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  • Notre-Dame: The Soul of France

    Notre-Dame: The Soul of France

    £9.99
    The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation is about? What makes ‘Our Lady of...
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  • Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedra

    Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral

    £20.00
    On April 16, 2019, five days before the celebration of Easter, a blazing fire engulfed the world famous Notre-Dame de Paris. A marvel of Gothic architecture, construction on the Notre Dame Cathedral was begun in 1160 and completed in 1345. For almost...
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  • Notre-Dame : A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals

    Notre-Dame : A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals

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    Written in aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris’s great cathedral, Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving, short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building, from Ken...
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  • Black England: A Forgotten Georgian History

    Black England: A Forgotten Georgian History

    £12.99
    'The classic book on Black people in Georgian London' DAVID OLUSOGA 'Deeply researched, lucidly written and utterly fascinating . . . If you ever thought Black British history started with Windrush, read this book' GREG JENNER Georgian England had a...
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  • The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

    The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

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    Meet Charles Ignatius Sancho: his extraordinary story, hidden for three hundred years, is about to be told. I had little right to live, born on a slave ship where my parents both died. But I survived, and indeed, you might say I did more… It’s 1746 and...
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  • Bright Stars of Black British History Bright Stars of Black British History

    Bright Stars of Black British History

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    This richly illustrated collection presents the extraordinary life stories of fourteen bright stars from Black British history - from Tudor England to modern Britain - and charts their ongoing influence. This important and timely book delves into the...
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  • The Unknown Warrior By James Wilkinson The Unknown Warrior By James Wilkinson

    The Unknown Warrior By James Wilkinson

    £4.95
    This 24 page publication takes an in-depth look at the Tomb of the 'Unknown Warrior' at Westminster Abbey. Written by James Wilkinson, it looks at the idea behind the Unknown Soldier, the selection of the deceased, the journey of the coffin and the...
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  • The Making of Handel's Messiah The Making of Handel's Messiah

    The Making of Handel's Messiah

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    The first performance of Handel’s 'Messiah' in Dublin in 1742 is now legendary. Gentlemen were asked to leave their swords at home and ladies to come without hoops in their skirts in order to fit more people into the audience. Why then, did this now...
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  • The Queen's Coronation Book by James Wilkinson The Queen's Coronation Book by James Wilkinson

    The Queen's Coronation by James Wilkinson

    £3.95
    The Queen’s Coronation, on 2 June 1953, should have been celebrated in blazing sunshine. Instead, it was one of the coldest June days in years, and it poured with rain. The enthusiasm of the hundreds of thousands of people who lined the streets waiting...
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  • The Lost Art of Scripture

    The Lost Art of Scripture

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    In our increasingly secular world, holy texts are at best seen as irrelevant, and at worst as an excuse to incite violence, hatred and division. The Quran, the Torah and the Bible are often employed selectively to underwrite arbitrary and subjective...
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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

    £80.00
    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 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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