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- Boydell & Brewer 1987; US$ 70.00
This is the first book devoted entirely to William of Malmesbury, England's greatest historian after Bede, one of the great figures of the 12th-century renaissance. Although best known for his historical writings, William was also a biblical commentator, scribe and editor of texts. Here, R.M. Thomson looks at the man, his times and his work as a man... more...
- Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00
This England is a celebration of Englishness in the sixteenth century, explores the growing conviction of Englishness through the rapidly developing English language; the reinforcement of cultural nationalism as a result of the Protestant Reformation; the national and international situation of England at a time... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama.Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 44.00
The Queen?s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world?s oldest surviving royal bodyguard, having been founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Nevertheless, even in its early years, its ceremonial... more...
- Shepheard-Walwyn 2004; US$ 13.99
This historical analysis of the political and religious relationship of Britain and Spain, from 12th-century dynastic alliances to the Spanish support of the English-American invasion of Iraq, asserts that there have been many significant links between the two countries over the past 800 years. While England and Spain were rivals in the New World,... more...
- PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 29.99
The Tudors are England?s most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle?s gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. But this leaves out the family?s obscure... more...
- Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Thomas Wyatt the Younger, born into a Catholic family with a history of loyal service to the Crown, was a supporter of Queen Mary - until she decided to marry Philip II of Spain. Wyatt had seen the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition and was dead set against tying England to this "foreigner." What happened next helped Mary earn the moniker... more...