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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, £16.99
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, £14.99
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, £9.99
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, £10.99
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, £9.99
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, £33.50
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, £33.99
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, £34.99
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'

Politicians and Pamphleteers: Propaganda During the English Civil Wars and Interregnum

Hardback, 09/04/2004, £85.00
This study reveals the heightened importance of print in both the lives of the members of the political nation and the minds of the political elite in the civil wars and Interregnum. It demonstrates both the existence and prevalence of print propaganda with which politians became associated and much more.

Spanish Match: Prince Charles's Journey to Madrid, 1623

Hardback, 28/09/2006, £75.00
In the spring of 1623 Charles, Prince of Wales, the young heir to the English and Scottish thrones donned a false wig and beard and slipped out of England under the assumed name of John Smith. In this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines analyse the reactions of Charles' romantic escapade and offer their insights into the affair.

Patents, Pictures and Patronage: John Day and the Tudor Book Trade

Hardback, 28/07/2008, £75.00
Places John Day in the context of the sixteenth-century printing industry, and examines his disputed origins and establishment as a London printer. This book discusses his Elizabethan career, together with the most significant works he printed, and his connections with the Stranger communities in London.

Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars

Hardback, 28/03/2012, £90.00
The youngest son of Emperor Maximilian II, and nephew of Philip II of Spain, Archduke Albert (1559-1621) was originally destined for the church. Through an investigation of Albert's reign, this book offers a fresh understanding of international events of the time.

History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1400-1700

Paperback, 06/11/2014, £19.99
A much-needed alternative to the standard male histories of political thought from the late medieval to early modern period.

Royalist Republic: Literature, Politics, and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere, 1639-1660

Paperback, 20/10/2016, £20.99
This book traces the impact of the English Civil Wars and the resulting support for the royalist cause in the Dutch Republic.

Poor Relief in England, 1350-1600

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £21.99
This ground-breaking work traces developments in poor relief from the mid-fourteenth century to the Poor Laws of 1598 and 1601.

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.

Agriculture and Rural Society After the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations

Paperback, 01/04/2009, £18.99
A collection of essays on agriculture and rural society in the late Middle Ages, in particular following the Black Death. It combines a broad perspective on agrarian issues such as depopulation and social conflict with illustrative material from detailed local and regional research to show how general problems were worked out in specific contexts.

King's Grave

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £9.99
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, £25.00
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.

Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague

Hardback, 15/08/2013, £60.00
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.

Regency in Sixteenth Century Scotland

Hardback, 19/02/2015, £60.00
A study of the actions and responsibilities of those taking temporary power during the minority of a monarch.

Peasants and Production in the Medieval North-East: The Evidence from Tithes, 1270-1536

Hardback, 19/04/2007, £60.00
The peasant economy in north-east England, and indeed throughout the country as a whole, underwent many changes during the later middle ages. The author argues that the peasant economy in this region of England was affected by war in the early fourteenth century.

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

Hardback, 21/08/2008, £60.00
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.

Medieval Suffolk: An Economic and Social History, 1200-1500

Paperback, 18/02/2010, £16.99
The first volume in what will become the definitive history of Suffolk looks at how the county survived the three most tumultuous events of the period, the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, to emerge as one of the richest English regions.

Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities

Hardback, 17/10/2013, £60.00
The idea of English medieval towns and cities as filthy, muddy and insanitary is here overturned in a pioneering new study.

Richard III and the Princes in the Tower

Paperback, 07/08/2014, £10.99
Tells the story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. This book presents a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.

Black Prince: The King That Never Was

Hardback, 13/07/2017, £30.00
A major new biography of the Black Prince: hero of the battles of Crecy and Poitiers and England's greatest medieval warrior.

Tudors: A History of England Volume II

Paperback, 04/07/2013, £9.99
The second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors

Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe

Hardback, 18/12/2013, £25.00
The cultural, political and specifically religious experiences of these adventurers had an effect on British history that is impossible to overestimate, with the influence most strongly evident in the art, architecture and furniture styles of the Jacobean period.

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

Paperback, 31/12/2016, £75.00
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.

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £8.99
A vivid, in-the-round portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta.

Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Hardback, 04/12/2014, £14.99
A beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one the most influential statements in the history of democracy.

Foremost Man of the Kingdom: John de Vere, Thirteenth Earl of Oxford (1442-1513)

Paperback, 19/03/2015, £17.99
First book to deal with de Vere's life and extraordinary career, during the Wars of the Roses and beyond.

Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield

Paperback, 21/05/2015, £17.99
Groundbreaking reassessment of the role played by armour, weapons and heraldry in medieval warfare, showing their cultural as well as military significance.

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

Hardback, 18/06/2015, £60.00
A study of the personal religion of King John, presenting a more complex picture of his actions and attitude.



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