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Henry VIII: The King and His Court

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power, celebrated for his intellect, presided over the most stylish—and...


Drink and the Victorians: The Temperance Question in England 1815-1872 Second Edition

by Brian Harrison

This scholarly treatise discusses temperance and drink in Victorian England. Topics including the political, social, and economic factors that affected the temperance movement, subgroups of the movement, as...


Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - Kings & Queens

by Malcolm Day

"Amazing & Extraordinary Facts about Kings and Queens" unearths a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day. Discover revealing stories about the lives and personalities...


London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets

by Peter Ackroyd

London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imagina­tive, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts,...


The Children of Henry VIII

by Alison Weir

"Fascinating . . . Alison Weir does full justice to the subject."

--The Philadelphia Inquirer

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince...


Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley

by Alison Weir

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn.

Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself...


They Belonged to Glasgow

by Rudolph Kenna & Ian Sutherland

Glasgow's current status as a cult city with a worldwide reputation for chic clubs and hip hotels is deserved, but its humble origins lie in the medieval town based around the High Street and in the numerous...


German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...


Glasgow Almanac: An A-Z of the City and its People

by Stephen Terry & Len Murray

The contents of this Ebook first appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times over the course of the last decade as 250-word vignettes on people, places and happenings. They are therefore concise and to the point and...


Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada

by Lucille H. Campey

The first in a series of three titles on "The English in Canada," this book focuses on factors that brought the English to Canada, tracing the English arrivals to the various settlements. Drawing on wide-raging...


What Tommy Took to War, 1914-1918

by Peter Doyle

A century may now have passed since the Great War, but the stories of everyday soldiers serving in miserable and life-threatening conditions still have a sobering sense of immediacy. Personal records, photographs...


More Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain

by Wm. Roger Louis

Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, some familiar, many unexpected, taking the reader on a highly...


Religious Thought in the Victorian Age: A Survey from Coleridge to Gore

by Bernard M. G. Reardon

An account of the intellectual and theological ferment of nineteenth-century Britain - the dynamic period when so many of the ideas and attitudes we take for granted today were first established (including the...


The Elizabethan World

by Susan Doran & Norman Jones

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international...


The English Civil Wars: A Beginner's Guide

by Patrick Little

The political upheaval of the mid-17th century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640 to 1660 was more dramatic: the...


A History of London in 100 Places

by David Long

Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London’s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell...


War and Progress: Britain 1914-1945

by Peter Dewey

This is an account of how the daily lives of ordinary peoples were changed, profoundly and permanently, by these three momentous decades 1914-1945. Often depicted in negative terms Peter Dewey finds a much more...


Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

by Helen Jones

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system...


Royal Warriors: A Military History of the British Monarchy

by Charles Carlton

"War is the trade of kings" John Dryden.

War and monarchy are two of the most important and resonant topics in British History. This exciting new book explores the role that kings and queens have played in war,...


Religion and Society in Twentieth-Century Britain

by Callum. G Brown

During the twentieth century, Britain turned from one of the most deeply religious nations of the world into one of the most secularised nations. This book provides a comprehensive account of religion in British...