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Henry VIII: The King and His Court

by Alison Weir

For fans of Wolf Hall, Alison Weir’s New York Times bestselling biography of Henry VIII brilliantly brings to life the king, the court, and the fascinating men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards....


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...


The Strange Death of Liberal England

by George Dangerfield

This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


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,...


Combat Biplanes of World War II

by Peter C Smith

The era of the combat biplane is usually thought to have been between 1914 and 1938. By the outbreak of World War II, most of the advanced air forces of the world had moved on to monoplane aircraft for their...


The Wars of the Roses

by Alison Weir

Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names...


Rodney and Nelson

by Les Brown & Robert Brown

The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject...


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...


17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

by Andrew Morton

A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.

Andrew Morton...


The Manner of Men: 9 PARA's Heroic D-Day Mission

by Stuart Tootal

In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day. Dropping ahead of the main Allied invasion,...


Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationship

by Richard Wevill

The history of Britain after the Second World War is essentially the story of her loss of great power status. Writers discussing this decline often focus on those sources of power which are tangible and capable...


From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines

by Ceri Thompson

This is an accessible, richly illustrated book, telling the story of the children and young people who worked in the Welsh coalfields.


Revolution to Devolution: Reflections on Welsh Democracy

by Kenneth O. Morgan

This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving...


Llywelyn ap Gruffudd: Prince of Wales

by J. Beverley Smith

This is an English-language study of Llywelyn ap Gruffud (c.1225-82), prince of Wales. The author takes thirteenth-century Wales as a backdrop against which to analyse the nature of Welsh politics and the complexities...


Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

by Catherine Bailey

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating,...


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...


Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory

by Peter Reese

1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph,...


Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots

by Ronald McNair Scott

Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived...


The People Speak: Democracy is not a Spectator Sport

by Colin Firth & Anthony Arnove

'The idea was simple. Take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation. The reason why it's so powerful is because it's about everything that matters...