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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57
In Britannia Graham Stewart traces two thousand years of an island's story - from Roman province to twenty-first century European nation-state - through one hundred historic documents. From the eighth-century Lindisfarne Gospels to the great testament of Norman bureaucracy, the Domesday Book, and from the designs for the Union Jack in 1606 to... 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...
- 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...
- Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65
In chess, from the time of Queen Isabella of England, the queen has been considered the most powerful and feared piece on the board. Known to chroniclers as the 'she-wolf', Isabella, daughter of Philip IV of France, married King Edward II of England in 1308 in a union intended to create a lasting peace between the two countries. But after 13 years... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2003; US$ 17.96
In Deutschland haben die Anjou-Plantagenets noch keine angemessene Würdigung erfahren, obwohl sie zu den wichtigsten Dynastien Englands zählen. Das vorliegende Buch verdeutlicht die Rolle dieses Herrschergeschlechts in England selbst sowie im Beziehungsgeflecht der übrigen Reiche Europas. Dargestellt wird die politische Ereignisgeschichte von Heinrich... more...
- The History Press 2006; US$ 14.57
Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen consort to Edward IV, has traditionally been portrayed as a scheming opportunist. But was she a cunning vixen or a tragic wife and mother? As this extraordinary biography shows, the first queen to bear the name Elizabeth lived a tragedy, love, and loss that no other queen has since endured. This shocking revelation about... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00
This encyclopaedia dissects the period of the Wars of the Roses, the dynastic duel between the houses of Lancaster and York. It provides hundreds of essay-length entries, alphabetically arranged, paying particular attention to the military aspects of the conflict. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 110.00
For Her Good Estate recounts the trials and triumphs of a fourteenth-century English noblewoman. Elizabeth de Burgh led a tumultuous early life: an arranged marriage, an abduction leading to a clandestine second marriage, a forced third marriage to a man who died a traitor. Afterwards, empowered by a vow of chastity to insure her independence, Elizabeth... more...