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  • 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 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...

  • A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Agesby S. H. Rigby

    Wiley 2008; US$ 59.95

    This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical... 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...

  • The Bloody Covenantby Ronald Ireland

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69

    It was theology against politics. Ordinary men against changing systems of government and belief, fighting for what they believed was right. 'The Bloody Covenant' tells the story of a period in which two rival forms of the same belief jostled to become the dominant theology in Scotland, and of how the Presbyterian covenants drove its followers into... more...