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A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Roses

by Peter Bramley

The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and...


The Bloody Battle for Tilly: Normandy 1944

by Ken Tout

The fierce battle to capture the French village of Tilly-la-Champagne was an exceptionally bloody episode in the story of the allied breakout from Normandy in the summer of 1944. Small Allied infantry units...


Mother Country: Britain's Black Community on the Home Front, 1939-45

by Stephen Bourne

Very little attention has been given to black British and West African and Caribbean citizens who lived and worked on the 'front line' during the Second World War. Yet black people were under fire in cities...


A British Boy in Fascist Italy

by Peter Ghiringhelli

Peter Ghiringhelli's turbulent childhood as the son of Italian Fascist parents saw him deported from England to Italy at the start of the Second World War. Here Peter witnessed at first hand what life was like...


Watching Monty

by Johnny Henderson

Johnny Henderson spent four years during the Second World War as aide-de-camp to one of Britain's most famous soldiers of the twentieth century, General Bernard Montgomery - or 'Monty' as he was popularly known....


In the Footsteps of William Wallace

by Alan Young & Michael J Stead

For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the Braveheart of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage, hero...


The English Civil War

by Martyn Bennett

Presents a series of armed conflicts and political upheaval which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. This title introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the...


Bristol and the Civil War: For King and Parliament

by John Lynch

In the seventeenth century Bristol was the second city of England. It was the main west coast port, an internationally important entrepot and trading centre. This study argues that when the Royalists captured...


Kipling

by Jad Adams

A reappraisal of a deeply controversial though great writer, as deeply hated as he was loved.


Historical Dictionary of Ukraine

by Ivan Katchanovski, Zenon E. Kohut & Bohdan Y. Nebesio

The Historical Dictionary of Ukraine, Second Edition covers the history of Ukraine and its struggles through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section...


Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England

by Kenneth L. Campbell

Windows into Men’s Souls focuses on the ways in which the concept of religious nonconformity was inherent in the English Reformation. The book’s uniqueness lies in its blending of different historiographical...


William Gladstone: New Studies and Perspectives

by Roland Quinault & Roger Swift

The figure of William Gladstone continues to loom-large in the history of nineteenth-century Britain. Not only was he Prime Minister four times and leader of the Liberal Party for over three decades, but he...


Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early Modern England

by Lloyd Bonfield

Focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into English seventeenth-century society. As well as charting shifting conceptions of property and inheritance...


Inside the Illicit Economy: Reconstructing the Smugglers' Trade of Sixteenth Century Bristol

by Evan T. Jones

Whilst the popular image of smugglers remains an essentially romantic one, this book makes clear that smuggling was a large-scale systematic business reliant upon the connivance of well-connected merchants....


Wisdom and War: The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873-1998

by Harry Dickinson

Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all...


The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service Surveyed: William Culliford's Investigation of the Western Ports, 1682-84

by William B. Stephens

Between January 1682 and the spring of 1684 William Culliford, Surveyor of the Customs, completed an extraordinary investigation into the integrity and efficiency of the customs establishments of southwest England...


Re-inventing the Ship: Science, Technology and the Maritime World, 1800-1918

by Don Leggett & Richard Dunn

The technological development of the ship between 1800 and 1914 was dramatic, encompassing the shift from wood and sail to iron, steel and steam. This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the history...


Pope Alexander III (1159-81): The Art of Survival

by Peter D. Clarke & Anne J. Duggan

Alexander III's papacy marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen...


Purgatory and Piety in Brittany 1480-1720

by Elizabeth C. Tingle

Drawing upon printed pamphlets, tracts, advice manuals, diocesan statutes and other literary material, the study traces the evolution of writing and teaching about Purgatory and the fate of the soul between...


Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his Contribution to Military and Naval Thought

by J.J. Widen

Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories...