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Final volume of the seven-volume Cambridge History of the Book in Britain series, focusing on the twentieth century and beyond. The book is for students, scholars and a general audience interested in book history, publishing studies, and the cultural history of Britain in the twentieth century and beyond.
By John Dann
Growing up in Sussex during the turbulent 17th century, John became involved in the illegal ‘owling’ trade, where he learnt his seamanship. Whilst carousing in a Rye inn he was unexpectedly pressed into the Royal Navy. In 1694, disgruntled with the ill-fated Spanish Expedition, he joined ‘Long Ben’ Every’s mutiny...
A Journey Through Tudor England: Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London to Stratford-Upon-Avon and Thornbury Castle
The Independent Companies of Foreigners are widely regarded as the worst examples of foreign units in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. They were formed, in the last years of these wars, to receive French deserters who had come over to the British in Spain. Each company was intended...
By Kelvin Brown
The Saltmarsh Coast is 75 miles of largely undiscovered Essex, stretching from Stow Maries in the south to Salcott in the north, with some wonderful walking on the top of the sea walls amid some marvellous scenery. Mixed in with the salty air and cries of sea birds are hundreds...