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  • A Dictionary of British Historyby John Cannon

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 16.99

    This is an invaluable source of information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Britain over the past two millennia. From wars, battles, and the monarchy to Wembley stadium, Robin Hood, and the Black Death - this book contains all the facts you need to know. more...

  • The Last Knightby Norman F. Cantor

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Richard IIby Christopher Fletcher

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 49.99

    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...