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  • Richard IIby Christopher Fletcher

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Richard II has long suffered from a reputation for effeminacy, but the real king was very different. Fletcher argues that the king sought to assert his authority by acting in accordance with prevailing ideas of manhood, first through a military campaign, and then, fatally, through revenge against those who attempted to restrain him. 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 Lost Princeby David Baldwin

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    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 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...

  • Edward III and the English Peerageby J.S. Bothwell

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 90.00

    A study of Edward III's astute use of patronage to reposition the monarchy after the vicissitudes of his father's reign and his own problematic minority. more...

  • Enquiring History: The Wars of the Rosesby Ian Dawson

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    A fresh and student friendly approach to studying the Wars of the Roses - part of the Schools History Project's new generation of books that promote historical enquiry in A Level History. more...

  • The Fifteenth Century XIby Linda Clark

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    This series (pushes) the boundaries of knowledge and (develops) new trends in approach and understanding. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW more...

  • Fourteenth Century England IIIby W.M. Ormrod

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    The annual volume of new work on all aspects of the fourteenth century, including England's overseas interests, from English and American scholars. more...