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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • Catherine Parrby Susan James

    The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94

    Married at seventeen to the grandson of a confirmed lunatic and widowed at twenty, Catherine Parr chose a Yorkshire lord twice her age as her second husband. Caught up in the turbulent terrors of the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, she was captured by northern rebels, held hostage and suffered violence at their hands. more...

  • Lord Salisbury on Politicsby Paul Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1972; US$ 70.00

    A selection of Lord Salisbury's articles in the Quarterly Review. more...