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  • Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnleyby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's  Mary Boleyn. Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing... more...

  • The Storm of Warby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots... more...

  • State of Emergencyby Dominic Sandbrook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The book behind the major new BBC2 series The Seventies In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination,... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • Exploring the Urban Pastby David Cannadine; David Reeder

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 35.00

    During the 1960s and 1970s, the growth of interest in the urban past was one of the most prominent developments in historical studies in the United Kingdom. In large part, this was due to the work of the late H. J. Dyos, Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester, as teacher, writer and propagandist. This book brings together some of... more...

  • Anne Nevilleby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77

    Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...

  • Tudorsby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45

    Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward... more...

  • The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotleby Jakob Leth Fink

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Pioneering collection of essays contributing to the history of philosophy and also to the contemporary debate about what philosophy is. more...

  • The British Aesthetic Traditionby Timothy M. Costelloe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Offers a comprehensive account of British aesthetics from the early eighteenth century to the late twentieth century in Britain and beyond. more...

  • The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Floodby Irving Finkel

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 37.58

    THE ARK BEFORE NOAH: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Dr Irving Finkel is a compelling investigation of one of the most famous myths in the world - and how the re-discovery of an ancient tablet challenges our view of ancient history in a new and exciting way. more...