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  • A Spy Among Friendsby Ben Macintyre

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence... more...

  • Mary Boleynby Alison Weir

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.00

    Sister to Queen Anne Boleyn, seduced by two kings, she was an intimate player in one of history?s most gripping dramas. Yet much of what we know about Mary Boleyn has been fostered through garbled gossip, romantic fiction, and the misconceptions repeated by historians. Now, in her latest book, New York Times bestselling author and noted British... more...

  • The Professions in Early Modern England, 1450-1800by Rosemary O'Day

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new history examines the development of the professions in England, centering on churchmen, lawyers, physicians, and teachers. Rosemary O'Day also offers a comparative perspective looking at the experience of Scotland and Ireland and Colonial Virginia. more...

  • Albion's Peopleby John Rule

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This second volume of John Rule's major two-volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth-century society, incorporating the exciting new research findings of recent years. It deals in turn with the upper class, `middling sort' and lower orders; with popular education, religion and culture; with standards... more...

  • Eighteenth Century Britainby Nigel Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole period, religion was a major factor in the lives of virtually everybody living in Britain and Ireland. Yates argues that the established churches,... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Englandby Frank M. Stenton

    Oxford University Press 1970; US$ 34.99

    This classic history covers the period c. 550-1087 and traces the development of English society from the oldest Anglo-Saxon laws, the growth of royal power, and the extension of private lordship to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. more...

  • Undercoverby Paul Lewis; Rob Evans

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 10.19

    ' Undercover lays bare the deceit, betrayal and cold-blooded violation practised again and again by undercover police officers - troubling, timely and brilliantly executed.' Henry Porter The gripping stories of a group of police spies - written by the award-winning investigative journalists who exposed the Mark Kennedy scandal - and the uncovering... more...

  • Belle: The True Story of Dido Belleby Paula Byrne

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The inspiration behind the powerful new film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson, this is the story of Dido Belle, whose adoption by an aristocratic family challenged the conventions of 18th century England. more...

  • The First Bohemiansby Vic Gatrell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell SHORT-LISTED FOR THE HESSELL TILTMAN PRIZE 2014 In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary... more...

  • A History of England in 100 Placesby John Julius Norwich

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging... more...