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  • A Short History of Englandby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    England's rise to prominence on the world stage over the course of thousands of years is a tumultuous tale that includes equal parts triumph and tragedy. This volume grants readers a first-row seat as the drama unfolds, told with inimitable elegance, insight, and wit by world-renowned British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton. more...

  • History's Naughty Bitsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurableby Lacey Baldwin Smith

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction... more...

  • Royal Affairsby Leslie Carroll

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Ageby Samuel Willard Crompton

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Under Queen Elizabeth's rule, literature, fashion, and education came to the forefront. more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...

  • The Royal Book of Listsby Matt Richardson

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 8.99

    Covering over a thousand years of royal history, Matt Richardson highlights the triumphs, tragedies, and scandals that are central to this rich heritage. more...

  • A Companion to the Global Renaissanceby Jyotsna G. Singh

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.95 US$ 50.36

    Featuring twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion demonstrates how today's globalization is the result of a complex and lengthy historical process that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.... more...

  • Off With Their Heads!by Martin Oliver; Andrew Pinder

    Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 6.99

    Off With Their Heads! is the exciting history of Britain in easy to digest, bite-sized chunks, which is sure to inspire a love of history that will last a lifetime. A perfect learning companion to help all school children get to grips with British history. Contents include: 'Rules to remember the rulers of Britain', 'Become an expert on the inventions... more...

  • Great Britonsby Ian Graham

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted... more...