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- Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99
Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 26.99
The 1745 Jacobite Rebellion was a turning point in British history. When Charles Edward Stuart, commonly known as the Young Pretender, sailed from France to Scotland in July 1745, and with only a handful of supporters to claim the throne for his exiled father, few people within Britain were alarmed. But after he raised the Stuart standard at Glenfinnan... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.95
In the ten years since Princess Diana?s shocking and tragic death in 1997, her hold on the world?s imagination has only increased. For The People?s Princess , Larry King asked many people who knew Diana, some officially and some more personally, for their favorite memories. Sir Richard Branson recalls Diana sitting in the cockpit of one of his private... more...
- MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 9.99
Learn more about 100 Most Influential People of all times - from Buddha and Hammurabi to Thomas Edison and Brothers Wright. Their lifes, views, and careers illustrated with drawings, photographs, and maps. Fully illustrated with drawings, photographs, and maps. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Written in clear and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95
Louis XIV, the highly-feted ?Sun King?, was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women?his mother, Anne; mistresses such as Louise de... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.50
The official and definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: consort of King George VI, mother of Queen Elizabeth II, grandmother of Prince Charles, and the most beloved British monarch of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon?the ninth of the Earl of Strathmore?s ten children?was born on August 4, 1900, and,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.21
Paul Burrell served Diana, Princess of Wales, as her faithful butler from 1987 until her death in 1997. He was much more than an employee: he was her right-hand man, confidant, and friend whom Diana herself described as "the only man she ever trusted." Featuring previously unseen interior photographs and remarkably intimate details, The Way We Were... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
?[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.?? The Wall Street Journal The Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 11.27
Elizabeth Chudleigh was one of the eighteenth century's most colourful characters. Born into impoverished gentility, her beauty, wit and vitality soon earned her a place at the centre of court life. When she married the Duke of Kingston in 1769 she had reached the highest rung of the social ladder. But Elizabeth was carrying a dark secret. In 1744... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.09
This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king. Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle... more...