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- 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...
- 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...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 18.94
A record of Britain's kings and queens over 2000 years of history. It includes more than 1000 monarchs who have at some time ruled all or part of Britain. This includes the host of tribal and Saxon rulers prior to 1066 as well as famous monarchs such as Richard III, Elizabeth I and Charles II and all the rulers of Scotland and Wales. The book gives... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 57.95
The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced... more...