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  • 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...

  • Under the Bloody Flagby John C Appleby

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    Long before Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Black Barty terrorised the Caribbean, the seas around the British Isles swarmed with pirates. Thousands of men turned to piracy at sea, often as a makeshift strategy of survival. Piracy was a business, not a way of life. Although the young Francis Drake became the most famous pirate of the period, scores of... more...

  • Three Medieval Queensby Lisa Benz St. John

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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$ 30.95

    A marvellously no-nonsense biography of Elizabeth I, avoiding the temptations both of adulation and enmity. In the process of recounting the life, Richards supplies a serious and reliable political history of the reign, but one enlivened throughout with incident, wit and insight. Professor Peter Marshall, University of Warwick Elizabeth I was... more...

  • My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History: Henry VIII - Authority, Nation and Religion, 1509-40by Peter Clements

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 14.38

    Revision guide which combines course content with activities to develop exam skills to help students effectively revise for this AS unit. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to the Tudor Ageby Rosemary O'Day

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    This new Companion is an invaluable guide to one of the most colourful periods in history. Covering everything from the Reformation, controversies over the succession and the prayer book to literature, the family and education, this highly accessible reference tool  it includes a wealth of chronologies, biographies, statistics, and maps, as well as... more...

  • Bright Particular Starsby David Mckie

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Bright Particular Stars , David McKie examines the impact of 26 remarkable British eccentrics on 26 unremarkable British locations. From Broadway in the Cotswolds, where the Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps nurtured dreams of possessing every book in the world, to Kilwinning in Scotland, where in 1839 the Earl of Eglinton mounted a... more...

  • Dominionby Derek Hirst

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Dominion: England and its Island Neighbours c.1500-1707 is a rich narrative history of England's increasing dominance over the cluster of territories that became known as the British Isles. It brings alive a period and a geography remarkable for repeated religious wars and a long colonial struggle as well as for London's emergence as a political,... more...