Prudent Rebels: Bermudians & The First Age of Revolution

Prudent Rebels: Bermudians & The...

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Prudent Rebels: Bermudians & The First Age of Revolution

Authors: Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Dr. Theodore Francis II, Alexandra Mairs-Kessler
National Museum of Bermuda Press in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda, 2019

Price: $35

About: This groundbreaking publication explores the role and response of Bermudians during the Age of Revolution (1774-1849), a period which introduced ideas of liberty and equality for all, and which transformed the face of politics throughout the Atlantic World, influencing the founding of the United States of America, the Haitian Revolution and the abolition of slavery in Bermuda.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11 ¼ x 1 inches
Published: 2019
ISBN: 978-0-992265-31-1
Pages: 179

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19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

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19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

Author: C. F. E. Hollis Hallett
Published by: Juniperhill Press, 1993
$25

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Summarised and indexed, this book is an extension of Early Bermuda Wills and another must be used for genealogical research.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.7 x 11.3 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0-921992-13-0
Pages: 412

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19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda

19th Century Church Registers of...

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19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda

Indexed by: A.C. Hollis Hallett
Updated by: C. F. E. Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press and Juniperhill Press, 2005
$25

About:
This is an updated volume of the 1996 edition with many of the questioned names and spellings reinterpreted by comparing and cross-referencing with details from other sources, in particular the Registry General. A must for genealogy researchers.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.7 x 11.2 x 2.5 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-23-8
Pages: 1406

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Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

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Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

Author: Dr. Edward C. Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013 (Second edition)
$30

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Since the beginning of settlement in 1612, the history of Bermuda and its fortification against attack have gone hand in hand. Bermuda Forts presents an unparalleled investigation of that history and the military structures that evolved with it. Replete with more than 400 colour and black-and-white illustrations, the book is the result of 15 years of archival and archaeological research–a must for everyone interested in the heritage of this remarkable island, and in the international legacy of British coastal defence work.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.8 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2013 (Second edition)
ISBN: 0-921560-11-7
Pages: 358

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Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

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Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

Author: Lt. William Eric Brockman, RN
Edited by: Dr. William R. Cooke
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 2009
$20

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A narrative by Lt. William Brockman written during his appointment at Bermuda Dockyard from 1930-32 which expands on an 1893 history by Captain H. J. Carr. Brockman touches upon the social and family life of Dockyard as well as its construction and history. Editor Dr. Cooke has added numerous footnotes for historical clarification and a selection of photos of Dockyard from 1850-1900.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.31 x 0.75 inches
Published: 2009
ISBN: 0-921560-20-6
Pages: 81

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Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda (2nd Edition)

Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide...

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Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda (2nd Edition)

Compiled by A. C. Hollis Hallett
Published by: Juniperhill Press, 1995
$10

About:
This is an essential reference for collectors of Bermudiana as well as for those seeking information about Bermuda. Every book referencing Bermuda is listed as well as articles found in journals, such as the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, the ‘Heritage’ magazines, and the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 6.3 x 9.3 x 1 inches
Published: 1995 (Second edition)
ISBN: 0-921992-12-2
Pages: 325

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Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History

Bermuda Journal of Archaeology...

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Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History

The Journal of the Bermuda Maritime Museum Volume 1-21
Hardcopies available for Vol 1-20 only
Vol 2 & 6 Out of Print
$20 each

The annual Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History (BJAMH) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, and publishes articles concerned with archaeological or historical research related to Bermuda. It is the successor journal to the Bermuda Historical Quarterly (BHQ), which ceased publication in 1982.

Volume 21 is available as a download and we are currently in the process of digitising the previous 20 volumes with the aim of making the entire catalogue available online for purchase and download.

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Bermuda Maps

Bermuda Maps

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Bermuda Maps

Author: Jonathan Land Evans

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2017

Price: $65

About: Maps of Bermuda have long attracted attention. In extended sequence, they not only tell the story of a small island and its inhabitnats, but reveal the changing preoccupations and fashions of the wider world. The maps range from vague and dangerous-looking representations on early hand-drawn charts to the golden age of decorative printed maps in the 1600s, the elegance of the Georgian era and the substantial Victorian period, into a revival of decorative maps of holiday resort Bermuda in the 1930s and ‘40s.

Wide-ranging and combining scholarship with connoisseurship, Bermuda Maps features many rare images of old maps from the early 1500s to the late 1940s, with analysis of their content, presentation, and context.

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Type: Hardcover

Size: 10 ½ x 12 3/8 x 1 ¼ inches

Published: 2017

ISBN: 978-0-947480-29-5

Pages: 323

Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

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Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

Authors: H.R & R.C. Tulloch
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2011
$20

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A collection of transcribed inscriptions of all the memorials (extant in 2004) in naval, military, and historic cemeteries of Bermuda, including St. Peter’s Church, part of the World Heritage site in the Town of St. George. A section of the book is also devoted to memorials of sailors, soldiers and airmen both local and overseas.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.9 x 11.3 x 1.6 inches
Published: 2011
ISBN: 0-921560-18-4
Pages: 358

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Butler's History of the Bermudas

Butler's History of the Bermudas

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Butler's History of the Bermudas

Transcribed and edited by: C.F.E Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 2007
$20

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The original manuscript written by Nathaniel Butler, 5th governor of Bermuda, existed only in the British Library, until it was published as a verbatim translation by Governor Lefroy in 1882. Now completely re-edited and rendered into modern English, with comprehensive side notes by Clara F.E. Hollis Hallett, this book covers Butler’s account of Bermuda from 1609 to 1622.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.3 x 1.1 inches
Published: 2007
ISBN: 0-921560-14-1
Pages: 248

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Chained on the Rock: Slavery in Bermuda & Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary

Chained on the Rock: Slavery in...

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Chained on the Rock: Slavery in Bermuda & Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary

Author: Cyril Outerbridge Packwood
Edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2012
$30 (boxed set)

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A revised edition of Cyril Packwood’s ground breaking book published in 1975 where local residents were first introduced to a detailed examination of slavery in Bermuda. Edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett, this book explores the impact of slavery on slaves, slavers and Bermuda up until Emancipation.

Included is Edward Fraser, a previously unpublished manuscript by Cyril Packwood and also edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett. This book tells the story of Edward Fraser, who was born a slave but rose to become a much-admired and energetic missionary for the Methodist Church in Bermuda and the West Indies.

Product Specs: Chained on the Rock
Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.6 x 11.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2012 (Second Edition)
ISBN: 978-1927750-03-2
Pages: 240

Product Specs: Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary
Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.6 x 11.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1927750-04-9
Pages: 116

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Civil Records of Bermuda Under the Sommer Islands Company 1612–1684

Civil Records of Bermuda Under...

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Civil Records of Bermuda Under the Sommer Islands Company 1612–1684

Compiled by: A. C. Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press & Juniperhill Press, 2004/5
Price: $50

About:
In this three-volume book, the late Dr. A. C. Hollis Hallett brings together all the early government and other records of Bermuda, which he read and transcribed word for word from the original preserved records. Volume I covers the years from 1612–1669, with its chapters arranged chronologically according to the governors of the period. Volume II deals with 1669–1684, with the narrative of the development of Bermuda continuing through the progression of governors, and concluding with passenger lists and shipping returns for several years dating from 1656. Volume III presents all the personal legal documents covering the scope of the whole book (1612–1684).

Vol I:
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Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 1.8 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-14-9
Pages: 708

Vol II:
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Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 1.6 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-16-5
Pages: 624

Vol III:
Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 2 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-18-1
Pages: 766

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Dr Savage’s Bermuda

Dr Savage’s Bermuda

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Dr Savage’s Bermuda

Author: Dr. Edward Cecil Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
$30

About:
The forgotten landscape of Bermuda in the 1830s is recovered in this remarkable collection of paintings by the prolific and talented Royal Artillery surgeon Dr. Johnson Savage. The paintings were the start of an extraordinary relationship between Bermuda and several generations of the Savage family. Included are exquisite images from Savage’s later posting in Corfu; his work as a medical illustrator; paintings by his Royal Navy Midshipman son Arthur; and an account of the doctor’s grandson, Arthur Johnson Savage, RE, who completed the great Ordnance Survey of Bermuda in 1900.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 13.25 x 10.25 x 1 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-10927750-89-6
Pages: 254

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Four Centuries of Friendship

Four Centuries of Friendship

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Four Centuries of Friendship

Editor: Marina I. Slayton

Bermuda Maritime Museum Press

Price: $20

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Four Centuries of Friendship chronicles the fascinating evolution of the bond between Bermuda and America –from their similar beginnings as isolated colonial outposts, to their strong economic partnership.

From parallel births at Jamestown and St. George, the book details the many challenges and connections shared by Bermuda and the US through some of the most notable episodes in their joint history. Events such as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the US Civil War, the 20th-century World Wars and the Cold War, as well as recent diplomatic initiatives, bring to light the friendship and inter-dependence between Bermuda and its powerful neighbor.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.25 x 1 inches
Published: 2009
ISBN: 0-921560-16-8
Pages: 151

Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story in Art

Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story...

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Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story in Art

Authors: Graham Foster & Rosemary Jones
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013 (Second edition)
$40

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The Museum celebrates local artist Graham Foster’s grand mural at Commissioner’s House in a spectacular book showcasing the 1,000 square foot artwork in 208 dazzling, full colour pages.

Explore the Island’s past and present through this large-format volume’s lavish spreads, zoom-in details and compelling illustrative style. Lively informative text by award-winning author Rosemary Jones interprets each scene and explains how the artwork was made.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 14.3 x 14.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-926609-59-1
Pages: 209

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Heritage Matters Full Set

Heritage Matters Full Set

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Heritage Matters Full Set

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press

Price: $55

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Get the full set of Heritage Matters Vols. 1-6 by renowned archaeologist Dr. Edward Harris.

Heritage Matters Volume 1

Heritage Matters Volume 1

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Heritage Matters Volume 1

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2007

Price: $10

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Sea battles, stolen treasure, forgotten monuments…the story of Bermuda’s history comes to vivid life in this engaging collection of essays by renowned archaeologist Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Originally published as his popular Heritage Matters column in The Mid-Ocean News, each piece brings a new perspective to Bermuda’s cultural treasure trove. Witty, entertaining and informative – and a wake-up call to all who have yet to appreciate the island’s magnificent heritage.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2007
ISBN: 0-921560-12-5
Pages: 79

Heritage Matters Volume 2

Heritage Matters Volume 2

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Heritage Matters Volume 2

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2008

Price: $10

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Hot on the historic heels of his much-admired Volume I, Dr. Edward Harris, MBE brings us an eclectic assortment of characters including Mark Twain, Henry VIII (the king, not the pub), the beautiful lady on the US silver dollar…and the biggest character of all: Bermuda itself. Add a generous helping of monuments, mosquitoes and wartime secrets, and we have yet another splendid, witty, critical and engaging collection of essays on Bermuda heritage.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2008
ISBN: 0-921560-15-X
Pages: 111

Heritage Matters Volume 3

Heritage Matters Volume 3

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Heritage Matters Volume 3

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2010

Price: $10

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The eccentricities of Bermuda’s colourful history come to light once again in this third volume in the Heritage Matters series by Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Who can resist 400 years of toilet history, King Neptune and the calendar girls, Fourth of July spies, some of the world’s most unusual tombs, the tidal Wave That Wasn’t and a US president’s Bermuda love affair? These stories and more are all inside!

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2010
ISBN: 0-921560-12-5
Pages: 103

Heritage Matters Volume 4

Heritage Matters Volume 4

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Heritage Matters Volume 4

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013

Price: $10

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Bermuda’s hilarious, harrowing and truly historic heritage gets another airing through the witty pen of Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Brace yourselves for mysterious tunnels, booming big guns, wartime wonders, tales from the crypt and Bermuda’s first, rather miserable, Christmas…all part of a lively new collection of essays in this, the latest volume of the much-admired Heritage Matters series.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927750-13-1
Pages: 111

Heritage Matters Volume 5

Heritage Matters Volume 5

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Heritage Matters Volume 5

Author: Dr. Edward Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
Price: $10

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Roll up your sleeves for another bout of heritage and humour with the Island’s leading historian, Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Through his entertaining essays, we meet the mighty and the meek, colourful kite fliers, desperate castaways, shark oil forecasters, cassava cooks, magnificent motorcycles, and a whole lot more. There’s never a dull day in Bermuda heritage.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-927750-79-7
Pages: 87

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Heritage Matters Volume 6

Heritage Matters Volume 6

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Heritage Matters Volume 6

Author: Dr. Edward Harris

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2018

Price: $10

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History is never more fun than when it flows from the pen of Bermuda’s own Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Meet the cartoon ‘busybody’ Bermudians, the busty figureheads ‘Yes’ and ‘No,’ Lord Kitchener’s champion chickens, – and learn about Bermuda’s ‘Royal Albert Hall,’ a murderous warclub, Pembroke’s long-lost waterfront, the picture that’s worth 1,000 words…and, of course, a whole lot more.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2018
ISBN: 978-0-947480-96-7
Pages: 93

Queen of Bermuda and the Furness Bermuda Line

Queen of Bermuda and the Furness...

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Queen of Bermuda and the Furness Bermuda Line

Author: Piers Plowman & Stephen J. Card

Bermuda Maritime Museum Press

Price: $30

About: the fascinating story of the magnificent Queen of Bermuda and other ships of the Furness Bermuda Line: their tragedies and triumphs and their impact on Bermuda and the world. An essential addition for those fascinated by the great passenger liners of the past.

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Type: Hardcover

Size: 9 3/8 x 12 3/8 x 1 inches

Published:2002

ISBN: 0-921560-10-9

Pages: 288

Royal Bermuda

Royal Bermuda

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Royal Bermuda

Authors: Rosemary Jones & Dr. Edward Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$25

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With more than 350 photographs from public and private collections, Royal Bermuda details the Island’s four centuries of connections to the British Crown, from Bermuda’s accidental colonisation by the English in 1609 to the present day. Along with special chapters devoted to every official Bermuda visit by the Queen since 1953, this collector’s edition chronicles other royal stopovers since the Victorian Age, and includes profiles of local collectors of royal memorabilia, plus a pictorial timeline with mini-biographies of monarchs who helped shape Island history from the 17th century onwards. Step back in time through its pages and enjoy the fascinating pageant of royal influence on Bermuda, from maritime heritage to tourism, defence, currency and everday life.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 10.1 x 10 x 0.68 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN:978-10927750-63-6
Pages: 224

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Royal Bermuda Regiment: 50 Years Strong

Royal Bermuda Regiment: 50 Years...

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Royal Bermuda Regiment: 50 Years Strong

National Museum of Bermuda Press

Price: $50

About: The story of Bermuda’s army, detailed here for the first time, not only mirrors but also forms an integral part of the Island’s modern history. Two racially divided but illustrious military units joined to form the Bermuda Regiment at a time of unprecedented social upheaval. Conscription lifted race and class barriers and put all recruits on an even footing for the common good. The social cohesion engendered by army service has been a happy by-product of the Regiment’s primary mission and its benefits to Bermuda are immeasurable. The Regiment has not only had a role in almost every major Island event over the past half-century – from riots and strikes to hurricanes and Royal visits. – it also has flown the flag overseas on successful aid missions after natural disasters. This book chronicles a highly revered national institution – but more so, at its core, it is a story about people who have served their country with pride and distinction.

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Type: Hardcover

Size: 9 ½ x 12 3/8 x 3/4 inches

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-927750-97-1

Pages: 160

Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime...

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Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

Author: Dr. Gordon Watts Jr.
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$40

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Over three hundred wrecks and five hundred years of history— this is the legacy of Bermuda, the shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic. As an isolated island outpost, Bermuda has brokered an intimate partnership with the sea, depending on it for resources, commerce and defence. The vessels that now litter its barrier reefs have helped shape Bermuda’s cultural identity.

One of the most active archaeologists to work in Bermuda waters is Dr. Gordon Watts, and in this book he distills a lifetime’s experience to paint the full picture of Bermuda’s maritime history through its underwater heritage. The book brings the results of over 35 years of archaeological research together in one place, and in addition outlines the vessels reported as lost and places them in the context of Bermuda and Atlantic World history.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 13.4 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-927750-70-4
Pages: 276

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Short Bermudas

Short Bermudas

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Short Bermudas

Authors: Sandra Campbell and Duncan McDowall
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
$10

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There’s no shortage of surprises in this collection of essays about Bermuda’s colourful past. It’s all here: onions, slavery, mega-yachts, fish houses, Boers, Civil War bioterrorism, women who dared and the making of Tucker’s Town. All topped off with the legendary story of calypso’s Talbot Brothers.

Product Specs:
Type: Softcover
Size: 9 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-926609-84-3
Pages: 111

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Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda 1789-97

Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic...

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Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda 1789-97

Author: Adrian James Webb

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2016

Price: $20

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Following the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1783, the British military seized upon Bermuda for a dockyard to replace bases lost in what became the United States of America. An essential first task was to survey the reefs surrounding the Island, a major task accomplished in less than a decade by Thomas Hurd, later Hydrographer to the Admiralty Board.

This book records the story of that first complete hydrographic survey of the local reefs and its illustration by Hurd, who also included the land mass of Bermuda. It illuminates the people and processes needed to accomplish the great task, including British officers and local men, such as pilots. The volume touches on various subjects that set the context for events of the 1790s that helped ensure the completion and eventual publication of Hurd’s Survey that is still the foundation of navigation by chart in Bermuda waters.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.25 x 1.25 inches
Published: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-947480-12-7
Pages: 299

Wings Over Bermuda

Wings Over Bermuda

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Wings Over Bermuda

Authors: Ewan Partridge & Tom Singfield
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$30

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Wings Over Bermuda traces the history of aviation in Bermuda from a small 1919 sightseeing operation to the big jets of today. It follows the rise of Bermuda as a strategic wartime base for Allied Forces—eventually to become the civilian hub of Bermuda’s air gateway. The book contains hundreds of rare photos and tells aviation stories unheard until now.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.4 x 12.3 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-927750-32-2
Pages: 304

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