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What the Tudors & Stuarts Did for Us

By: Adam Hart-Davis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Boxtree: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03673

ISBN: 0752215086

Condition: Fine


Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, but not many people know why, after divorcing Catherine of Aragon, he had colourless socks, In this riveting journey through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the author explains the problem of the colourless socks but hoe Tudor and Stuart Britain witnessed some of the most dramatic shifts in thinking and technological innovation since the Romans A good ,clean and tight copy. View more info

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Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

By: Adkins, Roy A.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02678

ISBN: 0316725110

Condition: Very Good


In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. View more info

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The Tribe That Washed its Spears: The Zulus at War

By: Adrian Greaves; Xolani Mkhize

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Pen & Sword Military: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04560

ISBN: 1848848412

Condition: Very Good


By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa, where they were not indigenous as were the Koi and San population, and the establishment of Zululand. This book is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Kings of the North

By: Alexander Rose

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Pub Co: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04389

ISBN: 0297818600

Condition: Near Fine


The House of Percy resounds throughout Shakespeare's history plays, the Wars of the Roses and the centuries-long Anglo-Scottish Wars. This book considers the family within its broader context of British history - too often regarded as purely ' Southern English ' history - and offers the reader the grand sweep of Anglo-Scottish history from the perspective of individuals. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn

By: Alison Weir

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04536

ISBN: 0224063197

Condition: Very Good


Never before has there been a book devoted entirely to Anne Boleyn's fall. Alison Weir has reassessed the evidence, demolished many romantic myths and popular misconceptions, and rewritten the story of Anne Boleyn's fall. There is light speckling to the top and marks on the front of the text block. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Threshold of Terror: The Last Hours of the Monarchy in the French Revolution.

By: Allen, Rodney.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing.: 2001

Sellers ID: 02278

ISBN: 0750927100

Condition: Very Good


The French Revolution of 1789 did not set out to end the French monarchy. It aimed to create liberal constitutional government. The chain of events following the fall of the King led to the September Massacres. This heart-rendering story of human and political tragedy should be required reading for anyone gripped by the drama of the french Revolution and wishing to learn more about one of the key turning points in European history. 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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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Pocket Books: 2003

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 02731

ISBN: 074347788X

Condition: Very Good


On 5 july 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis set out on an epic voyage across the untamed Great Plains and into the Rockies. His brief from the president. Thomas Jefferson, was to explore the land stretching west of the Mississippi., recently purchased from Napoleon. It was completely unchartered territory; a wild, vast land ruled by Indians, never before experienced by a white man. 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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Napoleon and Wellington

By: Andrew Roberts

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04698

ISBN: 0297646079

Condition: Near Fine


The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis for Andrew Roberts' compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge. There is a small closed tear on the d/w at the base of the spine A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Tulip

By: Anna Pavord

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Pub Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04625

ISBN: 0747571902

Condition: Very Good


' The Tulip' is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

The Tulip

By: Anna Pavord

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03982

ISBN: 0747542961

Condition: Very Good


The Tulip'; is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire , anguish, devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from wild flower of the Asian steppes to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, the book also features descriptions of eighty wild-species tulips and several hundred garden varieties. There are small marks to the green boards and the D/W is priced clipped. 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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The Western Balkans: a European Challenge

By: Anton Gosar, Safet Nurkovic, André-Louis Sanguin Milan Bufon

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Koper, Zalozba Annales: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04627

ISBN: 9616033794

Condition: Very Good


The geographic term ' Western Balkans' main purpose was to identify the part of South-Eastern Europe which in the aftermath of Yugoslavia's disintegration, in the 1990's experienced disastrous military confrontations. This book tries to explains the history of the Balkans up to the present day. A good, clean and tight copy. 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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The Story of Greenwich

By: Aslet, Clive.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Ted Smart Ltd: 1999

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02953

ISBN: 185613556X

Condition: Very Good


Greenwich, the site of Britain's celebration of the new millennium, has been an emblem of British history for over a thousand years. Using beautiful colour illustrations throughout , Clive Aslet presents a beguiling and charismatic portrait of Greenwich and a history of England through the story of this unique English town. There is a birthday dedication on the front end paper,otherwise this is a clean book with a tight binding View more info

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The Legacy of Rome

By: Bailey Cyril

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oxford., Oxford Publishing Company: 1923

Edition: 13 Impression

Sellers ID: 01373

ISBN: 0198219067

Condition: Poor


Book in good condition as is the d/w first pub 1923 13th impression. View more info

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Symbols of Sovereignty

By: Barker, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Westbridge Books.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03355

ISBN: 0715376497

Condition: Very Good


A wonderfully readable book which captures the history, beauty and importance of symbols. From the cradle to the grave our lives are encompassed by ceremonial and symbolism. The D/W is lightly marked. A good clean copy. View more info

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Of Living Valour: The Story of the Soldiers of Waterloo

By: Barney White-Spunner

Price: £40.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster UK: 2015

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04523

ISBN: 1471102912

Condition: Very Good


The Battle of Waterloo was one of the most significant battles ever fought by a British Army, but it was also one of the most bloody; around 55,000 men became casualties over three days. This unique book is the most complete and exciting account of the Waterloo campaign as experienced by the soldiers who fought in it. This book is signed by the author on the title page. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Respectable Society: Bridport, 1593-1835

By: Basil Short

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Moonraker Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04233

ISBN: 0239001613

Condition: Very Good


Originally Bridport consisted of two towns, the first probably saxon in origin, while the second grew up during the thirteenth century. the two-and-a-half centuries this book covers provides a fascinating story of the social life and the industry of this West Country town. The text is supported by 23 illustrations. A good, tight copy of this little book. View more info