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  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Christopher Gravett has worked as a curator both at the British Museum and at the Royal Armories at the Tower of London. Currently he is curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. He has written many books on medieval military history, arms, armor and castles. John James studied figurative illustration and specialized in historical reconstructions and architectural drawings for many years. He has worked on a number of non-fiction books for children, including an award-winning title on Egyptian pyramids. He lives in Britain.
    1st September 2007

    A Shakespearean Theatre

    "A Shakespearean Theatre" is an invaluable guide to an important period in English history. With the use of superb cutaw... More

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    1st February 2011

    A 19th Century Railway Station

    Step inside one of the marvels of the Victorian age! In the middle of the 19th century, steam railways were the very lat... More

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    1st September 2009

    Medieval Cathedral

    Discover a world of ornate architecture, stories told in glass and unique feats of construction and art. This guide pres... More

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    1st January 2001

    Life and Times in the Viking World: An Essential Reference Guide to Life in 11th Century Scandinavia

    This beautifully illustrated history series is core non-fiction at its best. With clear, readable text, information-pack... More

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    14th February 2008

    Building History: Roman Villa

    Illustrated throughout, each book in this series takes a fresh look at great buildings of the past, revealing the lives ... More

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    18th August 2005

    Real Knights

    Twenty celebrated knights are examined right down to the details of armor, tournaments, and castle life.... More

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    20th November 2003

    Real Pirates

    Meet the rogues who gave pirates their bad name. William Fly took a promotion from lowly boatswain to captain when he pr... More

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