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

Paperback, 22/02/2007, £24.99
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, £37.99
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
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, £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.

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.

Edward IV (Penguin Monarchs): The Summer King

Hardback, 28/07/2016, £12.99
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
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
Translation of: Nihaayat al-arab fai funaun al-adab.

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

Hardback, 20/07/2000, £122.50
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, £122.50
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, £122.50
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.

Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages

Paperback, 17/04/2014, £25.99
A major contribution to the economic and social history of a mysterious period, the years around 1500, using new evidence and methods of analysis. Presents a fresh and engaging view of history by highlighting an individual, John Heritage.

Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651

Hardback, 11/02/2016, £88.00
Argues for a new interpretation of the seventeenth-century Scottish revolution that goes beyond questions about its radicalism, and reconsiders its place within an overarching 'British' narrative. The narrative links the forging of a distinct political and religious culture to the emergence of an autonomous Scottish state.

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.

King Stephen

Paperback, 03/02/2012, £19.99
A biography that provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-1154), with its 'nineteen long winters' of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, the author shows with clarity the strengths and weaknesses of the monarch.

World Of The Favourite

Paperback, 10/06/1999, £27.00

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

Henry II

Paperback, 19/09/2000, £22.00
This biography provides a comprehensive reappraisal of Henry II, the man and king. W.L. Warren explores a whole range of contemporary sources to illuminate the king's policy and personality, as well as the events of his reign.

Henry VII

Paperback, 15/12/2005, £30.99
Presents the life of Henry VII, how he ran his government, how his authority was maintained, and the nature of the country over which he ruled since he claimed the throne in 1485. This book explores how Henry's reign was important in stabilizing the English monarchy and providing sound financial and institutional basis for later developments.

Elizabethan World

Paperback, 25/07/2013, £54.99
This lavishly illustrated, multi-disciplinary volume approaches the Elizabethan world thematically. It conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, science, popular culture, the world of work and social practices fit together in an exciting world of change.

Image of Aristocracy: In Britain, 1000-1300

Paperback, 24/04/2014, £35.99

Letters of Abelard & Heloise

Paperback, 27/11/2003, £9.99
The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. This title follows the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation.

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.

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

Hardback, 15/10/2015, £80.00
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.


Hardback, 27/08/2015, £18.99
The story of Agincourt, one of the most iconic battles in English history - how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean


Hardback, 27/08/2015, £10.99
Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of Stephen, saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy, that without clear rules ordering succession, conflict between members of William the Conqueror's family were inevitable. This book deals with Stephen's life and work.

Edward II: The Terrors of Kingship

Hardback, 29/09/2016, £12.99

William II

Hardback, 27/08/2015, £10.99
As a successor to William the Conqueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule. A ruthless man, he frequently argued with his older brother Robert over their father's inheritance - but he also handed out effective justice, leaving as his legacy one of the most extraordinary of all medieval buildings, Westminster Hall.

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Paperback, 12/03/2015, £25.00
Drawing on the rich historical collections of the British Library - including two original copies of Magna Carta from 1215 - the catalogue brings to life the history and contemporary resonance of this globally important document and features treasured artefacts inspired by the rich legacy of Magna Carta

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.

Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517 -1648

Hardback, 03/07/2014, £30.00
A study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of Western Europe as we know it. From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of this era.

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.

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.

Anthony Munday and civic culture: Theatre, history and power in early modern London 1580-1633

Paperback, 23/04/2009, £15.99
This in-depth study of the important but neglected writer Anthony Munday fills a long-standing gap in our knowledge and understanding of London and its culture in the early modern period. It will be of interest to historians, literary scholars and cultural geographers. -- .

Cooke Sisters: Education, Piety and Politics in Early Modern England

Paperback, 01/01/2016, £17.99
A study of five remarkable sixteenth-century women. Part of the select group of Tudor women allowed access to formal humanist education, the Cooke sisters were also well-connected through their marriages to influential Elizabethan politicians.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England

Paperback, 10/01/2008, £10.99
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages, and also one of the most controversial. Having inherited a vast feudal domain stretching from the Loire to the Pyrenees, she was one of the greatest heiresses in history. This biography offers a perspective on this woman.

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.

Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses

Paperback, 02/07/2009, £11.99
The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, some of the bloodiest and dramatic battles on England's soil. This title presents an account that focuses on the human side of history, on the people and personalities involved in the conflict.

Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English

Paperback, 03/09/1993, £34.75
aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar. aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar.

Reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

Paperback, 24/01/2000, £37.99
A biography of King Stephen (1134-54), the last Norman monarch whose reign was key in English history as well as the subject of much controversial assessment. Traditionally regarded as a period of anarchy and civil war, recent research has presented a more balanced perspective.

Feudal Kingdom of England: 1042-1216 5ed

Paperback, 06/05/1999, £38.99
The theme of this text is the feudal kingdom of England and the men who made it. The author attempts to recreate the background of a distant period.

Blood Cries Afar: The Magna Carta War and the Invasion of England 1215-1217

Paperback, 04/05/2015, £16.99
Exactly 150 years after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, history came extremely close to repeating itself when another army set sail from the Continent with the intention of imposing foreign rule on England.

Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn': John Howard and the House of York

Paperback, 31/03/2015, £9.99
Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn'
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