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  • Henry VIby David Grummitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house?s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the... more...

  • OCR A Level History: England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VIIby Nicholas Fellows; Sharon Littler; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education Group 2015; US$ 31.98

    Build understanding and skills in A Level History through the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British Period Studies and Enquiries. ? Develops analytical skills through organising the narrative content around the key issues that need to be explored. ? Promotes proficiency in the skills required to do... more...

  • Elizabeth Woodvilleby David Baldwin

    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 Black Princeby David Green

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    One of the most charismatic and enigmatic personalities of the High Middle Ages, Edward the 'Black Prince' commanded an English division at the battle of Crecy at just 16 years old. But despite his battlefield exploits, romantic reputation, and popularity among the people, Edward has become notorious as a proponent of 'scorched earth' campaigns, or... more...

  • Lionheartby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    <div>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... more...

  • Katherine Swynfordby Jeannette Lucraft

    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...

  • Richard III and the Death of Chivalryby David Hipshon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    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$ 21.86

    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 often found themselves on opposing sides during this... more...

  • Richard IIIby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • Bond Men Made Freeby Rodney Hilton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95

    Rodney Hilton's account of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 remains the classic authoritative text on the 'English Rising'. Hilton views the revolt in the context of a general European pattern of class conflict. He demonstrates that the peasant movements that disturbed the Middle Ages were not mere unrelated outbreaks of violence but had their roots in... more...