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Early and medieval to 1485

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    King John has long been dubbed one of the “vilest? of English kings. He was brutish, untrustworthy, and ruled as a virtual tyrant—and yet his reign changed the course of English history. As renowned medieval historian Stephen Church argues, John?s importance has for too long been overshadowed by more heroic family members like Richard the Lionhearted... more...

  • King Arthur pocket GIANTSby Nick Higham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history or Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years. Because Arthur is... more...

  • The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Pastby Martin Brett; David A. Woodman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95

    The essays in this volume, provided by experts in various different scholarly disciplines, scrutinize how the Anglo-Saxon past continued to be re-used and recycled throughout the longue durée of the twelfth century, as opposed to the early decades that are usually covered. The volume deals with a range of historical, linguistic, legal, artistic,... more...

  • The Bones of a Kingby The Grey Friars Research Team; Maev Kennedy; Lin Foxhall

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    The dramatic story of Richard III, England's last medieval king, captured the world's attention when an archaeological team led by the University of Leicester identified his remains in February 2013. Bones of a King presents the official behind-the-scenes story of the Grey Friars dig based on the research of the specialists directly involved in... more...

  • The Betrayal of Richard IIIby V B Lamb; Peter Hammond

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    In this classic work, the late V B Lamb and Peter Hammond survey the life and times of Richard III and examine the contemporary evidence for the events of his reign, tracing the origins of the traditional version of his career as a murderous tyrant and its development since his death. The evident grief of the citizens of York on hearing of the death... more...

  • Holinshed's Nationby Igor Djordjevic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Igor Djordjevic explores the historiography of Holinshed's Chronicles through a literary lens, focusing on how Renaissance men and women read and understood historical texts. This study revaluates our understanding of Renaissance chronicle history and the impact of Holinshed on Tudor, Jacobean, and Caroline political discourse; the Chronicles emerge... more...

  • Strathclydeby Tim Clarkson

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or 'Cumbrians', an ancient people whose kings ruled from a power-base at Govan on the western side of present-day Glasgow. In the tenth century,... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the War at Sea 1914-1919by Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Germany's attempts to build a battleship fleet to match that of the United Kingdom, the dominant naval power on the 19th-century and an island country that depended on seaborne trade for survival, is often listed as a major reason for the enmity between those two countries that led to the outbreak of war in 1914. 

Indeed, German leaders... more...

  • Peacemongersby Barry Hill

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A literary masterpiece, this latest book from award-winning author Barry Hill is a travel book, a history book, and a peace book. His odyssey begins with a pilgrimage to Bodhi Gaya in India, where the Buddha received enlightenment, and ends after he reaches Nagasaki, Japan, in the aftermath of its atomic bomb. His traveling is imbued with the life... more...

  • The Haskins Society Journal 25by Laura L. Gathagan; William North

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Fruits of the most recent research on the worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. more...