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  • 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...

  • The Demon's Broodby Desmond Seward

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family - from Henry II, to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to deposition and another was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the National Myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research,... 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...

  • The Norman Conquestby Hugh M. Thomas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 20.99

    Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From the perspective of a modern social historian, Hugh M. Thomas considers the conquest's wide-ranging impact by taking a fresh look at such... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon Englandby Michael Lapidge; John Blair; Simon Keynes; Donald Scragg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    Widely acknowledged as the essential reference work for this period, this volume brings together more than 700 articles written by 150 top scholars that cover the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons.  The only reference work to cover the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures, and languages of England... more...

  • Empire and Scottish Societyby Esther Breitenbach

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 104.99

    An in depth study of the significance of Empire to Scots in the 19th Century 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...