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Biblical Scholarship in an Age of Controversy: The Polemical World of Hugh Broughton (1549-1612)

Hardback, 00/10/2021, £70.00
Explores the role of the English theological scholar Hugh Broughton (1549-1612) in the development of biblical criticism in the early modern period, and illustrates the contribution that laypeople and 'average believers' made to religious and cultural change, shifting critical attention away from the clerical and academic elites.

Renaissance Reform of the Book and Britain: The English Quattrocento

Paperback, 18/03/2021, £21.99
The definitive study of humanist script in England before 1509, this book also provides an important re-interpretation of the success of Renaissance humanism. It introduces a range of Dutch, German, English and Scottish scribes in demonstrating humanism's cosmopolitanism.

Petitions and Strategies of Persuasion in the Middle Ages: The English Crown and the Church, c.1200-c.1550

Hardback, 21/12/2018, £60.00
An important new contribution to the emerging field of late medieval supplicatory cultures.

Cecily Duchess of York

Paperback, 24/01/2019, £31.99

Last Medieval Queens: English Queenship 1445-1503

Hardback, 12/02/2004, £37.99
What sort of woman was chosen to be queen? This book sets out to answer important questions about the nature and role of queenship in the last years of medieval England. It considers what it meant to be a queen during these turbulent times, and examines the ways in which these women interpreted their roles.

Houses and Society in Norwich, 1350-1660: Urban Buildings in an Age of Transition

Hardback, 16/10/2020, £40.00
First full archaeological study of the urban environment of Norwich when its power was at its height.

Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom

Paperback, 16/06/2016, £25.00
An exciting, fresh look at one of the most important questions of medieval scholarship - the decline of serfdom and its implications.

After the Black Death: Economy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

Hardback, 11/02/2021, £35.00
The Black Death was the worst pandemic in recorded history. This book presents a major reevaluation of its immediate impact and longer-term consequences in England.

English Manor C.1200-C.1500

Paperback, 27/06/2002, £15.99
This book provides a comprehensive introduction and essential guide to one of the most important institutions in medieval England and to its substantial archive. This is the first book to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure and evolution of the manor and its records. -- .

Henry VIII and the men who made him: The secret history behind the Tudor throne

Paperback, 22/08/2019, £12.99
Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII's court and sheds new light on the most notorious Tudor monarch through the fresh perspective of his male relationships.

Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

Paperback, 09/03/2017, £12.99
Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.

Queens Regnant

Hardback, 01/06/2012, £20.00

Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Hearts

Hardback, 09/12/2021, £20.00
Elizabeth Stuart is one the most misrepresented - and underestimated - figures of the seventeenth century. This biography reveals the impact that she had on both England and Europe.

Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I

Hardback, 15/02/2022, £25.00
The first ever comprehensive history of the queens, princesses and ladies of the Tudor family. Always more than mere foils of men, these Tudor women are fascinating in their own right.

Towton 1461: The Anatomy of a Battle

Paperback, 24/02/2022, £14.99
The definitive account of this medieval battle

The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster

Paperback, 10/02/2022, £10.99
War, revolution and love - dazzling medieval history from a rising star

Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688

Paperback, 29/09/2022, £16.99

Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688

Hardback, 30/09/2021, £35.00

Samuel Pepys and his Books: Reading, Newsgathering, and Sociability, 1660-1703

Paperback, 22/03/2022, £30.00
Samuel Pepys and his Books uses Pepys's diary together with his unpublished papers and other contemporary sources to investigate reading and information exchange in the seventeenth century.

Margery Kempe: A Mixed Life

Hardback, 11/10/2021, £16.95
A new account of the late-fourteenth-century mystic and pilgrim Margery Kempe.

Merchants: The Community That Shaped England's Trade and Empire, 1550-1650

Hardback, 03/09/2021, £25.00
A new history of English trade and empire-revealing how a tightly woven community of merchants was the true origin of globalized Britain

The Last Duel

Paperback, 30/09/2021, £8.99
Now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch two men fight a duel to the death.

Mary Queen of Scots

Paperback, 06/12/2018, £12.99
Stefan Zweig's classic biography of one of British history's most fascinating figures, rereleased in a new edition to tie in with launch of the major new Hollywood film Mary Queen of Scots.

Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700

Paperback, 16/09/2008, £18.99
Charitable Hatred presents a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Instead of charting a path of linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasises the complex interplay between these two impulses throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. -- .

Six Wives & Many Mistresses of Henry VIII: The Women's Stories

Paperback, 15/09/2015, £14.99
The story of the six wives of Henry VIII from the viewpoint of the women themselves

Anne Boleyn: Adultery, Heresy, Desire

Paperback, 15/10/2018, £18.99
THE biography of the most alluring, important and enigmatic of Henry VIII's six wives - Anne Boleyn.

Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen: Six Tudor Queens 3

Paperback, 08/01/2019, £9.99
The third stunning novel in the Six Tudor Queens series by foremost and beloved historian Alison Weir

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Paperback, 06/09/2018, £10.99
A transformative history - in Tudor times there were Africans living and working in Britain, and they were free

Dynastic Politics and the British Reformations, 1558-1630

Hardback, 20/12/2018, £38.99
During the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it was usual to consolidate power through lines of royal succession and marriage into other royal and princely families. Michael Questier shows that while this secured political power, it also caused a lot of religious upheaval in this period of already-fraught western Christendom.

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Hardback, 07/02/2019, £12.99
A major new talent unveils a glittering and gruesome history of the body in the Middle Ages, from saints' relics to lovesick troubadours.

Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets: Six Tudor Queens 4

Hardback, 02/05/2019, £18.99
The fourth spectacular novel in the highly acclaimed SIX TUDOR QUEENS series by historian and Sunday Times bestselling author, Alison Weir.

Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII

Paperback, 27/09/2007, £60.00
Henry VIII used his wardrobe, and that of his family and household, as a way of expressing his wealth and magnificence. This book encompasses the first detailed study of male and female dress worn at the court of Henry VIII (1509-47) and covers the dress of the King and his immediate family, the royal household and the broader court circle. Henry

Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity and Confessional Polemic in Early Modern England

Paperback, 01/01/1993, £19.99
A study of clerical reaction to the sizeable number of Catholics who outwardly conformed to Protestantism in late 16c England. An important and satisfying monograph... Many insights emerge from this rich and original study, which whets the appetite for more. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW [Diarmaid MacCulloch]

Marlborough: Britain's Greatest General

Paperback, 16/04/2009, £14.99
Bestselling military historian Richard Holmes delivers an expertly written and exhilarating account of the life of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough and Britain's finest soldier, who rose from genteel poverty to lead his country to glory, cementing its position as a major player on the European stage and saviour of the Holy Roman Empire.

Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £12.99
Houses of Power is the result of Simon Thurley's thirty years of research, picking through architectural digs, and examining financial accounts, original plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how these monarchs shaped their lives.

Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary and the Death of Chivalry

Hardback, 28/05/2019, £20.00
A riveting account of the warrior knight who overthrew his king and seized the reins of power in medieval England.

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

Paperback, 28/06/2018, £4.99

Selden Map of China: A New Understanding of the Ming Dynasty

Hardback, 28/06/2019, £20.00
Dating from the Ming Dynasty, the Selden Map of China reveals a country very different from popular conceptions of the time. The enthralling story revealed by this extraordinary artefact is central to an understanding of the long history of China's relationship with the sea and with the wider world.
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