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- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17
Wolsey is, arguably, the first comprehensive book to explore the many contrasting layers of Thomas Wolsey's life and career, and represents the first genuinely popular biography of the much-maligned cardinal to appear in over thirty years. Making no assumptions, it looks at the real person in the cold light of his actions, and uncovers a man of contradictions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.95
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the explorations of Francis Drake and Walter... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17
If there's an adventure to be had, it's likely that David Hempleman-Adams has been there first. Ranking alongside Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonnington in the pantheon of British explorers, he is the first person in history to achieve what is termed the Adventurers' Grand Slam, by reaching the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over... more...
- John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99
In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95
This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Poles final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Stressing the events and character of Pole's 'English' life, up to his exile in the 1530s, as well as in his final years in England, this book explores his close relationship with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.99
Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a ?sterile interlude? in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as ?Bloody Mary?. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned these assumptions in almost every respect. In this succinct and up-to-date introduction to Mary?s reign, Tittler and Richards provide... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00
Lacey Baldwin Smith re-evaluates the Tudor mania for conspiracy in the light of psychological and social impulses peculiar to the age. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...
- Hodder Education 2014; US$ 27.18
Ensure your pupils are thoroughly prepared for the new-style Common Entrance History examinations with this revised edition of a best-selling, ISEB-endorsed textbook. The first edition of Making of the UK became a best-seller because of the way it combined step-by-step building of pupils' historical understanding and skill with thoughtful and targeted... more...
- Galore Park 2014; US$ 25.58
History for Common Entrance: The Making of the UK 1485-1750 ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Making of the UK' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. Clearly presented content, lively illustrations and challenging end-of-chapter questions encourage learning and inspire a love of History. - Written by the chief exam setter for... more...