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  • The Three Edwardsby Michael Prestwich

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272 is a masterly overview to this eventful and fascinating period of history. It analyses the three Kings of very different qualities and reputations: the confident and masterful Edward I who conquered Wales; Edward II who was defeated by the Scots in battle and was humiliated and deposed; and Edward... more...

  • Henry Vby John Matusiak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare?s play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced... more...

  • John of Gauntby Anthony Goodman

    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...

  • The Red Rose and the Whiteby John Sadler

    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...

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    King John has long been dubbed one of the “vilest? of English kings. He was brutish, untrustworthy, and ruled as a virtual tyrant—and yet his reign changed the course of English history. As renowned medieval historian Stephen Church argues, John?s importance has for too long been overshadowed by more heroic family members like Richard the Lionhearted... more...

  • Restoration and Reform, 1153?1165by Graeme J. White

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    A revisionary examination of the early years of the reign of Henry II, following civil war in England. more...

  • Bodies and Disciplinesby Barbara A. Hanawalt; David Wallace

    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...

  • Plantagenet England 1225-1360by Michael Prestwich

    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...

  • 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$ 194.99

    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...