Here is a complete list of our eBooks. Please be aware that the prices listed are recommended prices only, we do not set the prices of all our eBooks so you may find some variation across different platforms.

Books to explore

  • The Birmingham Parish Workhouse, 1730–1840

    Author: Chris Upton

    Format: Paperback

    This book is the first attempt to write a history of the workhouse and the ancillary welfare provision for Birmingham, frequently referred to as the ‘Old Poor Law’.

  • A Caring County?

    Editor: Steven King , Gillian Gear

    Format: Paperback

    This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries.

  • A Lost Frontier Revealed

    Author: Alan Fox

    Format: Paperback

    Regional separation in the East Midlands.

  • A Prospering Society

    Author: John Hare

    Format: Hardback

    Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages

  • Archaeology in Hertfordshire

    Editor: Kris Lockyear

    Format: Paperback

    This volume celebrates the close collaboration of professional archaeologists and highly skilled avocational groups that is a hallmark of archaeology in Hertfordshire.

  • Assembling Enclosure

    Author: Ronan O'Donnell

    Format: Paperback

    Transformations in the rural landscape of post-medieval north-east England.

  • Big Louie and Me

    Author: George Locke

    Format: Paperback

    George Locke's warm-hearted memoir of life in a very close-knit Gypsy community in the Black Country.

  • Bread and Ale for the Brethren

    Author: Philip Slavin

    Format: Paperback

    The study of the food supply of late-medieval conventual households sheds much light on the wider process of decline and eventual collapse of direct demesne management in particular, and feudalism in general, in the post-Black Death era.

  • Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society

    Editor: James P Bowen , A.T. Brown

    Format: Paperback

    This book has an intentionally broad chronological span, ranging from the thirteenth century through to the eighteenth, exploring the interactions between custom and commercialisation during a key period in the economic development of English rural society.

  • Danger! Educated Gypsy

    Author: Ian Hancock

    Format: Paperback

    This timely collection of Ian Hancock's selected writings is an attempt to introduce this dangerously educated and educating man through the medium of his work. Within its covers you will find some personal stories and much persuasive scholarship, heartfelt criticisms and sincere advice.

  • Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

    Editor: Karoline Gritzner

    Format: Paperback

  • Farmers, Consumers, Innovators

    Editor: Richard Jones , Christopher Dyer

    Format: Paperback

    Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. This book is based on a conference held in her honour that was intended not to look back but rather to identify her relevance for historians now, and to present new work influenced and inspired by her.

  • Flex

    Author: Ben Fletcher , Karen J. Pine

    Format: Paperback

    How to use the other 9/10ths of your personality

  • From the Deer to the Fox

    Author: Mandy de Belin

    Format: Paperback

    “This meticulously researched and much-needed study explores the shift from deer- to fox-hunting from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century and its effects on the landscape of Northamptonshire.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History

  • Hertfordshire

    Author: Anne Rowe , Tom Williamson

    Format: Paperback

    Lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this authoritative work will be invaluable reading for all those with an interest in the history, archaeology, and natural history of this fascinating county.

  • Hertfordshire Garden History - Volume 2

    Editor: Deborah Spring

    Format: Paperback

    “This is thorough, well-illustrated with archive pictures, and of interest to readers way beyond Hertfordshire's boundaries.” Historic Gardens Foundation Newsletter

  • Land and Family

    Author: John Mullan , Richard Britnell

    Format: Paperback

    Trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415.

  • Learn Romani

    Author: Ronald Lee

    Format: Paperback

    This course of Romani language lessons is aimed at non-Romanis who want to learn Romani, and also at Romani people who wish to re-learn their ancestral language in its modern form.

  • Lena Ashwell

    Author: Margaret Leask

    Format: Paperback

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Theatre Book Prize

  • Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

    Editor: Rowland Hughes

    Format: Paperback

    ★★★★★ “Shocking and entertaining in equal measures: a true gem from a bygone era.” Lyndsy Spence, The Lady Magazine

  • Magic in Theory

    Author: Peter Lamont , Richard Wiseman

    Format: Paperback

    An introduction to the theoretical and psychological elements of conjuring.

  • Mentor Development for Teacher Training

    Editor: Anne Punter

    Format: Paperback

    A dynamic resource for the development of teachers as mentors.

  • Our Forgotten Years

    Author: Maggie Smith-Bendell

    Format: Paperback

    As well as telling the story of her family's ups and downs in the course of their yearly journeys to the pea-fields of Somerset and the hop-gardens of Herefordshire, Maggie recounts her own journey to become a prominent campaigner for Gypsy rights.

  • Out of the Hay and Into the Hops

    Author: Celia Cordle

    Format: Paperback

    Hop cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744–2000

  • Poor Relief and Community in Hadleigh, Suffolk, 1547-1600

    Author: Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Format: Paperback

    At the cutting edge of 'the new social and demographic history', this book provides a detailed picture of the most comprehensive system of poor relief operated by any Elizabethan town.


  • Prostitution in Victorian Colchester

    Author: Jane Pearson , Maria Rayner

    Format: Paperback

    Bringing to bear considerations of class and gender, health and welfare, religion and moral reform, this is a wide-ranging and original study. As well as providing a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century Colchester, it will appeal to all those interested in the history of women's work, policing and society more widely.

  • Refiguring Mimesis

    Author: Jonathan Holmes , Adrian Streete

    Format: Paperback

    Representation in early modern literature.

  • Rethinking Ancient Woodland

    Author: Tom Williamson , Gerry Barnes

    Format: Paperback

    This important volume will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English countryside, nature conservation and environmental history.


  • St Albans

    Editor: Jonathan Mein , Anne Wares , Sue Mann

    Format: Paperback

    This study examines the reality of life on the Home Front in St Albans during the First World War.

  • The County Community in Seventeenth-century England and Wales

    Editor: Jacqueline Eales , Andrew Hopper

    Format: Paperback

    This volume honours the memory of Professor Alan Everitt who, in a series of publications during the 1960s and 1970s, advanced the fruitful notion of the ‘county community’ during the seventeenth century.

  • The Fighting Essex Soldier

    Editor: Christopher Thornton , Jennifer Ward , Neil Wiffen

    Format: Paperback

    The wars of the fourteenth-century English kings with France and Scotland resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of men involved in warfare on land and sea. This book draws upon new research to identify and analyse these soldiers at all social levels in the county of Essex.

  • The Peaceful Path

    Author: Stephen V. Ward

    Format: Paperback

    Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.

  • The Politics of the Pantomime

    Author: Jill Sullivan

    Format: Paperback

    Regional identity in the theatre, 1860-1900

  • The Psychology of Paranormal Belief

    Author: Harvey J Irwin

    Format: Paperback

    A researcher’s handbook

  • The World of the Small Farmer

    Author: Patricia Croot

    Format: Paperback

    This detailed and original study of early-modern agrarian society in the Somerset Levels examines the small landholders in a group of sixteen contiguous parishes in the area known as Brent Marsh.

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscape

    Author: Paul Cullen , Richard Jones , David N Parsons

    Format: Paperback

    Thorp – or throp in some areas – is a common place-name or part of a place-name in England. A standard explanation of them is that unlike tons, bys and hams, thorps were small villages attached to more important places.

  • Trees in England

    Author: Tom Williamson , Gerry Barnes , Toby Pillatt

    Format: Paperback

    The results of an ambitious research project are here shaped into a richly detailed survey of English arboriculture over the last four centuries.