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- Aladdin 2010; US$ 5.99
Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped... 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...
- The History Press 2016; US$ 14.57
The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII. Imprisoned in the Tower on two occasions for her scandalous affairs, she also arranged the marriage of her son, Lord... more...
- The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99
This in-depth historical account focuses on the life, accomplishments and influence of Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce, who was the king of Scots in the period 1306-1329. Offering a detailed and even-handed look at the king, Murison's remarkable feat of scholarship will reward those with an interest in the period. more...
- Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 25.00
A drive through the area of Lancashire inland from the seaside resort of Southport takes you through miles of fertile agricultural land dotted with farms and smallholdings. Road signs pointing to such places as Mereside, Mere Brow and Mere Sands Wood suggest the origin of these peaty soils, because in the seventeenth... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99
Adrian Carton de Wiarts autobiography is one of the most remarkable of military memoirs. He was intended for the law, but abandoned his studies at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1899 to serve as a trooper in the South African War. Carton de Wiarts extraordinary military career embraced service with the Somaliland Camel Corps (1914-15), liaison... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00
Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 26.70
Seit der Romantik wird das europäische Mittelalter verklärt. Auch das Bild vom Krieg, das uns bis heute in Filmen und Erzählungen begegnet, scheint weichgezeichnet und alles andere als differenziert. Der Krieg ist zwar schrecklich, wird aber letztlich zur Kulisse für Helden vom Schlag eines Prinz Eisenherz. Kriegsgeschichte ist Heldengeschichte; die... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2015; US$ 42.97
Neben so bekannten Werken wie »Oliver Twist« verfasste der große englische Romancier Charles Dickens auch eine »Geschichte Englands für Jung und Alt«. Sie erschien zwischen 1851 und 1853 zunächst als Serie in der von ihm herausgegebenen Wochenzeitschrift »Household Words«, bevor sie wegen des großen Erfolges auch als Buch veröffentlicht wurde. -- Dickens... more...