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Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

by Kathleen DuVal

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society

 

Over the last decade,...


John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders and the Seven Years' War, 1707-1759

by John Oliphant

In November 1758 Brigadier General John Forbes's army expelled the French army from Fort Duquesne at the forks of the Ohio River. Over seven months Forbes had co-ordinated three obstructive and competitive colonies,...


Where Christ Is Present: A Theology for All Seasons on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

by John Warwick Montgomery & Gene Edward Veith

Five hundred years ago, the church of Jesus Christ underwent a Reformation. A lot happened after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg. But the fallout was not simply the...


The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

by Michael Everett

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell's early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning...


Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

by Chris Laoutaris

The colorful story of the creation of the Globe Theatre—as a result of the dramatic confrontation between Lady Elizabeth Russell and William Shakespeare. In November 1596, a woman signed a document that would...


The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

by Matthew P. Dziennik

More than 12,000 soldiers from the Highlands of Scotland were recruited to serve in Great Britain's colonies in the Americas in the middle to the late decades of the eighteenth century. In this compelling history,...


The Politics of Cultural Retreat: Imperial Bureaucracy in Austrian Galicia, 1772-1867

by Iryna Vushko

An illuminating history of state-building, nationalism, and bureaucracy, this book tells the story of how an international cohort of Austrian officials from Bohemia, Hungary, the Hapsburg Netherlands, Italy,...


John Knox

by Jane Dawson

Jane Dawson has written the definitive life of John Knox, a leader of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Scotland. Based in large part on previously unavailable sources, including the recently discovered...


Pirate Nation: Elizabeth I and her Royal Sea Rovers

by David Childs

For all the romantic mythology surrounding the court of Queen Elizabeth I, the financial underpinning of the reign of 'Gloriana' was decidedly sordid. Elizabeth's policy of seizing foreign assets made her popular...


The Court Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Elena Fumagalli & Raffaella Morselli

Up to now the theme of the artist in the service of Italian courts has been examined in various studies focused mostly on the High Renaissance, as though the phenomenon was relevant only to the XV and XVI centuries....


The Anatomist, the Barber-Surgeon, and the King: How the Accidental Death of Henry II of France Changed the World

by Seymour I. Schwartz

This unique study examines a critical juncture in the history of the Renaissance brought about by a freak accident. Combining both a history of sixteenth-century medicine and European politics, the author describes...


Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets

by Mark A, Dr Waddell

Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible...


Sheriffmuir 1715

by Stuart Reid

Sheriffmuir 1715 is the military history of a doomed Jacobite rising in Scotland, which enjoyed far more public support and arguably far more chance of success than Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt 30 years later....


Fighting Sail - Fleet Actions 1775-1815

by Ryan Miller & Peter Dennis

In the years between 1776 and 1815, grand square-rigged sailing ships dominated warfare on the high seas. Fighting Sail is a tabletop wargame of fleet battles in this age of canvas, cannon, and timbers. Players...


Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President

by David S. Heidler & Jeanne T. Heidler

History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation’s first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency...


Sarah Fielding: Author of David Simple

by June Jameson

At a time in England when arranged marriages were commonplace, when the only respectable means of survival for aristocratic women without dowries were the ignominious positions of unpaid companions to affluent...


The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson's Heir

by Michael Bundock

This compelling book chronicles a young boy's journey from the horrors of Jamaican slavery to the heart of London's literary world, and reveals the unlikely friendship that changed his life. Francis Barber,...


Renaissance Mad Voyages: Experiments in Early Modern English Travel

by Anthony, Professor Parr & Bret, Professor Rothstein

A vogue for travel ‘stunts’ flourished in England between 1590 and the 1620s: playful imitations or burlesques of maritime enterprise and overland travel that collectively appear to be a response to particular...


Medicine, Trade and Empire: Garcia de Orta's Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) in Context

by Palmira, Professor Fontes da Costa, Andrew, Dr Cunningham & Ole Peter, Professor Grell

Garcia de Orta’s Colloquies on the Simples and Drugs of India (1563) was one of the first books to take advantage of the close relationship between medicine, trade and empire in the early modern period. The...


Dying, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Reformation Europe

by Elizabeth C, Dr Tingle, Jonathan, Dr Willis & Euan, Professor Cameron

In recent years, the rituals and beliefs associated with the end of life and the commemoration of the dead have increasingly been identified as of critical importance in understanding the social and cultural...