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Norman Conquest of England: Sources and Documents

Paperback, 01/01/1984, £19.99
Presents original material - literature, legal documents, letters and objects - to present the Norman Conquest.

Castles in Context: Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to 1500

Paperback, 06/06/2005, £29.95
Castle studies have been transformed in recent years with a movement away from the traditional interpretation of castles as static military structures towards a wider view of castles as aesthetic symbols of power, with a more complicated relationship with the landscape.

Historical Sourcebook for Scribes

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £27.99
A fully illustrated exploration of fifteen writing styles drawn from historical manuscripts. Clear examples show how the scripts were developed and used in the past and how they can be written by modern calligraphers.

Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders

Paperback, 19/06/2014, £12.99
The compelling sequel to Peter Heather's critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Fall of the Roman Empire.

Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £9.99
The fascinating companion volume to the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's bestselling Cousins' War series

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £20.00
A vivid, in-the-round portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta.

Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory NE

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph, achieved against the odds by a combination of brilliant tactical leadership and the fatal overconfidence of the English King, Edward II.

Robert The Bruce: King of the Scots

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
The definitive biography of Scotland's legendary leader by British novelist and former Sunday Times literary critic, Ronald McNair Scott

The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empir

Hardback, 30/09/2015, £75.00
For many years, scholars struggled to write the history of the constitution and political structure of the Holy Roman Empire. This book argues that this was because the political and social order could not be understood without considering the rituals and symbols that held the Empire together.

Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia

Hardback, 16/07/2015, £60.00
Essays on the depiction of animals, birds and insects in early medieval material culture, from texts to carvings to the landscape itself.

English Medieval Shrines

Paperback, 17/03/2016, £19.99
Survey of the growth and development of the magnificent shrines which reached their apogee during the middle ages.

In the Land of Giants: Journeys Through the Dark Ages

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £25.00
A bestselling historian tells the story of the landscapes, peoples and culture of early medieval Britain through ten walks and an epic sea voyage.

Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers

Paperback, 30/10/2014, £10.99
The acclaimed true story of the Viking discovery of North America and the tragic fate of their colonies

My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £12.99
A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today.

King Stephen

Paperback, 10/02/2007, £19.99
The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) has usually been seen as uniquely disastrous in the history of the medieval England. This book aims to challenge this picture and shows that much of what has been written about Stephen has been based on the selective use of the testimony of hostile witnesses.

Pilgrimages in Medieval England

Paperback, 18/01/2007, £21.99
The men and women who gathered at the Tabard Inn in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" are the most famous of the thousands of pilgrims who set off to the various shrines in the middle ages. This book looks at the most famous shrines, notably that of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury, and also describes the local pilgrimages and cults, their rise and fall.

Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland : The Dynasty of Ivarr to A.D.1014

Paperback, 03/10/2008, £19.95
Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s. A particularly successful viking leader named Aivarr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Aivarr's family from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014.

Time, Work and Culture in the Middle Ages

Paperback, 01/02/1982, £26.50

Edward III: A Heroic Failure

Hardback, 26/05/2016, £12.99
Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership.

Athelstan: The Making of England

Hardback, 30/06/2016, £12.99

Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe

Paperback, 18/09/2012, £16.99
Relics affected everyone in medieval society. In this book, the author illustrates that the pervasiveness and variety of relics answered very specific needs of ordinary people across a darkened Europe under threat of political upheavals, disease, and hellfire. It examines an array of relics in the broad social and cultural context of their age.

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

Hardback, 05/01/2004, £32.00

Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century

Paperback, 13/03/2014, £12.99
Offers a reinterpretation of how European civilization as we know it arose in the wake of utter chaos in Rome, France and Germany - not in the 11th or 12th century, as is commonly thought, but during the 10th. This book tells the story of this transformation from chaos to order, and explores the strange and alien landscape of Europe in transition.

Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe

Paperback, 05/05/1994, £36.00
A study of magic in western Europe in the early Middle Ages. It is a scholarly and challenging book which makes a major contribution to the study of the Christianization of Europe. 'both significant and provocative ... a big, beautifully written and wonderfully learned book.' Times Higher Education Supplement.

Leprosy in Medieval England

Paperback, 19/03/2009, £25.00
A major reassessment, based on hitherto unpublished manuscript material, of a disease whose history has attracted more myths and misunderstandings than any other.

Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World

Hardback, 19/05/2011, £60.00
The true importance of cathedrals during the Anglo-Norman period is here brought out, through an examination of the most important aspects of their history.

Brief History of Britain: v. 1: Birth of the Nation: 1066-1485

Paperback, 23/06/2011, £9.99
From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field - how Britain was invaded and become a nation. The first volume in the stunning four volume Brief History of Britain series.

Trees in the Religions of Early Medieval England

Hardback, 19/02/2015, £50.00
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.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

Paperback, 18/11/2007, £14.99
The first dictionary of medieval terms intended for the non-specialist with an interest in the medieval world.

Magna Carta: Origins and Legacy

Paperback, 08/01/2016, £25.00
Drawing on recent extensive archival research, this book looks at the publication and survival of Magna Carta. It also tells the story of how a peace treaty between a group of barons and a medieval English king became one of the chief cornerstones of civil liberties, informing universal ideas of liberty and justice across the centuries.

Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book

Hardback, 17/03/2016, £60.00
Essays into numerous aspects of the Domesday Book, shedding fresh light on its mysteries.


Paperback, 01/09/2016, £10.99

Haskins Society Journal 19 - 2007. Studies in Medieval History: 2007: v. 19

Hardback, 18/07/2008, £55.00
Presents research on the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking and Angevin worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. This volume includes topics ranging from analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles for the early construction of English identity, to the exercise of Norman naval power in the Mediterranean.

Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History: 2012

Hardback, 17/10/2013, £45.00
Fruits of the most recent research on the worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History: 2011

Hardback, 17/04/2014, £45.00
The most up-to-date research in the period from the Anglo-Saxons to Angevins.

Sleep in Early Modern England

Hardback, 02/08/2016, £25.00
A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society

Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England

Hardback, 18/09/2014, £50.00
An investigation into aphrodisiacs challenges pre-conceived ideas about sexuality during this period.

Battle of Hastings

Paperback, 23/06/2005, £9.99
The Battle of Hastings is probably the best-known and perhaps the most significant battle in English history causing a lasting shift in cultural identity and national pride. This title explores the military background to the battle and investigates both the sources for our knowledge of what actually happened in 1066.

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Hardback, 22/09/2016, £30.00

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England

Paperback, 21/10/2016, £17.99
Representing a history of drinking "from below", this book explores the role of the alehouse in seventeenth-century English society.

Warrior Queen: The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great

Hardback, 18/05/2017, £20.00
The story of a medieval Boudicca, Alfred the Great's daughter, and her struggle to restore her people and reclaim their land

Under the Sign: John Bargrave as Collector, Traveler, and Witness

Hardback, 31/01/1995, £49.50
The curious items collected by a 17th-century English nobleman shed light on the origins and limitations of modern museum practices

Short History of the Vikings

Paperback, 30/09/2018, £10.99

Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-Century Princess and Her World

Hardback, 21/04/2017, £25.00
A new account of the life and turbulent times of Joan, the wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.

Parks in Medieval England

Paperback, 30/10/2014, £24.99
Parks were prominent and controversial features of the medieval countryside, but they have been unevenly studied and remain only partly understood. Mileson provides the first full-length study of the subject, examining parks across the country and throughout the Middle Ages in their full social, economic, jurisdictional, and landscape context.

Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: a 900-year-old Story Retold

Hardback, 05/04/2012, £25.00
In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's bustling Cheapside. Despite his sickly constitution, middle-class background and unremarkable abilities, he rose within the space of thirty-five years to become the most powerful man in the kingdom, second only to Henry II himself.

Gender, Nation and Conquest in the High Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Hardback, 01/10/2013, £65.00
An account of noblewomen in Wales in the high Middle Ages, focusing on Nest of Deheubarth



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