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- The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24
When people think of Richard the Lionheart they recall the scene at the end of every Robin Hood epic when he returns from the crusade 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
John of Gaunt (1340 -99), Duke of Lancaster and pretender to the throne of Castile, was son to Edward III, uncle to the ill-starred Richard III and father to Henry IV and the Lancastrian line. The richest and most powerful subject in England, a key actor on the international stage, patron of Wycliffe and Chaucer, he was deeply involved in the Peasant's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00
If Richard III had not charged to his death at Bosworth, how different might the history of Britain have been? Beginning in 1453 and ending in 1487, The Red Rose and the White provides a gripping overview of the bitter dynastic struggle for supremacy that raged between the houses of York and Lancaster for thirty years, culminating in the dramatic... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
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...
- Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 423.07
Die Entstehung des Kurfürstenkollegs galt als ?Fundamentalrätsel der deutschen Verfassungsgeschichte?. Wolfs Lösung: ?Wahlberechtigt waren die Erbberechtigten?. Die deutschen Königshäuser der Ottonen, Salier, Staufer starben zwar alle nach einem Jahrhundert im Mannesstamm aus, lebten aber über Töchter fort. Die Vertreter dieser Tochterstämme, die gradnah... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Immerse yourself in one of the most significant documents ever penned. Originally enacted in 1215, some sections of the Magna Carta remain on the books as legally enforced statutes in parts of the U.K. today. Legal and political scholars have detailed the Magna Carta's far-reaching influence on the development of the legal and sociocultural systems... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 72.00
Centered on practices of the body?human bodies, the ?body politic??Bodies and Disciplines considers a fascinating and largely uncanonical group of texts, as well as public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary perspectives. The result is a volume that incorporates insights from history, literature, medieval studies, and critical theory,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 37.99
The dramatic period 1225-1360 in Britain witnessed Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown, Edward II's deposition and death, great English victories in France, and the disaster of the Black Death. It also saw the development of the state, with the emergence of parliament a key element. Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of... more...