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  • Political Discourse in Early Modern Britainby Nicholas Phillipson; Quentin Skinner

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 46.00

    Inspired by the work of intellectual historian J. G. A. Pocock, this 1993 collection explores the political ideologies of early modern Britain. more...

  • British History For Dummiesby Sean Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 101.95

    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 Reginaby Alison Plowden

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    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; US$ 14.57

    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 & Bastardsby David Hilliam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Kings and Queensby Antony Mason

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    Which king's guards massacred a group of his supporters by mistake? Who had an oversized tongue and had to slobber when they ate food? Who was so large when they died that they had to be buried in a square coffin? Who survived seven assassination attempts? As you can tell from the bizarre questions above, it wasn't all thrones and sceptres... more...

  • The Tudorsby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    The Tudors were an odd bunch, even weirder than their subjects, perhaps. When they weren't beheading wives and enemies they were threatening to, or going around earning themselves nicknames like 'Bloody Mary' and 'The 9 Day Queen'. 'The Tudors: A Very Peculiar History; tells the story of the Tudor monarchs, their castles, their... more...

  • Theorist of Maritime Strategyby J.J. Widen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories have not been subjected to scientific review and systematic comparison with other naval thinkers. In this assessment, Dr Widén... more...