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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
Shes the most well-known woman on the planet, but while many of us know of her love of animals, her taste in fashion and her attendances at Royal Ascot, there is a wealth of information beyond this about our Queen.Did you know for example that she was the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe? That she was the first female member of the Royal... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 152.00
Over the twentieth century Scots' lives changed in fast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies, homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposes how the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both the intimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novel perspectives... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Edhasa 2012; US$ 14.67
Desde su creación en el siglo I, tras la conquista romana de Britania, Londinium ha sido un enclave fundamental para el desarrollo económico, político y cultural de Occidente, auténtico crisol de culturas, y con el paso de los años ha sabido crear una rica mitología propia que ha marcado profundamente a sus habitantes. Peter Ackroyd, uno de los mayores... more...
- SPCK 2009; US$ 11.65
David Adam has been captivated by the beauty, wonder and holiness of Lindisfarne since first glimpsing its fairytale castle from the train as a young boy. In this absorbing volume, he shows the island?s human face, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have responded to trial, tribulation and triumph in the course of a long and vibrant history.... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 107.00
The `Special Relationship' has long been a leading feature of the international relations beteen the USA and Britain, and never more discussed and questioned than now, following the Iraq war. But `Brothers Across the Ocean' is a unique examination into the Relationship's early history, when Britain's role as a leading global power was... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 18.94
Tony Benn has been portrayed as both hero and villain, as a creative and as a destructive force. This comprehensively revised edition of Jad Adams's classic biography, is written with unparalleled access to Benn's private records, and describes the long and turbulent career of one of the most charismatic politicians of the last hundred years. The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 196.00
In this book historian R.J.Q. Adams examines the policy of appeasement as practiced by British Governments in the inter-war years - a programme widely praised in its day and frequently condemned as wrong-headed and even wicked ever since. In this thoroughly accessible work, he reveals the motivations and goals of the men who practiced appeasement as... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 21.86
Charles II’s ascent to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded, and rival Cromwell threatened his right to rein. England was now a puritanical island, isolated in a sea of Catholic countries. But Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St. Albans, was there to keep the royal family together. The King’s Henchman... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 21.86
Brilliant.' Gillian Tindall ?A moving love story between a commoner and a royal, as well as a breathtakingly fresh window into the courts of Charles I and Charles II, and the foundation of London?s West End.? Fiona Mountain Charles II?s succession to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded, Oliver Cromwell had... more...