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- Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44
This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy, into a now almost vanished world of privilege. Royalty often came to stay and her house was run in the style of Downton Abbey. In the Second... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1989; US$ 16.99
One of the most remarkable thinkers of this century, Arnold Toynbee won world-wide recognition as the author of the monumental ten-volume A Study of History. Its publication and phenomenal success brought him fame and the highest praise, as the reading public proclaimed him the most renowned scholar in the world. This thought-provoking, engaging study... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Cecil Rhodes's characteristically nineteenth-century confidence rings rather hollow as England enters the twenty-first century in somewhat reduced circumstances. In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history. Professor Black steers his... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.33
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...
- 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...
- Blink Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
The title of ‘duchess? has long been part of Britain?s heritage. In 2011, it was brought up to date with the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, when the Queen conferred a number of titles on her grandson, among them Duke of Cambridge. Catherine joined that select group of the highest ranking duchesses, well-known royals whose husbands... more...
- 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...