commitment to history publishing extends beyond our
well-established local history list to include several
general interest history and reference titles. New
in 2004 is Fighter
Writer, a study of the life of Sergeant Joe Lee
which brings together his war poetry, sketches and
letters to reveal an undervalued talent and the times
in which he lived.
New in 2004
A beautifully illustrated biography of this true
Scots hero. Lee's battlefield sketches and letters
enliven the story of a trench poet denied his place
in literary history after an argument with the Poet
Laureate. Compulsive reading.
History and reference titles
London historian Stephen Halliday reveals the
stories of the men who made the city great.
From Marc Brunel, who first tunnelled under
the Thames, to the colourful builder Thomas
Cubitt, responsible for Buckingham Palace and
Belgravia, these accessible biographies show
the indomitable spirit of the Victorians.
Book of British Birthplaces
The first who-was-born-where reference allows
you to find out which celebrities had their
roots in your area, as well as tracking down
the origins of your favourite figures from history
and the present day.
Who Shocked The Nation
From pirates to poisoners, and from strumpets
to suffragettes, this lively book recounts the
exploits of the most notorious women in British
Twelve cases from around Britain and Ireland
are reopened more than 100 years later. Jonathan
Sutherland fills us in on the details and tries
to pin down the questions that were left unanswered.
How did an elderly, blind Bristol man throw
his nephew out a window? And who was the real
Jack the Ripper?
Your way in to the BBC's vast collection of historical
features and articles, as well as information on current
and forthcoming documentaries.
The BBC's timeline of British history is an accessible
way to find out more about whatever period interests
A great independent site for anyone interested in
the First World War. Includes details of important
campaigns and resources on the war poets.