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Roman Britain (Shire Living Histories) by Richard Russell Lawrence1
1930s Britain (Shire Living Histories) by Robert Pearce2
Tudor England (Shire Living Histories) by Derek Wilson3
The Industrial Revolution (Shire Living Histories) by Jonathan Downs4
1920s Britain (Shire Living Histories) by John Shepherd5
Restoration England: 1660-1699 (Shire Living Histories) by Peter Furtado6
Mid-Georgian Britain: 1740-69 (Shire Living Histories) by Jacqueline Riding7
Norman England: 1066-1204 (Shire Living Histories) by Trevor Rowley8
Wartime Britain: 1939-45 (Shire Living Histories) by Mike Brown9
Mid-Victorian Britain: 1850-1889 (Shire Living Histories) by Christine Garwood10
Anglo-Saxon England: 400-790 (Shire Living Histories) by Sally Crawford11
Early Eighteenth-Century Britain: 1700-1739 (Shire Living Histories) by Lorna Coventry12
First World War Britain: 1914-1919 (Shire Living Histories) by Peter Doyle14

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