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The Birth of Milton Keynes
In the early 1960s the government began to look into the possibility of creating new towns to address overcrowding in urban areas. One site under consideration was North Bucks, at the time underpopulated. Various schemes were contemplated, some of which excluded the existing towns of Bletchley and Wolverton.
The book describes the discussions and interventions of various councils and interest groups as the concept evolved from a new town of high density housing linked by a monorail system to something approaching the plan that came to fruition.
The new town was formally announced on January 23rd 1967 and this book was published on that day 50 years later.
Hardcover 245 pages
ISBN: 978-1-909054-40-0
£20.

Available through Waterstones and independent bookstores
and through Amazon here.
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The Woodville Chronicle

The Woodville name came to prominence in 1464 when Edward IV surprisingly chose Elizabeth Woodville as his queen. Her family are less well-known and are frequently disparaged and dismissed in history books as a parvenu family. The truth is rather different. The Woodvilles were well-established by the late 14th century and Sir Richard Woodville was created a baron by Henry VI in 1448. He also served on the king's council, and continued in that role after the accession of Edward IV, well before his daughter's elevation.
The Woodville family benefited from the marriage, but on the whole they were talented and able to fulfil their new roles. Their fortunes took a turn for the worse in 1483 after Richard III came to power and although the survivors held their place in the aristocracy after the Tudor accession, they were never again so prominent.

Paperback 270 pages 978-1-909054-41-7 £13.95

Published June 2017
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Like an Ever-rolling Stream

A third volume of poetry by Rosemary Parrott with colour illustrations.

Published 21 August 2016. 118pp.
ISBN: 978-1-909054-36-3
Price £9.99
The book is stocked in local Southampton bookshops
or may be ordered on this site
or through Amazon.co.uk here.
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1415: The Plot
Bryan Dunleavy
On July 31st, 600 years ago, a plot to overthrow King Henry V was uncovered, on the very eve of the expedition to France that culminated with the famous victory at Agincourt. This book tells the story and concludes with some rather surprising outcomes.
ISBN 978-1-909054-34-9 Pub. October 19 2015

184 pages paperback, with colour photographs £11.95,
The book is stocked by Waterstones and local book outlets.
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Redbrick Revolution
The railway town of Wolverton grew from green fields in rural North Buckinghamshire to become a substantial ton of 13,500 in its first century.
This book describes the history of its development during the first 100 years with illustrations by Faye Lloyd.

112 pages with colour illustrations £8.99
ISBN: 978-1-909054-17-2
The book is stocked by Waterstones and local book outlets.
Order through Amazon here.
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