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  • Archbishop Poleby John Edwards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Pole’s final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Stressing the events and character of Pole's 'English' life, up to his exile in the 1530s, as well as in his final years in England, this book explores his close relationship with... more...

  • A New History of Englandby Jeremy Black

    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...

  • The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnsonby Jack Lynch

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    In The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson, Jack Lynch explores eighteenth-century British conceptions of the Renaissance. more...

  • Royal Affairsby Leslie Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 14.00

    A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty history of 1,000 years of bedroom-hopping secrets and scandals of Britain?s royals. Insatiable kings, lecherous queens, kissing cousins, and wanton consorts?history has never been so much fun. Royal unions have always been the stuff of scintillating gossip, from the passionate Plantagenets to Henry VIII?s... 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 Islesby Norman Davies

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 55.99

    Written by one of the most brilliant and provocative historians at work today, The Isles is a revolutionary narrative history that takes a new perspective on the development of Britain and Ireland, looking at them not as self-contained islands, but as an inextricable part of Europe. At every stage, The Isles connects offshore development with parallel... more...

  • A Brief History of Britain 1660-1851by William Gibson

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    How Great Britain was born - from the restoration to the Great Exhibition. In 1660 England emerged from the devastations of the Civil Wars and restored the king, Charles II, to the throne. Over the next 190 years Britain would establish itself as the leading nation in the world -- the centre of burgeoning Empire, at the forefront of the Enlightenment... more...

  • A Companion to the Global Renaissanceby Jyotsna G. Singh

    Wiley 2013; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • Off with Their Heads!by Martin Oliver

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Containing bits from British history, this book seeks to inspire a love of history that can last a lifetime. It is suitable for a gift from parent to child and a learning companion to help all school children get to grips with British history, without the boring bits. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Tudor Englandby John A. Wagner; Ph.D. Susan Walters Schmid

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 294.00

    Authority and accessibility combine to bring the history and the drama of Tudor England to life. Almost 900 engaging entries cover the life and times of Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and much, much more. more...