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  • The Scots and Medieval Arthurian Legendby Rhiannon Purdie; Nicola Royan

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 80.00

    First full-length exploration of the Arthurian legend in Scotland. more...

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

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    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 sewage,... more...

  • Life and Letters from the Roman Frontierby Alan Bowman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which... more...

  • Worlds of Arthurby Guy Halsall

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered... more...

  • The Isle of Thanet from Prehistory to the Norman Conquestby Gerald Moody

    The History Press 2008; US$ 27.55

    The only guide to the archaeology and history of the Isle of Thanet more...

  • 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 187796. 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...