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Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter

Paperback, 24/03/2016, £12.99
£11.69
To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores the Magna Carta and its influence on Britain today.

Pocket Magna Carta

Hardback, 01/04/2016, £5.99
£5.39
The Latin text of Magna Carta (the 1217 issue of Henry III) is reproduced, together with a modern translation and an introduction which traces the background to the making of the charter and its subsequent revisions through the centuries. It also explains how this text has become an enduring symbol of freedom in Britain and throughout the world.

Normans in Europe

Paperback, 27/07/2000, £16.99
£15.29
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.

Henry I: King of England and Duke of Normandy

Paperback, 14/05/2009, £23.99
£21.59
This book presents the first comprehensive biography of Henry I, as well as an evocation of his court.

Mediterranean in History

Paperback, 01/02/2016, £16.95
£15.26
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.

King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £25.00
£22.50
King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood - greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. Was he truly a monster, or a capable ruler cursed by ill luck? This book offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary king, whose reign marked a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe.

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

Paperback, 05/03/2009, £9.99
£8.99
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.

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

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £11.99
£10.79
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.

Northmen's Fury: A History of the Viking World

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Early Middle Ages:Europe 400-1000

Paperback, 03/05/2001, £25.00
£22.50
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.

Wars of the Roses 3ed

Paperback, 26/04/2013, £21.99
£19.79
For this revised edition of his standard work, A.J. Pollard has incorporated new research and consideration of the debates which have emerged since The Wars of the Roses was first published in 1988. These include the new stress on 'constitutional' history, intensified dispute about the origins of the wars and re-evaluations of key personalities.

Travels

Paperback, 25/02/2016, £9.99
£8.99
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.

Henry V

Paperback, 23/10/1997, £20.00
£18.00
Based on primary sources in both English and French archives, this biography depicts the reign of Henry V in the broad European context of the period. It concludes that through his personality the king united the country in war but also provided domestic security and solid government.

Hundred Years War: A People's History

Hardback, 03/10/2014, £25.00
£22.50
What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world

Second Crusade : Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

Paperback, 12/02/2010, £16.99
£15.29
The Second Crusade (1145-1149) was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts. Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe. This book provides an understanding of the Crusades and their importance in medieval European history.

Great Plague: A People's History

Hardback, 04/03/2014, £16.99
£15.29
During Medieval times, the Black Death wiped out one-fifth of the world's population. Four centuries later, in 1665, the plague returned with a vengeance, cutting a long and deadly swathe through the British Isles. In this title, the author focuses on Cambridge, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France, Queen of England

Paperback, 23/09/2011, £30.50
£27.45
Proud daughter of a distinguished French dynasty, Eleanor of Aquitaine married the king of France, Louis VII, then the king of England, Henry II, and gave birth to two sons who rose to take the English throne - Richard the Lionheart and John. This title offers an account of the most important queen of the Middle Ages.

Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision

Paperback, 01/07/2014, £14.99
£13.49
A survey of the Spanish Inquisition, that sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain's intellectual life, and rebuts the myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition.

King Stephen

Paperback, 03/02/2012, £18.99
£17.09
A biography that provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-1154), with its 'nineteen long winters' of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, the author shows with clarity the strengths and weaknesses of the monarch.

Witchcraft Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande

Paperback, £32.99
£29.69
This acknowledged masterpiece has been abridged to make it more accessible to students. In her introduction, Eva Gillies presents the case for the relevance of the book to modern anthropologists.

Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Paperback, 11/09/2008, £8.99
£8.09

Early Medieval Europe 300-1000 3ed

Paperback, 30/07/2010, £22.99
£20.69
Roger Collins provides a comprehensive account of the centuries during which Europe became a new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This third edition of a classic textbook history of early medieval Europe is fully updated, rewritten and revised to take account of the latest scholarship and to improve its literary style.

Castle: A History of the Buildings That Shaped Medieval Britain

Paperback, 03/05/2012, £8.99
£8.09
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.

Richard II

Hardback, 28/01/2016, £12.99
£11.69
Richard II (1377-99) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. This book deals with his life and work.

Aristocracy of Norman England

Paperback, 15/08/2002, £42.00
£37.80
A rounded account of the new ruling elite of England in the century after 1066.

Dearth public policy

Paperback, 14/09/1995, £15.99
£14.39
A concise guide to the literature examining the consequences of periods of dearth in England, in the years between 1550 and 1800.

Women in Medieval English Society

Paperback, 19/08/1999, £14.99
£13.49
Examination of the evidence and major issues and debates deciding the position of women in medieval society.

Memory of the People: Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England

Paperback, 15/08/2013, £19.99
£17.99
The Memory of the People is a major study of popular memory in the early modern period.

Hundred Years War: A People's History

Paperback, 02/10/2015, £14.99
£12.00

By Sword and Fire: Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare

Paperback, 20/08/2009, £10.99
£9.89
A vivid and original account of warfare in the Middle Ages and the cruelty and atrocity that accompanied it.

Medieval European Pilgrimage c.700-c.1500

Paperback, 30/05/2002, £28.99
£26.09
This text introduces the reader to the history of European Christian pilgrimage in the years between the conversion of the Emperor Constantine and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900: The Sword, the Plough and the Book

Paperback, 27/06/2007, £28.99
£26.09
Studying European history from 300-900 AD, this textbook combines an account of the historical background of the period with discussion of the social, economic, cultural and political structures of the societies in it. It contains chapter summaries and chronologies; key topic essays discussing archaeological or documentary evidence; and more.

Love sex & marriage in the middle ages:a sourcebook

Paperback, 25/09/2003, £23.99
£21.59
The emotional state of love, the physical act of sex, and the social institution of marriage were central issues of medieval life. This title brings together writings, informative introductions and explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were discussed at the time.

In Search of the Dark Ages

Paperback, 02/06/2005, £9.99
£8.99
Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaelogical research, this revised and updated edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain.

Spain, 1469-1714 (O/P)

7, 15/04/1991, £21.99
£19.79
This updated and revised edition examines Spanish history during the 15th and 16th centuries. It deals in particular with the changing relationship between the Christians, Jews and Moslems, as well as the different attitudes which existed towards America, the Inquisition and the Netherlands.

Reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

Paperback, 24/01/2000, £33.99
£30.59
A biography of King Stephen (1134-54), the last Norman monarch whose reign was key in English history as well as the subject of much controversial assessment. Traditionally regarded as a period of anarchy and civil war, recent research has presented a more balanced perspective.

Reign of Richard Lionheart: Ruler of the Angevin Empire, 1189-1199

Paperback, 25/07/2000, £42.99
£38.69
In recent times it has been fashionable to disdain the reign of King Richard I. Serious historians apply differing standards to the history of Richard's reign than popular ones. This study clarifies his position and reign using modern analytical tools.

Later Medieval Europe 1250-1520

Paperback, 09/07/2001, £29.99
£26.99
The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis 3ed

Paperback, 06/12/2005, £34.95
£31.46
Presents an exploration of the Dark Ages, which examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence of a new social, economic and political order. This book discusses the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.

Anglo-Norman England

Paperback, 28/05/1987, £27.99
£25.19
Gives an account for twenty years of the interaction between English and Norman traditions and institutions following the Conquest. This work shows how reform movements in the western church, increasing literacy in government, population growth and changing patterns of trade all played their part in shaping the Anglo-Norman realm.

Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English

Paperback, 03/09/1993, £33.50
£30.15
aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar. aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar.

Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/1993, £13.00
£11.70
A survey of the evolution of scripts and a guide to reading historical documents illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts. Each is accompanied by a commentary identifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style and a transcription.

Painted Labyrinth: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Paperback, 15/05/2003, £6.00
£5.40
Published to coincide with a British Library exhibition of the same name, this study explores the background and history of this artwork and symbol of Christianity. Sections examine aspects of the Anglo-Saxon world: the heritage of the people who lived and ruled and how and why this book was made.

Women in England, 1275-1525

Paperback, 21/12/1995, £16.99
£15.29
This collection of sources demonstrates the variety of evidence that survives of English women in all walks of life from the time of Edward I to the eve of the Reformation. An overview is included of current thinking about English medieval women below the level of the greater aristocracy.

Vikings in England:Settlement Society and Culture

Paperback, 01/08/2006, £16.99
£15.29
Provides a starting point for researchers and students investigating the Viking settlement of Britain. This book considers the history and development of contemporary debates about Scandinavian settlement, and examines differences between rural and urban Viking settlement. It looks at the Scandinavian conversion to Christianity.

What is Medieval History?

Paperback, 27/12/2007, £15.99
£14.39
What is Medieval History? provides an accessible, far-ranging and passionate guide to the study of medieval history. The book discusses the creation of the academic field, the nature of the sources, the intellectual tools used by medievalists, and key areas of thematic importance from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation.

William II

Hardback, 01/09/2005, £25.00
£22.50

William Wallace

Paperback, 01/08/2007, £9.99
£8.99
William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. This work cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce a biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends.

 

 

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