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  • 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...

  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... 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...

  • Race in Early Modern Englandby Jonathan Burton; Ania Loomba

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 39.00

    This collection makes available for the first time a rich archive of materials that illuminate the history of racial thought and practices in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. A comprehensive introduction shows how these writings are crucial for understanding the pre-Enlightenment lineages of racial categories. more...

  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • George Goring (1608-1657)by Florene S. Memegalos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95

    This first modern biography of George Goring, traces his life from its comfortable Sussex beginnings to the intrigues of court life, where he developed a reputation for drinking, gambling and fighting. It also charts his exploits on the continent, where he commanded a regiment in the service of the Dutch service, culminating in the siege of Breda.... more...

  • Bloody British History Yorkby Christina Surdhar

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The boneless men and the blood eagle - horrific true stories of Viking York. All Hail the Bloodaxe - the life and deeds of York's greatest King revealed. Gunnes and Roses - the piteous history of Plantagenet York explored. Beheaded, crushed, and hanged in chains - some of the city's weirdest executions uncovered. This is the history of York as you... more...

  • Northern Ireland Politicsby Arthur Aughey; Duncan Morrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Hopes for a peaceful settlement in Northern Ireland have again put the politics of the province under the spotlight. This new text, written by acknowledged experts on Northern Ireland, provides an immediately accessible introduction to the multi-faceted nature of the politics of the region. more...

  • The Anglo-Saxon Age c.400-1042by D J V Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    An introductory survey which provides a clear and accessible account of the centuries between the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons and the Norman Conquest. more...