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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.65
Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership. Yet Edward managed to rule England for fifty years,... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : " L'histoire est par elle-même si incertaine et si facilement falsifiée et défigurée, que je n'aime pas les romans historiques ; mais je rendais justice à l'auteur de tant de brillantes peintures de m?urs et de caractères." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de grands classiques de la... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world?s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world?s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.65
'After my death,' George V said of his eldest son and heir, 'the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99
Kathleen ?Kick? Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father?s acknowledged ?favorite of all the children? and her brother Jack?s ?psychological twin.? She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace. The... 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.40
Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury. His father's execution and his own many years of exile made him a guarded, curious, unusually self-conscious... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00
The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of... more...