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  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...

  • A Short History of Englandby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99

    England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton. more...

  • Bloody British History: Peterboroughby Jean A. Hooper

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    ?RAZED by VIKINGS! Deadly Danish assaults and demolitions?NEOLITHIC MURDERS! The tragic tale of Britain?s earliest recorded homicide!?A DEADLY GAME of THRONES! The last remains of two royal victims in the Abbey?MURDERED by the RIPPER! Was one of Jack the Ripper?s victims from Peterborough? Find out inside!??I Can?t Stop While There Are Lives to be... more...

  • The State We Needby Michael Meacher

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 29.99

    At a time when great issues are crying out for resolution - financial and economic stagnation, an increasingly polarised society, global paralysis over climate change, and spiritual emptiness and loss of vision throughout the West - politics is dominated by spin and manipulation. Too many people feel confused, cynical and angry ... and poorly represented... more...

  • History's Naughty Bitsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurableby Lacey Baldwin Smith

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction... more...

  • Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Ageby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Under Queen Elizabeth's rule, literature, fashion, and education came to the forefront. more...

  • The Royal Book of Listsby Matt Richardson

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 1.50

    Covering over a thousand years of royal history, Matt Richardson highlights the triumphs, tragedies, and scandals that are central to this rich heritage. more...

  • A Companion to the Global Renaissanceby Jyotsna G. Singh

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 48.49

    Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Kings & Queensby Editors of David & Charles

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.09

    "Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Kings and Queens" unearths a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day. Discover revealing stories about the lives and personalities of each monarch and how they have shaped history. Tales of wickedness, greed, adultery and madness make this guide to Britain's kings... more...