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Dangerous Energy: The Archaeology of Gunpowder and Military Explosives Manufacture.

By: Cocroft, Wayne D.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: English Heritage, 2000. 1850747180: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 922

ISBN: 1850747180

Condition: Fine


Paperback, in Fine condition. First edition, pp xxiii, 320, b&w illustrations, gazetteer, glossary, bibliography, index. This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. Few monuments of gunpowder manufacture survive in Britain from the Middle Ages, although its existence is documented. Late 17th-century water-powered works are identifiable but sparse. In the later 18th century, however, the industry was transformed by state acquisition of key factories, notably at Faversham and at Walt... View more info

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Scotland's Black Death: The Foul Death of the English.

By: Jillings, Karen.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Tempus, 2003. 0752423142: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 638

ISBN: 0752423142

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper in very good condition. First edition, with pp 192, b&w illustrations, preface and bibliography. List of illustrations and index. During the early months of 1349, Scottish soldiers engaged in border warfare praised God that many of their English opponents were being felled by a new and terrifying affliction. Within months, however, Scots themselves began to fall victim to what they had described as "the foul death of the English." No aspect of life went untouched by this virulent disease. Beyond the physical devastation caused... View more info

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Country House Brewing in England 1500-1900.

By: Sambrook, Pamela.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: The Hambledon Press, 1996. 1852851279: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 436

ISBN: 1852851279

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in very good condition, complete with dustwrapper, also in very good condition. First edition, scarce copy. Pp xx, 311, with b&w photographs and illustrations, preface, list of illustrations, acknowledgements, abbreviations, glossary, archaic cask sizes and measures of ale, beer and malt, notes, bibliography and index. Until the 18th century or even later, beer was the staple drink of most men and women at all levels of society. Tea and coffee were expensive luxuries while water might well carry disease. To supply the needs of both owners and servants, every country house with an ac... View more info

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Illustrated English Social History: Volume Four: The Nineteenth Century.

By: Trevelyan, G.M.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.,1952.: 1952

Seller ID: 360

Condition: Very Good


Hardback with red cloth covers, no dustwrapper, gilt lettering on front cover and spine. In very good condition. Reprinted edition. Ppxi, 186 With colour plate illustration of fox hunting and b&w photographs and illustrations throughout. With prefatory notes to the illustrations,iIntroduction, descriptive notes to the illustrations and index. This is the book in which Trevelyan famously said that social history was 'history with the politics left out'. He was much criticised for this, particularly by Marxists, who took the view that the political and the social were inextricably entwined, inde... View more info