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Product Description: On Christmas Day 1066, William duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England. The ceremony was a disaster: Norman soldiers, mishearing English shouts of acclamation as treachery, torched and looted the surrounding buildings...read more

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9780141977843 | Penguin Uk, December 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: On Christmas Day 1066, William duke of Normandy was crowned in Westminster, the first Norman king of England.

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Product Description: Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly led her to the executioner’s block...read more

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9781501108631 | Simon & Schuster, November 1, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political tension and whose terrible errors in judgment quickly led her to the executioner’s block.

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Product Description: One of the great beauties of Georgian society, Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey, was a woman of enormous style and spirit whose life revolved around her pleasures. Clever and witty, her charm was legendary, earning her the nickname in the contemporary press of 'The Enchantress'...read more

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9781445656267 | Amberley Pub Plc, October 31, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: One of the great beauties of Georgian society, Frances Villiers, Countess of Jersey, was a woman of enormous style and spirit whose life revolved around her pleasures.

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Product Description: Daughter of Henry VIII, half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, the dramatic story of the first woman to rule England - and the cruel fate of those who opposed her iron will. Mary Tudor was the first female English sovereign - a ruling queen who was not simply the consort of the king...read more

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9781445603056 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 19, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Mary Tudor was the first female English sovereign – a ruling queen who was not simply the consort of the king.

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9781445660196 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, October 31, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Daughter of Henry VIII, half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, the dramatic story of the first woman to rule England - and the cruel fate of those who opposed her iron will.
9781445608181 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 19, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: • Author is a recognised authority on the Tudors with 16 books to his credit.

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Product Description: An imaginative reassessment of Æthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England’s most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred "the Unready" (978–1016) has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised...read more

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9780300196290 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: An imaginative reassessment of Æthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England’s most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred "the Unready" (978–1016) has long been considered to be inscrutable, irrational, and poorly advised.

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Product Description: A major reassessment of Philip V's leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during his reign...read more

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9780300216899 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: A major reassessment of Philip V's leadership and what it meant for the modern Spanish state Often dismissed as ineffective, indolent, and dominated by his second wife, Philip V of Spain (1700–1746), the first Bourbon king, was in fact the greatest threat to peace in Europe during his reign.

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Product Description: An incisive tribute to one of Britain’s most powerful and influential monarchs ever. Queen of Great Britain and sovereign of an empire on which the sun never set, Victoria ruled for an unprecedented 64 years—a record only surpassed by Queen Elizabeth in 2015...read more

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9780233004976 | Carlton Books Ltd, October 4, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An incisive tribute to one of Britain’s most powerful and influential monarchs ever.

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Product Description: Gimson’s Kings & Queens whirls us through the lives of the British monarchs—from 1066 and William the Conqueror right up to Queen Elizabeth II and the present-day—to tell a tale of bastardy, courage, conquest, brutality, vanity, vulgarity, corruption, anarchy, absenteeism, piety, nobility, divorce, execution, civil war, madness, magnificence, profligacy, frugality, philately, abdication, dutifulness, family breakdown and family recovery...read more

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9780224101196 | Random House Uk Ltd, October 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Gimson’s Kings & Queens whirls us through the lives of the British monarchs—from 1066 and William the Conqueror right up to Queen Elizabeth II and the present-day—to tell a tale of bastardy, courage, conquest, brutality, vanity, vulgarity, corruption, anarchy, absenteeism, piety, nobility, divorce, execution, civil war, madness, magnificence, profligacy, frugality, philately, abdication, dutifulness, family breakdown and family recovery.

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Product Description: During the early part of the sixteenth century England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII. Had the first-born son of Henry VII lived into adulthood, his younger brother Henry would never have become King Henry VIII...read more

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9781445647661 | Amberley Pub Plc, September 30, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: During the early part of the sixteenth century England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII.

The Wars of the Roses were quarrels within the Plantagenet family. They were about family trees – the capacity of family relationships both to unite and to divide – and notoriously about the slaughter of cousins, in laws, brothers, and nephews. The house of York, the dynasty of Richard, Duke of York (the future Richard III), won the first war.The 1460s are about the explosion of Edward IV’s family – his brothers (Richard III and George, Duke of Clarence), his wife and in laws, and his own offspring – and ends in a trial of strength between them. The painful choices are illustrated by George, Duke of Clarence, who measured his own interests against those of his brother and his dynasty, reaching contradictory conclusions. The 1470s are about a second explosion of the house of York, its division into separate nuclear families competing against each other, about the kings preferences, and in 1483 a sudden violent resolution. Richard III claimed to be his brother’s heir. The Yorkist establishment refused and shared in Richard’s destruction.Henry VII, a Yorkist in law, fathered the real heirs to the house of York. Henry VII is ancestor of the houses of Tudor, Stuart, Hanover and Windsor. He helped his wife’s sisters and niece to marry, spreading more widely the Yorkist blood that the true heir Henry VIII found so threatening. Both Henry VII and Henry VIII tried to cut out their dangerous Yorkist heirs but failed. Many thousands of descendants of Richard, Duke of York, survive, some more interested in their lineage than others, and this book concludes with an analysis of Richard's DNA and his 'family' as it exists today.

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9781445621258 | Amberley Pub Plc, May 19, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Wars of the Roses were quarrels within the Plantagenet family.

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9781445660158 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, September 30, 2016), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Owain Glyndwr is a towering figure in Welsh history. He was the warrior who led the Welsh Revolt and the last war of Welsh independence (1400-1415). He defeated Henry IV's army, was a worthy opponent of the king's champion, the legendary Henry Percy―'Hotspur'―and last native Welshman to bear the title Prince of Wales...read more

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9781784535933 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, January 30, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Owain Glyndwr is a towering figure in Welsh history.

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Product Description: More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects’ welfare Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since...read more

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9780300148732 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects’ welfare Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has persisted ever since.

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Product Description: In 1533, Katherine Willoughby married Charles Brandon, Henry VIII’s closest friend. She would go on to serve at the court of every Tudor monarch except Henry VII and Mary Tudor. Duchess of Suffolk at the age of fourteen, she became a powerful woman ruling over her own households and wielding influence through her proximity to the king...read more

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9781445641041 | Amberley Pub Plc, March 19, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In 1533 Katherine Willoughby married Charles Brandon, Henry VIII’s closest friend.

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9781445660073 | Amberley Pub Plc, August 31, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In 1533, Katherine Willoughby married Charles Brandon, Henry VIII’s closest friend.

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Product Description: This work offers a new portrayal of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples as a woman of power with weaknesses and ambitions, and analyzes the Queen's actions, from her political choices to her alliance and betrayals. A careful examination of the period (1781-1785) covered by the diary shows that the daily life of the Queen and offers key evidence of her political acumen and her personal relationships...read more

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9783319319865 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 21, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This work offers a new portrayal of Queen Maria Carolina of Naples as a woman of power with weaknesses and ambitions, and analyzes the Queen's actions, from her political choices to her alliance and betrayals.

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Product Description: The Tudor period (1485-1603) is a story of drama, intrigue and tumultuous change but also of triumphs and progress, and it saw the emergence of an English national identity. Four hundred years after the Tudor era ended with the death of Elizabeth I, this extraordinary period in English history still fascinates and captures the public imagination like no other...read more

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9780712357746 | British Library Board, August 1, 2017, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Tudor period (1485-1603) is a story of drama, intrigue and tumultuous change but also of triumphs and progress, and it saw the emergence of an English national identity.

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Product Description: This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the “waiting room for the guillotine” because prisoners only spent a day or two here before their conviction and subsequent execution...read more

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9781442254992 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, December 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison.

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Product Description: At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain’s 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country. She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the 53 member Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and head of the armed forces...read more

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9780750966160 | Trafalgar Square, August 1, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain’s 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country.

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Product Description: Set in an age of intrigue and espionage, this is the story of the greatest manhunt in British history: the quest for retribution upon the traitors who brought about the death of Charles I. When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years...read more

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9781681771687 | Pegasus Books, August 2, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Set in an age of intrigue and espionage, this is the story of the greatest manhunt in British history: the quest for retribution upon the traitors who brought about the death of Charles I.
9781408703274 | Gardners Books, August 28, 2012, cover price $33.80 | About this edition: A blistering narrative of one of the most exciting periods in British history that will appeal to readers of historical fiction and nonfiction alike When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for 30 years.

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9780349123769 | Abacus, November 1, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for thirty years.
9781408703281 | Reprint edition (Little Brown Uk, December 1, 2012), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A blistering narrative of one of the most exciting periods in British history that will appeal to readers of historical fiction and nonfiction alike When Charles I was executed, his son Charles II made it his role to search out retribution, producing the biggest manhunt Britain had ever seen, one that would span Europe and America and would last for 30 years.

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9781445659978 | Amberley Pub Plc, July 31, 2016, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany’s most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d’état in 1152. A leading monarch of the Middle Ages, he legalized the dualism between the crown and the princes that endured until the end of the Holy Roman Empire...read more

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9780300122763 | Yale Univ Pr, July 26, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Frederick Barbarossa, born of two of Germany’s most powerful families, swept to the imperial throne in a coup d’état in 1152.

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