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  • British History For Dummiesby Sean Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always getting those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? Then you need this book. Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire building, and forbidden love — not bad... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchyby James Panton

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 109.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and other aspects of British culture, society, economy,... more...

  • A Short History of Early Modern Englandby Peter C. Herman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature. Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience Gives an overview of the period’s history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues... more...

  • Elizabeth I, the People's Queenby Kerrie Logan Hollihan

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    One of England?s most fascinating monarchs is brought to life in this hands-on study for young minds. Combining projects, pictures, and sidebars with an authoritative biography, children will develop an understanding of the Reformation, Shakespearean England, and how Elizabeth?s 45-year reign set the stage for the English Renaissance and marshaled her... more...

  • The Young Elizabethby Alison Plowden

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Elizabeth I is perhaps England's most famous monarch. Born in 1533, the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was heir to her father's title, then disinherited and finally imprisoned her half sister Mary. Her childhood was one of fear and danger, she was aware from the outset that the eyes of the world were upon her... more...

  • Elizabeth Reginaby Alison Plowden

    The History Press 2011; Not Available

    Biography of the life and reign of Elizabeth I of England, who ruled for 45 years from 1558. more...

  • Queen Elizabeth IIby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    EIIR Queen Elizabeth II, 60 Years a Queen, A Very Peculiar History' uniquely explores the life and times of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as we approach her 2012 Diamond Jubilee. The story that unfolds is one of doughty determination - the story of a young monarch who finds herself thrust into a new world of relentless public exposure, whose own... more...

  • Bastard Princeby Beverley A Murphy

    The History Press 2011; Not Available

    It took Henry VIII 28 years, three wives, and a break with Rome before he secured a legitimate male heir. Yet he already had the illegitimate Henry Fitzroy. Fitzroy was born in 1519 after the King's affair with Elizabeth Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring ever acknowledged by Henry VIII, and Cardinal Wolsey was even one of his Godparents.... more...

  • Kings, Queens, Bones and Bastardsby David Hilliam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Who invented the 'House of Windsor' as a royal name? Who founded Westminster Abbey? Which king had twenty-one illegitimate children? David Hilliam answers all of these questions and more. Here is a continuous history of the English monarchy, showing how the nine dynasties rose and fell. The book describes the most memorable features of the life and... more...

  • Not in Front of the Corgisby Brian Hoey

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Windsors are England's most famous family, but what are they really like when they're out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there are two families - one upstairs and one down - and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, intimately acquainted as they are with every... more...