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  • The Battle for Britainby Anthony J. Cumming

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The book is a short review of British air and naval power from 1909 -1940 and represents an attack upon “independent? airpower. When Bleriot became the first man to fly the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine in 1909, it seemed to mark the beginning of a fundamental decline in British attitudes towards maritime defense. Exploiting... more...

  • Henry VIby David Grummitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house?s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the... more...

  • Charlotte & Leopoldby James Chambers

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    This is the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle of Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir. Queen Victoria was the product.... more...

  • The Lady in the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Daily Life in Chaucer's Englandby Jeffrey L. Forgeng; Sarah Kolba; Will Mclean

    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...

  • Annals of the Reign of Alfred the Greatby Asser

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A valuable and honest account of the life of King Alfred. This work reports all his expeditions and the successes and failures of his wars. It is also a testament to the respect and esteem he inspired in those around him. It records the events and history of that time and in that regard too, it is a very significant work. more...

  • Nella Last in the 1950sby Patricia Malcolmson; Robert Malcolmson

    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 Mass... more...

  • Indien zu Gast in Österreich: Anforderungen an Hoteliers bei der Beherbergung indischer Urlaubsgästeby Thomas G. Müller

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 21.29

    Reisen haben den Menschen seit jeher in seinem Leben beeinflusst, fasziniert und den kulturellen Austausch gefördert. Die Tourismusbranche gilt als riesiges Marktinstrumentarium und stellt für manches Land einen lebensnotwendigen wirtschaftlichen Einkommens-Turbo dar. Das im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern Europas relativ "kleine" Österreich ist im weltweiten... more...

  • Die Stuartsby Ronald G. Asch

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.33

    Die schottische Familie der Stuarts ging aus dem normannischen Adelsgeschlecht der Fitzalans hervor. Walter Fitzalan bekleidete als erster seines Clans im 12. Jahrhundert das einflußreiche Amt eines königlichen Truchsessen ? eines Steward, woraus sich der spätere Name des Hauses ableitet. Mit Robert II. bestieg im 14. Jahrhundert erstmals ein Stuart... more...

  • Lord Chesterfield's Lettersby Lord Chesterfield; David Roberts

    Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99

    `My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.'So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette... more...