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England Versus Scotland

by Rupert Matthews

Today the rivalry between St. Andrew and St. George may be fierce but at least it is limited to the sporting field. This was by no means always the case, before the Act of Settlement in the Eighteenth Century...


Catholic Prayers to the King & Queen of Heaven ...and for Kings & Queens on Earth

by Marie Noel

From as old as the 11th century, the 30 select prayers are historical Catholic prayers to Jesus, Christ the King and to Mary, the Queen of Heaven, along with those to saints who were holy kings and queens. Many...


The Green Man in Britain

by Fran Doel & Geoff Doel

The Green Man has many facets, many dimensions. He peers through his leaf mask in hundreds of church misericords and stone carvings. His innate link with the changing seasons and fertility is revealed in the...


Europe in the High Middle Ages

by William Chester Jordan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The First English Revolution: Simon de Montfort, Henry III and the Barons' War

by Adrian Jobson

Simon de Montfort, the leader of the English barons, was the first leader of a political movement to seize power from a reigning monarch. The charismatic de Montfort and his forces had captured most of south-eastern...


The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

by Jonathan Phillips

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Inquisition and Power: Catharism and the Confessing Subject in Medieval Languedoc

by John H. Arnold

What should historians do with the words of the dead? Inquisition and Power reformulates the historiography of heresy and the inquisition by focusing on depositions taken from the Cathars, a religious sect that...


The Wars of the Bruces: Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328

by Colm McNamee

The Bruces of 14th century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. England's war with Robert Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. This study links up the various theatres of...


Viking Age England

by Julian D Richards

From shortly before AD 800 until the Norman conquest, England was subject to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia - the Vikings. They were not only raiders but also traders and settlers. During this...


Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion

by Heather N. Keaney

This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal...


The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection

by Thomas Bulfinch

The Essential Legends and Sagas Collection, classics in one book:

The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights- James Knowles

Four Arthurian Romances- Chretien DeTroyes

Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut- Wace...


Medieval Mysteries: A Guide to History, Lore, Places and Symbolism

by Karen Ralls

Journey into twelve of the world’s favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages. From Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales to Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose to Dan Brown’s...


Second Baron's War: Simon de Montfort and the Battles of Lewes and Evesham

by John Sadler

For two years in the mid-thirteenth century England was torn by a bloody civil war between the king and his nobles. For a short time, the country came close to unseating the monarchy, and the outcome changed...


1066 - The Battles Of York, Stamford Bridge and Hastings

by Peter Marren

If ever there was a year of destiny for the British Isles, 066 must have a strong claim. King Harold faced invasion not just from William and the Normans across the English Channel but from the Dane, King Harald...


The Hanged Man: A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages

by Robert Bartlett

Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But...


Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume I

by Ewart Lewis

First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings...


Medieval Political Ideas (Routledge Revivals): Volume II

by Ewart Lewis

First published in 1954, this book explores the political ideas of the Middle Ages. It covers the period from the investiture struggle to the end of the fifteenth century and provides comprehensive readings...


Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

by Paul Acker & Carolyne Larrington

Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis...


The Viking Blitzkrieg: 789-1098 AD

by Martyn Whittock & Hannah Whittock

Martyn Whittock argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the tenth century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection,...


St Cuthbert's Corpse: A Life After Death

by David Willem

The miracle of St Cuthbert's incorrupt corpse has been the subject of much fascination since his death over thirteen-hundred years ago, inspiring pilgrims, monks, and even the construction of Durham Cathedral...