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  • The Lady in the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower  discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir... more...

  • The Uncrowned Kings of Englandby Derek Wilson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    In the political ferment of the Tudor century one family above all others was always at the troubled centre of court and council. During those years the Dudleys were never far from controversy. Three of them were executed for treason. They were universally condemned as scheming, ruthless, over-ambitious charmers, and one was defamed as a wife murderer.... more...

  • Belleby Paula Byrne

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture  Belle  (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode?a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.   The illegitimate daughter of... more...

  • The Island Raceby Kathleen Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Rooted in a period of vigorous exploration and colonialism, The Island Race: Englishness, empire and gender in the eighteenth century is an innovative study of the issues of nation, gender and identity. Wilson bases her analysis on a wide range of case studies drawn both from Britain and across the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Creating a colourful... more...

  • James II and English Politics 1678-1688by Michael Mullett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 30.95

    Michael Mullett reconsiders, in the light of recent scholarship and of altering perceptions of the English past, the events of the crucial years 1678-1688; from the Restoration era through the exclusion crisis to the `Glorious Revolution'. more...

  • How the Scots Won the English Civil Warby Alisdair McRae

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    This history of the battles, marches and sieges of the Scottish Covenanter Army and its one dragoon regiment - Colonel Hugh Frazer's dragoones - shows how they were instrumental in Parliament's victory in northern England and ultimately the defeat of King Charles I. The book looks at the victories of the Marquis of Montrose against Scots government... more...

  • Gloucester & Newbury 1643by Jon Day

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 7.99

    The campaign that led to the first Battle of Newbury in 1643 represents a vital phase in the English Civil War, yet rarely has it received the attention it deserves. In this compelling and meticulously researched new study, Jon Day shows how the campaign was critical to the outcome of the war and the defeat of Charles I. The late summer 1643 was the... more...

  • Cavalier Generalsby John Barratt

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 12.99

    Previous studies of the Royalist high command have concentrated largely upon a handful of notable individuals such as King Charles himself and Prince Rupert. In this ground-breaking study, John Barratt re-examines these key figures, but he also explores the careers and characters of some of the lesser-known, but equally able Royalist officers. These... more...

  • The King's Smugglerby John Fox

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I's closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from... more...

  • Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700by Trevor Cliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of `godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of... more...