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  • 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...

  • Not in Front of the Corgisby Brian Hoey

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Kings and Queens of Englandby W M Ormrod

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    This book offers a historical context in which to appreciate the political and moral significance of both the famous and the more obscure incidents in the private and public lives of Britain's monarchs. more...

  • Royal Bastardsby Peter Beauclerk-Dewar; Roger Powell

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    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$ 11.65

    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... more...