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Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship: Yorkshire, 1066-1154

Paperback, 16/04/2002, £45.99
This book, first published in 1994, studies aristocratic politics and government in Yorkshire in the century after 1066.

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

Hardback, 28/11/2009, £110.00
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.

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

Hardback, 28/05/2015, £80.00
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.

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

Churches: An Architectural Guide

Paperback, 02/02/2018, £8.99

Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £7.99
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, £27.99
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, £35.99
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, £32.99
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

Simon de Montfort

Paperback, 20/06/1996, £36.99
A new account of one of the most famous men of the English middle ages: Simon de Montfort.

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.

Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

Paperback, 17/09/2018, £14.99
A trip to the furthest edgelands of the Viking world via the drama of the Old Norse sagas - from the Arctic Circle to Constantinople, North America to Kievan Rus.

Origins of the Anglo-Saxons: Decoding the Ancestry of the English

Hardback, 04/10/2018, £19.95
Incorporating the latest information from cutting-edge DNA technology, this highly readable account sheds exciting new light on the origins and identity of the Anglo-Saxons - and the English.

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

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Paperback, 30/04/2000, £26.95

Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

Paperback, 06/06/2019, £9.99
'A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets' diabolical and devious first family - a real joy to read.' Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets In The Restless Kings Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons.

Castles and Landscapes: Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England

Paperback, 01/02/2005, £35.00
This paperback edition of a book first published in hardback in 2002 is a fascinating and provocative study which looks at castles in a new light, using the theories and methods of landscape studies.

Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings

Hardback, 15/09/2010, £120.00
Deals with the objects people owned and how they used them. This title features essays which investigate the type of things that might have been considered 'everyday objects' in the medieval and early modern periods, and shows how they help us to understand the daily lives of those individuals for whom few other types of evidence survive.

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.

Europe's Barbarians

Paperback, 25/06/2009, £20.99
The Germanic Invasions of the fifth century brought about the collapse of the Roman Empire. 'The Barbarian Invasions' will change the way we think about those Dark Ages, looking at the Barbarians themselves rather than just their impact on the Roman empire.

Women in England in the Middle Ages

Hardback, 12/10/2006, £45.00
Looks at various sorts and conditions of women from c500 to c1500 AD, focusing on common experiences over their life-cycle, and the contrasts derived from their position in the social hierarchy. This book shows how, in bringing up their children and balancing family and work, medieval women faced many of the problems of their modern counterparts.

Early Medieval Kent, 800-1220

Hardback, 24/06/2016, £50.00
Essays on the most important aspects of Kent's history at a time of great growth and change.

Early European Castles: Aristocracy and Authority, AD 800-1200

Paperback, 24/05/2012, £19.99
"Early European Castles "shows how our understanding of the origins and growth of medieval castles is currently being transformed and develops a framework for deepening our understanding of Europe's castral revolution' in the period AD 800-1200."

Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500

Paperback, 05/01/2002, £12.99
MEDIEVAL WOMEN looks at a thousand years of English history, as it affected - and was made by - women.

Stasis in the Medieval West?: Questioning Change and Continuity

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £66.99
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.

Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England

Paperback, 21/07/2016, £9.99
Skulduggery, power struggles and politics, this book offers a re-examination of life in Anglo-Saxon England. Taking them from their heavenly status to the human level, it explores the real lives of over a dozen seminal saints. It explores the rich history of the Dark Ages.

English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages

Paperback, 16/11/1992, £35.99
Part of the "Medieval World" series, this text examines the role of English noblewomen in the later Middle Ages, covering such areas as marriage, the household, lifestyle and travel, estates and revenue, lordship and patronage and religious practices.

William the Conqueror

Hardback, 14/10/2016, £30.00
Fifteen years in the making, a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history

Short History of Medieval Christianity

Paperback, 30/05/2017, £10.99

1415 - Henry V's Year of Glory

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £11.99
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.

English Medieval Misericords: The Margins of Meaning

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £19.99
A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.

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

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £10.99
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.

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 10/08/2000, £7.99
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages.



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