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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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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 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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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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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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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

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The Oxford History of England; Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216

By: Poole.A.L.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., The Oxford University Press: 1987

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 03210

ISBN: 0198217072

Condition: Good


A corrected edition of this standard work, which was first published in 1951. The book comprises the history of the century and a quarter which elapsed between the compilation of Doomesday Book and the issue of the Magna Carta, the two greatest documents of English medieval history. The text block is a little grubby on its top, and the D/W shows light fading to its top edge and spine. A good readable copy. View more info

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Edward III and the Triumph of England

By: Richard Barber

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin Global: 2014

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04388

ISBN: 0713998385

Condition: Near Fine


Edward III's destruction of the French army at Crecy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. Rich Barber's rich and original new book is an attempt to get as close to these extraordinary events as we can. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Counties of Britain: A Tudor Atlas

By: Speed, John

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK., Pavilion Books: 1995

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02685

ISBN: 1857936124

Condition: Very Good


This book is based on a rare, contemporary coloured copy of the atlas in The British Library. Its commentaries draw the connections between the social and geographical forces that shaped the counterside. It is a beautifully presented compilation likely to provide hours of interest. It is produced with sixty-seven maps to travel through. The lower front corner is a little creased. View more info