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- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Did you know that Queen Victoria could speak five different languages? Or that her closest childhood friend was a King Charles spaniel by the name of Dash? What did she ask staff to do instead of knocking on her door? And how did she deliberately annoy Prime Minister William Gladstone? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Are you a fan of royal wildchild Prince Harry? Do you know everything there is to know about the third in line to the throne? Then this is the book for you! In this easy-to-digest eBook are 101 facts about your favourite prince do you know all of them?Test yourself and your friends with these handily-packaged facts easily organised into categories... more...
- Lion UK 2009; US$ 19.95
Henry VIII is known stereotypically as a corpulent, covetous, and cunning king whose appetite for worldly goods met few parallels, whose wives met infamously premature ends, and whose religion was largely political in intent. By focusing on a pivotal year in the life of Henry, this study moves beyond the caricature to reveal a fuller portrait of... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Oswald Mosley decided he could carry on where Hitler and Mussolini had left off. On street corners his fascist speakers would proclaim 'not enough Jews were burned at Belsen'. Enter the 43 Group. In a ferocious, bloody and brilliantly covert five-year campaign, they destroyed the Mosleyites. The membership of the Group was almost entirely made up... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 11.65
Which fifty people made Britain the wreck she is? From ludicrous propagandist Alastair Campbell to the Luftwaffe's allies, the modernist architects, it's time to name the guilty.Quentin Letts sharpens his nib and stabs them where they deserve it, from TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, the dumbed-down buffoon who put the 'h' in Aspidistra, to the perpetrators... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
Curious' is perhaps not the first word you would use to label Essex. But 'curiouser and curiouser' it becomes when you dig below the surface. Meet larger-than-life characters, including the one-time fattest man in England whose waist was wider than the height of an average man. And talking of big, discover the origin of Humpty Dumpty. Did you know... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 10.99
Sir Samuel White Baker is one of those larger-than-life heroes only the Victorians could invent. For too long, the British Empire has been denigrated and equated with arrogance at best and racial bigotry at worst. Samuel Baker transcends that. He was an explorer and naturalist, recording new species on his many travels; a big game hunter with huge... more...
- Hodder Education 2013; US$ 29.89
Get the most up-to-date commentary on British politics in a coalition government, with this completely revised edition of our best selling politics textbook. The textbook covers the key topics for all exam boards, combining informed discussion with the latest facts and figures. It also presents an appropriate analysis of politics today compared with... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Following the 1870 Forster Elementary Education Act, Albert Road Board School in Leicestershire opened on 2nd September 1878 with an average role of 500 children. Drawn from the first-hand accouns of the headmasters in the school log books, this book details the diseases and ailments suffered; the struggle of local families to feed and clothe their... more...