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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...


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.

Today,...


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,...


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,...


Cowpens 1781

by Ed Gilbert, Catherine Gilbert & Graham Turner

This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit,...


Life in the Georgian Court

by Catherine Curzon

As the glittering Hanoverian court gives birth to the English Georgian era, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. Houses rise and fall, births, marriages and scandals change the course of history and in France,...


The Bombing Of Bristol - Pictures of Streets And Buildings Damaged In The Raids of 1940 - 1941

by Anon.

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Pendle Forest Folk

by Jean Walton

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


The Samurai

by Stephen Turnbull

The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull,...


The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries

by Angus Konstam & Gerry Embleton

For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the...


All Things Made New

The Black Prince of Florence

Nature in the History of Economic Thought: How Natural Resources Became an Economic Concept

by Nathaniel Wolloch

From antiquity to our own time those interested in political economy have with almost no exceptions regarded the natural physical environment as a resource meant for human use. Focusing on the period 1600-1850,...


Two Early Modern Marriage Sermons: Henry Smith's A Preparative to Marriage (1591) and William Whately's A Bride-Bush (1623)

by Robert Matz

This critical edition of two early modern marriage sermons provides an important resource for students and scholars of early modern literature and history, allowing them to experience firsthand the competing...


English Villages And Hamlets

by Humphrey Pakington

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603

by Brett Usher

Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603 examines the selection and promotion of bishops within the shifting sands of ecclesiastical politics at the Elizabethan court, drawing on the copious correspondence of...