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  • Political Society in Later Medieval Englandby Benjamin Thompson; John Watts

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Essays on the connections between politics and society in the middle ages, showing their interdependence. more...

  • Finding Arthurby Ardrey Adam

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...

  • Bloody British History: East Endby Samantha Bird

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    The East End of London has one of the bloodiest histories in Britain. From the beginning, the East End was known as ?outcast London? ? it was a space beyond the city wall, where London?s unwanted or undesirables lived. East-Enders were blamed for the Great Plague of London; Jack the Ripper prowled here, as did the Ratcliffe Highway murderer and the... more...

  • The Empire of Cnut the Greatby Timothy Bolton

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    The reign of King Cnut the Great (1016-1035) marks a pivotal point in the history of both England and Scandinavia, yet his conquests and his consolidation of power remain under-appreciated and rarely studied. Almost all existing scholarship has been geographically centred on either England or Scandinavia. However, this study, through a series of studies... more...

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscapeby Paul Cullen; Richard Jones; David Parsons

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Considering the minor settlements of England?s Danelawvillages known as thorps or thropsthis history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking... more...

  • Das geistliche Schrifttum des Spätmittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 294.99

    Volume 2 is introduced by an essay by Werner Williams and Regina D. Schiewer and covers German-language religious literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era up to 1500, with special emphasis on the topics Bible, Apocrypha, hagiography, liturgy and piety, catechesis, pastoral care, sermon, edification, theology/philosophy,... more...

  • The Sea Kingdomsby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 9.99

    The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman 'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday 'The best picture of the Celtic race yet written' - South Wales Echo 'Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people through... more...

  • Richard III and the Murder in the Towerby Peter A Hancock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • Pollyby Jeff Smith

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Born in 1911 into a close-knit family, Mary Rebecca Chambers (known to all as Polly) spent her formative years in the heart of the East End. This vivid account of life is told with passion and humour and is brimming with stories of how Londoners, and Polly?s family in particular, lived through two world wars and the Great Depression. Polly was a natural... more...