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- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A celebration of a great English heroine, Anne Boleyn dramatises the life and legacy of Henry VIII’s notorious second wife, who helped change the course of the nation’s history. Premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in 2010. Best New Play, Whatsonstage.com Awards Traditionally seen as either the pawn of an ambitious family manoeuvred... more...
- Gibson Square 2009; US$ 6.93
Brilliant.' Matthew Parris What was Parliament's Annus Horribilis? It started in September when the government dropped the economic ball with the mother of financial crashes. And that was for starters. Never before have tax payers got such entertainment value out of their elected representatives: they fiddled their expenses while Gordon Brown led the... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2003; US$ 32.18
Viel ist schon über sie geschrieben worden, den Mätressen an europäischen Fürstenhöfen der Neuzeit. Eine Mätresse galt als Ausdrucksmittel eines gesteigerten Prestiges und Images, um die Person des Souveräns und dessen Fürstenhof, vor allem dem Ausland gegenüber, aufzuwerten. In der Person der königlichen Geliebten wurde Macht, Einfluß, Luxus und Verschwendung... more...
- Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 10.99
In the late summer of 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall, causing a run on the bank - the first in over 150 years. Northern Rock proved to be only the first. Twelve months later, as the world was engulfed in the worst banking crisis for more than a century, one of its largest banks, RBS, came within hours of collapse. Back from the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 186.00
This book examines Conservative backbench debate on European integration and British relations in the Middle East between 1948 and 1957. In seeking to compare the impact of a loose affiliation of Conservative MPs, an organized faction of longstanding and an ad-hoc pressure group, the text concentrates upon the Europeanists, the Suez Group and the Anti-Suez... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
<div>On 2 July 1644, six miles from York, 18,000 Royalists led by Prince Rupert, the nephew of King Charles I, fought 27,000 Parliamentarians in an attempt to relieve the Royalist force besieged at York. He failed. The defeat was catastrophic and the North was lost to Parliamentarian troops. John Barratt looks afresh at the battle and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 30.00
Behemoth, or The Long Parliament is essential to any reader interested in the historical context of the thought of Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). In De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651), the great political philosopher had developed an analytical framework for discussing sedition, rebellion, and the breakdown of authority. Behemoth , completed around... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
<div>This is the bloody, brutal and downright amazing history of Chelmsford containing leprosy, Black Death and rioting peasants, the hideous death of William Caleys, the reign of terror of the Witchfinder General, the vanished palace of Anne Boley, the birth of Robert the Bruce, the capture of the notorious Coggeshall gang, battle against... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
<div>Hereford has a darker side to its history, filled with strange - and sometimes unlikely - true tales. Was King Arthur a Hereford man? Why was its patron saint murdered his would-be father-in-law? Why did another of its saints become the only saint to die excommunicated? Was a Bishop of Hereford involved in the murder of a king by... more...