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Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

by A E Redgate

Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons...


The Normans in South Wales, 1070-1171

by Lynn H. Nelson

A frontier has been called "an area inviting entrance." For the Norman invaders of England the Welsh peninsula was such an area. Fertile forested lowlands invited agricultural occupation; a fierce but primitive...


Illuminated Manuscripts

by Jp. A. Calosse, Jp. A. Calosse, Tamara Waronowa & Andrej Sterligow

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft...


The Crusades: A History

by Jonathan Riley-Smith

The Crusades: A History is the definitive account of a key topic in medieval and religious history. Jonathan Riley-Smith, a world authority on the subject, explores the organisation of a crusade, the experience...


Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

by Eric Jager

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.

On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of...


The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors

by Desmond Seward

A brilliant new interpretation of one of the most dramatic periods of British history: The Tudor victory and their dynasty. 

One of the most dramatic periods of British history, the Wars of the Roses didn't...


The Anglo-Saxon World: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment

by Nicholas Higham & M. J. Ryan

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events,...


Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214-1344: From Episcopal Election to Papal Provision

by Katherine Harvey

Bishops were central figures in medieval society and the circumstances of their appointments are of great historical importance. This book considers the theory and practice of free canonical election in its...


The Red Rose and the White: The Wars of the Roses, 1453-1487

by John Sadler

If Richard III had not charged to his death at Bosworth, how different might the history of Britain have been?

Beginning in 1453 and ending in 1487, The Red Rose and the White provides a gripping overview of...


Ruling England, 1042-1217

by Richard Huscroft

A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties.

The central theme of the book is the...


Knights Templar in Britain

by Evelyn Lord

The Knights Templar In Britain examines exactly who became knights, what rituals sustained them, where the power bases were, and how their tentacles spread through the political and economic worlds of Britain...


The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of t

by Norman F. Cantor

There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in...


The Rise of the Tudors

by Chris Skidmore

On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart...


Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798

by Emanuel Buttigieg & Simon Phillips

At the heart of this volume is a concern with exploring levels of interaction between two particular objects of study, islands on the one hand, and military orders on the other. 1291 was a significant year for...


The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

by Ian Mortimer

The past is a foreign country.

This is your guidebook.

A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you...


Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

by Helen Foxhall Forbes

Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, yet this book is the first full-length study investigating how it permeated and underpinned society. For whilst the influence...


Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the 'Norman' Peripheries of Medieval Europe

by Stefan Burkhardt & Thomas Foerster

The essays in this volume look at questions of Norman traditions in some of the peripheral Norman dominions. Divided into two sections, the volume begins with eight chapters focusing on Norman Sicily. These...


Later Medieval Europe: 1250-1520

by Daniel Waley & Peter Denley

The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable...


Border Fury: England and Scotland at War 1296-1568

by John Sadler

Border Fury provides a fascinating account of the period of Anglo-Scottish Border conflict from the Edwardian invasions of 1296 until the Union of the Crowns under James VI of Scotland, James I of England in...


Narbonne and its Territory in Late Antiquity: From the Visigoths to the Arabs

by Frank Riess

This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish...