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The Unruly City: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

by Mike Rapport

In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century-Paris, London, and New York-all in the midst of political chaos and revolution....


Oliver Cromwell

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

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


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...


Spanish Society, 1348-1700

by Teofilo F Ruiz

Beginning with the Black Death in 1348 and extending through to the demise of Habsburg rule in 1700, this second edition of Spanish Society, 1348-1700 has been expanded to provide a wide and compelling exploration...


Napoleon Bonaparte

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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

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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

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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

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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...


In Bed with the Georgians: Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century

by Mike Rendell

In Bed with the Georgians provides a fascinating insight into life under the bed-clothes in Georgian England, where the Madams and pimps were able to thrive in the eighteenth century like never before. It looks...


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...


Custom, Improvement and the Landscape in Early Modern Britain

by Richard W. Hoyle

A great deal has been written about the acceleration of English agriculture in the early modern period. In the late middle ages it was hard to see that English agriculture was so very different from that of...


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...