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- The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15
Long before Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Black Barty terrorised the Caribbean, the seas around the British Isles swarmed with pirates. Thousands of men turned to piracy at sea, often as a makeshift strategy of survival. Piracy was a business, not a way of life. Although the young Francis Drake became the most famous pirate of the period, scores of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
This book is an innovative study offering the first examination of how three fourteenth-century English queens, Margaret of France, Isabella of France, and Philippa of Hainault, exercised power and authority. It frames its analysis around four major themes: gender; status; the concept of the crown; and power and authority. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 29.95
Elizabeth I was Queen of England for almost forty-five years. The daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn, as an infant she was briefly accepted as her father?s heir. After her mother was executed at her father?s command she was declared illegitimate and led a sometimes scandalous existence until her accession to the throne at the age of twenty-five.... more...
- Hodder Education 2012; US$ 14.38
Revision guide which combines course content with activities to develop exam skills to help students effectively revise for this AS unit. more...
- Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99
In Bright Particular Stars , David McKie examines the impact of 26 remarkable British eccentrics on 26 unremarkable British locations. From Broadway in the Cotswolds, where the Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps nurtured dreams of possessing every book in the world, to Kilwinning in Scotland, where in 1839 the Earl of Eglinton mounted a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00
This new Companion is an invaluable guide to one of the most colourful periods in history. Covering everything from the Reformation, controversies over the succession and the prayer book to literature, the family and education, this highly accessible reference tool contains commentary on the key events in the reigns of the five Tudor monarchs from... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 35.00
Dominion: England and its Island Neighbours c.1500-1707 is a rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the cluster of territories that became known as the British Isles. It brings alive a period and a geography remarkable for repeated religious wars and a long colonial struggle as well as for London's emergence as a political,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 18.94
A record of Britain's kings and queens over 2000 years of history. It includes more than 1000 monarchs who have at some time ruled all or part of Britain. This includes the host of tribal and Saxon rulers prior to 1066 as well as famous monarchs such as Richard III, Elizabeth I and Charles II and all the rulers of Scotland and Wales. The book gives... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2012; US$ 99.00
The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeths reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period. more...