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  • A Second Domesday?by Sandra Raban

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 98.99

    This is the first comprehensive study of the 1279-80 hundred rolls, one of the most important sources for later thirteenth century England. Raban puts the rolls in their historical context, looks at the way in which the inquiry was conducted and questions whether or not it was conceived as a second Domesday. Based on the latest knowledge of the returns,... more...

  • Chronicon Anonymi Cantuariensisby Chris Given-Wilson; Charity Scott-Stokes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 174.99

    This is the first complete edition of the Chronicon Anonymi Cantuariensis, a contemporary narrative that provides valuable insights into medieval war and politics. Newly edited with a modern English translation, it presents a detailed account of the military campaigns and diplomatic negotiations of a crucial phase in the Hundred Years War. - ;This... more...

  • Vita Edwardi Secundiby Wendy R. Childs

    Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 198.99

    The Vita Edwardi Secundi is the best and most readable of the chronicles for the dramatic reign of Edward II. Its author was close to the political centre and provides extensive, and sometimes abrasive, comment on the king, his favourites, his opponents, and the church. He also records the disastrous English defeat at the battle of Bannockburn. This... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Historyby John Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    When was the first motorway opened? What did the Levellers believe in? What was the book of sports? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? How long did the Hundred Years War last? When was the treaty of Worms for?Drawing on from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, published in 1997, The Dictionary... more...

  • Records, Administration and Aristocratic Society in the Anglo-Norman Realmby Nicholas Vincent

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00

    The official records of England are the focus of this volume - their origin, their use, and what they reveal. more...

  • The Last Knightby Norman F. Cantor

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and John... more...

  • The Last Knightby Norman F. Cantor

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and John... more...

  • The Lost Princeby David Baldwin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    On December 22, 1550 an old bricklayer named Richard Plantagenet was buried at Eastwell in Kent. Unusually for a bricklayer, he had been able to read Latin and, when pressed, he had claimed to be a natural son of King Richard II and to have met him the day before the Battle of Bosworth. Yet he had simply been Richard III's bastard he would have been... more...

  • Richard and Johnby Frank McLynn

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    From an acclaimed historian, a dual biography of ?good? king Richard the Lionheart and his ?evil? brother, King John. more...

  • Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn'by John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2012; US$ 27.69

    In 1455 John Howard was an untitled and relatively obscure Suffolk gentleman. At the time of his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 he was Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Admiral and a very rich man (and the current Duke of Norfolk is his direct descendant). How had he attained these elevations? Through his service to the House of York,... more...