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  • Bright Particular Starsby David Mckie

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Bright Particular Stars , David McKie examines the impact of 26 remarkable British eccentrics on 26 unremarkable British locations. From Broadway in the Cotswolds, where the Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps nurtured dreams of possessing every book in the world, to Kilwinning in Scotland, where in 1839 the Earl of Eglinton mounted a... more...

  • Dominionby Derek Hirst

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Dominion: England and its Island Neighbours c.1500-1707 is a rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the cluster of territories that became known as the British Isles. It brings alive a period and a geography remarkable for repeated religious wars and a long colonial struggle as well as for London's emergence as a political,... more...

  • On Royaltyby Jeremy Paxman

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 26.95

    A hugely entertaining look at the institution of monarchy by Britain's most combative and best-loved broadcaster more...

  • William of Malmesburyby Rodney Thomson

    Boydell & Brewer 1987; US$ 70.00

    This is the first book devoted entirely to William of Malmesbury, England's greatest historian after Bede, one of the great figures of the 12th-century renaissance. Although best known for his historical writings, William was also a biblical commentator, scribe and editor of texts. Here, R.M. Thomson looks at the man, his times and his work as a man... more...

  • This Englandby Patrick Collinson

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    ‘This England’ is a celebration of ‘Englishness’ in the sixteenth century, explores the growing conviction of ‘Englishness’ through the rapidly developing English language; the reinforcement of cultural nationalism as a result of the Protestant Reformation; the national and international situation of England at a time... more...

  • The Children of Henry VIIIby John Guy

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama.Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth... more...

  • A Companion to the Royal Heritage of Britainby Marc Alexander

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    More than a biography of kings and queens, this title is an encyclopaedic work on every aspect of monarchy in Britain from semi-legendary times to the present day. more...

  • The Name of a Queenby Charles Beem; Dennis Moore

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    A critical edition of William Fleetwood's landmark  Itinerarium ad Windsor. more...

  • Yeomen of the Guard and the Early Tudors, Theby Anita Hewerdine

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 44.00

    The Queen?s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world?s oldest surviving royal bodyguard, having been founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Nevertheless, even in its early years, its ceremonial... more...

  • Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger and Wyatt’s Rebellionby James D. Taylor

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    Thomas Wyatt the Younger, born into a Catholic family with a history of loyal service to the Crown, was a supporter of Queen Mary - until she decided to marry Philip II of Spain. Wyatt had seen the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and was dead set against tying England to this "foreigner." What happened next helped Mary earn the moniker... more...