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  • The Cruciform Brooch and Anglo-Saxon Englandby Toby F. Martin

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 120.00

    Examination and analysis of one of the most important artefacts of Anglo-Saxon society, the cruciform brooch, setting it in a wider context. more...

  • Decoding Domesdayby David Roffe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 29.15

    The Domesday Book is one of our major sources for a crucial period of English history; yet it remains difficult to interpret. This provocative new book proposes a complete re-assessment, with profound implications for our understanding of the society and economy of medieval England. In particular, it overturns the general assumption that the Domesday... more...

  • Charles Iby Christopher Durston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.95

    Charles Carlton's biography of the `monarch of the Civil Wars' was praised for its distinctive psychological portrait of Charles I when it was first published in 1983. Challenging conventional interpretations of the king, as well as questioning orthodox historical assumptions concerning the origins and development of the Civil Wars, the book quickly... more...

  • Ministers at Warby Jonathan Schneer

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill?s reputation as one of the great twentieth-century leaders would be forged during... more...

  • Cultures of Post-War British Fascismby Nigel Copsey; John E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    In Post-War Britain cultural interventions were a feature of fascist parties and movements, just as they were in Europe. This book makes a new major contribution to existing scholarship which begins to discuss British fascism as a cultural phenomenon. A collection of essays from leading academics, this book uncovers how a cultural struggle lay at... more...

  • King Johnby Stephen Church

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    King John has long been dubbed one of the “vilest? of English kings. He was brutish, untrustworthy, and ruled as a virtual tyrant—and yet his reign changed the course of English history. As renowned medieval historian Stephen Church argues, John?s importance has for too long been overshadowed by more heroic family members like Richard the Lionhearted... more...

  • The World According to Nigel Farageby Mark Leigh

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    My Guide to Patriotism, Britishness and Other Stuff. Do you go into fits of absolute apoplexy when you hear the words Eurozone, Climate Change and Foreign Aid? Do the words savoir-faire, zeitgeist and polski sklep make you feel uncomfortable and apprehensive? Do you take great comfort in familiarity and find yourself saying, ‘Back in my day…?, ‘I... more...

  • The Tory Worldby Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    Working forward from the later seventeenth century, Jeremy Black explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence... more...

  • An Industrious Mindby J. McGee

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    J. Sears McGee is Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara. more...

  • Backstairs Billyby Tom Quinn

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    From humble beginnings as a shopkeeper?s son in Coventry to ‘Page of the Backstairs? at Clarence House, William Tallon, or ‘Backstairs Billy? as he came to be known, always knew he was destined for a life in the royal circle. A fierce collector and fan of all things related to the royal family, even as a small boy Billy was fascinated by this glamorous... more...