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- Routledge 1994; US$ 42.50
Fully updated new edition of a very successful, straightforward introduction to important features of British life. Topics include government, social services, family, education and the media. Ideal background reading for EFL students. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 44.99
Richard II (1377-99) has long suffered from an unusually unmanly reputation. Over the centuries, he has been habitually associated with lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist ideas, Francophile tendencies, and a love of peace, all of which have been linked to the king's physical effeminacy. Even sympathetic accounts have essentially retained this... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Death to them all! The story of Shrewsbury Castle, where an entire garrison was executed. The true story of the Three-Hour Battle which left over 6,000 men dead or dying. The admiral who used his enemies' heads as evidence. The tightrope artiste who dived to his death. Weird by true! how Gullet Passage and Grope Lane got their names! This book tells... more...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 16.12
Hauptbeschreibung Kaum ein Monarch des Mittelalters ist so unterschiedlich bewertet worden wie Edward IV. von England. Er war ein siegreicher Heerführer, der Kriege tunlichst vermieden hat. Er liebte es, sich prächtig zu kleiden, einen aufwändigen Hofstaat zu unterhalten und sich mit schönen Frauen zu umgeben; gleichwohl hat er eine höchst erfolgreiche... more...
- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 8.74
As the 2012 Olympics sets about re-making a whole swathe of east London, Barry Turner's book marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, which did the same for London's South Bank after the war. Where the stupendous, Pharaonic construction site of the 2012 Olympics and its £9 bn budget is all in aid of a few weeks of running and cycle... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77
Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Elizabeth Woodville is undoubtedly a historical character whose life no novelist would ever have dared invent. She has been portrayed as an enchantress; as an unprincipled advancer of her family's fortunes and a plucky but pitiful queen in Shakespeare's histories. She has been alternatively championed and vilified by her contemporaries and five centuries... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11
Born in 1911 into a close-knit family, Mary Rebecca Chambers spent her formative years in the heart of the East End, in a truly multicultural community. This vivid account of life is told with passion and humour and is full of stories of the special community atmosphere that was London's East End through two world wars and the Great Depression. Mary... more...