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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    Geoffrey Ashe skillfully weaves all the different accounts, legends, literature, historical documents into one continuous narrative that recreates in intriguing detail all the rulers and events, real or mythical, that are part of the rich tapestry of early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$ 18.94

    <div>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.... more...

  • Prince Philip: I Know I am Rude, But I Like Itby Nigel Cawthorne

    Gibson Square 2015; US$ 2.89

    At the age of twenty-one, Prince Philip wrote to a relative: I know you will never think much of me. I am rude and unmannerly.? Prince Philip probably never managed to change the opinion of his relative... This affectionate compendium brings together both the best and a host of less well-known stories about the prince, giving an insight into the... more...

  • Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603?1642by Jason White

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the impact of Continental religious warfare on the society, politics and culture of English, Scottish and Irish Protestantism, this study is concerned with the way in which British identity developed in the early Stuart period. more...

  • Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589?1601by Janet Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth?s reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period. more...

  • Science and Eccentricityby Victoria Carroll

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Monarchy and Matrimonyby Susan Doran

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    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...