nation on earth through its trade and Empire. Britain also ruled half of the world, ...
Memories of the Lancashire Cotton Mills
Memories of the Lancashire Cotton Mills
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A nostalgic look back at the county's cotton industry. Includes the workers' recollections and anecdotes, the events, both happy and tragic and the jobs and what they entailed. Profusely illustrated with old photographs ...
Mother Tongue: The English Language
Mother Tongue: The English Language
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In this book the author examines how a language 'treated for centuries as the inadequate and second-rate tongue of peasants' has now become to undisputed global language (more people learn ...
Murray's Handbook for Travellers to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Murray's Handbook for Travellers to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
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This edition of Murray's Handbook for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, details 28 routes throughout the three counties in question and includes detailed introductory notes on each. The routes begin at Windsor Castle and the Great Park at Windsor in Buckinghamshire - a detailed plan for which is included - and ends in Oxford
Needlework & Embroidery Tools
Needlework and Embroidery Tools
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As manufactured goods gradually became more easily available, ladies developed crafts such as needlework, which had previously been an essential skill for making clothing and household linens, to occupy their increased ...
Old English Customs 1896
Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time 1896
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Written by P.H. Ditchfield, this title gives an account of local observances, festival customs and ancient ceremonies surviving in Great Britain as at 1896. It provides descriptions of the ancient folk-customs still being performed in villages the length and breadth of England ...
Old English Social Life as told by the Parish Registers
Old English Social Life as told by the Parish Registers
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Old English Social Life as told by the Parish Registers gives a history and view of old Parish Records in England, and includes superstitions and strange beliefs, epidemics, parish scandals and punishments, birth and baptism, marriage, death and the grave, parish usages, social customs, local events ...
Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore
Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore
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Folklore is connected to virtually every aspect of life, part of the country, age group and occupation. From the bizarre to the seemingly mundane, folklore is as much a feature ...
Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names
Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names
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From Garlick Hill to Pratt's Bottom, this absorbing dictionary covers hundred of streets and areas of Greater London. Discover their linguistic and historical origins following the development of ...
Parliament: History Constitution & Practice
Parliament: Its History, Constitution and Practice
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An excellent book which describes the history and development of Parliament. High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD can be viewed by any ...
Personal and Family Names
Personal and Family Names
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Written by Harry Alfred Long (Glasgow School Board), and published in 1883. This was a popular monograph on the origin and history of the nomenclature of the present and former times ...
Personal and Family Names
Personal and Family Names
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This extended study of personal and family names provides an account of the origin and meaning of literally thousands of names used or found throughout the British Isles. It begins with chapters on the origin and formation of words, then moves on to personal names, Biblical names, birth names, names of women ...
Pillow Lace & Bobbins
Pillow Lace and Bobbins
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Lacemaking was once a widespread cottage industry but now it is growing in popularity as a hobby. This book describes and illustrates different varieties of lace and the tools used ...
Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: A Guide to One Place Studies
Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: A Guide to One Place Studies
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A One Place Study involves dissecting a small, definable, geographical area, to examine the individuals, buildings and processes of the past, in as much detail as possible....
Ragged London: The Life of London's Poor
Ragged London: The Life of London's Poor
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Based on extensive research in primary sources, Ragged London traces the story of the London poor. It shows how they lived, worked, loved and died. Every aspect of their life is explored, from the homes in which they lived to the food they ate...
Records of the County of Wiltshire: Being Extracts from the Quarter Sessions Great Rolls of the Seventeenth Century
Records of the County of Wiltshire: Quarter Session from the 17th Century
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Published in 1932, the Records of the County of Wiltshire, is a fascinating collection of extracts which include details about crimes and the proceedings of the local government in an eventful century of civil war, plague and religious problems.
References to English Surnames in 1601
References to English Surnames in 1601
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An index giving about 19,650 references to surnames contained in the printed parish registers of 778 English parishes during the first year of the 17th century. A useful reference guide for family historians.
Roads & Tracks for Historians
Roads and Tracks for Historians
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Roads and tracks are major features of the British landscape, yet their
origins and history are largely ignored by those who use them daily. They can
tell us much about ...
Roman Britain
Roman Britain
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At the time of the Roman invasions of 55 and 54 B.C. Britain was still in the  late Iron Age, inhabited by Celtic tribes whose ancestors has emigrated  ...
Rough Notes of a Traveller 1890
Rough Notes of a Traveller 1890
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A unique look at an individual's view of many countries as they were back in 1889 ...
Searching for Surnames: Practical Guide
Searching for Surnames: A Practical Guide to Their Meanings and Origins
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Are there 'Tadpoles' or 'Hedgehogs' in your family tree? Were your ancestors  'Silly', 'Daft', 'Vague' or 'Horrible'? Did they 'Fidget', 'Stammer' or  'Tremble'? Did they suffer from a 'Headache' or ...
Social Life in Britain Conquest to the Reformation
Social Life in Britain from the Conquest to the Reformation
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Compiled by G.G. Coulton, M.A., and published 1918. This book now on CD, gives a background to the social history of the Middle Ages. It includes sections on Birth and Nurture, Church and Churchmen, Rich and Poor, Sports and Pastimes, Women's Life, House, Dress and Meals, etc ...
Sources for English Local Hist
Sources for English Local History
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Stufflebeem, Brockway & Sturt
Stufflebeem, Brockway and Sturt: The Origins of Our Surnames
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Defining the meaning and derivations, as well as giving associated names for  over 2000 surnames, this book 'Stufflebeem, Brockway and Sturt' answers that perennial  question that everyone asks, ...
Surnames, DNA and Family History
Surnames, DNA and Family History
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This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research. The book will be welcomed by all ...
Ten Pound Poms: Australia's Invisible Migrants
Ten Pound Poms: Australia's Invisible Migrants
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More than a million Britons emigrated to Australian between the 1940s and 1970s. They were the famous 'ten pound Poms' and this is their story.
Thatch & Thatching
Thatch and Thatching
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The craft of the thatcher probably gives more pleasure to people than any  other of our rural crafts; the inclusion in a country scene of a thatched house,  ...
Century Cyclopedia of Names, 1894
The Century Cyclopedia of Names, 1894
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While the Century Company was compiling it's Dictionary in the late 1800's it decided to draw all the proper name references it found into a separate appendix to be included ...
Cotton Industry
The Cotton Industry
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Cotton was Britain's largest industry for more than a century and its principal source of wealth during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The book tells the story of the cotton ...
The Cotton Year Book 1920
The Cotton Year Book 1920
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Compiled by S. Ecroyd in 1920, this title is a comprehensive and detailed guide covering all aspects of the cotton industry in England. It also includes lists of associations, societies and trade unions, as well as ...
English Village Community
The English Village Community
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A masterly study of the development of the English village - its organisation and agricultural field systems - in Roman, Saxon and Norman times. Also includes chapters on the tribal systems of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and a comparison with western European village structure.
The First and Second Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission 1870-1871
The First and Second Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission 1870-1871
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The Historical Manuscripts Commission was established by royal charter in 1869 with the express purpose of reporting on papers of historical interest in private keeping...
The Genealogist's Pocket Library
The Genealogist's Pocket Library
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Originally published as an eight volume series between 1908 and 1910 these titles cover everything from hancery proceedings, recording inscriptions in a churchyard, the genealogist's legal dictionary, Greenwich hospital ...
History of Work and Wages
The History of Work and Wages
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A very interesting study of work and wages from Medieval to Victorian times, with chapters including - The Famine and the Plague; The English Poor Law; Agricultural Wages in the 18th Century; Wages in the 19th Century, etc. Useful for family, social and economic history ...
The Huguenots in England and Ireland
The Huguenots in England and Ireland
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The Huguenots their Settlements, Churches, and Industries, in England and Ireland is a very readable account of the birth of Protestant reform in Europe from the Reformation through the two waves of mass-migration culminating in the French Revolution. Accompanied by very valuable biographical notices on many leading Huguenot families and their descendants ...
The Irish in Britain
The Irish in Britain
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This extraordinary book was published in 1892 by the Liverpool author, journalist and political activist John Denvir. To this day it remains one of the most important sources available on the Irish in Britain ...
The Making or Ireland and its Undoing 1200-1600
The Making or Ireland and its Undoing 1200-1600
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Alice Stopford Green's The Making of Ireland and its Undoing: 1200-1600 was published in London in 1908 and concerns itself with the period spanning the two centuries after the Norman conquest of Ireland and end of the Tudor dynasty...
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States
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This classic work is a dictionary of families, listed alphabetically, who are of Norman descent. Each entry gives place of settlement, origin, and meaning of the name, progenitor (when possible), as well as sites originally and later settled by the family ...
The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland
The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland, 1889-1891
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Published over three years and four volumes The Noted Breweries of Great Britain and
Ireland is a magnificent insight into the brewing industry at the end of the
nineteenth century.
Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names
The Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names
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Familiar or curious, place names are part of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the British Isles. This is an irresistable reference book for all with an interest in names, ...
Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
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This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Britain and its people over 2000 years, from the coming of the Roman legions to the present day. Encompassing political, social, economic, ...
Oxford Illus History of Medieval England
The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England
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This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction to  medieval England, and covers 1000 years of history from the departure of the  Romans to the arrival of the Tudors. Written ...
Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
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Were the Vikings, as contemporary descriptions had it, a 'valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people' who swept in from the sea to plunder and slaughter? Or in the words of ...
Railway Year Book for 1922
The Railway Year Book for 1922
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'The Whitaker of the railway world'. Published at a very significant turning point in railway history, just prior to the amalgamation of the various regional railways into the grouping of the 'Big Four' companies. Over 500 pages of fascinating information ...
Silk Industry
The Silk Industry
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A silk industry was first recorded in china about 2600 BC, its secrets spreading along the silk road to reach Constantinople in AD 550. In the fourteenth century it was ...
Slang Dictionary
The Slang Dictionary: Or The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and 'Fast' Expressions of High and Low Society
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This fascinating book contains a comprehensive dictionary of slang words and phrases in use in mid-Victorian England, as well as a history of slang and cant. Published in 1865, this is a very useful reference guide for genealogy, social history and linguistics ...
Slate Industry
The Slate Industry
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What slate is, its uses and its exploitation.
Surgeon of Crowthorne
The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
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When a mysterious surgeon wrote to brilliant lexicographer James Murray offering help in compiling the first Oxford English Dictionary there began one of the most bizarre and intriguing literary friendships ...
The Surnames Handbook: A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century
The Surnames Handbook: A Guide to Family Name Research in the 21st Century
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Every surname has its own story to tell, and a surname study is a natural complement to family history research. The study of surnames has been revolutionised in the last decade with the increasing availability of online resources, and it is now easier than ever before to explore the history, evolution, distribution and meaning of your family name.
Union Workhouse
The Union Workhouse: A Study Guide for Teachers and Local Historians
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After the Poor Law reform of 1834 the workhouse became the symbol of a new, often harsh regime which passed into folk memory and has left a legacy of large ...
The Victorian Asylum
The Victorian Asylum
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Dreaded and reviled by many, Britain's 19th century asylums provide a unique window on how the Victorian's housed and treated the mentally ill. Despite initially good intentions, asylums became warehouses for society's outcasts, where cures were few ...
The Victorian Home
The Victorian Home
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The 19th century saw huge changes in design and technology that meant that a middle-class home looked very different by the time Queen Victoria died in 1901 to how it had at her accession in 1837. This book looks at the social history of rooms in the Victorian home and at how, people made choices about how to decorate their homes ...
The Victorian Hospital
The Victorian Hospital
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Nowadays most seriously ill people would want to go to hospital, where they  have a reasonable chance of recovery. But the experience of a sick person in the 1830s was ...
Victorian Schoolroom
The Victorian Schoolroom
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There was a tremendous expansion of education in England and Wales during the nineteenth century. A combination of voluntary effort and government action led to the introduction of a system ...
The Victorian Soldier
The Victorian Soldier
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Although lacking the sophisticated weapons of today, Victorian soldiers were basically no different from their present-day successors. This book aims to bring these soldiers to life through their uniforms, weapons, ...
Victorian Workhouse
The Victorian Workhouse
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Whether it was 'the bastille', 'the spike', 'the work'us', or simply 'the house', the Victorian workhouse was the cause of dread and shame for thousands of men, women and children.
The Woman's Book
The Woman's Book
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First published in 1911 and republished here fully on searchable CD-ROM is "The Woman's Book: Contains Everything A Woman Ought to Know" ...
The Workhouse Encyclopedia s/c
The Workhouse Encyclopedia
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This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive to every aspect of the workhouse and of the poor relief system. This A-Z cornucopia covers not only hundreds of interesting anecdotes, but also includes workhouse locations throughout the British Isles, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, ...
Year 1000: What Life Was Like
The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium
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In the year 1000 the world was one of mystery and magicians, monks, warriors  and wandering merchants - people who feared an apocalypse and who had no idea  ...
Young Woman's Companion
The Young Woman's Companion
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A fascinating book on what a young woman of the 1860s should know – rules for conversation, advantages of industry, domestic economy, beauty, love and courtship, choosing a husband, female dress, rules for matrimonial happiness ...
Tracing the History of Houses
Tracing the History of Houses
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England is fortunate to have a rich heritage of old houses. Whether town  mansion or rich country cottage, they are a source of increasing price and  interest. But how much ...
Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Ancestors' Childhood: A Guide for Family Historians
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Every family historian has child ancestors, and childhood experiences and records are an essential aspect of research into a past life...
Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Aristocratic Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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Do you believe you are descended from aristocracy, or even from royalty? Or do you have a line of descent from a blue-blooded family, but want to know more? How far back do noble and royal lines go? How do coats of arms work, and how can heraldic records tell you more?...
Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Black Country Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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The Black Country in the West Midlands is an important site for family historians. Many researchers, seeking to trace their ancestry back through the generations, will find their trail leads through it. And yet, despite the burgeoning interest in genealogy and the importance of the region in so many life stories, no previous book has provided a guide to the Black Country's history and to the documents and records that family historians can use in their research.
Tracing Your House History: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your House History: A Guide for Family Historians
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Anyone who wants to find out about the history of their house – of their home – needs to read this compact, practical handbook. Whether you live in a manor house or on a planned estate, in a labourer's cottage, a tied house, a Victorian terrace, a twentieth-century council house or a converted warehouse – this is the book for you. Largely focussing on houses in the UK ...
Tracing Your Legal Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Legal Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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The law had an extraordinary range of individuals, from eminent judges and barristers to clerks and minor officials. Stephen Wade’s concise account of legal history and research resources will be an invaluable guide for anyone who is studying the subject or seeking an ancestor who was associated with it ...
Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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The history of paupers and pauperism is not something that people know much about. This book provides a guide to documents and records, from medieval times tot he twentieth century, that researchers can use the trace their English pauper ancestors ...
Tracing Your Railway Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Railway Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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This easy-to-read book guides the reader through the social, technical and economic aspects of the story. She also introduces the reader to the variety of records that is available for genealogical research ...
Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Shipbuilding Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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This practical handbook will be an invaluable guide for family and local historians and for readers with a more general interest in shipbuilding. It introduces the variety of national and local records that are available for genealogical research and considers the many other resources that can yield fascinating information ...
Tracing Your Textile Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
Tracing Your Textile Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
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Covering the social and historical aspects of the trade and time, the author also provides details on the variety of records that are available for genealogical research, from census returns, websites and publications to company records and registers, regional archives ...
Turnpike Roads
Turnpike Roads
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Turnpike trusts formed an important part of English life from around 1690 to 1840. This book outlines the origins, development, success and decline of the turnpike trusts and some of their associated features ...
Turnpike Roads, Statutes
Turnpike Roads, Statutes
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These Acts lay down the various rules governing a variety of subject including the construction of wagon wheels, weight of carts, tolls and penalties for avoiding toll gates and much more besides.
Village Records
Village Records
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This book is unusual, in more ways than one, but not least in that its author, who was at the forefront of local history research and methodology when he first ...
Wace's Chronicle of the Norman Conquest
Wace's Chronicle of the Norman Conquest
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Master Wace His Chronicle of the Norman Conquest from the Roman de Rou, published in 1837 and translated with notes and illustrations. A detailed narrative of events which preceded and attended the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy.
Wells Cathedral
Wells Cathedral
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Like many buildings which have stood for centuries, Wells Cathedral in Somerset, has had periods of great contrast; periods of intense activity and vigorous building programmes, and periods of neglect ...
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle
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The historic fortress of Windsor Castle, standing proud one its wooded chalk ridge, has been 'home' to the Queen and earlier sovereigns of England for over 900 years. The rooms ...
   
 
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