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- Penguin Books Ltd 1999; US$ 38.38
First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
This history of the Tudors offers a short introduction to this age in British history. It includes a compelling account of the political, religious and economic changes of the country under such leading monarchs as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 35.00
A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history?the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KANSAS CITY STAR AND BLOOMBERG Becket?s life... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 17.58
From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new study that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life. Behind the legend, there was a man. In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's bustling... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
Acclaimed Tudor historian John Guy offers a compelling re-interpretation of Mary Queen of Scots in My Heart is My Own . For centuries, Mary, Queen of Scots has been a figure of scholarly debate. Where many have portrayed her as the weak woman to Elizabeth's rational leader, John Guy reassesses the young queen, finding her far more politically shrewd... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
Leading British historian John Guy, author of Thomas Becket and My Heart is My Own , uncovers one of the most touching and compelling family relationships in history in A Daughter's Love . Sir Thomas More is a stalwart figure of British history. Lord Chancellor in Henry Tudor's government, opposed to Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn and famously... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
Charismatic, insatiable and cruel, Henry VIII was, as John Guy shows, a king who became mesmerized by his own legend - and in the process destroyed and remade England. Said to be a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most instantly recognizable of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: magnificent and vengeful; a devout traditionalist... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99
In this revised and updated edition of The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, John Guy offers a compelling and authoritative guide to all aspects of the Tudor period. From politics, religion, and economics, to gender, art, and culture, this is a fascinating exploration of the leaders of the day and the culture of the time. more...