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  • Blood Royalby Eric Jager

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15 th -century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad.... more...

  • Medieval Womenby Henrietta Leyser

    Orion 2013; US$ 21.14

    Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored. MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity... more...

  • Medieval Womenby Henrietta Leyser

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored. MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity... more...

  • Manzikert 1071by David Nicolle; Christa Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the wings of the army routing following withering Turkish arrow fire, and the centre overwhelmed, with... more...

  • The Return of the Vikingsby Donald Scragg

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    On a day in August, one thousand years ago, a fleet of ninety viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river, Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command of the King of Denmark, they were intent no doubt on the rich spoils to be had from the Royal Mint of Maldon. This is the history of the Battle of Maldon. more...

  • The Normansby Trevor Rowley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological and historical evidence, this title examines how the Normans were able to conquer and dominate signficant parts of Europe. more...

  • A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Rosesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and the start of the modern era, and it paved the way for the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. A surprising number of historic sites from this... more...

  • A Medieval Familyby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The Pastons family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries. Revealing a wealth of information about manners, morals, lifestyle, and attitudes of the late Middle Ages, the letters also tell the story of three generations of the fifteenth-century... more...

  • The Tragedy of the Templarsby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth , comes The Tragedy of the Templars , an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction.   Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Cityby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    For students, researchers, and history lovers, a look at day-to-day life in a rarely explored era. "About life and death, midwives and funerals, business, books and authors, and town government."-- Choice more...