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Shakespeare's London Theatreland: Archaeology, History and Drama
Shakespeare's London Theatreland: Archaeology, History and Drama
by Julian Bowsher
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Handsome Book - Original Approach, 16 May 2014
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Not another book on Shakespeare! Well, yes and no. This is not the normal fare but attempts to reconstruct (literally) the London that Shakespeare would have know including the theatres. Next time in London I shall be following the trail ...

Recommended.


The Earl of Hertford's Expedition Against Scotland, Being a Narrative of the Landing at Granton, the Capture of Leith and Edinburgh, the Burning of ... Sack of Jedburgh, and Other Places. (1544.).
The Earl of Hertford's Expedition Against Scotland, Being a Narrative of the Landing at Granton, the Capture of Leith and Edinburgh, the Burning of ... Sack of Jedburgh, and Other Places. (1544.).
by Anonymous
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.11

5.0 out of 5 stars An obscure work made available, 16 May 2014
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I am not one for 'print on demand' books but this one fills a gap in my library. How else could one obtain a work that was written in the 16th century? Invaluable le for those with an interest in this rather obscure part of history.


Scotland's East Coast Fishing Industry
Scotland's East Coast Fishing Industry
by Mark I'Anson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little work, 16 May 2014
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If one wants the atmosphere of the east coast fishing industry it will be found here. Lots of pictures with short text to accompany. I bought this book having visited the Fisheries Museum in Aberdeen where my interest was awakened. Recommended.


British Army Uniforms from 1751-1783: Including the Seven Year's War and the American War of Independence
British Army Uniforms from 1751-1783: Including the Seven Year's War and the American War of Independence
by Carl Franklin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 26.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the Tin, 16 May 2014
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This book is a must for those interested in the minutiae of military history. It is not a handsome volume but that is not its purpose. I have found other works more enjoyable but if one wants the detail in one volume here it is!


Glory and Honour: The Scottish Renaissance
Glory and Honour: The Scottish Renaissance
by Andrea Thomas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Not a Coffee Table Book, 16 May 2014
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I purchased this after viewing the Mary Queen of Scots Exhibition in Edinburgh. Beautifully illustrated it concentrates on various topics from the Scottish Renaissance such as military warfare and fortification which one would not normally expect. Yes, a good book if perhaps a bit ponderous at times. Recommended.


The Sack of Rome: 1527
The Sack of Rome: 1527
by Judith Hook
Edition: Paperback
Price: 24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A detailed study, 16 May 2014
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There are not many books in the English language on the Italian wars of the 16th century. This book certainly fills the gap. If one wants detail and the political intrigues of Renaissance Europe this is where to look. It can all be a little confusing for the tyro but the climax of the book - the Sack of Rome - fulfils one's expectations. Recommended.


Crucible of Combat. Germany's Defensive Battles In The Ukraine 1943-44
Crucible of Combat. Germany's Defensive Battles In The Ukraine 1943-44
by Rolf Hinze
Edition: Paperback
Price: 29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars If you want detail .., 16 May 2014
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This is a superb account of the bitter fighting in eastern Europe. It is illustrated with contemporary war maps. It is not an easy read as one has to refer to maps to see what is going on but this is its strength. One for the serious war 'buff'.


Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection
Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection
by Tobias Capwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 30.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 16 May 2014
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Tobias Capwell has brought the Wallace Collection to life in this superbly written and presented book. He illustrates armours from other collections to further enlighten the reader. Capwell a loss to Kelvingrove, Glasgow but is London's gain

Thoroughly recommended.


Fashion and Armour in Rennaissance
Fashion and Armour in Rennaissance
by Angus Patterson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Does not deliver, 16 May 2014
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Colourful with some good plates but only touches the surface. I learned nothing from this book that is not already obvious ie armour mired costume. Oxfamed.


Le roi danse
Le roi danse
Offered by BMG-UK
Price: 21.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear!, 16 May 2014
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I ordered this especially from France. Costume, music, backdrop superb - but unfortunately not the script. Ended up in Oxfam.

Nul points!


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