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King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Paperback, 07/01/2016, £8.99
The brilliantly compelling new biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John, published to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. John's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close.

Bigod Earls of Norfolk in the Thirteenth Century

Paperback, 19/03/2015, £17.99
Study of one of the most influential aristocratic families of medieval England.

King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Hardback, 12/03/2015, £25.00
King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood - greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. Was he truly a monster, or a capable ruler cursed by ill luck? This book offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary king, whose reign marked a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe.

Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

Paperback, 05/03/2009, £9.99
Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle Ages. This title presents the biography of this truly formidable king.

Listening to Van Morrison

Paperback, 17/06/2010, £12.99
Van Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music. When "Astral Weeks" was re-released as a live album in 2009 it reached the top of the Billboard charts, a first for any Van Morrison recording. This book attempts to understand Van Morrison's genius through the extraordinary moments in his career.

Norman Conquest

Hardback, 07/03/2013, £9.99
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. It is an invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history.

Castle: A History of the Buildings That Shaped Medieval Britain

Paperback, 03/05/2012, £8.99
Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, the author explores many of the country's most famous castles, as well as some spectacular lesser-known examples.