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  • Daily Life in Arthurian Britainby Deborah Shepherd

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This book surveys current archaeological and historical thinking about the dimly understood characteristics of daily life in Great Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries. 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...

  • Historical Writing in Englandby Antonia Gransden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 1,020.00

    Using a variety of sources including chronicles, annals, secular and sacred biographies and monographs on local histories Historical Writing in England by Antonia Gransden offers a comprehensive critical survey of historical writing in England from the mid-sixth century to the early sixteenth century. Based on the study of the sources themselves,... more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Richard Abels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...

  • The British Empireby Philippa Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been... 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...

  • A Portrait of Roman Britainby John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Romans occupied Britain for almost four hundred years, and their influence is still all around us - in the shape of individual monuments such as Hadrians Wall, the palace at Fishbourne and the spa complex at Bath, as well as in subtler things such as the layout and locations of ancient towns such as London, Canterbury and Colchester, and the routes... 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...

  • King Stephenby Ralph Henry Carless Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies." Written in the form of a biography this completely revised and updated edition discusses the significant social,... more...

  • Ruling England, 1042-1217by Richard Huscroft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom... more...