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  • The Reign of Elizabeth Iby Carole Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2001; US$ 90.00

    The reign of Elizabeth I was marked by political, religious and social change. Carole Levin evaluates Elizabeth and the significance of her reign both in the context of her age and our own, examining the increasing cultural diversity of Elizabethan England. more...

  • Frontier Countryby Mooney & Harris

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris walk all the way round the borders of Essex, exploring the land, rivers and seaboard, and discovering the people and surprises of Essex's frontier country. more...

  • Jellied Eels and Zeppelinsby Sue Taylor

    Thorogood Publishing 2003; US$ 14.95

    Ethel May Elvin was born in 1906; interviewed by Sue Taylor, she recalls her father's account of standing sentry at Queen Victoria's funeral, the privations and small pleasures of a working-class Edwardian childhood, growing up through the First World War and surviving the Second. more...

  • Commonwealth of Nationsby W. David McIntyre

    University of Minnesota Press 1973; US$ 30.00

    The author, a professor of history at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, presents a comprehensive survey of Commonwealth history from the time of soul-searching about the future of the British Empire, which marked the middle years of Queen Victoria?s reign, to the year when Britain decided to enter the European Community. The... more...

  • From Pictland to Alba 789-1070by Alex Woolf

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book... more...

  • The Shadow of The White Rose -- Edward Courtenay Earl of Devon 1526-1556by James D. Taylor

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    The last of the Plantagenets, Courtenay spent half of his life in the Tower of London. Released by Mary Tudor, he might have married her. Instead, he ended his days wandering the Continent. His literary remains leave important gaps but show he was no “bum more...

  • Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britainby Dauvit Broun

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland’s place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotland’s relationship with Britain. It challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose... more...

  • Royal Affairsby Leslie Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 14.00

    A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty history of 1,000 years of bedroom-hopping secrets and scandals of Britain?s royals. Insatiable kings, lecherous queens, kissing cousins, and wanton consorts?history has never been so much fun. Royal unions have always been the stuff of scintillating gossip, from the passionate Plantagenets to Henry VIII?s... more...

  • Radical Lord Radnorby Ronald K. Huch

    University of Minnesota Press 1977; US$ 67.50

    The third Earl of Radnor, born William Pleydell-Bouverie, served in the British House of Commons for twenty-seven years (1801?1828) as Viscount Folkestone and in the House of Lords for twenty years (1828?1848). Although he was a great hereditary landowner, Lord Radnor was the most radical nobleman to serve in Parliament in the first half of the nineteenth... more...

  • Read My Heartby Jane Dunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 30.00

    When Sir William Temple (1628?99) and Dorothy Osborne (1627?95) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families?parliamentarians and royalists, respectively?did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times. Surviving the political... more...