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- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
"I do not remember when I discovered how my mother died, it seems to be something I always knew, a horror I absorbed through my skin." Determined, passionate and headstrong, Elizabeth I shaped the destiny of a kingdom. Her mother; Anne Boleyn, was executed by her father Henry VIII. From that moment on, Elizabeth competed with her two half-siblings... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 5.99
From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode?a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady. The illegitimate daughter of... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97
An impressively detailed but also unusually wide-ranging analysis of post-war Britain in the 1950s and 60s, covering everything from international relations to family life, the countryside to manufacturing, religion to race, cultural life to political structures. 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...
- Axios Press 2010; US$ 19.99
John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00
BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00
Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the... more...
- University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 70.00
King Arthur's stories survive in many genres, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays highlights different aspects of that tradition. more...