The definitive history of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots' Association (UKMPA), 21 Centuries of Marine Pilotage is an extremely well-researched and very readable book. Bringing the original official UKMPA history up to date, author Harry Hignett examines the history of marine pilotage from its earliest days up to present times.
A History of the Worshipful Company of Cooks traces the growth of the Livery from its origins in the Guild of Cooks of London that emerged in the twelfth century to the evolution of the modern Company. The book examines the different aspects of the catering trade, from ‘fast food’ cookshops to the role of Master Cooks who served the Royal Court.
Published in association with the University College Durham Trust, Durham Castle: Fortress, Palace, College is sumptuously illustrated traces the history of Durham Castle, the magnificent building which, alongside the Cathedral, has dominated the Durham skyline for nearly a millennium.
This volume contains a critical edition of the surviving early Tudor assessments and lay subsidy returns for the West Riding wapentakes of Staincliffe and Ewcross, broadly the area of the Yorkshire Dales.
As Frankfurt International School approached its 50th anniversary, the school decided to document and celebrate its fifty colourful years of service to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main community in written form.
Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire today is dramatically different from the sleepy village first recorded in Domesday Book. Look closer, however, and its history can be found around every corner. In Headingley, 'This Pleasant Rural Village' Clues To The Past, Eveleigh Bradford tells the story
There are many fine books on the history of Leeds but Leeds: A Historical Dictionary of People, Places and Events is unique. It brings together in an easily accessible format not only the stories of well-known Leeds residents, industries and institutions but also the events that have shaped the city’s growth and the significant discoveries that have been...
Discover the women who ran Yorkshire's great houses! This book is a welcome exploration into the lives and achievements of the women of seven houses in the region, presenting their previously unheard stories for the first time.
This survey of seventeenth-century Yorkshire is largely based on primary sources and covers all the towns and parishes in the county. The trends and issues of the age are fully covered, from the political and religious divisions, the industrial scene, the scourge of the plague, to the high incidence of poverty and attempts to alleviate it.