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  • Bloody Scotlandby Malcolm Archibald

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road and even at sea.... more...

  • Leicester in 100 Datesby Natasha Sheldon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Experience 100 key dates that shaped Leicester?s history, highlighted its people?s genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book reveals a past that will fascinate, delight and even shock both residents and visitors of the city. 16 February 1847 - The Whipping Toms, a... more...

  • Who Takes Britain To War?by James Gray; Mark Lomas QC; Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...

  • Wolseyby John Matusiak

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal to appear in over thirty years. Making no assumptions, it looks at the real person in the cold light of his actions, and uncovers a man of contradictions... more...

  • The Elizabethan Worldby Susan Doran; Norman Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the explorations of Francis Drake and Walter... more...

  • Royal Warriorsby Charles Carlton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    "War is the trade of kings" John Dryden. War and monarchy are two of the most important and resonant topics in British History. This exciting new book explores the role that kings and queens have played in war, and how war has shaped the monarchy. Aimed explicitly at the general reader, the book delves into the truth behind the myths, and uncovers... more...

  • War and Progressby Peter Dewey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This is an account of how the daily lives of ordinary peoples were changed, profoundly and permanently, by these three momentous decades 1914-1945. Often depicted in negative terms Peter Dewey finds a much more positive pattern in the wealth of evidence he lays before us. His is a story of economic achievement, and the emergence of a new sense of social... more...

  • The Good Soldierby Gary Mead

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's... more...

  • No Such Thing As Failureby David Hempleman-Adams

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17

    If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, he is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well... more...

  • Cromwell was Framedby Tom Reilly

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649. more...