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  • Katherine Swynfordby Jeannette Lucraft

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Katherine Swynford - sexual temptress or powerful woman at the centre of the medieval court? This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new life. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt. She also became John of Gaunt's... more...

  • Elizabeth Woodvilleby David Baldwin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Richard III and the Death of Chivalryby David Hipshon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    The conventional view of Richard III's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 is that it was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne. However, David Hipshon argues that the result might very well have been in his favour, had not his support for James Harrington in a long-running family feud with Thomas, Lord Stanley... more...

  • The Kingmaker's Sistersby David Baldwin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Warwick the Kingmaker, the Earl of Warwick & Salisbury whose wealth and power was so great that he could effectively decide who would rule England during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487), had six sisters: Joan, Cecily, Alice, Eleanor, Katherine and Margaret. They all married powerful noblemen who fought on opposing sides during this turbulent period.... more...

  • The Southampton Book of Daysby Mary South

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Southampton Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the... more...

  • Richard III Classic Histories Seriesby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    The story of the most vilified English king, from model of nobility to murderer and monster. Richard III has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. His usurpation of the throne from his nephew, the story of the 'Princes in the Tower' and generations of pro-Tudor historians ensureed his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed... more...

  • Lionheartby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the Crusades to punish his treacherous brother John and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. In reality Richard detested England and the English, was deeply troubled by his own sexuality and was noted for greed, not generosity, and... more...

  • Elizabethby Arlene Okerlund

    The History Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • The Betrayal of Richard IIIby V.B. Lamb; Peter Hammond

    The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99

    In this classic work, Peter Hammond and the late V.B. Lamb survey the life and times of Richard III and examine the contemporary evidence for the events of his reign, tracing the origins of the traditional version of his career as a murderous tyrant and its development since his death. The evident grief of the citizens of York on hearing of the death... more...

  • The Wars Of The Rosesby Mr Bruce Webster; Bruce Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...