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  • 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...

  • Britische Geschichte für Dummiesby Se?n Lang; Kinka Gerke-Unger

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die R?mer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schlie?lich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erz?hlt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard L?wenherz, Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen, Maria... more...

  • Society, Politics and Cultureby Mervyn Evans James

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 58.00

    In a number of related case-studies, this book traces the social political, and cultural factors making for conformity and obedience, and those promoting dissidence and revolt in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. The essays explore the significance of the concept of honour in forming the mentality of the ruling elites, the role of region,... more...

  • The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britainby Donald R. Kelley; David Harris Sacks

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 42.00

    Distinguished historians and literary scholars explore the overlap, interplay, and interaction between history and fiction. more...

  • William of Malmesbury and the Ethics of Historyby Sigbjorn Olsen Sonnesyn

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    A new approach to a vital historical source of the twelfth century, examining its author's ethical purpose in its creation. more...

  • Royal Bastardsby Peter Beauclerk-Dewar

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Since 1066 when William the Conqueror (alias William the Bastard) took the throne, English and Scottish kings have sired at least 150 children out of wedlock. Many were acknowedged at court and founded dynasties of their own - several of today's dukedoms are descended from them. Others were only acknowledged grudgingly or not at all. In the twentieth... more...

  • All the Queen's Menby Peter Brimacombe

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Elizabeth I was the last English monarch truly to rule the nation; she inherited a weak and divided kingdom yet relentlessly fashioned it into a major world power, and decisively defeated the mightiest invasion fleet ever to approach our shores. Her relationships with the key men in the kingdom were vital to the success of her reign. Her greatest attributes... more...

  • Three Medieval Queensby Lisa Benz St. John

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book is an innovative study offering the first examination of how three fourteenth-century English queens, Margaret of France, Isabella of France, and Philippa of Hainault, exercised power and authority. It frames its analysis around four major themes: gender; status; the concept of the crown; and power and authority. more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Judith M. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Elizabeth I was Queen of England for almost forty-five years. The daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn, as an infant she was briefly accepted as her father?s heir. After her mother was executed at her father?s command she was declared illegitimate and led a sometimes scandalous existence until her accession to the throne at the age of twenty-five.... more...