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- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on the world?s most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott?s Illustrated Histories series, details the remarkable and fascinating life of William... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom.The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Annie Abram was born in London in 1869 and died in Sussex in 1930. As an historian, she contributed significantly to the twentieth-century historiography of late medieval England, researching the social, cultural and religious mores of the English laity and clergy. This title, first published in 1919, comprehensively explores the fabrics of late medieval... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00
Volume 2 is introduced by an essay by Werner Williams and Regina D. Schiewer and covers German-language religious literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era up to 1500, with special emphasis on the topics Bible, Apocrypha, hagiography, liturgy and piety, catechesis, pastoral care, sermon, edification, theology/philosophy,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.50
Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview ( Utopia ); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. ... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74
The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 18.94
Tony Benn has been portrayed as both hero and villain, as a creative and as a destructive force. This comprehensively revised edition of Jad Adams's classic biography, is written with unparalleled access to Benn's private records, and describes the long and turbulent career of one of the most charismatic politicians of the last hundred years. The first... more...