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  • Gloucester & Newbury 1643by Jon Day

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 7.99

    The campaign that led to the first Battle of Newbury in 1643 represents a vital phase in the English Civil War, yet rarely has it received the attention it deserves. In this compelling and meticulously researched new study, Jon Day shows how the campaign was critical to the outcome of the war and the defeat of Charles I. The late summer 1643 was the... more...

  • The Month that Changed the World: July 1914by Gordon Martel

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    On 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Balkans. Five fateful weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. Much time and ink has been spent ever since trying to identify the 'guilty' person or state responsible, or alternatively attempting to explain the underlying forces that 'inevitably'... more...

  • Cavalier Generalsby John Barratt

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 12.99

    Previous studies of the Royalist high command have concentrated largely upon a handful of notable individuals such as King Charles himself and Prince Rupert. In this ground-breaking study, John Barratt re-examines these key figures, but he also explores the careers and characters of some of the lesser-known, but equally able Royalist officers. These... more...

  • The Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Steven Lattimore

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 15.95

    The first unabridged translation into American English, and the first to take into account the wealth of Thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, Steven Lattimore's translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability. more...

  • The King's Smugglerby John Fox

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I's closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from... more...

  • They Marched Into Sunlightby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 17.00

    Here is the epic story of Vietnam and thesixties told through the events of a few tumultuous days in October 1967. David Maraniss takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the battlefields of war and peace. With meticulous and captivating detail, They Marched Into Sunlight brings that catastrophic time back to life while examining questions... more...

  • Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700by Trevor Cliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The latter half of the seventeenth century saw the Puritan families of England struggle to preserve the old values in an era of tremendous political and religious upheaval. Even non-conformist ministers were inclined to be pessimistic about the endurance of `godliness' - Puritan attitudes and practices - among the upper classes. Based on a study of... more...

  • Rome Against Caratacusby Graham Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    By interpreting the ancient historical accounts and piecing together the masses of archaeological evidence, Dr Webster has brilliantly reconstructed this central period of the Claudian Conquest of Britain and its immediate aftermath. more...

  • Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literatureby Ananya Jahanara Kabir

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00

    A 2001 study of 'interim paradise': the temporary abode of souls after death and before Doomsday. more...

  • Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporariesby David Loewenstein

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    Loewenstein explores the interactions of literature, polemics and religious politics in the English Revolution. more...