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Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

by Shannon McSheffrey

Using extensive evidence from archival documents from both the ecclesiastical court system and the records of city and royal government, as well as advice manuals, chronicles, moral tales, and liturgical texts,...


A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry

by Geoffroi de Charny, Elspeth Kennedy & Richard W. Kaeuper

Composed at the height of the Hundred Years War by Geoffroi de Charny, one of the most respected knights of his age, A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry is an invaluable guide to fourteenth-century knighthood.


William Marshal

by Georges Duby

Recreates in detail the life of this advisor to the Plantagnets and knight extraordinaire.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences

by Michael Lower

This first full-length treatment of the Barons' Crusade examines the call for holy war and its consequences in Hungary, France, England, Constantinople, and the Holy Land.


Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

by Matthew Johnson

In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages.

Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between...


The Routledge Companion to the Crusades

by Peter Lock

A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to...


Tolkien the Medievalist

by Jane Chance

Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded...


The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy

by Ian Arthurson

Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York and Norfolk. This book looks at who Warbeck really was, how he was used by those in power in Burgundy, France,...


The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

by Dan Jones

The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britain's greatest and worst dynasty-"a real-life Game of Thrones" (The Wall Street Journal)

The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from...


Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe: New Perspectives

by Lisa M. Bitel & Felice Lifshitz

Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe seeks to explain the convergence of religion and gender in medieval Christendom. Essays in the volume examine how Europeans identified themselves as women, men, and...


Confrontation at Lepanto

by T. C. F. Hopkins

Like an angry lion, the Turkish menace growled at the frontiers of Europe. In 1453, the last remnant of the mighty Roman Empire was obliterated when Turkish forces overran Constantinople. Western civilization...


Veni Vadi Vici

by Guy Stanley Windsor

The result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, this book brings a long-disregarded swordfighting manual to life. The original handwritten text has been painstakingly transcribed, translated from the original...


The Swordsman's Companion

by Guy Stanley Windsor

This book broke new ground in 2004, providing for the first time a comprehensive beginners' guide to medieval Italian swordsmanship. It has proved enduringly popular, with second-hand copies changing hands for...


Alexander II: King of Scots 1214-1249

by Richard Oram

By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round....


Forgotten Stones: Ancient Church Sites of the Burren and Environs

by Averil Swinfen

This guide to the 'forgotten stones' of early ecclesiastical sites and buildings is a lovingly detailed record of 82 churches secreted in the hundred-odd square miles of the Burren, a primeval limestones region...


The Battle of Bosworth

by Michael Bennett

In August, 500 years ago, Richard III lost his life and the Plantagenet name came to an end. This volume provides the background to the Battle of Bosworth - of the war and politics in the previous years and...


From the Bloody Heart: The Stewarts and the Douglases

by Oliver Thomson

In early medieval Scotland bitter rivalry grew up between two important families from Flanders in their struggle for the crown: the Stewarts and the Douglases. From the Bloody Heart covers the period from 1286...


Medieval Scotland: Kingship and Nation

by Alan MacQuarrie

The history of medieval Scotland.

 

Of all the Celtic peoples once dominant across the whole of Europe north of the Alps, only the Scots established a kingdom that lasted. Wales, Brittany and Ireland, subject...


Social Attitudes and Political Structures in the Fifteenth Century

by Tim Thornton

This volume includes papers on political, religious, social and economic history and the history of ideas during the 15th century. The papers challenge existing conceptions and open new avenues of discussion...


God's Heretics: The Albigensian Crusade

by Aubrey Burl

The Albigensian Crusade was one of the bloodiest episodes in Christian history. Aubrey Burl here discusses the Crusade and its legacy.