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  • Tudors Versus Stewartsby Linda Porter

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between Elizabeth I and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, was fuelled by three generations of powerful Tudor and Stewart monarchs. It was the marriage... more...

  • The Price of Scotlandby Douglas Watt

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Price of Scotland covers a well-known episode in Scottish history, the ill-fated Darien Scheme. It recounts for the first time in almost forty years, the history of the Company of Scotland, looking at previously unexamined evidence and considering the failure in light of the Company's financial records. Douglas Watt offers the reader a new way... more...

  • Hawickby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Beneath the familiar streets and closes lies an immense story - the remarkable and unique story of Hawick. Full of anecdote and history which will appeal to all locals and those who can trace their ancestry back to one of the Borders' most vibrant communities. As Hawick celebrates the 500th anniversary of the fight at Hornshole, the first stirrings... more...

  • Robert The Bruce: King Of Scotsby Ronald McNair Scott

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29

    Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived in poverty. On the day he seized the crown Bruce renewed the fight for Scotland's freedom, and let forth a battle cry that would echo through... more...

  • Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolutionby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and... more...

  • Faith and Treasonby Antonia Fraser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament--and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed... more...

  • The Lives of the Famous and the Infamousby The Week

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.68

    Read about the man who convinced Einstein there was a God, the newspaper publisher who brought down a president and the code-cracking genius who helped foil the Nazis, and remember the lives of those that created the extraordinary moments in our modern history. Based on the obituaries that appear in every issue of The Week , here is a book that... more...

  • Imperialism and Postcolonialismby Barbara Bush

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world... more...

  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    Gin Glorious Gin is a vibrant cultural history of London seen through the prism of its most iconic drink. Leading the reader through the underbelly of the Georgian city via the Gin Craze, detouring through the Empire (with a G&T in hand), to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence... more...

  • Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century Londonby Tony Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's... more...