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- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.99
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99
? Shrewsbury boasts over 600 Listed Buildings? Charles Darwin was born in the town.? Shrewsbury is home to the world?s first ?sky scraper? ? Shrewsbury Flower Show is the longest running horticultural show in the worldAlmost completely encircled by the meandering River Severn and nestled in the delightful countryside of the county of Shropshire, Shrewsbury... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 41.95 US$ 36.36
This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. This book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the world Features a completely re-written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest',... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Taking you through the year day by day, The Leeds Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events or facts from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole.Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring... more...