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The Cradle King: A Life of James VI & I

By: Alan Stewart

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03923

ISBN: 0701169842

Condition: Near Fine


Alan Stewart's Impeccably researched biography makes brilliant use of original sources to bring to life the conversations and the controversies of the Jacobean age. Stewart Lucidly untangles the intricacies of James's life. In doing so, he uncovers the extent to which Charles I's downfall was caused by the cracks that appeared in the monarchy during his father's reign. The D/w shows light shelf wear. A good, tight and clean copy. 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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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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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 Spanish Armada

By: Martin, Colin; Geoffrey A. Parker

Price: £45.00

Publisher: UK, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03414

ISBN: 0241121256

Condition: Near Fine


Geoffrey Parker has found and analysed a huge quantity of previously unstudied material in the great archives of Spain and the Netherlands, and this information has dramatically been complimented and augmented by the discoveries from the Armada wrecks, three of which have been excavated by Colin Martin. Complimented with over 50 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. This book was one of six copies won as a prize for the Dorset Evening Echo's 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada's ill-fated attempt to invade England. In a small plastic bag are news paper cuttings of the win along w... View more info

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Ungrateful Daughters: The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father's Crown

By: Maureen Waller

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03791

ISBN: 0340794615

Condition: Very Good


Acclaimed historian Maureen Waller recreates the late Stuart era in a compelling narrative that highlights the influence of three women in one of the most momentous events in our history. Prompted by religious bigotry and emotions that beset any family relationships, the palace coup changed the face of the monarchy, and signalled the end of a dynasty. there is light shelf-wear to the d/w. a good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Sisters to the King

By: Perry, Maria

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Andre Deutsch Ltd: 1998

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02918

ISBN: 0233990046

Condition: Very Good


Much has been written about Henry VIII and his six wives, but his sisters, Margaret and Mary, have had less of the limelight. In this fascinating and in-depth biography Maria Perry examines the lives of these extraordinary women and analyses their influence on European history in the Tudor age. The DW shows light shelf wear. View more info

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The Caliban Shore: The Fate of the Grosvenor Castaways

By: Stephen Taylor

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04005

ISBN: 0571210678

Condition: Very Good


Taking the reader to the heart of what is now the Wild Coast of Pondoland, The Caliban shore reveals the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, tells the story of those who escaped and unravels the mystery of those who stayed. There is a small tear to the top of the rear flap hinge. View more info

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A History of England : England under the stuarts

By: Trevelyan.O.M. George Macaulay,

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK., The Folio Society: 1996

Edition: Folio Society

Sellers ID: 02853

Condition: Very Good


England under the Stuarts was first published in 1904 . Its author was then twenty - eight, and this was his first book to reach the general audience for whom he was to write for the remainder of his long, famous, productive and much - honoured life. The slip case shows light wear to its top front edge. View more info

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The Age of Drake

By: Williamson, James.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Adam & Charles Black: 1952

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 03615

Condition: Very Good


This book is a cleverly planned and well-balanced book, since it combines a fairly detailed history of slave-dealing, piratical raids, colonisation, and the discovery of new countries with that of the European political background and popular state of mind in England which called out and applauded these events. The hardboards have bumps to the corners and plain brown D/w has a tear and creasing at the top of the spine , and the corners are worn. It is still a good, tight reading copy. View more info