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A Brief History of the Vikings
Language: un
Pages: 160
Authors: Jonathan Clements
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and
A Brief History of the Age of Steam
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Thomas Crump
Categories: Steam engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Constable

In 1710 an obscure Devon ironmonger Thomas Newcomen invented a machine with a pump driven by coal, used to extract water from mines. Over the next two hundred years the steam engine would be at the heart of the industrial revolution that changed the fortunes of nations. Passionately written and
A Brief History of the Orkneys
Language: en
Pages: 157
Authors: J. N. Sinclair
Categories: Orkney (Scotland)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

A study of the Orkneys, a group of islands with a remarkable and often turbulent past. Numerous archaeological remains bear testimony to their colourful history, and descriptions of such treasures help illuminate this tour through the centuries, from the Stone Age up to the present day. Much space is devoted
A Brief History of Tea
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Roy Moxham
Categories: Tea
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Constable

When tea began to be imported into the West from China in the 17th century, its high price and heavy taxes made it an immediate target for smuggling and dispute at every level, culminating in international incidents like the notorious Boston Tea Party. This book investigates the early history of
A Brief History of the Knights Templar
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Helen Nicholson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history of this legendary medieval order now writes a full account of the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon, to give them their full title, bringing the latest findings to a