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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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Children Of England - The Heirs Of King Henry VIII.

By: Alison. Weir

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04155

ISBN: 0224038338

Condition: Very Good


This book begins at the point where Alison Weir's bestseller ' The Six Wives of Henry VIII ' came to an end, and covers the period until Elizabeth succeeded to the throne in 1558. Making use of contemporary sources, she brings to vivid life one of the most extraordinary periods of English history, when each of Henry's heirs was potentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, and when the realm was seething with intrigue and political change. There is lig... View more info

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The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses

By: Barber, Richard. ( Editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Folio Society: 2001

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02899

Condition: Very Good


This book is about the letters and communications of the Paston Family during the period of the War of the Roses . This book does not have a slipcase. There is a little wear to the base of the boards. View more info

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Conquest

By: Barker, Juliet

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Little Brown: 2009

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02916

ISBN: 1408700832

Condition: Very Good


Supremely evocative and brilliantly told,' Conquest' is narrative history at its most colourful and compelling - the true story of those who fought for an English Kingdom in France. There is light spotting to the top of the text block. View more info

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Battle Royal A New Account of Simon de Montford's Struggle Against King Henry III

By: Beamish, Tufton; Foreword by Sir Charles Petrie

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK, Book Club Associates and Frederick Muller: 1978

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02910

ISBN: 0584100183

Condition: Very Good


Battle royal is a story of civil war, a war in which the threads of ambition, violence ,idealism , and courage are tightly interwoven. It starts when King Johns dies in 1216, and the 9 year old Henry III was crowned king, The DW has small tears and chips to the top and base of the spine and also to its edges. 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 inter... View more info

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Stand and Deliver: A History of Highway Robbery.

By: Brandon, David.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., B C A: 2001

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02883

Condition: Good


Why is the Highwayman largely perceived as a romantic figure ? How is it that men who were really nothing more than bandits, who were often gratuitously violent, sometimes murderers and rapist as well, have become the swashbuckling heroes of history. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the murky underworld of history. The black boards are lightly scuffed as is the DW. 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 Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family

By: David Loades

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Amberley Publishing: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02872

ISBN: 1445603047

Condition: Very Good


The fall of Anne Boleyn and her brother George is the classic drama of the Tudor era. The Boleyns had long been an influential family and with inherited wealth and position, and through the sexual adventures of the daughters Mary and Anne, ascended to the peak of influence at the court. View more info

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The Celts

By: Davies, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03596

ISBN: 0304355909

Condition: Near Fine


This book which is based on the television series, explores the origins and development of the Celtic peoples, examines the evidence for their role in the prehistory of mainland Europe and analyses the celtic societies of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany. Fully illustrated throughout with colour photographs. We have covered this book in a removable protective plastic cover. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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William the Conqueror

By: Douglas, David C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Eyre & Spottiswood Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02927

Condition: Very Good


No medieval King is more famous than William the Conqueror, and no event in the whole of English history has been more debated than the Norman conquest. This book is both a study of Anglo-Norman history based upon long and detailed research, and also the biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular. It is, too, a work in which a wealth of scholarship is linked to a most lucid and agreeable style. The D/W is worn and torn to the head and base of the spine plus... View more info

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Celt and Saxon : The Struggle for Britain AD 410 - 937

By: Ellis, Peter Berresford

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Constable: 1994

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02843

ISBN: 0094732604

Condition: Good


Through events of incredible complexity, he charts the struggle between the invading ancestors of the English and the British Celts. This is not simply a story of 500 years of military conflict. It charts the rise of the celtic church, and points to the cultural differences between two peoplesThe shows creasing to the corners and the top of the rear cover, and the spine is lightly faded. View more info

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Agincourt: My Family, the Battle and the Fight for France

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03365

ISBN: 1444792083

Condition: Very Good


With fascinating detail on the battle plans. weaponry, and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical event integral to English identity and the Fiennes family. There is a gift dedication on the ffep. The D/W shows light signs of wear to its edges and corners 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

1066: The Year of the Three Battles

By: Frank McLynn

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Pimlico Publishing Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04117

ISBN: 0712666729

Condition: Very Good


Everyone knows that William the Conqueror winning the Battle of Hastings was inevitable, but Frank Mclynn shows this view is mistaken. In this book he sets out his evidence that Harold only lost because of an incredible run of bad fortune and some treachery from the Saxon elite in England. The soft covers show light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England.

By: Fraser, Antonia. ( Editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Book Club Association: 1979

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02868

Condition: Very Good


This book is a glorious pageant of almost one thousand years of England's history, told through the lives and deeds of her sovereigns.Here in a sweep of colourful episodes are the stories of the many monarchs, some merry, some cruel, some heroic or sinister or perverse, who span ten great dynasties from the invading Normans in 1066 to the House of Windsor today. The text block edges are lightly marked and the DW shows signs of shelf wear with creasing and n... View more info

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Richard III: A Medieval Kingship

By: Gillingham, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Collins & Brown: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02871

ISBN: 1855852039

Condition: Very Good


No king aroused and continues to arouse stronger passions - for and against - than Richard III. During his reign, no king faced more determined opposition; yet in this century no king's reputation has been more staunchly defended. The covers show a little light wear to their edges. View more info

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The King's Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art

By: Hicks, Carola

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Chatto & Windus: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02859

ISBN: 0701179929

Condition: Very Good


Each year more than 250,000 people visit the chapel of King's College, cambridge, one of Europe's best known buildings. This book tells the untold story of the chapel's crowning glory, its stained glass windows and of the people who created them - the triumphant culmination of a project completed despite years of wars, the death of kings and violent religious conflict. There is some light creasing to the DJ. View more info