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  • The Last Days of Henry VIIIby Robert Hutchinson

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    After 35 years in power, Henry VIII was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised... more...

  • A History of Ancient Britainby Neil Oliver

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part... more...

  • Edward VIby Chris Skidmore

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    On the death of Henry VIII, the crown passed to his nine-year-old son, Edward. However, real power went to the Protector, Edward's uncle, the Duke of Somerset. The court had been a hotbed of intrigue since the last days of Henry VIII. Without an adult monarch, the stakes were even higher. The first challenger was the duke's own brother: he seduced... more...

  • Building Jerusalemby Tristram Hunt

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is a history of the ideas that shaped not only London, but Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield and other power-houses of 19th-century Britain. It charts the controversies and visions that fostered Britain¿s greatest civic renaissance. Tristram Hunt explores the horrors of the Victorian city, as seen by Dickens, Engels... more...

  • The Phoenixby Leo Hollis

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John Evelyn; the scientist, Robert Hooke; the radical philosopher, John... more...

  • My First Booke of My Lifeby Alice Thornton; Raymond A. Anselment; Raymond A. Anselment

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00

    An early modern domestic and spiritual memoir, My First Booke of My Life depicts the life of Alice Thornton (1626?1707), a complex, contradictory woman caught in the changing fortunes and social realities of the seventeenth century. Her memoir documents her perspective on the Irish rebellion and English civil war as well as on a plethora of domestic... more...

  • The Irish Gameby Matthew Hart

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    In the annals of art theft, no case has matched-for sheer criminal panache-the heist at Ireland's Russborough House in 1986. The Irish police knew right away that the mastermind was a Dublin gangster named Martin Cahill. Yet the great plunder -including a Gainsborough, a Goya, two Rubenses, and a Vermeer- remained at large for years. Cahill taunted... more...

  • An Only Child and My Father's Sonby Frank O'Connor

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Frank O?Connor?s acclaimed autobiography, now in one volume When Frank O?Connor was born, his parents?Minnie O?Connor, a former maid raised in an orphanage, and Michael O?Donovan, a veteran of the Boer War and the drummer in a local brass-and-reed band?lived above a sweet-and-tobacco shop in Cork, Ireland. The young family soon moved, however,... more...

  • The Midnight Court and Other Poemsby Frank O'Connor

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A bawdy and boisterous poem of Ireland, translated by one of its most distinguished literary sons As a teacher and translator of Irish verse, Frank O?Connor brought to the world?s attention many fine poems from his native land, few as enduring?and none as controversial?as Brian Merriman?s  The Midnight Court . An eighteenth-century masterpiece... more...

  • Ireland: A Luminous Beautyby Peter Harbison; Leslie Conron Carola

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland?s. Ireland?s light floods the landscape, luring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us the ever-changing movement of the wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light... more...