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  • How to Ruin a Queenby Jonathan Beckman

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    A tale of greed, lust, deceit, theft on an extraordinary scale, charlatanry, kidnapping, assassination and escape from prison. more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • As Good As Any Manby Douglas John Sadler; Rosie Serdiville; Morag Miller; Joseph Laycock

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    When the harrowing Great War diaries of one of Britain's first black soldiers were unearthed in a dusty Scottish attic nearly 100 years after they were written, they posed a bit of a mystery. The diary entries - which range from May 1917 until 6 March 1918 - were written by one Arthur Roberts while he served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...

  • French Renaissance Monarchyby R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor... more...

  • Napoleon and Europeby Philip G. Dwyer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Two hundred years ago, Napoleon was at the apogee of his power in Europe. This broad ranging reassessment explores the key themes presented by his extraordinary career: from his rise to power and the foundation of the imperial state, to the final defeat of his grand vision following the doomed invasion of Russia. It was a period of almost uninterrupted... more...

  • The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598by R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 101.95

    The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century. This new study, by a major authority on French history, explores the impact of these wars and sets them in their full European context. more...

  • Following the Black Prince on the Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356by Peter Hoskins

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    In this guide, available in ePub format for handheld devices only, Peter Hoskins takes the tourist along the routes of the Black Prince's expedition to France in 1355 and 1356. He draws on his on-the-ground experience of walking more than 1,300 miles across France, retracing the routes of the armies in search of a greater understanding of the Black... more...

  • Catherine de'Mediciby R J Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures. Despised until she was powerful enough to be hated,... more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...