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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
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...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Nine studies of 16th Century seafarers by English historian James Anthony Froude.Includes: The Sea Cradle of the Reformation John Hawkins and the African Slave Trade Sir John Hawkins and Philip the Second Drakes Voyage Round the World Parties in the State The Great Expedition to the West Indies Attack... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...