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- John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99
In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 14.99
Geoffrey Ashe skillfully weaves all the different accounts, legends, literature, historical documents into one continuous narrative that recreates in intriguing detail all the rulers and events, real or mythical, that are part of the rich tapestry of early history in Britain. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was known as the most accomplished cavaliero in England. This handsome, entertaining and highly convivial gentleman was an important participant in life at court as Elizabeths tournament champion. He created the spectacular Accession Day tournaments held annually before London crowds... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 323.00
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...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Brilliant Britain is an entertaining journey through the quirks, oddities and idiosyncrasies that define our nation and preserve us from the mundane and predictable, such as: the royal pomp and pageantry of the State Opening of Parliament and the less well-known swan-upping; unusual sports and pastimes, from bog snorkelling to worm charming;... more...
- 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99
Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's... more...
- Goosebottom Books 2012; US$ 9.99
The first reigning Queen of England, Mary Tudor believed fervently that Catholicism should be the religion of the land, leading her to burn at the stake hundreds of Protestants. Was she just a ruler of her times, or did she deserve the name, Bloody Mary? Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story bring to life a real dastardly dame... more...