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  • 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...

  • 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 First Century of Welfareby Jonathan Healey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The first major regional study of poverty and its relief in the seventeenth century: the first century of welfare. more...

  • The English Republic 1649-1660by Tony Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic... more...

  • Longman Companion to Britain in the Era of the Two World Wars 1914-45, Theby Andrew Thorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    In the momentous period -- barely 30 years -- covered by this systematic reference/guide, the Edwardian world was transformed unrecognisably, through war, technological progress and social change, into the Nuclear Age. It saw the coming of mass democracy, the apogee of empire, the Depression, the threat of fascism, the development of suburban society,... 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...

  • Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain's eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and... 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...