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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...


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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...

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,...

Culloden: Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire

by Trevor Royle

A vigorous and authoritative history of last major battle fought between Scottish and English forces, ending all hope of the Stuarts reclaiming the throne and forming the bedrock for the creation of the British...

The Age of Reformation: The Tudor and Stewart Realms 1485-1603

by Alec Ryrie

The Age of Reformation charts how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked in the sixteenth century, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation...

Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

by Laurence Bergreen

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova.


Radical Voices, Radical Ways

by Laurent Curelly & Nigel Smith

This collection of essays studies the expression and diffusion of radical ideas in Britain from the period of the English Revolution in the mid-seventeenth century to the Romantic Revolution in the early nineteenth...

James VI and Noble Power in Scotland 1578-1603

by Miles Kerr-Peterson & Steven J. Reid

James VI and Noble Power in Scotland explores how Scotland was governed in the late sixteenth century by examining the dynamic between King James and his nobles from the end of his formal minority in 1578 until...

The Washingtons. Volume 9: The Presidential Branch: Six Wright Lines

by Justin Glenn

This ground-breaking series is a comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume one begins with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657,...

Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility: The Enlightened and Depraved

by Chad Denton

This study is an intellectual and cultural history of the French nobility in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It examines attitudes toward sexuality and gender and analyzes the origins of the stereotype...

Facing the Revocation

Bodysnatchers: Digging Up The Untold Stories of Britain's Resurrection Men

by Suzie Lennox

In this chilling history of the bodysnatching trade, the stories of Britain's lesser known Resurrection Men are told. Here are the stories of the men who robbed graves during the winter months of 1742 - 1832,...

The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

by Jennifer Welsh

Emerging in the early centuries of Christianity, St. Anne - mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus - become an increasingly popular figure in late medieval northern Europe, standing at the centre of an elaborately-constructed...