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  • Anglo-Norman Studies 25by John Gillingham

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 95.00

    The Battle Conference celebrated its quarter-centenary in 2002 in Glasgow, and this volume has a particular focus on Scottish themes. 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 Danelaw—villages known as thorps or throps—this 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...

  • Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Agesby Rees Davies; Brendan Smith

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 134.99

    It is well known that political, economic, and social power in the British Isles in the Middle Ages lay in the hands of a small group of domini-lords. In his final book, the late Sir Rees Davies explores the personalities of these magnates, the nature of their lordship, and the ways in which it was expressed in a diverse and divided region in the period... more...

  • Das geistliche Schrifttum des Spätmittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00

    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$ 6.75

    ‘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... more...

  • Hadrian's Wall Pathby Mark Richards

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 18.89

    Walk Hadrian's Wall Path between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend in Newcastle. This 84-mile National Trail route is described in this guidebook for walking in either direction. A World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall combines striking natural landscapes with monumental remains. The guide is divided into 22 stages, with detailed mapping. more...

  • Anne Nevilleby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77

    Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...

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

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Revealing King Arthurby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Arthur: mythical hero, legendary king. But was he, as the legends claimed, an actual Dark-Age Briton? From Glastonbury and Tintagel to the supposed sites of Arthur's Camelot and his famous battles, this book investigates how archaeologists have interpreted the evidence. Might new discoveries and the latest theories finally reveal the real King Arthur?... more...