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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare?s play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced... more...
- Routledge 1994; US$ 42.50
Fully updated new edition of a very successful, straightforward introduction to important features of British life. Topics include government, social services, family, education and the media. Ideal background reading for EFL students. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 44.99
Richard II (1377-99) has long suffered from an unusually unmanly reputation. Over the centuries, he has been habitually associated with lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist ideas, Francophile tendencies, and a love of peace, all of which have been linked to the king's physical effeminacy. Even sympathetic accounts have essentially retained this... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
DANISH DEATH! Vikings sack and burn the city. MEDIEVAL MURDER MYSTERIES! The dead body of a young boy was found on a heath – but was it a case of ritual child murder? DREADFUL DISEASES! Revealing the terrible time when ONE THIRD of Norwich?s residents caught the Black Death! VICTORIAN HORRORS! in 1851, body parts began to appear across the city –... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99
Germany's attempts to build a battleship fleet to match that of the United Kingdom, the dominant naval power on the 19th-century and an island country that depended on seaborne trade for survival, is often listed as a major reason for the enmity between those two countries that led to the outbreak of war in 1914. Indeed, German leaders... more...
- Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 26.96
Kaum ein Monarch des Mittelalters ist so unterschiedlich bewertet worden wie Edward IV. von England. Er war ein siegreicher Heerführer, der Kriege tunlichst vermieden hat. Er liebte es, sich prächtig zu kleiden, einen aufwändigen Hofstaat zu unterhalten und sich mit schönen Frauen zu umgeben; gleichwohl hat er eine höchst erfolgreiche Finanzpolitik... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77
Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Elizabeth Woodville is undoubtedly a historical character whose life no novelist would ever have dared invent. She has been portrayed as an enchantress; as an unprincipled advancer of her family's fortunes and a plucky but pitiful queen in Shakespeare's histories. She has been alternatively championed and vilified by her contemporaries and five centuries... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...