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A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects

Author : John A. Davies
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A history of Norfolk in 100 objects

The Little History of Norfolk

Author : John A. Davies
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Embark upon a journey through Norfolk's eventful history, from the earliest times to the present day. From the discovery of fossil footprints dating back nearly one million years, to Boudica's revolt, the Roman occupation, the creation of the Norfolk Broads during the Middles Ages and the growth of the textile industry and agricultural advances, this county has always been at the forefront of innovation and the development of our nation.Mustard manufacturing, Viking farmers, friendly invasions and digging up ancient mammoths - we do things differently here in Norfolk.

The History of Norfolk

Author : Robert Hindry Mason
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History Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk and the City and County of the City of Norwich Comprising

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History Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk and the City and County of the City of Norwich

Author : White, Francis, & Co
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History of Congregationalism and Memorials of the Churches in Norfolk and Suffolk

Author : John Browne
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A History Of The First World War In 100 Objects

Author : John Hughes-Wilson
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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.

A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

Author : David Callahan
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This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include: An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species] Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time] The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today] The shotgun The book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White [1789] HMS Beagle [the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries] Aluminium bird rings [used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species] along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

Author : Gavin Mortimer
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Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball' to the global media circus graced by superstars from Denis Compton to Sachin Tendulkar. If you've ever wanted to know what a hoop skirt has to do with overarm bowling, why England fight Australia over a burnt bail, or how to avoid tickling a jaffa in the corridor of uncertainty, Mortimer chalks up a stunning century of tales in the first truly accessible global history of cricket.

A History of American Sports in 100 Objects

Author : Cait Murphy
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Beautifully designed and carefully curated, a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in America What artifact best captures the spirit of American sports? The bat Babe Ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot, or the ball on which Pete Rose wrote, "I'm sorry I bet on baseball"? Could it be Lance Armstrong's red-white-and-blue bike, now tarnished by doping and hubris? Or perhaps its ancestor, the nineteenth-century safety bicycle that opened an avenue of previously unknown freedom to women? The jerseys of rivals Larry Bird and Magic Johnson? Or the handball that Abraham Lincoln threw against a wall as he waited for news of his presidential nomination? From nearly forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the stories of the people, events, and things that have forged the epic of American sports, in both its splendor and its squalor. Stories of heroism and triumph rub up against tales of discrimination and cheating. These objects tell much more than just stories about great games-they tell the story of the nation. Eye-opening and exuberant, A History of American Sports in 100 Objects shows how the games Americans play are woven into the gloriously infuriating fabric of America itself.

Kelly s Directory of Cambridgeshire Norfolk and Suffolk

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The History of England

Author : John Lingard
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The History of England from the First Invasion by the Romans to the Accession of William and Mary in 1688

Author : John Lingard
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The Electrical Journal

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A Bibliography of Norfolk History

Author : Elizabeth Darroch
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Scientific and Learned Societies of Great Britain

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Norfolk Archaeology

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White s 1845 Norfolk

Author : William White (of Sheffield.)
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Scientific and Learned Societies of Great Britain

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New Norfolk

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