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  • A Journey to Britanniaby Bronwen Riley

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    It is AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and 'the atmosphere in the country is always gloomy'. What awaits the traveller to Britannia? How will you get there? What do you need to pack?... more...

  • Political Society in Later Medieval Englandby Benjamin Thompson; John Watts

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Essays on the connections between politics and society in the middle ages, showing their interdependence. more...

  • Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman Worldby Kathryn Hurlock; Paul Oldfield

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    An examination into two of the most important activities undertaken by the Normans. more...

  • Victoria's Scottish Lionby Adrian Greenwood; Philip Haythornthwaite

    The History Press 2015; US$ 36.46

    From humble Glasgow beginnings, Colin Campbell rose to become Scotland?s finest general and a favourite of Queen Victoria. In his fifty-year career he fought through the Peninsula, the Crimea, China and India, and still found time to contain a slave revolt, a Chartist revolution and Ireland?s Tithe War. Through a combination of personal courage, compassionate... more...

  • The Bedbugby Peter Day

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    Klop Ustinov was Britain?s most ingenious spy – but he was never licensed to kill. Instead, he was authorised to bemuse and beguile his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest secrets. From the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, he bluffed and tricked his way into the confidence of everyone from Soviet commissars to Gestapo Gruppenführer. Although... more...

  • Diana - A Closely Guarded Secretby Ken Wharfe; Robert Jobson

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account contradicts many of the so-called ‘facts? about the Princess... more...

  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960s The year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof... more...

  • The Norman Commandersby Paul Hill

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Robert Guiscard, William the Conqueror, Roger I of Sicily and Bohemond Prince of Antioch are just four of the exceptional Norman commanders who not only led their armies to victory in battle but also, through military force, created their own kingdoms in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Their single-minded and aggressive leadership, and the organization,... more...

  • Rulership and Rebellion in the Anglo-Norman World, c.1066?c.1216by Dr Paul Dalton; Professor David Luscombe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The importance of the themes of rulership and rebellion in the history of the Anglo-Norman world between 1066 and the early thirteenth century is incontrovertible. The power, government, and influence of kings, queens and other lords pervaded and dominated society and was frequently challenged and resisted. But while biographies of rulers, studies... more...

  • The Hanoverian Successionby Dr Michael Schaich; Prof Dr Andreas Gestrich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The Hanoverian succession of 1714 brought about a 123-year union between Britain and the German electorate of Hanover, ushering in a distinct new period in British history. Under the four Georges and William IV Britain became arguably the most powerful nation in the world with a growing colonial Empire, a muscular economy and an effervescent artistic,... more...