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Early and medieval to 1485

  • Before Jutlandby James Goldrick

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Before Jutland is an effort to understand what happened at sea in northern European waters in 1914-15 when the German High Sea Fleet faced the Grand Fleet in the North Sea and the Russian Fleet in the Baltic. The book is an extensively revised and extended version of the author?s 1984 work The King?s Ships Were at Sea. It covers the first six months... more...

  • Henry VIby David Grummitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house?s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the British Empireby Kenneth J. Panton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Decoding Domesdayby David Roffe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    The Domesday Book is one of our major sources for a crucial period of English history; yet it remains difficult to interpret. This provocative new book proposes a complete re-assessment, with profound implications for our understanding of the society and economy of medieval England. In particular, it overturns the general assumption that the Domesday... more...

  • The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon Englandby Toby F. Martin

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    Examination and analysis of one of the most important artefacts of Anglo-Saxon society, the cruciform brooch, setting it in a wider context. more...

  • 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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenetsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred... more...

  • King Arthur pocket GIANTSby Nick Higham

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    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. The   Bones of a King presents the official behind-the-scenes story of the Grey Friars dig from the team of specialists who discovered and identified... more...