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  • Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth Iby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way... more...

  • The Plagues of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused and the literature which it generated, plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes... more...

  • The Great Siege of Chesterby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The appalling effects of civil war are often suffered most horrifically by the ordinary men, women and children involuntarily caught up in it, as it tears asunder the very fabric of their lives. Such was the fate of the citizens of Chester, who for almost four years found themselves at the centre of the battle between King and Parliament. Chester's... more...

  • The Stewart Earls of Orkneyby Peter Anderson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who seized power in Orkney in the 1560s and was created earl of Shetland in 1581. Robert's son was the extraordinary... more...

  • Battles for the Three Kingdomsby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the culmination of the ferocious struggle between two kings, James II and William III. This book makes use of research and sources, including eyewitness accounts, to analyse the opposing form of their strategy, tactics and conduct of the war and the reasons for its eventual outcome. more...

  • The English Civil Warby Martyn Bennett

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Presents a series of armed conflicts and political upheaval which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. This title introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War, from the St Giles riots in Edinburgh in 1637 to the restoration of Charles II on 8 May 1660. more...

  • The Feud That Sparked the Renaissanceby Paul Robert Walker

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the Renaissance, when everything artistic would change. Florence?s Duomo - the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral - is one of the most... more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • Needlework of Mary Queen of Scotsby Margaret Swain

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works... more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power?by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... more...