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Books by Robert Bard

  • The Channel Islands at War

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: BBHRP
    Paperback
    The incredible true story of what really happened in the Channel Islands during the Second World War. The Channel lslands were occupied on 30 June 1940 when four German planes landed at Guernsey Airport. They were the only part of Britain to be occupied during the Second World War. The islands had been officially demilitarised on 19 June, but the War Office in London overlooked the necessity to inform the Germans. This led to a German air attack on 28 June, which resulted in thirty-eight civilian deaths. Hitler was extremely proud of the conquest of the Channel lslands, and saw it as a stepping-stone to the full invasion of the rest of Britain. The occupying forces were instructed to behave correctly. This would show the rest of Britain that there was nothing to be feared from life under the Third Reich. This book looks at the German Occupation, the unsavoury events that occurred on the Islands, and why at the end of the war a cover-up of these events was instigated by the British Government.
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  • St Albans History Tour

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: BVKOD
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    St Albans History Tour is a unique guide to the illustrious past of this delightful city in southern Hertfordshire. As one of the earliest recorded cities in Britain, St Albans has had a long, colourful and distinguished history. Dominated by the great abbey church of St Alban, the adjacent site was a thriving market town in Saxon, Norman, medieval and Georgian times. Robert Bard guides us through its historical streets, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they've changed over the years, as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and discover for themselves the changing face of St Albans.
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  • London's Crypts and Catacombs

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: BSWEA
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    Have you ever wondered what lies beneath your feet when you walk into an ancient church or through a graveyard? The mystery of what lies beneath? Did you know that some of London's most famous cemeteries have catacombs? The book explores some of the most intriguing vaults, crypts and catacombs of London and where you can still find some of them. Some are even open to public view. Crypts were often built by rich and powerful families to lay to rest their family remains. Many of London's church crypts have been converted into cafes and restaurants to meet London's 20th and 21st century needs but others still retain their occupants. Following on from their last book, 'London's Hidden Burial Grounds', authors Adrian Miles, a senior archeologist with Museum of London Archaeology, and Dr.Robert Bard. a historian who has written many books about the history of London, have come together again to take their readers on an intriguing journey of discovery though London's vaults, crypts and catacombs. The book contains many unique photographs and is a haunting insight into the process and burial of our ancestors.
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  • Hampstead & Highgate Through Time

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: AZSZK
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    Although early records of Hampstead can be found in a grant by King Ethelred the Unready to the monastery of St Peter's at Westminster (AD 986) and it is referred to in the Domesday Book (1086), the history of Hampstead is generally traced back to the seventeenth century. Much luxurious housing was created during the 1870s and 1880s in the area that is now the political ward of Frognal & Fitzjohns. A lot of this housing remains to this day. Historically, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. The bishop kept a toll house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. In later centuries, Highgate was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin. Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway and Highgate Village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909. Today, Hampstead and Highgate retain their village feel.
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  • Capital Punishment

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: AZKTW
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    London had many places of execution: Tyburn, of course, but also Smithfield, Wapping, Kennington, Tower Hill and Charing Cross among others. All of these venues allowed the public to participate - whether in approval or opposition - and, in the opinion of the authorities, provided deterrence at a time when even trivial offences carried the death penalty. Author Robert Bard surveys the capital's places of execution and seeks to explain the prevailing appetite of the authorities and the public for such punishment and such grisly spectacle.
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  • London's Hidden Burial Grounds

    Robert Bard

    Product Code: AWYZT
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    It is fascinating to think that many hundreds of generations of Londoners lie beneath the city without us knowing. Over many centuries burial grounds have been developed, built over and then forgotten, often beneath playgrounds, gardens or car parks. When modern development takes place remains are disturbed and we are reminded of of a London that has long since disappeared, most notably with the headline-grabbing discoveries that have been made as a result of the massive cross-rail project that is ripping the heart out of much of central London. In this fascinating book, authors Robert Bard and Adrian Miles seek to uncover many of the capital's lost graveyards, often in the unlikeliest of places.
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