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  • Charles I: A Life of Religion, War and Treasonby Christopher Hibbert

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    When Charles Stuart was a young child, it seemed unlikely that he would survive, let alone become ruler of England and Scotland. Once shy and retiring, an awkward stutterer, he grew in stature and confidence under the guidance of the Duke of Buckingham; his marriage to Henrietta of Spain, originally planned to end the conflict between the two nations,... more...

  • Disraeli: The Victorian Dandy Who Became Prime Ministerby Christopher Hibbert

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    To Thomas Carlyle he was "not worth his weight in cold bacon," but, to Queen Victoria, Benjamin Disraeli was "the kindest Minister" she had ever had and a "dear and devoted friend." In this masterly biography by England's "outstanding popular historian" (A.N. Wilson), Christopher Hibbert reveals the personal life of one of the most fascinating men... more...

  • George IV: The Rebel Who Would Be Kingby Christopher Hibbert

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Hibbert delivers a superbly detailed picture of the life and times of George IV including his exorbitant spending on his homes, his clothes, and his women; his patronage of the arts; his 'illegal' marriage to Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, and lesser known facts such as his generous charity donations andhis witty one-liners, including one he uttered when... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 20.78

    Concise, convincing and exciting, this is Christopher Hibbert?s brilliant account of the events that shook eighteenth-century Europe to its foundation. With a mixture of lucid storytelling and fascinating detail, he charts the French Revolution from its beginnings at an impromptu meeting on an indoor tennis court at Versailles in 1789, right through... more...

  • Florenceby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 31.98

    This book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert's gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author's book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and will be enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which will describe all teh... more...

  • Romeby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 31.98

    This beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city?s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 20.78

    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family?s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural... more...

  • The Days of the French Revolutionby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    Works from Les Misirables by Victor Hugo to Citizens by Simon Schama have been inspired by the French Revolution. Now available for the first time in years, The Days of the French Revolution brings to life the events that changed the future of Western civilization. As compelling as any fiction thriller, this real-life drama moves from the storming... more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.60

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • Queen Victoria: A Personal Historyby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    Christopher Hibbert?s acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria is as impressive and authoritative as the great woman herself. more...