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  • The Creation of Anne Boleynby Susan Bordo

    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...

  • Kings and Queens of Early Britainby Geoffrey Ashe

    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    Geoffrey Ashe skillfully weaves all the different accounts, legends, literature, historical documents into one continuous narrative that recreates in intriguing detail all the rulers and events, real or mythical, that are part of the rich tapestry of early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...

  • Margaret Douglasby Mary McGrigor

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    Margaret Douglas: The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII. Margaret is Henry's beloved niece, but defies the King by indulging in two scandalous affairs. Yet... more...

  • A Companion to the Global Renaissanceby Jyotsna G. Singh

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Monarchy and Matrimonyby Susan Doran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 145.00

    Monarchy and Matrimony is the first comprehensive study of Elizabeth I's courtships. Susan Doran argues that the cult of the `Virgin Queen' was invented by her ministers, and that Elizabeth was forced into celibacy by political necessity. Doran's detailed examination of the different suits is based on extensive archival research across Europe. Rather... more...

  • Fifty Key Figures in Twentieth Century British Politicsby Keith Layborn

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

    This guidebook provides a complete overview of the lives and influence of fifty major figures in modern British political history. Reflecting the changes within British society and politics over the past century, the entries chart the development of key contemporary issues such as women's rights, immigration and the emergence of New Labour. Figures... more...

  • Strangers Settled Here Amongst Usby Laura Hunt Yungblut

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 145.00

    During the reign of Elizabeth I, large numbers of aliens immigrated into England for various reasons, most notably to escape religious persecution and the wars that wrecked the Continent in the sixteenth century. Much like governments facing immigration issues today, England's governors struggled to strike a balance between the potentially beneficial... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

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

  • The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance Englandby Kathy Lynn Emerson

    Belgrave House 1996; US$ 10.00

    For the writer and anyone else interested in Renaissance England (1485-1649), this remarkable resource covers the day-to-day details: fashions, food, customs, family life, the Royal Court, law and punishment, holidays, city and rural living, seafaring and land occupations, alehouses, marriage, birth and death rituals--and a great deal more, written... more...

  • The Tudorsby John Guy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This history of the Tudors offers a short introduction to this age in British history. It includes a compelling account of the political, religious and economic changes of the country under such leading monarchs as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. more...