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Churches: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £10.99

Viking Britain: A History

Paperback, 09/08/2018, £9.99
A new narrative history of the Viking Age, interwoven with exploration of the physical remains and landscapes that the Vikings fashioned and walked: their rune-stones and ship burials, settlements and battlefields.

Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

Paperback, 12/06/2018, £9.99
A gripping account of how the early Christians viciously attacked the art and teachings of the Classical world from a brilliant young historian

Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power 3ed

Paperback, 15/01/2019, £24.99
This highly-praised and authoritative account surveys the history of the Ottoman Empire from its obscure origins in the fourteenth century, through its rise to world-power status in the sixteenth century, to the troubled times of the seventeenth century.

Trees in the Religions of Early Medieval England

Paperback, 08/06/2018, £19.99
Drawing on sources from archaeology and written texts, the author brings out the full significance of trees in both pagan and Christian Anglo-Saxon religion.

Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood: The Rise and Fall of Byzantine, 955 A.D. to the First Crusade

Paperback, 15/09/2019, £18.99
A long overdue and thrillingly paced narrative of one of the most dramatic periods in Medieval history, Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood provides an engaging chronicle of the various imperial upheavals, from the conquests of Basil to the collapse of Constantinople, concluding with the First Crusade.

Emergence of the English

Paperback, 30/04/2019, £16.95

In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £12.99
A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.

Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship: Yorkshire, 1066-1154

Paperback, 16/04/2002, £47.99
This book, first published in 1994, studies aristocratic politics and government in Yorkshire in the century after 1066.

Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £8.99
Concise historical introduction to Julian of Norwich and her continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

Paperback, 18/10/2018, £25.00
This richly illustrated new book - which accompanies a landmark British Library exhibition - presents Anglo-Saxon England as the home of a highly sophisticated artistic and political culture, deeply connected with its continental neighbours.

Medieval England, 500-1500: A Reader

Paperback, 02/01/2018, £39.99
This popular primary source reader spans several centuries in over one hundred documents.

Studying Gender in Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches

Paperback, 04/04/2018, £20.99
Building on over a century of scholarly achievements and advances, this book addresses the core problem of how to incorporate gender in the study of the history of medieval Europe, and why it is important to do so.

Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Paperback, 30/08/2018, £10.99
Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life.

Tudor Christmas

Hardback, 04/10/2018, £9.99
Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking `to drive the cold winter away'. Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times, and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period.

Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold

Paperback, 25/04/2013, £10.99
Thomas Becket lived at the centre of medieval England. Son of a draper's merchant, he was befriended and favoured by Henry II and quickly ascended the rungs of power and privilege. He led 700 knights into battle, brokered peace between warring states and advised King and Pope.

Archbishops of Canterbury: A Tale of Church and State

Paperback, 01/03/2018, £12.99
The office of Archbishop of Canterbury is the oldest continuous institution in Britain - older than the English crown and much older than Parliament. This new Pitkin captures the story of Archbishop faith and power, wisdom and folly and explores how high principle is matched at times by craven self-interest.

Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior

Hardback, 12/03/2019, £20.00
A life of Matilda--empress, skilled military leader, and one of the greatest figures of the English Middle Ages

Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order

Paperback, 06/11/2014, £12.99
An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar.

Relics of Thomas Becket: A True-Life Mystery

Paperback, 09/01/2020, £12.99
A gripping tale of the ongoing quest for Becket's mortal remains. John Butler's page-turning account unravels the evidence in this true life medieval mystery.

Charles I

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £34.99
"Charles I provides a detailed overview of Charles Stuart, placing his reign firmly within the wider context of this turbulent period and examining the nature of one of the most complex monarchs in British history."--

Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £25.00
A history of the Crusades.

Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

Paperback, 02/04/2020, £9.99
A history of the Crusades.

Magic in Medieval Manuscripts

Hardback, 06/10/2017, £12.99
From simple charms to complex and subversive rituals to summon demons, diverse forms of magic were practiced in the Middle Ages. With numerous fascinating illustrations from the British Library's rich medieval collection, Magic in Medieval Manuscripts explores the place of magic in the medieval world.

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

Hardback, 06/10/2017, £12.99
Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts explores the dazzling complexity of western medieval astrology and its place in society, as revealed by a wealth of illustrated manuscripts from the British Library's rich medieval collection.


Paperback, 29/09/1994, £12.99
A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth in Europe during High Middle Ages transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms. This book shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world.

Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050-1320 2ed

Paperback, 08/04/2004, £34.99
For this new edition, Malcolm Barber has revised each chapter, taking into account the historiography of the past decade and bringing the text up to date.

Aelfred's Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £25.00
A history of the peoples of Britain, in the century and a half between the first Viking raids and the expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954.

Making Medieval Manuscripts

Paperback, 06/10/2017, £14.99
Based mainly on examples in the Bodleian Library, this lavishly illustrated account tells the story of manuscript production from the early Middle Ages to the high Renaissance. Each stage of production is described, from the preparation of the parchment, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the illumination of the manuscript.

King Arthur: pocket GIANTS

Paperback, 02/03/2015, £6.99
Because an understanding of Arthur and all the different things he has meant to scores of generations up to the present is fundamental to our understanding of our own past, our understanding of ourselves and the ways in which we can benefit from history.

Prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon Discoveries on the East Kent Chalklands

Paperback, 31/03/2014, £15.00
This latest volume in Canterbury Archaeological Trust's Occasional Paper series describes discoveries along the route of the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass. An extensive programme of fieldwalking and evaluation investigated a number of sites: two sites were subject to full excavation.

Warrior Churchmen of Medieval England, 1000-1250: Theory and Reality

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £60.00
An examination of the actions of clerics in warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, looking at the difference between their actions and prescriptions for behavior.

Medieval Europe: From the Breakup of the Western Roman Empire to the Reformation

Paperback, 01/08/2017, £10.99
A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages

Short History of the Normans

Paperback, 30/04/2016, £14.99
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is the one date forever seared on the British national psyche.

Fears of Henry IV: The Life of England's Self-Made King

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £16.99
In June 1405, King Henry IV stopped at a small Yorkshire manor house to shelter from a storm. That night he awoke screaming that traitors were burning his skin. His instinctive belief that he was being poisoned was understandable: he had already survived at least eight plots to dethrone or kill him. This book tells his story.

1415 - Henry V's Year of Glory

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £14.99
Henry V is regarded as the great English hero. Lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous application of justice, he was elevated by Shakespeare into a champion of English nationalism for all future generations. But what was he really like?

Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £9.99
Explains what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking readers, to the middle ages, and showing various things from the horrors of leprosy and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and haute couture.

Mediterranean in History

Paperback, 01/02/2016, £16.95
For over four thousand years the Mediterranean was the centre of Western civilization. Geographically, it is a whole world in miniature, an inland sea whose shores encompass every type of terrain and climate. This study covers all of recorded history, incorporating research and tools ranging from linguistics to underwater archaeology.

Normans in Europe

Paperback, 27/07/2000, £16.99
This book provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered. Van Houts takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining their origin, the Norman expansion and their political and social organisation in the period between c. 900 to c. 1150.

Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £12.99
For centuries Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had, and three hundred years after his death it was said that his kingship was perhaps the greatest that the world had ever known. This title shows how Edward personally provided the impetus for much of the drama of his fifty-year reign.

Early Middle Ages:Europe 400-1000

Paperback, 03/05/2001, £26.49
This book provides a set of thematic interpretations of one of the most dynamic and formative periods in Europe's history. Chapters from the world's leading scholars of the period offer an authoritative, up-to-date and exciting approach to the subject.

Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £12.99
Tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland.

Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

Paperback, 05/03/2009, £9.99
Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle Ages. This title presents the biography of this truly formidable king.


Paperback, 25/02/2016, £9.99
The author was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. This book offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies.

Castle: A History of the Buildings That Shaped Medieval Britain

Paperback, 03/05/2012, £8.99
Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, the author explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples.
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