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Popular Politics and the English Reformation

Paperback, 17/10/2002, £27.99
A study of popular responses to the English Reformation after Henry VIII's break from Rome.

Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £14.99

Mary Stuart

7, 01/09/1997, £4.99
Incorporating the latest research on Mary's reign, John Hunter discusses the impact of the Reformation on Scotland and the struggles between Mary and Knox and the Reformers, as well as telling the exciting story of Mary's life and turbulent times.

Tuder Rebellions 5ed

Paperback, 31/07/2008, £15.99

Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £18.99
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history - and how it helped create the world we live in today

Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

Paperback, 08/01/2008, £12.99
A narrative about a remarkable life, this work is also a work of global history, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.

Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England

Hardback, 01/03/2012, £20.00
We think of Queen Elizabeth I as 'Gloriana': the most powerful English woman in history. We think of her reign (1558-1603) as a golden age of maritime heroes. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? This book answers the key questions that a prospective traveller to late sixteenth-century England would ask.

God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

Hardback, 06/03/2014, £25.00
Explores the Catholic predicament in Elizabethan England through the eyes of one remarkable family: the Vauxes of Harrowden Hall. This book exposes the tensions and insecurities masked by the cult of Gloriana. It is a story of courage and frailty, repression and reaction and the terrible consequences when religion and politics collide.

Stuart Experience

7, 01/11/1996, £9.95


Hardback, 30/09/2005, £19.99
Using original documents from The National Archives, 'Gunpowder' brings to life the full, extraordinary cast of the most famous plot in British History.

Secret voyage of Sir Francis Drake

7, 26/08/2004, £8.99
Samuel Bawlf goes beyond Sir Francis Drake's epic circumnavigation of the globe to suggest that the explorer was given - and fulfilled - secret orders. The accomplishment of this task, he argues, made him - 200 years before Cook - one of the greatest of all explorers.


Paperback, 02/07/1998, £7.99
Walter Pater is increasingly seen as an important precursor of modernist aesthetic theory. This work was one of the most influential pieces of cultural criticism of its day, particularly on the work of Oscar Wilde, who described it as "my golden book ... the very flower of decadence".

Children of Henry VIII

Hardback, 25/04/2013, £16.99
The fascinating family drama of Henry VIII and his four children, re-created from the original sources by best-selling Tudor historian John Guy

European Reformation

Paperback, 18/04/1991, £24.99
A survey and analysis of the European Reformation of the 16th century, examining its social and religious background, its teachers and their message, and its impact on contemporary society.

Lady in the Tower

7, 01/10/2009, £20.00
Presents a portrait of the dramatic last days of one of the most influential and important figures in English history, Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife.

German reformaton (NOW O/P)

Paperback, 28/05/1986, £12.99
'Eminently valuable and useful.' - The American Historical Review

Concise history of the modern world

Paperback, 30/06/1998, £16.99
Woodruff examines the implications of the end of the Cold War, the unravelling of communism, and challenge of non-western civilisations to western global superiority, at this transitional stage in world history. Third revised edition.

European World 1500-1800

Paperback, 17/03/2009, £20.99
Presents an introduction to major themes and processes of early modern history - a phase between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. This book offers a chronology of major events. It is suitable for students who are embarking on the discovery of the early modern period.

Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume I: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Hardback, 09/02/2017, £95.00
A volume considering the history of the Anglican communion from 1520-1662.

Fifteenth century (NOW O/P)

Paperback, £6.95
The theme of this study of the 15th century is the emergence of Europe as an entity. Ranging throughout the continent and drawing examples from the works of contemporary observers, it descibes the changes Europe underwent and the reassessments which these caused.

Leviathan:Rise of Britain as a World power

Hardback, 11/04/2013, £26.00
For viewers of BBC One's 'Britain and the Sea', 'Leviathan' is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire.


Hardback, 01/09/2011, £25.00
Tells the story of the Elizabethan Age. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, this title lets us follow the story of Francis Drake and political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, so important to a monarch who often made a key strategy out of her indecisiveness.

Italy in the age of the Renaissance1380 - 1530

Paperback, 10/04/1989, £20.99
This history of Italy between 1380 and 1530 includes explorations of the structure of Italy, finance, the "contado", the Church and religious life. It includes political histories of Italy and Europe, the south, the Papal states and the north, and discusses learning, the arts and music.

Henry VIII

Paperback, 09/04/2009, £15.95
A book published to accompany a major British Library Exhibition, Henry VIII: Man and Monarch (22nd April-6 September 2009) and the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne.

Pirate Queen

Hardback, 01/07/2007, £25.00
Elizabeth I was originally dubbed 'the pirate queen' by Philip II of Spain and was acknowledged as such by the Pope. The ultimate icon of female power, Elizabeth was the first queen of England to rule in her own right. This title puts her into context, showing how her leadership transformed England from a fringe player to a world power.

Women in Early Modern England, 1500-1700

Paperback, 14/04/1998, £21.99
An accessible, concise and much-needed introduction for students to the state of research on women's history in the early modern period.

Contending Kingdoms: France and England 1420-1700

Hardback, 01/07/2008, £95.00
Dealing with the period 1450-1700, this collection offers a snapshot of Anglo-French relations across the three centuries. It explores evidence of political co-operation and cultural influences, highlighting just how close early modern England's connections with France were, even at times of crisis.


7, 11/04/1997, £13.99
This work emphasizes the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.

Gambling Man: Charles II and The Restoration

Paperback, 01/05/2010, £12.99
Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. This title is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years.

Gender, church and state in early modern Germany £20.99

Paperback, 01/10/1997, £9.99
This volume brings together 11 essays which consider three main issues in the study of women and gender in early modern Germany: religion, law and work.

Companion to Stuart Britain

Paperback, 19/12/2008, £34.99
Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this Companion provides a magisterial overview of the 'long' seventeenth century in British history. The chapters, each written by a leading expert, guide readers through the maze of scholarly debates about Stuart Britain.

Sixteenth Century, short oxford history of the British Isles

Paperback, 06/12/2001, £17.50
This volume explores the transformation of the British Isles in the 16th century. England was a governed monarchy, but its authority was not enforced beyond the more developed South-East and Midlands and was exerised indirectly in Wales and Ireland, while Scotland was an independent monarchy.

Seventeenth Century: 1603-1688

Paperback, 22/05/2008, £24.99
The chapters in this volume, each written by a leading scholar of the period, analyse in turn the response to the Union of 1603, the religious controversies under the early Stuarts, the Civil War, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods, and the social and economic context within which these developments took place.


Paperback, 16/10/1986, £14.99
Luther provides a clear exposition of the state of German politics on the eve of the Reformation. Dr Mullett concentrates particularly on the evolution of Luther's thought and its central preoccupation with re-aligning the church's theology with that of the New Testament.

Short History of the Italian Renaissance

Paperback, 30/10/2015, £10.99
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.

Renaissance in National Context

Paperback, 29/11/1991, £21.99
The essays in this book address the development of art, literacy and humanism across the length and breadth of Europe and show that though the Renaissance was recovering the culture of antiquity, it nevertheless served as the springboard for many specifically modern developments.

Italian Renaissance The origins of intellectual and artistic change be

Paperback, 15/10/1990, £27.99
The purpose of this book is to decide where the achievement of Renaissance art and letters lay, by exploring the needs for which artists and humanists catered and by exploring why their work took place. It is not a history of the Renaissance, but an attempt to define its value.

Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Paperback, 05/12/2002, £31.99
* Provides new perspectives on established texts. * Orientates the new student, while providing advanced students with current and new directions. * Pioneered by leading scholars. * Occupies a unique niche in Renaissance studies. * Illustrated with 12 single--page black and white prints. .

Elizabeth I

Paperback, 01/04/2003, £14.99
The reign of Elizabeth I

Reformation:Europes house dividedReformation:Europe's house divided

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £10.99
At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore western world apart. In this title, the author re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars and politicians, from zealous Martin Luther nailing his Theses to door of a Wittenburg church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola.

Imperial Spain 1469-1716

Paperback, 25/07/2002, £12.99
Tells the story of Spain's rise to greatness from its humble beginnings as one of the poorest and most marginal of European countries. This book charts the rise and fall of Habsburg Spain.

Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Paperback, 16/03/1989, £18.99
Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might among the great powers of the world.

Elizabeth of York

Paperback, 07/08/2014, £9.99
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne. This book is a portrait of this beloved queen.

Ugly Renaissance: Sex,disease & excess in an age of beauty

Paperback, 28/08/2014, £10.99
Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit.

Nobilities in Transition 1550-1700

Paperback, 31/07/2003, £16.99
Nobilities in Transition explores the transformation of the nobility in the late 16th and 17th centuries. While paying due attention to the great heterogeneity of the nobility in Europe it nevertheless shows how the adherence to common values and ideals nevertheless gave noble elites coherence and a shared sense of identity.

First imperial age

Paperback, 25/05/1989, £21.99
Taking an original, thematic approach, Geoffrey Scammell demonstrates the roots and ambiguity of Europe's triumphant rise to wealth and power.

Charles II: The Star King

Hardback, 31/03/2016, £12.99
Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury. This book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.

Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/04/2006, £7.99
This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.

Trade & Empire in the Atlantic

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £12.99
An accessible and concise introduction to early European expansion overseas, explaining how and why western seafarers visited the Caribbean, South America and Africa.

Europe and the world 1650-1830

Paperback, 25/10/2001, £19.99
Focusing on Europe's impact on the world, Jeremy Black analyses European attitudes, exploration, trade and acquisition of knowledge. Europe and the World, 1650-1830 is an important thematic study of the first age of globalisation.
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