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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 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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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: 04571

ISBN: 0224089803

Condition: Very Good


This is the biography of an extraordinary life that spanned five tudor reigns, a life packed with intrigue, drama and tragedy. The d/w shows some rippling to the top of the flaps. View more info

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Caligula: A Biography

By: Aloys Winterling

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, University of California Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04500

ISBN: 0520287592

Condition: Very Good


In this lively biography of Rome's infamous third emperor, readers will not find the wild-eyed dictator the public has, for nearly two millennia, come to expect. Offering not an apology for the 'mad' emperor but a thoughtful argument for his sanity, Winterling debunks Caligula's most grotesque and oft-repeated crimes. There is writing in pencil on the rear end -paper A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824

ISBN: 0333739337

Condition: Fine


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows light wear to its edges. View more info

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Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

By: Anthony Levi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03968

ISBN: 0094801908

Condition: Near Fine


The story of Cardinal Richelieu is one of high drama, ruthless ambition and political intrigue- Anthony Levi's original and compelling biograp[hy reveals the extent of this great seventeenth-century statesman's scheming to gain state control over all cultural activities in order to further his aim of unifying France. There is light speckling to the head of the text block and light creasing to its edges. View more info

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Marie Antoinette

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03900

ISBN: 0297819089

Condition: Near Fine


In this sympathetic - but never uncritical - study, Antonia Fraser has avoided the biography of some of Marie Antoinette's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics. the result is an utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of our finest biographers. There is a tiny tear to the base of the spine on the D/W, and there is a little creasing to the top edge D/W. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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Isabella de' Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

By: Caroline Murphy

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04568

ISBN: 057123030X

Condition: Very Good


This is the beautifully told story of the most brilliant and celebrated women of Renaissance Florence - and her Brutal end. Based on newly discovered archives, this richly illustrated biography reveals Isabella's extraordinary true story for the first time. There is light wear to the d/w extremities. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton

By: Colquhoun, Kate

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03474

ISBN: 0007143532

Condition: Fine


Drawing on thousands of Paxton's personal letters. This remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self- improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes. The D/J shows light wear with markings to the front and rear panel. 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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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 the edges of the od the D/W and on the back panel, and it is also rather ' baggy ' the front flap is torn and stuck down w... View more info

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Napoleon and Josephine: An Improbable Marriage

By: Evangeline Bruce

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04529

ISBN: 0297816098

Condition: Very Good


The authors impeccably researched work, much of it drawn from Napoleon and Josephine's own letters and journals, is a landmark biography of two of history's most important and engaging people. A good, clean and tight copy. 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 nicks to the corners and small chips to its base. View more info

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Nightingales: Florence and Her Family

By: Gillian Gill

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03832

ISBN: 034082302X

Condition: Near Fine


Florence Nightingale is history's most famous nurse, the epitome of nurturing femininity. But behind the image of ' The Lady with the Lamp' was a brilliant , combative, complicated woman, struggling to escape a web of social prejudice and familial expectations. The text block is lightly tanned. 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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Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister

By: Hutchinson, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02926

ISBN: 0297846426

Condition: Very Good


This book , investigates the rise and fall of Henry VIII's most notorious minister. The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become ' Earl of Essex, Vice- Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keeper of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer'. He manoeuvred his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force of personality in a court dominated by the malevolent king . There is light marking to the text block edges. View more info

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The Young Hamilton

By: James Thomas Flexner

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Collins: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04474

ISBN: 000216888X

Condition: Very Good


This biography of Alexander Hamilton concentrates on the first twenty-six years of the statesman's life - up to the end of the American Revolution - during which his character was established and his writings were at their most personally revealing. There is light wear to the corners and extremities on the D/w. View more info

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Born to Rule: Granddaughters of Victoria, Queens of Europe

By: Julia Gelardi

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04419

ISBN: 0755313917

Condition: Very Good


Five princesses were born into a world of privilege, luxury and power as granddaughters of Queen Victoria. As they grew up, the prestige of their formidable and beloved grandmother bound them together and ensured each of their shared illustrious destinies - as consorts in five of the most important ruling houses of Europe. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Wits and Wives: Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

By: Kate Chisholm

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04315

ISBN: 0701169044

Condition: Very Good


By looking again at Dr Johnson through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of female characters, we can discover the essential and unexpected Johnson. Kate Chisholm also brilliantly brings to life an exceptional moment in the history of women when, for a short period, talent, wit and independence were not only possible but rewarded. The pages edges are tanned. View more info

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The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary

By: Kate Colquhoun

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, David R. Godine Publisher: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03772

ISBN: 1567923011

Condition: Near Fine


Joseph Paxton, bestrode the worlds of horticulture, urban planning, and architecture like colossus. This was the indispensable man, the self-taught polymath and can-do pragmatist who had a solution to every large-scale logistical problem, the genius whom an impossibly overworked Charles Dickens dubbed " The Busiest Man in England". The d/w has been covered in plastic by the previous owner, and there is an owners label on the ffep. A good clean and tight copy. View more info