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Elizabeth I and Ireland

Paperback, 30/06/2017, £21.99
The first sustained consideration of the roles played by Elizabeth and by the Irish in shaping relations between the realms.

Princely Education in Early Modern Britain

Paperback, 30/06/2017, £22.99
This book shows how liberal education taught Tudor and Stuart monarchs to wield pens like swords and transformed political culture in early modern Britain.

This Great Firebrand: William Laud and Scotland, 1617-1645: Volume 36

Hardback, 21/04/2017, £60.00
Presents Scotland as a case study for a fresh interpretation of Archbishop William Laud, his career and his working partnership with Charles I.

Britain and the Dutch Revolt, 1560-1700

Paperback, 16/03/2017, £21.99
This book reveals the lasting impact of the Dutch Revolt on Britain's commercial, religious and political culture.

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.

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £30.00

Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain

Paperback, 02/11/2006, £38.99
A history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain.

Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, 1066-1500

Hardback, 31/08/1995, £16.99
This volume provides a collection of sources dealing with the role of noble women in medieval society. It highlights the significant role played by these women within their families, households, estates and communities and examines changes in their role and activities between 1066 and 1500.

Oaths and the English Reformation

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £21.99
An examination of the significance and function of oaths in the English Reformation.

Calais Garrison: War and Military Service in England, 1436-1558

Hardback, 21/08/2008, £70.00
Examines the Calais garrison, the largest standing military force available to the English crown. This book covers topics such as recruitment and service in the garrison, and the weaponry and tactics used. It challenges the notion that England lagged behind its Northwest European rivals in terms of military technology and effectiveness.

Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Paperback, 31/12/2016, £85.00
The first ever archaeologically based study of the turbulent period of English history often known as the 'Anarchy' of King Stephen's reign in the mid-twelfth century, covering battlefields and conflict landscapes, arms, armour and material culture, fortifications and the church.

Romance Of The Middle Ages

Paperback, 23/01/2012, £19.99
From King Arthur and the Round Table to Alexander the Great's global conquests, the stories of romance appear in some of the most beautiful books of the Middle Ages. This book provides an engaging and richly illustrated guide to medieval romance and its continuing influence on literature and art.

Edward II: The Terrors of Kingship

Hardback, 29/09/2016, £12.99

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.

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

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


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.

Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Paperback, 10/07/2003, £17.99
This is a study of noblewomen in 12th-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It offers a reconceptualization of women's role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests original ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high Middle Ages.

Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family

Hardback, 01/10/2013, £17.99
In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts.

Princes in the Tower: Did Richard III Murder His Nephews, Edward V & Richard of York?

Hardback, 17/10/2013, £18.99
The real story of the 'Prince in the Tower'. Huge interest in Richard III at the moment with the discovery of his skeleton and also with his historical rehabilitation. Written by the author of the most comprehensive biography of Richard ever undertaken, volume 1 published by Amberley, Richard, the Young King To Be.

Richard III: The King in the Car Park

Hardback, 17/10/2013, £16.99
Has history gone full circle? Was Richard III really as evil as Shakespeare would have us believe?

Genghis Khan

Paperback, 01/03/2005, £10.99
A biography of the legendary Mongol emperor and warlord.

Hundred Years War Volume 1 Trial by Battle

Paperback, 23/08/1999, £22.00
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.

Hundred Years War

Paperback, 04/10/2012, £22.00
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.

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.

History Of The English People 1000-1154

Paperback, 26/02/2009, £7.99
Henry of Huntingdon's History is a major source for events in England and Normandy during his lifetime, including the Battle of Hastings, the reigns of William II, Henry I, and Stephen, written with panache and passion and embellished with anecdotes such as Henry's death from a surfeit of lampreys, and Cnut and the waves.

Mary I: The Daughter of Time

Hardback, 27/10/2016, £12.99

Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: Revisiting Tawney and Postan: 14

Paperback, 01/06/2016, £18.99
Inspired by the works of Tawney and Postan, this volume examines their relevance to historians today, distinguishing between their contrasting approaches to the pre-industrial economy and exploring the development of agriculture and rural industry; changes in land and property rights; and competition over resources in the English countryside.

Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England

Hardback, 15/10/2015, £84.00
Governing by Virtue asks how a monarchy with no police force, no standing army, and little bureaucracy could rule England in the second half of the sixteenth century. Queen Elizabeth was the supreme ruler, but her chief manager Lord Burghley depended heavily on the virtue and honour of the ruling classes to keep the peace and defend the realm.

Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII

Hardback, 19/07/2012, £40.00
Accounts providing details of the quantities and cost of clothing and other items manufactured for the first Tudor kings.

King John and Religion (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion)

Hardback, 18/06/2015, £70.00
A study of the personal religion of King John, presenting a more complex picture of his actions and attitude.

Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World, c.1170-c.1220

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £70.00
The extraordinary growth and development of the cult of St Thomas Becket is investigated here, with a particular focus on its material culture.

Regency in Sixteenth Century Scotland

Hardback, 19/02/2015, £70.00
A study of the actions and responsibilities of those taking temporary power during the minority of a monarch.

Six Wives of Henry VIII

Paperback, 22/11/2007, £10.99
One of the most powerful monarchs in British history, Henry VIII ruled England in unprecedented splendour. This biography brings Henry's six wives to life, revealing each as a distinct and compelling personality in her own right.

Mary Queen of Scots: And the Murder of Lord Darnley

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £11.99
On the night of 10 February 1567, an explosion devastated the Edinburgh residence of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Those arriving at the scene of devastation found, in the garden, the naked corpses of Darnley and his valet. Neither had died in the explosion, but both bodies bore marks of strangulation.

Henry VIII: King and Court

Paperback, 18/09/2008, £10.99
Tells the biography of Henry VIII that is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces.

Children of England: The Heirs of King Henry VIII 1547-1558

Paperback, 02/10/2008, £10.99
When Henry VIII died in 1547, he left three highly intelligent children to succeed him in turn, to be followed, if their lines failed, by the descendants of his sister, Mary Tudor.

Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Paperback, 25/02/2016, £10.99
Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal - twice - by falling in love with unsuitable men.

Medieval Europe

Hardback, 15/10/2016, £25.00
A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages

Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess

Paperback, 07/08/2008, £12.99
Katherine Swynford was first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster. This book rescues Katherine from the footnotes of history, highlighting her key dynastic position within the English monarchy.

Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague

Hardback, 15/08/2013, £70.00
Essays address plague and disease in the fifteenth century, as manifested throughout Europe.

London's News Press and the Thirty Years War

Paperback, 18/09/2014, £25.00
A topical subject offering interesting parallels between the news revolution in the age of James I and Charles I and our internet age. An important contribution to the history of print and books.

King's Grave

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £12.99
The real life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch.

Great and Glorious Adventure: A Military History of the Hundred Years War

Hardback, 04/07/2013, £30.00
In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships.

Great and Glorious Adventure: A Military History of the Hundred Years War

Hardback, 07/08/2014, £14.99
In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships.

Magna Carta Uncovered

Hardback, 30/10/2014, £45.00
The authors bring their unrivalled interpretative skills to uncover the original meaning of the liberties enshrined in Magna Carta, and to trace their development in later centuries up to the drafting of the Constitution of the United States.
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