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Hall, Viking Age Archaeology in Britain and Ireland. Hall, Richard. Viking Age Archaeology in Britain and Ireland. Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1990. 15 cm x 21 cm. 64 pages including photographs and illustrations. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Slightly shabby front cover. Inscription by preowner. Otherwise clean inside with intact binding.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction / Early Studies of the Vikings / The First Raids / The Scandinavian Settlement / The Development of Towns / Viking Age Art / Stone Carving / Runes / Silver Hoards / Graves / Epilogue / Museums and Sites / Further Reading.

″Richard Hall became interested in the Vikings as an undergraduate in Ireland, when he worked on the excavation of Viking-age Dublin and wrote a dissertation updating the catalogue of Viking material from Ireland. His doctoral thesis concerned the towns of the English Danelaw, a topic which required a study of museum collections, excavations and documentary sources for the Viking campaigns and settlement. While working for York Archaeological Trust he directed the five-year campaign of excavation known as ‘the Viking Dig’ on the site in Coppergate, York, where the Jorvik Viking Centre now stands. He was responsible for part of the academic input to the centre’s display and was co-author of the Trust’s Viking Ships exhibition in 1987-8. He lectures widely on the Viking age and has published extensively at all levels. He is now Director of Archaeology at York Archaeological Trust. ″ (Amazon)

Keywords: Archaeology, British History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Irish landscape, Vikings

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Hue, The Next Moon: The remarkable true story of a British agent behind the line Hue, André / Southby-Tailyour, Ewen. The Next Moon: The remarkable true story of a British agent behind the lines in wartime France. Foreword by Professor M.R.D. Foot. London, Viking / Penguin Group, 2004. 16,5 cm x 24,5 cm. XXVIII, 320 pages, 38 illustrations, 3 maps. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket in protective Mylar. This now out-of-print copy is in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Based on notes that Hue made when he returned to England, ‘The Next Moon’ offers a uniquely vivid and exciting portrait of SOE and Resistance activity: the night drops, the radio contact with London, the brutality of the occupying regime. But it is the personal stories that shine through. We learn of the Pondard family whose farm was destroyed but who never waivered in their support; of Lieutenant Marienne of the French SAS who had dropped into France with Hue and was executed in cold blodd; of Monsieur Legrand, the local miller, who was able to travel the countryside at will and thus provide invaluable information. And above all, of André Hue himself, who after the war was to receive the highest possible decorations from both the British and French governments. (Source: Dustjacket flap)

Keywords: British, British History, Brittany, France, Military History, World War II, World War Two

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Laing, The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, C. AD 400 - 1200. Laing, Lloyd. The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, C. AD 400 – 1200. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006. 19 cm x 25 cm. XIV, 406 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction: Who were the Celts? / The Celtic world / Settlements / Farming / Everyday objects and equipment / Industry and technology / Trade and communications / Clothes and jewellry / Art and ornament / The church / South-western Britain / Wales / Ireland and the Isle of Man / Southern Scotland and northern England / Northern Scotland / Epilogue: The end of Celtic Britain and Ireland.

″The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book, first published in 2006, re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.” (Amazon)

Keywords: Ancient History, Archaeology, British History, Celtic History, Celts, Irish History, Irish Interest, Isle of Man, Scotland

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O'Brien, Bronze Age Copper Mining in Britain and Ireland. O’Brien, William. Bronze Age Copper Mining in Britain and Ireland. Princes Risborough, Shire Publications, 1996. 15 cm x 21 cm. 64 pages including photos and illustrations. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. [Shire Archaeology]

Includese the following chapters: Introduction / Distribution / History of Research / Technology / Bronze Age Mining in Ireland / Ross Island / Mount Gabriel / Bronze Age Mining in Wales / The Great Orme / Bronze Age Mining in England / Alderley Edge / Copper Mining in the Bronze Age / Sites and Museums to Visit / Further Reading.

Keywords: Archaeology, British History, Irish History, Irish Interest, Minerals, Mining

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