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Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

by Alec Ryrie

On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. 

"Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern...


English Benedictine nuns in exile in the seventeenth century

by Laurence Lux-Sterritt

This study of English Benedictine nuns is based upon a wide variety of original manuscripts, including chronicles, death notices, clerical instructions, texts of spiritual guidance, but also the nuns' own collections...


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


Magellan

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Ferdinand Magellan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early...


Marie-Antoinette

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette....


John Calvin

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of John Calvin in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of John Calvin....


Francisco Pizarro

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Francisco Pizarro in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Francisco Pizarro. In the 16th...


Isaac Newton

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Isaac Newton in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of...


Amerigo Vespucci

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Amerigo Vespucci in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and expeditions of...


A Turbulent, Seditious and Factious People: John Bunyan and His Church

by Christopher Hill

Preacher, soldier, rebel: Who was the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, one of the most influential books ever written?

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most important works of English literature....


The Experience of Defeat: Milton and Some Contemporaries

by Christopher Hill

What happened to the radicals when the English Revolution failed?

The Restoration, which re-established Charles II as king of England in 1660, marked the end of “God’s cause”—a struggle for liberty and...


Copernicus

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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and discoveries of Copernicus in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Copernicus and his...


The PikemanÂ?s Lament

by Daniel Mersey, Michael Leck & Mark Stacey

Recreate the action and drama of 17th Century warfare on your tabletop with The Pikeman's Lament. Start by creating your Officer Â? is he a natural leader raised from the ranks, the youngest son of a noble...


Revolutionary Science: Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine

by Steve Jones

The surprising and sometimes shocking history of the scientific innovations in Paris during the French Revolution, by the author of Darwin’s Ghost. Paris at the time of the French Revolution was the world...


The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

by Suzannah Lipscomb

An insightful and elegant examination of Henry VIII's last will and testament that evokes the glittering world of the Tudor king in all its glory, pomp, and paranoia. On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese...


The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

by Tracy Borman

England’s Tudor monarchs—Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—are perhaps the most celebrated and fascinating of all royal families in history. Their love affairs, their political triumphs,...


Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

by Nicola Tallis

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution—recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily...


Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

by Sarah Gristwood

"Sarah Gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period."-Alison Weir

Sixteenth-century Europe...


The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650

by John Rees

The gripping story of the Levellers, the radical movement at the heart of the English Revolution

The Levellers, formed out of the explosive tumult of the 1640s and the battlefields of the Civil War, are central...


The Battle of Minden 1759: The Miraculous Victory of the Seven Years War

by Stuart Reid

The fighting in Europe during the Seven Years War hung in the balance. After initial successes the Austro-French forces had been driven back across the Rhine. With the opposing sides reinforcing their armies,...