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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Alternative History of Britainby Timothy Venning

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99

    Timothy Venning's exploration of the alternative paths that British history might easily have taken moves on to the Wars of the Roses. What if Richard of York had not given battle in vain? How would a victory for Warwick the Kingmaker at the Battle of Barnet changed the course of the struggle for power? What if the Princes had escaped from the... more...

  • National 4 & 5 History: Changing Britain 1760-1900by John Kerr

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 19.18

    Provides comprehensive coverage of this topic option for the new National 4 & 5 syllabus. The National 4 & 5 History series from Hodder Gibson offers six individual textbooks aimed at the most popular options for the new SQA syllabus, to be examined from 2014 onwards. Like all titles in the series, Changing Britain 1760-1900 gives a brief synopsis... more...

  • The British Imperial Century, 1815?1914by Timothy H. Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 21.99

    Ideal for adoption in introductory and upper-level classes in European and world history, this book provides a concise narrative account of the rise and fall of British imperialism. Focusing on the transition from informal to formal empire which broadened and intensified Britain's relations with Asia and Africa, Timothy Parsons describes the establishment... more...