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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

Hardback, 05/05/2016, £25.00
£22.50
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.

Richard III

Paperback, 01/08/2003, £12.99
£11.69
"Richard III" has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. This biography strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike, providing a compelling portrait of this most infamous of kings.

Family of Richard III

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £20.00
£18.00
Richard's family was his making and undoing...

Elizabethan Society

Paperback, 15/05/2014, £8.99
£8.09
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
£8.99
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
£9.89

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

Paperback, 07/07/2016, £9.99
£8.99
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.

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

Paperback, 22/03/2007, £32.49
£29.24
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
£9.89
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
£9.89
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, £12.99
£11.69
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
£8.99
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
£11.69
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
£13.49
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
£18.00
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
£13.50
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, £20.99
£18.89
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, £10.99
£9.89
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, £9.99
£8.99
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, £6.99
£6.29
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
£22.00

Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £10.99
£8.00
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, £20.99
£18.89
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
£11.69
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
£8.99
* 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, £23.99
£21.59
A new and original study of how politics worked in late medieval England, throwing new light on a much-discussed period in English history.

Constantinople

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £9.99
£8.99
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
£35.00
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
£13.49
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, £19.99
£17.99
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
£31.50
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, £28.99
£26.09
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, £34.99
£31.49
Revised in 1998, this book explores the realities of medieval English society.

Rogues and Early Modern English Culture

Paperback, 15/07/2006, £27.50
£24.75
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.

Sermons at Court: Politics and Religion in Elizabethan and Jacobean Preaching

Paperback, 22/02/2007, £24.99
£22.49
A 1998 literary and historical analysis of preaching at the English court, 1558-1625, with additional web resources.

Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain

Paperback, 02/11/2006, £35.99
£32.39
A history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain.

Hundred Years War: Cursed Kings: Volume 4

Paperback, 07/07/2016, £22.00
£19.80
In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest and most populous nation state of medieval Europe to suffering a complete internal collapse and a partial conquest by a foreign power. This book tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family.

Hundred Years War

Paperback, 04/10/2012, £20.00
£18.00
When Edward III died, in 1377, he was succeeded by a vulnerable child, who was destined to grow into an unstable adult presiding over a divided nation. Meanwhile France entered upon one of the most glittering periods of her medieval history. This book presents a tale of contrasting fortunes.

Genghis Khan

Paperback, 01/03/2005, £9.99
£8.99
A biography of the legendary Mongol emperor and warlord.

Hundred Years War Volume 1 Trial by Battle

Paperback, 23/08/1999, £20.00
£18.00
Details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, this book follows the Hundred Years War up to the surrender of Calais in 1347.

Edward IV (Penguin Monarchs): The Summer King

Hardback, 28/07/2016, £12.99
£11.69
In 1461 Edward earl of March, a handsome eighteen-year old of massive charisma and ability, usurped the English throne from his vacant Lancastrian predecessor Henry VI. The years that followed witnessed a period of rule that has been described as a golden age. Yet, the author argues that Edward was a man of limited vision.

Henry V

Hardback, 27/08/2015, £10.99
£9.89
Henry V's invasion of France, in August 1415, represented a huge gamble. As heir to the throne, he had been a failure, cast into the political wilderness amid rumours that he planned to depose his father. This book explores how Henry's efforts to expunge his past failures, and his experience of crisis - which threatened to ruin everything.

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

Paperback, 06/10/2016, £11.99
£10.79
Translation of: Nihaayat al-arab fai funaun al-adab.

Diary of John Evelyn: Volume 1: Introduction and De Vita Propria

Hardback, 20/07/2000, £110.00
£99.00
A scholarly edition of volume one of the diary of John Evelyn. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

Diary of John Evelyn: Volume 2: Kalendarium 1620-1649

Hardback, 20/07/2000, £110.00
£99.00
A scholarly edition of volume two of the diary of John Evelyn. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

Diary of John Evelyn: Volume 3: Kalendarium 1650-1672

Hardback, 20/07/2000, £110.00
£99.00
A scholarly edition of volume three of the diary of John Evelyn. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

 

 

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