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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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.95

    Schillernd ist sie, die Britische Geschichte. Erst waren dort die Kelten, dann unterwarfen die Römer die Insel, auf sie folgten die Angelsachsen und schließlich die Normannen. Schlussendlich entwickelte sich Britannien zu einem Weltreich. Warum? Sean Lang erzählt die Geschichte um Boudicca, Richard Löwenherz, Heinrich VIII. und... more...

  • Society, Politics and Cultureby Mervyn Evans James

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 68.00

    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$ 48.00

    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...

  • 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...