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  • Hadrian's Wallby Tony Wilmott

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 49.58

    From 1976 to 2000 English Heritage archaeologists undertook excavation and research on Hadrian?s Wall. This book reports on these findings and includes the first publication, of the James Irwin Coates archive of drawings of Hadrian? Wall made in 1877–96. more...

  • Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'by Helen Clarke; Sarah Pearson; Mavis E. Mate

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 35.00

    To the casual visitor of today, Sandwich appears as simply a small inland market town on the bank of a modest river. But locals and historians have long known that in the Middle Ages it was a strategic and commercial seaport of great significance, trading with northern Europe and the Mediterranean and growing prosperous on this business. The medieval... more...

  • Boudicaby Graham Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This lively and fascinating book examines in detail the evidence and theories which surround these events. more...

  • Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward IIby Paul Doherty

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    In chess, from the time of Queen Isabella of England, the queen has been considered the most powerful and feared piece on the board. Known to chroniclers as the 'she-wolf', Isabella, daughter of Philip IV of France, married King Edward II of England in 1308 in a union intended to create a lasting peace between the two countries. But after 13 years... more...

  • The Gothic Kingby John Paul Davis

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57

    Henry III was the son and successor of Bad King John, reigning for 56 years from 1216 – the first child king in England for 200 years. England went on to prosper during his reign and his greatest monument is Westminster Abbey, which he made the seat of his government – indeed, Henry III was the first English King to call a parliament. Though often... more...

  • Löwenherzby Leo Bigger

    ICF Media 2013; US$ 13.99

    Seit jeher ist der Löwe, der König der Tiere, das Synonym für Majestät, Pracht und Würde. Der Löwe ist auch Sinnbild für Macht, Mut und Stärke. Nicht umsonst wird Jesus Christus in der Offenbarung als der "Löwe aus dem Stamm Juda" bezeichnet. Und so soll auch durch die Adern eines Christen Löwenblut fliessen! Leo Biggers Buch will uns herausfordern,... more...

  • Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval Englandby Katherine Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England explores the dynamic between kingship and masculinity in fifteenth century England, with a particular focus on Henry V and Henry VI. The role of gender in the rhetoric and practice of medieval kingship is still largely unexplored by medieval historians. Discourses of masculinity informed much of... more...

  • Dumbing Down the Courtsby John R. Lott

    Bascom Hill Publishing Group 2013; US$ 9.99

    Judges have enormous power. They determine whom we can marry, whether we can own firearms, whether the government can mandate that we buy certain products, and how we define "personhood." But who gets to occupy these powerful positions? Up until now, there has been little systematic study of what type of judges get confirmed. John Lott analyzes... more...

  • An Onslaught of Spearsby Jeffrey James

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The Danish invasions in the second decade of the 11th century came after unprecedented Viking attacks stretching back 30 years. Earlier kings of Wessex had held and pushed back the tide of Danish encroachment, but faced by wave after wave of incursions from powerful Scandinanvian raiders, including fierce Thorkill 'the tall', wily Olaf Tryggvason... more...

  • Picturing Empireby James R. Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 50.00

    Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the... more...