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  • Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History by Tracy Borman 9781399705110

    Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History by Tracy Borman 9781399705110

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    '(A)sensational book by one of our greatest and best-loved historians... Astoundingly good.' - Alison Weir 'Masterful, captivating, page-turning, this is solid gold history at its best.' - Nicola Tallis'(A) thought-provoking, impeccably researched, and...
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  • Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici

    Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici

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    'A groundbreaking work . . . Federici has become a crucial figure for . . . a new generation of feminists' Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars RoomA cult classic since its publication in the early years of this century, Caliban and the Witch is Silvia...
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  • Young Queens: The gripping, intertwined story of Catherine de' Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots by Leah Redmond Chang 9781526613431

    Young Queens: The gripping, intertwined story of Catherine de' Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots by Leah Redmond Chang 9781526613431

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    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION WATERSTONES' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: HISTORY The boldly original, dramatic intertwined story of Catherine de' Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots - three queens exercising power in a...
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  • Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick by Nathen Amin

    Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick by Nathen Amin

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    On 22 August 1485, Henry Tudor emerged from the Battle of Bosworth victorious. His disparate army vanquished the forces of Richard III and, according to Shakespeare over a century later, brought 'smooth-faced peace, with smiling aplenty and fair...
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  • Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Tudors: England 1485-1603 by Sally Waller 9780198354604

    Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Tudors: England 1485-1603 by Sally Waller 9780198354604

    £36.68
    This title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 The Tudors has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specifications. With a...
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  • The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser

    The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.About the AuthorThe author of the famous 'Flashman Papers' and the 'Private McAuslan' stories, George MacDonald Fraser has worked on newspapers in Britain and Canada. In addition...
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  • Oxford AQA History for A Level: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702 by Sally Waller 9780198354628

    Oxford AQA History for A Level: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702 by Sally Waller 9780198354628

    £36.68
    Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level/Subject: AS and A Level History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, Stuart Britain and...
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  • Children of the House of Cleves: Anna and Her Siblings by Heather R. Darsie

    Children of the House of Cleves: Anna and Her Siblings by Heather R. Darsie

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    Children of the House of Cleves describes and analyses the lives of Sybylla, Anna, Wilhelm and Amalia, the children of Johann III, Duke of Cleves. Though their parents were staunch Catholics, Wilhelm of Julich-Cleves-Berg was a Lutheran - when it suited...
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  • Oxford AQA History for A Level: The English Revolution 1625-1660 by J Daniels 9780198354727

    Oxford AQA History for A Level: The English Revolution 1625-1660 by J Daniels 9780198354727

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    Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level/Subject: AS and A Level History First teaching: 2015 First exams: June 2017 Retaining all the well-loved features from the previous editions, The English Revolution...
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  • Tudor England by John Guy

    Tudor England by John Guy

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    From Henry VII's capture of the crown at Bosworth in 1485 to the death of Elizabeth I in 1603, Tudor England witnessed far-reaching changes in politics and religion under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth herself. John Guy's compelling new...
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  • Shylock's Venice: The Remarkable History of Venice's Jews and the Ghetto by Harry Freedman 9781399407274

    Shylock's Venice: The Remarkable History of Venice's Jews and the Ghetto by Harry Freedman 9781399407274

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    The thrilling story of the Jews in Venice - and the truth behind one of Shakespeare's most famous characters. Millions of visitors flood to Venice every year. Yet many are unaware of its history - one of dramatic expansion but also of rapid decline...
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  • Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Tudors: England 1485-1603 Revision Guide by Margaret Haynes

    Oxford AQA History for A Level: The Tudors: England 1485-1603 Revision Guide by Margaret Haynes

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    This The Tudors: England 1485-1603 Revision Guide is part of the bestselling Oxford AQA History for A Level series. Written to match the new AQA specification, this series helps you deepen your historical knowledge and develop vital analytical and...
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  • Ritual of Fire: From The Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Winning Author by D. V. Bishop 9781529096507

    Ritual of Fire: From The Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Winning Author by D. V. Bishop 9781529096507

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    Ceremonial murder has returned to Florence. Only two men can end the destruction. Featuring Officer Cesare Aldo, Ritual of Fire is an atmospheric historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Italy.'Fast becoming a serious rival to C. J. Sansom...
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  • Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History by Tracy Borman

    Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History by Tracy Borman

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    '(A)sensational book by one of our greatest and best-loved historians... Astoundingly good.' - Alison Weir 'Masterful, captivating, page-turning, this is solid gold history at its best.' - Nicola Tallis'(A) thought-provoking, impeccably researched, and...
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  • Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa by Anthony Grafton 9781846143632

    Magus: The Art of Magic from Faustus to Agrippa by Anthony Grafton 9781846143632

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    A revelatory new account of the magus - the learned magician - and his place in the world of Renaissance EuropeAt the heart of the extraordinary ferment of the High Renaissance stood a distinctive, strange and beguiling figure: the magus. An unstable mix...
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  • A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin by Simon Jenkins

    A Short History of Europe: From Pericles to Putin by Simon Jenkins

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    Discover the history of Europe - from the Dark Ages to present day - by the author of the bestselling A Short History of EnglandEurope is an astonishingly successful place. But it would take volumes to tell its story, right? Wrong. From warring peoples...
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  • How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman

    How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman

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    TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH THE BBC'S RUTH GOODMANWe know all about the dramas that played out in the Tudor court - most notably those of Henry VIII - but what was life really like for a commoner like you or me?To answer this question, the renowned "method...
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  • Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate by Paul Lay

    Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate by Paul Lay

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    'A compelling and wry narrative of one of the most intellectually thrilling eras of British history' Guardian. ***************** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020 England, 1651. Oliver Cromwell has defeated his royalist opponents...
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  • The Great White Bard: Shakespeare, Race and the Future by Farah Karim-Cooper

    The Great White Bard: Shakespeare, Race and the Future by Farah Karim-Cooper

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    SHAKESPEARE: increasingly irrelevant or lone literary genius of the Western canon? 'Powerful and illuminating' James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, winner of the Baillie Gifford 'Winner of Winners' 2023 ...
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  • Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth 9781803281261

    Princes of the Renaissance by Mary Hollingsworth 9781803281261

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    A beautifully illustrated history of the Renaissance told through the lives of its most important and influential patrons. 'Exceptionally sumptuous... This vivid history brings to life the vices and virtues of the feuding ruling families of Italy.'...
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  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert

    The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert

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    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the...
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  • 1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear by James Shapiro

    1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear by James Shapiro

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    1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear traces Shakespeare's life and times from the autumn of 1605, when he took an old and anonymous Elizabethan play, The Chronicle History of King Leir, and transformed it into his most searing tragedy, King...
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  • The Household and Court of James IV of Scotland, 1488-1513 by William Hepburn 9781783276905

    The Household and Court of James IV of Scotland, 1488-1513 by William Hepburn 9781783276905

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    Offers a fresh perspective on the role of the court in late medieval Scotland, framing it within the wider field of court studies, highlighting its centrality to the effective government for which James IV is renowned. James IV is regarded by many...
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  • The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began by Stephen Greenblatt

    The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began by Stephen Greenblatt

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    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving...
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  • Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the eyes of the Spanish Ambassador by Lauren Mackay

    Inside the Tudor Court: Henry VIII and his Six Wives through the eyes of the Spanish Ambassador by Lauren Mackay

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    The reports and despatches of Eustace Chapuys, Spanish Ambassador to Henry VIII's court from 1529 to 1545, have been instrumental in shaping our modern interpretations of Henry VIII and his wives. As a result of his personal relationships with several of...
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  • Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors by Toni Mount

    Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors by Toni Mount

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    Our capital city has always been a thriving and colourful place, full of diverse and determined individuals developing trade and finance, exchanging gossip and doing business. Abandoned by the Romans, rebuilt by the Saxons, occupied by the Vikings and...
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  • The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets by Alan Ereira

    The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets by Alan Ereira

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    Four hundred years ago, every barrister had to dance because dancing put them in harmony with the universe. John Ogilby's first job, in 1612, was to teach them. By the 1670s, he was Charles II's Royal Cosmographer, creating beautiful measured drawings...
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  • Antwerp: The Glory Years by Michael Pye

    Antwerp: The Glory Years by Michael Pye

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    This rich history of Antwerp was a Times Book of the Year and Radio 4 Book of the WeekEven before Amsterdam there was a dazzling North Sea port at the hub of the known world: the city of Antwerp.Antwerp was sensational like nineteenth-century Paris or...
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  • The Voynich Manuscript by Raymond Clemens

    The Voynich Manuscript by Raymond Clemens

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    The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle"For the first time, a complete reproduction [of] The Voynich Manuscript, has been published, featuring essays exploring what is known about the book...
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  • Margaret Pole: The Countess in the Tower by Susan Higginbotham

    Margaret Pole: The Countess in the Tower by Susan Higginbotham

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    Of the many executions ordered by Henry VIII, surely the most horrifying was that of sixty-seven-year-old Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, hacked to pieces on the scaffold by a blundering headsman. From the start, Margaret's life had been marred...
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  • Renaissance Armies in Italy 1450–1550 by Gabriele Esposito

    Renaissance Armies in Italy 1450–1550 by Gabriele Esposito

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    The Italian Renaissance marked a period of political and military turmoil. Many regional wars were fought between the states ruled by Milan, Venice, Genoa, Florence, the Papacy, Siena and Naples. For more than 50 years starting in 1494, major foreign...
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  • Siena: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval City by Jane Stevenson 9781801101158

    Siena: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval City by Jane Stevenson 9781801101158

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    An authoritative, richly illustrated history, and affectionate celebration, of Siena, one of the best-loved and most-visited cities in Italy. Occupying a hilltop site in the midst of a vast, undulating landscape, Siena is as much a magnet for...
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  • Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development by Joseph E. Inikori

    Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England: A Study in International Trade and Economic Development by Joseph E. Inikori

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    Drawing on classical development theory and recent theoretical advances on the connection between expanding markets and technological developments, this book shows the critical role of expanding Atlantic commerce in the successful completion of England's...
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  • Mary Queen of Scots: And the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir

    Mary Queen of Scots: And the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir

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    On the night of 10 February 1567 an explosion devastated the Edinburgh residence of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Found naked amongst the destruction, the bodies of Darnley and his valet bore marks of strangulation...
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  • The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo by Paul Strathern

    The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo by Paul Strathern

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    Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which completely revolutionized Western civilization. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visibly change in a striking fashion. Likewise, the thought and...
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  • Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson

    Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson

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    Bill Bryson's biography of William Shakespeare unravels the superstitions, academic discoveries and myths surrounding the life of our greatest poet and playwright. Ever since he took the theatre of Elizabethan London...
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  • The Library: A Fragile History by Arthur der Weduwen

    The Library: A Fragile History by Arthur der Weduwen

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    LONGLISTED FOR THE HISTORICAL WRITERS' ASSOCIATION NON-FICTION CROWN A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A sweeping, absorbing history, deeply researched, of that extraordinary and enduring phenomenon: the library' Richard Ovenden, author of Burning...
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  • Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen by Leanda de Lisle

    Henrietta Maria: Conspirator, Warrior, Phoenix Queen by Leanda de Lisle

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    ***A Best Book of 2022, The Times******Book of the Year, Spectator***A myth-busting biography of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, which retells the dramatic story of the civil war from her perspectiveHenrietta Maria, Charles I's queen, is the most...
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  • The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione

    The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione

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    In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of...
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  • The Witches of Fife: Witch-Hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710 by Stuart MacDonald

    The Witches of Fife: Witch-Hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710 by Stuart MacDonald

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    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, history records that some women were executed as witches. Nevertheless, the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched at Pittenweem is hard to grasp as one sits by...
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