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  • 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...

  • Eleanor the Secret Queenby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the 'Princes in the Tower'). The crown therefore passed to Edward's undoubtedly legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But Richard, too, found himself entangled in the web of uncertainly, since those... more...

  • Edward IIIby W M Ormrod

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded throughout Europe as the very model of an ideal monarch. more...

  • King Johnby Ralph V. Turner

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad', and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend. In marked contrast to his brother Richard, John appeared incompetent in battle, failing to defend... 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...