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Island That Disappeared: Old Providence and the Making of the Western World

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £14.99
Long forgotten in England, Providence Island is a microcosm of the 400-year-old Atlantic story, a narrative of colonial struggle and empire, slavery and drugs, pirates and puritans and amazing reversals of fortunes. At once intimate and global, this book casts new light on the part England played in the making of the modern world.

Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter

Paperback, 24/03/2016, £12.99
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.

Henry: Virtuous Prince

Paperback, 19/03/2009, £12.99
Bestselling royal historian David Starkey's captivating biography is a radical re-evaluation of Henry VIII, the British monarchy's most enduring icon.


Paperback, 01/03/2001, £10.99
Published to accompany a Channel 4 series, Starkey turns the paradox into a person. This new approach to the enigma of Elizabeth's character presents a retelling of her reign, her love for Robert Dudley, the tragi-comedy of her suitors, her epic struggles with Mary and Philip II and the final debacle of her relationship with Robert Devereux.

Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII

Paperback, 04/03/2004, £14.99
Gives a textured picture of daily life at the Tudor Court from the woman's point of view. This book establishes the interaction of the private and public, and demonstrates how the Queens of Henry VIII were central in determining political policy.

Reign of Henry VIII: The Personalities and Politics

Paperback, 03/10/2002, £8.99
Henry VIII was almost never alone. He was surrounded by intimates and personal attendants who made up the staff of his Privy Chamber. They organised his daily life, kept him amused and acted as the landline between the king and the formal machinery of government. This book is about the great game of politics over which he presided.

Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

Paperback, 07/03/2013, £9.99
We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? This title reveals a country in which people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith.

Diary Of Samuel Pepys

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £18.99
The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London. This book offers an eyewitness account along with lively descriptions of the author's socializing, his amorous entanglements, his theater-going & music-making.

Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Paperback, 03/06/2010, £10.99
Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King's death. She was executed on 19 May 1536. This title tells the story of Anne's fall.

Love, Madness, and Scandal: The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck

Hardback, 11/05/2017, £20.00
The life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck. A story of love, sex, and high drama set against the backdrop of a tumultuous and formative period of English history, this is also the story of an exceptional and courageous rebel against an age in which women were expected to be obedient, silent, and chaste.

Elizabethan Society

Paperback, 15/05/2014, £9.99
A compelling exploration of the lives of individual men and women from all levels of sixteenth-century life that gives a vivid feel for the reality of Elizabethan society

Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

Paperback, 26/02/2015, £9.99
The fascinating story behind the English Constitution, and why its influence remains significant today throughout the world

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

Paperback, 30/03/2017, £10.99

How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life

Paperback, 07/07/2016, £9.99
The Tudor era encompasses some of the greatest changes in our history. But while we know about the historical dramas of the times - most notably in the court of Henry VIII - what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? This is a time traveller's guide to daily life in Tudor England.

Europe in the High Middle Ages

Paperback, 01/08/2002, £12.99
Presents the early Medieval period as a lost world, far removed from our current age, which had risen from the smoking rubble of the Roman Empire, but from which we are cut off by the great plagues and famines that ended it.

24 Hours at Agincourt: 25 October 1415

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
Agincourt was an astonishing clash of arms, a pivotal moment in the Hundred Years War and the history of warfare in general. King Henry V's exhausted troops were preparing for certain defeat as they faced a far larger French army. This book takes the reader into the heart of this extraordinary feat of arms.

Clash of Thrones: Power-Crazed Medieval Kings, Popes and Emperors of Europe

Paperback, 25/11/2015, £9.99
Medieval Europe is a dark and dangerous place. It is a place where love clashes with ambition and violence rules - enemies are blinded, rivals are murdered and heretics are burnt at the stake. As the Black Death sweeps the continent and the Mongol hordes threaten its borders, can the kings of the old world survive the dawn of a new era?

Transformation of Medieval England 1370 - 1529

Paperback, 31/05/1983, £51.99
A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly over succession.

Europe:Hierarchy & revolt 1320-1450

7, 09/01/2000, £34.25
An introduction to a key period in the history of Europe - the transition from medieval to Renaissance Europe. In this updated edition, Professor Holmes reveals the interactions between politics, society and ideas that contributed to the problems and changes of this period.

Warwick the Kingmaker

Hardback, 05/04/2002, £31.25
* Now in paperback, a history of one of the most controversial personalities of fifteenth--century England, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick. * The first full study of this powerful and compelling figure within the context of political life of late medieval England.

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

Hardback, 05/05/2016, £25.00
In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada; the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; relentless plotting among her courtiers. This title presents a portrait of her life and times that reveals a woman who is fallible, increasingly insecure, and struggling to lead Britain.

Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the Later Middle Ages

Paperback, 22/03/2007, £41.49
Examines the transition in the economy and society of England between 1250 and 1550. This book shows that development of individual property, response to new consumption patterns, and use of credit and investment, came from the peasantry rather than the aristocracy, and reveals how England was set on course to become the 'first industrial nation'.

Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

Paperback, 04/07/2013, £10.99
This brilliant new book explores the lives of eight generations of the greatest kings and queens that this country has ever seen, and the worst. The Plantagenets - their story is the story of Britain.

Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March

Paperback, 03/06/2010, £10.99
One night in August 1323, a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast, and sailed to France. There he was joined by Isabella, the Queen of England, who threw herself into his arms.

Wars of the Roses

Paperback, 03/02/2012, £14.99
The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) were a major turning point in English history. This title examines the difficult economic, military, and financial crises and explains the real reasons why the Wars of the Roses began, why they kept recurring, and why, eventually, they ceased.

Mongol Empire: Genghis Khan, His Heirs and the Founding of Modern China

Paperback, 23/04/2015, £9.99
Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: a leader of genius, driven by an inspiring vision for peaceful world rule. Believing he was divinely protected, Genghis united warring clans to create a nation and then an empire that ran across much of Asia. This book provides an account of the Mongol Empire.

Blood & Roses: The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century

Paperback, 02/06/2005, £12.99
The Wars of the Roses turned England upside down. Between 1455 and 1485, four kings, including Richard III, lost their thrones, more than forty noblemen lost their lives on the battlefield, and thousands of the men who followed them met violent deaths. This title tells how a family survived one of the tempestuous periods in English History.

Venetian Navigators

Hardback, 03/03/2011, £14.99
In the 14th century, Nicolo and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice up the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting savage natives and, just possibly, reaching the New World a full century before Columbus. This title sets out to discover the truth about the Zen voyages.

Henry V: The Conscience of a King

Hardback, 02/08/2016, £20.00
More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects' welfare

Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain, 850-1520

Paperback, 13/02/2009, £15.00
Dramatic social and economic change during the middle ages altered the lives of the people of Britain in far-reaching ways, from the structure of their families to the ways they made their livings. This book presents a fresh view of the British economy from the ninth to the sixteenth century and an account of medieval life.

From the Brink of the Apocalypse 2ed

Paperback, 09/11/2009, £27.99
Describes how the lives of ordinary people in the Middle Ages were transformed by a series of crises. This book also shows how cultural assumptions, including a belief in the apocalypse, gave people an ability to face up positively to these problems.

Joan of Arc: A History

Paperback, 07/05/2015, £12.99
A French peasant girl who heard voices from God, Joan convinced the royal court of her divine calling and became a teenage warrior, leading an army to victory against the English. This book tells the story of this women from medieval world.

Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £10.99
The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently five times as the great families of England fought to the death for the right to rule. This book tells a history of these turbulent times.

Owain Glyndwr

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £2.99
Offers a brief, attractively written account of Owain Glyndwr (1359-1415) and his Rebellion (1400-1415), one of the most exciting and romantic episodes in the history of Wales.

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £30.00

Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £11.99
In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the fourteenth century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen. This title presents her portrait.

Culture and Power in England, c.1585-1685

Hardback, 10/08/1999, £72.99
This text examines relationships between cultural history and politics, from the eve of the Armada to the death of Charles II. It emphasizes the diversity of cultural perspectives available in the period, and the role played by concepts of honour, law, divine providence and humanist scholarship.

1215: The Year of Magna Carta

Paperback, 10/05/2004, £12.99
Broad in scope and rich in detail, 1215: THE YEAR OF MAGNA CARTA is a vivid exploration of what may have been the most important year of our lives.

Real Queen of France: Athenais and Louis XIV

Paperback, 02/10/2003, £9.99
* The compelling story of the fascinating woman behind the 17th century's most influentional man.

English Political Culture in the Fifteenth Century

Paperback, 22/08/2002, £25.99
A new and original study of how politics worked in late medieval England, throwing new light on a much-discussed period in English history.


Paperback, 18/04/2013, £10.99
In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium. This title deals with this topic.

Architecture and Society in Normandy, 1120-1270

Hardback, 06/05/2005, £45.00
This wide-ranging book explores the architecture, principally ecclesiastical, of Normandy from 1120 to 1270, a period of profound social, cultural, and political change.

Hubbub: Filth, Noise, and Stench in England, 1600-1770

Paperback, 04/03/2008, £14.99
Features anecdotes from the quirky lives of the famous and the obscure - all of whom confronted urban nuisances and physical ailments. This book addresses an unpleasant aspect of city life (noise, violence, mouldy food, smelly streets, poor air quality). It creates a nuanced portrait of early modern English city life.

Henry I

Paperback, 15/08/2003, £25.00
This title paints a portrait of Henry I, son of William the Conqueror. The author vividly describes Henry's life and reign in a time of fundamental change in the Anglo-Norman world.

Field of Cloth of Gold

Hardback, 01/11/2013, £35.00
Throughout the late medieval period, from 1300 to 1500, England and France were bitter enemies, often at war or on the brink of it. In 1520, in an effort to bring conflict to an end, England's monarch, Henry VIII, and Francis I of France agreed to meet at "the Field of Cloth of Gold". The author offers a fresh appraisal of this historical event.

Devil and Demonism in Early Modern England

Paperback, 07/09/2009, £32.99
An original and powerful examination of the concept of the Devil in early modern England.

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages: Social Change in England c. 1200-1520

Paperback, 09/03/1989, £40.99
Revised in 1998, this book explores the realities of medieval English society.

Rogues and Early Modern English Culture

Paperback, 15/07/2006, £27.50
A collection of essays on the literary and cultural impact of the early modern rogue. Under various names - rogues, vagrants, molls, doxies, vagabonds, cony-catchers, masterless men - this group of marginal figures, poor men and women with no clear social place or identity, exploded onto the scene in 16th century English history and culture.
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