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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83
By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation.... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 22.95
This definitive biography of Anne Boleyn establishes her as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. A full biography of Anne Boleyn, based on the latest scholarly research. Focusses on Anne’s life and legacy and establishes Anne as a figure of considerable importance and influence in her own right. Adulteress... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75
Commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the enthronement of Robert I of Scotland, this book is intended as an everyman's guide to Scotland's famous hero king. The life of Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly 'king of summer' and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65
Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
'Writing about Queen Victoria has been one of the most joyous experiences of my life. I have read thousands (literally) of letters never before published, and grown used to her as to a friend. Maddening? Egomaniac? Hysterical? A bad mother? Some have said so. What emerged for me was a brave, original woman who was at the very epicentre of Britain's... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
Scotland's story cannot be told merely in terms of documentary evidence, for this would be to neglect an integral part of the nation's heritage. The legends, myths, stories and memories handed down from generation to generation must be added to the bare bones of factual record if the character of the country is to be truly revealed. Nigel Tranter... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.32
There are many myths about Margaret Thatcher?s extraordinary personality and political career. But what was it really like to work with her? In The Real Iron Lady: Working with Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Shephard speaks to an eclectic and distinguished range of Mrs T.?s former colleagues; all offer a unique insight into what the Iron Lady was really... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 15.21
The North Britons are the least-known among the inhabitants of early medieval Scotland. Like the Picts and Vikings they played an important role in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium AD but their part is often neglected or ignored. This book aims to redress the balance by tracing the history of this native Celtic people through... more...
- The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99
England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton. more...