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  • A Brief History of The Third Reichby Martyn Whittock

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    Beginning in the broken aftermath of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Whittock tells not just the account of the men who rose to the fore in the dangerous days of the Weimar republic, circling around the cult of personality generated by Adolf Hitler, but also a convincing and personality-driven... more...

  • A Brief History of Life in the Middle Agesby Martyn Whittock

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite. The stories of Roger 'the Raker' who drowned in his own... more...

  • A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legendsby Martyn Whittock

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 10.99

    A very readable guide which fills the gap between academic analysis and less critical retellings of the myths and legends. Marytn Whittock provides an accessible overview while also assessing the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. Since all records of the myths first occur in the early medieval period,... more...

  • The Viking Blitzkriegby Hannah Whittock; Martyn Whittock

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    If the Viking Wars had not taken place, would there have been a united England in the tenth century? Martyn Whittock believes not, arguing that without them there would have been no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book. All of these features of English... more...

  • 1018 and 1066by Martyn Whittock; Hannah Whittock Hannah Whittock

    Crowood 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Viking Conquest by Cnut in 1016 both had huge impacts on the history of England and yet '1066' has eclipsed '1016' in popular culture. This book challenges that side-lining of Cnut's conquest by presenting compelling evidence that the Viking Conquest of 1016 was the single most influential cause of 1066. This neglected... more...

  • Norse Myths and Legendsby Martyn Whittock; Hannah Whittock

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    While the main focus of the book is on telling the stories, some scene-setting is provided at the beginning and end of each story and each chapter also contains a section of commentary to explain what is going on and its significance. The Norse myths have gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, partly through a Scandinavian diaspora,... more...

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