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Tudor Books and Readers: Materiality and the Construction of Meaning

Paperback, 09/10/2012, £32.99
These essays by expert historians of the book exploring all aspects of Tudor book culture.

Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Paperback, 14/12/2017, £9.99
A beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one the most influential statements in the history of democracy.

Viking Age: A Reader

Paperback, 22/09/2014, £38.99
In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors.

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.

Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS

Paperback, 01/06/2015, £6.99
He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives so that we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over a thousand years ago.A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit more complicated, and that one reason Alfred seems to be so `great' was that he made sure we were told that he was.

Roman Watermills and Settlement at Ickham, Kent

Hardback, 30/05/2010, £40.00
This is the account of 'rescue' excavations undertaken during gravel quarrying between 1972 and 1974 at Ickham on the Little Stour river in Kent.

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.

London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Paperback, 07/07/2005, £65.00
Presents an account of the evolution of the government of London from the tempestuous days of the Commune in the late twelfth century to the calmer waters of Tudor England. This book shows how the elected rulers of London developed ways of dealing with both demanding monarchs and quarrelsome city inhabitants.

Highstead, near Chislet, Kent

Hardback, 01/12/2007, £25.00
In the Foreword, Barry Cunliffe writes: "The publication of the excavation of the multi-period settlement site at Highstead near Chislet is a matter for celebration. Highstead, with its long sequence of occupation spanning the first millennium B.C. and early first millennium A.D.

At the Great Crossroads

Paperback, 01/12/2008, £40.00
The widening of the road between the Monkton and Mount Pleasant roundabouts on the A253 led to the archaeological investigation of a 3km long strip of land between July 1994 and February 1995. Prehistoric discoveries included Neolithic inhumations and pits, well-preserved Beaker graves and ten ring-ditches of late Neolithic and Bronze Age date.

Rulership and Rebellion in the Anglo-Norman World, c.1066-c.1216: Essays in Honour of Professor Edmund King

Hardback, 28/05/2015, £88.99
The importance of rulership and rebellion in the history of the Anglo-Norman world between 1066 and the early thirteenth century is incontrovertible. The power, government, and influence of kings, queens and lords dominated society and was frequently challenged and resisted. But while biographies of rulers, studies of central.

Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature

Paperback, 21/09/2000, £45.99
These essays analyse the medieval bestiary from both literary and art history perspectives, exploring issues including kinship, romance, sex, death, and the afterlife.

Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England: Crime, Government and Society c. 1066 - c. 1600

Hardback, 28/11/2009, £120.00
With some notable exceptions, the subject of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume presents a series of studies, based on original research, that address significant features of outlawry and criminality over an extensive period of time.

Study of the Bayeux Tapestry

Hardback, 22/05/1997, £50.00
Key articles on the Bayeux tapestry collected in one volume, providing a comprehensive companion to its study.

Medieval Book of Beasts: The Second-Family Bestiary. Commentary, Art, Text and Translation.

Hardback, 19/11/2006, £75.00
Text, translation, and critical study of one of the most important medieval bestiaries.

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.

Edward I (Penguin Monarchs): A New King Arthur?

Hardback, 24/11/2016, £12.99

Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Paperback, 02/03/2018, £12.99

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.

Italian Encounter with Tudor England: A Cultural Politics of Translation

Paperback, 13/09/2012, £29.99
A study of the role played by Italians and Italian culture in the early modern period.

Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England

Paperback, 18/12/2003, £37.99
A thorough and complete survey of all the legal actions and references in Domesday Book.

Early Yorkshire Families

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £18.99
An informative collection of notes on Yorkshire families and their land tenures in the middle ages, first published in 1973.

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, £37.99
This popular primary source reader spans several centuries in over one hundred documents.

Studying Gender in Medieval Europe: Historical Approaches

Paperback, 04/04/2018, £19.99
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.

Black Prince

Paperback, 12/07/2018, £9.99
A major new biography of the Black Prince: hero of the battles of Crecy and Poitiers and England's greatest medieval warrior.

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.

Cnut the Great

Paperback, 05/02/2019, £12.99
A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire

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

Poor Relief and Community in Hadleigh, Suffolk 1547-1600

01/09/2013, £18.99
At the cutting edge of new social and demographic history, this book provides a detailed picture of the most comprehensive system of poor relief operated by any Elizabethan town. Well before the Poor Laws of 1598 and 1601, Hadleigh, Suffolk, offered a complex array of assistance to many of its residents who could not provide for themselves.

Idea of the Castle in Medieval England

Paperback, 16/07/2015, £19.99
A new way of looking at the medieval castle - as a cultural reflection of the society that produced it, seen through art and literature.

Charles I

Paperback, 01/10/2019, £24.99
"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."--

God's Ambassadors

Hardback, 25/06/2017, £33.50

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.

Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia

Paperback, 15/02/2019, £19.99
Essays on the depiction of animals, birds and insects in early medieval material culture, from texts to carvings to the landscape itself.

Insular Iconographies: Essays in Honour of Jane Hawkes

Hardback, 07/06/2019, £60.00
Essays on aspects of iconography as manifested in the material culture of medieval England.

Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe

Paperback, 25/09/2013, £31.95
Utilizes the collection of magic texts from the late Middle Ages at St. Augustine's, Canterbury, to examine the orthodoxy of magical approaches to the medieval universe and to show how it was possible to combine magical studies with a monastic vocation.

Stasis in the Medieval West?: Questioning Change and Continuity

Paperback, 15/07/2018, £89.99
This volume questions the extent to which Medieval studies has emphasized the period as one of change and development through reexamining aspects of the medieval world that remained static.

Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft

Paperback, 17/09/2018, £20.00
A unique look at how people have viewed magic and superstition, both historically and in the present day.



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