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The Life of Thomas More

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03416

ISBN: 1856197115

Condition: Near Fine


Thomas More is one of the great figures in English history, but his life and career bear little resemblance to the myth of the saint or of the ' man for all seasons '. In this remarkable biography Peter Ackroyd reveals a man more troubled and more perplexling than that of any previous account. There is a previous owners signature to the half-title page. There is a small indentation on the rear hardcover and D/J and the top rear corner of the D/J has a small tear. View more info

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The Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

By: Alison Weir

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04204

ISBN: 0224089803

Condition: Near Fine


Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Some thought she should be queen of England. She ranked high at the court of her uncle, Henry VIII, and was lady of honour to five of his wives. This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue , and drama and tragedy. A good , clean and tight book. View more info

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Richard II and the Revolution of 1399

By: Bennett, Michael.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2006

Sellers ID: 02280

ISBN: 0750946555

Condition: Very Good


This is the full-length study of the last years of Richard II's reign and the circumstances of his overthrow by Henry Bolingbroke in 1399. It reviews Richard's attempts to reassert his royal authority in the 1390's including his so-called 'tyranny' from 1397 to 1399.and sets them in the context of his personal anxieties and broader ambitions. View more info

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The Battle of Hastings.

By: Bradbury, Jim

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2000

Sellers ID: 02282

ISBN: 0750925000

Condition: Very Good


This book starts by looking at the Normans- who they were, where they came from - and the career of William before 1066. Next, the author turns to the Saxons in England, and to Harold Godwinson, successor to Edward the Confessor, and his attempts to create unity in the divided kingdom. This provides the background to an examination of the military development of the two sides up to 1066. Richly illustrated in colour and black and white, this is a book that everyone interested in England's most famous battle will find indispensible. View more info

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From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272

By: Brooke, Christopher

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Cardinal Books: 1974

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02724

ISBN: 0351154272

Condition: Good


This book covers just over four hundred years of English history - a time when the last waves of successful conquest and settlement occurred in Britain. The Danish invasions and the Norman Conquest carried with them extensive political and social changes and brought about profound alterations in the structure of English life and government. The covers are grubby and the text block is tanned. View more info

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The Death of Kings: Royal Deaths in Medieval England

By: Evans, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Hambledon Continuum: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02860

ISBN: 1852852682

Condition: Very Good


The Death of Kings is an account of what is known about the deaths of all medieval English kings - natural, violent or accidental. It also shows writers such as Shakespeare drew morals from such deaths and about the characters of individual kings, giving these deaths and imaginative and symbolic resonance that has lasted until the present day. The top rear corner as a small tear. View more info

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Elizabethan life: Disorder

By: F.G. Emmison

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Essex Record Office: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04196

ISBN: 0900360100

Condition: Very Good


This book is an account of social life during the whole of Elizabeth I's time as mirrored mainly in the 14,000 judicial records for Essex - the richest and most complete Quarter Sessions records in Britain - and in the only calendared Elizabethan Assize and Queen's Bench records. There is an owners name in ink on the half-title page. There are bumps to the hard covers, and the text block is lightly marked. The D/W is creased at the base and is covered in a protective plastic cover. View more info

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The Cambridge History of the Middle Ages 350 - 950.

By: Fossier Robert. [Editior ]

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London., Guild Publishing: 1989

Sellers ID: 00013

Condition: Good


This is the second volume, to be published in English of one of the finest general introductions to the medieval world of recent times. The hardcovers are in light brown with three small stain spots on the top of the pages, but is good. the dustwrapper as a slight tear to the top of the spine and foxing and staining inside. View more info

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Clive : The Life and Death of a British Emperor

By: Harvey, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03522

ISBN: 0340654406

Condition: Fine


Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colourful figures Britain has ever produced. The founder of Britain's Indian empire, with all its contradictions, he was also Britain's first great guerrilla fighter, conqueror of Bengal and avenging angel of righteousness against the greed of his fellow countrymen, before he himself came under painful scrutiny by Parliament and dying violently in still-mysterious circumstances before his fiftieth birthday. The D/W has been priced-clipped and is protected by a plastic cover. A good,clean copy View more info

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Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England

By: Hutchinson, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld Military: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03049

ISBN: 0297846132

Condition: Very Good


' Elizabeth's Spy Master', is a vivid narrative, based on new research, and set in a world of bloody intrigue conspiracies and religious war. The England of Elizabeth I faced an implacable enemy in the shape of Catholic Spain. Only two things stood in their way , The English Channel and Sir Francis Walsingham. There is a small mark on the front edge of the text block and the spine has a slight lean. A nice clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy second class shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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The Oxford History of England: The Fifteenth Century 1399-1485

By: Jacob. E.F.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., The Oxford University Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03208

Condition: Good


In recent years historians of Lancastrian and Yorkist England have paid increasing attention to its society and institutions. This work aims at a restatement under narrative form of English history in the light of this study. The text block is spotted and tanned and a little grubby. The D/W although protected by a plastic cover is faded and grubby especially down the spine, it is also priced-clipped. View more info

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Domesday Book: Somerset

By: John Morris

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04205

ISBN: 0850333687

Condition: Very Good


The Domesday Survey was arranged by counties, or shires, and so is the present edition. These are the ancient counties that survived with little change until 1974. There is a gift dedication on the front end paper A good , tight copy. View more info

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Alfred, the good soldier: His life and campaigns

By: John Peddie

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Millstream Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04071

ISBN: 0948975318

Condition: Very Good


This balanced and certainly not uncritical account of the development of Alfred as leader and commander is rich with insight, making clear the character of the King, and his disentangling of the campaigns is masterly. A good , tight copy. View more info

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The Secret Middle Ages: Discovering the Real Medieval World

By: Jones, Malcolm.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: USA, Praeger Publishers: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02285

ISBN: 0275979806

Condition: Very Good


This book is an enjoyable, controversial and completely fresh view of the medieval world seen through its rare and amazing artefacts. Using the wealth of medieval art, much of it unseen or ignored by museums art historians. The author paints a compelling picture of the visual environment of the great mass of ordinary people between 1200 and 1500. View more info

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Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills

By: Langlands, Alex; Ginn, Peter; Goodman, Ruth

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Pavilion: 2009

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03094

ISBN: 1862059004

Condition: Very Good


Victorian Farm ' celebrates our rural heritage and contains a fascinating mix of social history, folklore and practical projects. Follow historians Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman as they spend a year on a Victorian farm. Share the pleasures and hardships of such a life. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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The Oxford History of England; The Fourteenth Century 1307-1399

By: McKisack, May

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Oxford University Press: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03207

Condition: Good


This book attempts a review of the history of fourteenth-century England in the light of modern scholarship. The text block is spotted and tanned, and the D/W although protected by a plastic cover is heavily tanned, and faded on the spine it is also a little grubby. and has been priced clipped. Although not in the best of condition it is still a readable copy. View more info

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The English Conquest: Gildas and Britain in the Fifth Century

By: N. J. Higham

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Manchester Univ Pr: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03839

ISBN: 0719040809

Condition: Near Fine


In this provocative and carefully researched book, N.J. Higham offers a complete reinterpretation of the crucial events from 400 to 500 AD when the saxons took over a large part of Britain, and came to dominate both the language and material culture of its lowland heartland. This book is the first volume in a three part series on the analysis of the origins of England. There is a small crease to the top front corner. The book price includes UK 2nd class postage. View more info

A History of Ancient Britain

By: Neil Oliver

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03984

ISBN: 0297863320

Condition: Very Good


Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In this book 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. This is the real story of Britain and her people. There is wear to the gilt on the blue boards and the D/w has wear to its corners. View more info

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Celtic Sacred Landscapes.

By: Nigel Pennick

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Thames and Hudson: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04051

ISBN: 0500282013

Condition: Very Good


The Celtic tradition is one of the most ancient cultures in Europe. In this engrossing study, Nigel Pennick shows us the holy sites of Britain, Ireland and mainland Europe through Celtic eyes, reinvesting each feature of the landscape with its spiritual, symbolic and mythological importance. There is light wear to the covers and corners. View more info

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Alfred: Warrior King

By: Peddie, John.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 2001

Sellers ID: 02279

ISBN: 0750926775

Condition: Very Good


King alfred of Wessex (871-901) is the only king in British history to have honoured with the epithet ' great', yet he is usually remembered only for the story of the burnt cakes, his finer achievements being forgotten. It is above all, Alfred's success in battle that has earned him his place in legend, but was he truly a warrior king- or was it his nature to achieve his aims by less aggressive, more thoughtful means? View more info