History & Reference Books

Take a look through our collection of history and reference books to uncover information on who's buried where in Westminster Abbey and the history of Britain.

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    The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries Guide The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries Guide
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    The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries Guide

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    The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, which opened in June 2018, are an exciting new development in the history of Westminster Abbey.  The eastern triforium, which runs around the Abbey's interior 16 metres above floor level, has been transformed into...
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  • The Queen's Window by David Hockney Book The Queen's Window by David Hockney Book

    The Queen's Window by David Hockney Book

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    The Queen’s Window was designed by renowned artist David Hockney for Westminster Abbey and unveiled in autumn 2018. In an extended conversation between Hockney and fellow-artist Tacita Dean recorded specifically for this publication, the artist reflects...
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  • The Faith of Queen Elizabeth

    The Faith of Queen Elizabeth

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    With testimonies from historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this tribute explores the faith of the world's most famous Queen. Nearing seven decades on the throne, the Queen has faced many personal...
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  • How to Read Churches by Denis McNamara

    How to Read Churches by Denis McNamara

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    This handy, easy to carry book provides the reader with a strictly visual approach to the reading of churches. Covering all the ecclesiastical building types of Western Christianity, readers are taken on a journey tracing the development of the church...
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  • The Death of Kings

    The Death of Kings

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    Many Kings and Queens of England suffered extraordinary deaths. Handsome and virile in his youth. a rare medical condition turned Henry VIII into a bloates and grotesque old man. The dashing and glamourous Henry V probably died of cancer of the rectum, a...
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  • The Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages

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    From the Battle of Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, this book tells the unique story of Medieval Britain. Full of intriguing facts, illustrations, photographs, detailed reconstructions, paintings, maps and family trees. Includes links to websites to...
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  • The Story of Britain

    The Story of Britain: From the Romans to the Present

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    Roy Strong has written an exemplary introduction to the history of Britain, as first designated by the Romans. It is a brilliant and balanced account of successive ages bound together by a compelling narrative which answers the questions: ‘Where do we...
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  • A History of the Bible

    A History of the Bible

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    The Bible is the central book of Western culture. For the two faiths which hold it sacred, it is the bedrock of their religion, a singular authority on what to believe and how to live. For non-believers too, it has a commanding status: it is one of the...
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  • Elizabethans

    Elizabethans

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    Who made modern Britain the country it is today? How do we sum up the kind of people we are? What does it mean to be the new Elizabethans? In this wonderfully told history, spanning back to when Queen Elizabeth became queen in 1953, Andrew Marr traces...
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  • Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

    Handel in London: The Making of a Genius

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    'How refreshing, to read a book about music written for a music lover and not a musicologist. In clear, lucid, entertaining prose, Jane Glover makes those of us who lack musical literacy better understand and appreciate Handel's divinity.' - Donna Leon,...
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  • The Funeral Achievements of Henry V at Westminster Abbey The Funeral Achievements of Henry V at Westminster Abbey

    The Funeral Achievements of Henry V at Westminster Abbey

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    Ground-breaking new studies of Henry V's chapel, tomb and funeral service have new revelations and insights into the time.Before Henry V set out in 1415 on the campaign which culminated in victory at Agincourt, he made a will laying down precise...
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  • The Plantagenets The Plantagenets

    The Plantagenets

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    This brilliant new book explores the lives of eight generations of the greatest kings and queens that this country has ever seen, and the worst. The Plantagenets  – their story is the story of Britain. England’s greatest royal...
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