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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle - Illustrated and Annotated

by James Ingram & Bob Carruthers

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most important sets of historical documents concerning the history of the British Isles. Without these vital accounts we would have virtually no knowledge of some of the...


The Complete Works of Chaucer In Middle English

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English:

The Canterbury Tales

The Book of the Duchess

The House of Fame

Anelida and Arcite

The Parliament of Fowls

Boece

Troilus...


Secret Societies of the Middle Ages

by Thomas Keightley

If we had the means of investigating historically the origin of Secret Societies, we should probably find that they began to be formed almost as soon as any knowledge had been accumulated by particular individuals...


The Medieval Soldier

by Vesey Norman

The author outlines the development of the undisciplined barbarian war bands of the Dark Ages into the feudal armies of the early Middle Ages. It deals with the arms and equipments of the soldier, not only from...


A History of Witchcraft in England: From 1558 to 1718

by Wallace Notestein

Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England,...


Famous Impostors

by Bram Stoker

Famous Impostors was Bram Stoker's fifth and final book of nonfiction. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic...


The History of Chivalry

by G. P. R. James

Today, the term "chivalry" has come to refer to small acts of kindness typically performed by a man toward a woman, such as opening a car door or offering up one's coat on a chilly evening. But in the medieval...


History of the Conquest of Mexico

by William Hickling Prescott

History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott. Illustrations from the Montezuma Edition....


The Medieval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages

by Henry Osborn Taylor

Lasting from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries AD, the medieval period was a crucial time of transformation and growth, setting the stage for the flowering of knowledge and culture that would come to pass...


Roman de Brut: Arthurian Chronicles

by Wace & Eugene Mason

The poet Wace produced a remarkable epic poem known as "Roman de Brut" in the 1100s. The poem combined a sweeping history of Britain, along with elements of Arthurian legend and folktales. This twentieth-century...


The Vikings

by Albert Lewis Kanter & Jr. William B. Jones

In the eighth century, ships with bright sails and dragonhead prows suddenly swept across the seas of northern Europe. They carried daring men with heavy swords who sought adventure, booty and new lands in which...


Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation: With Modifications to Obsolete Language

by Thomas More & Monica Stevens

Renaissance philosopher and statesman Thomas More played a central role in defending the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation. When he opposed Henry VIII's move to distance himself from the Church...


Mary Queen of Scots in History

by C. A. Campbell

Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before...


Old-Time Makers of Medicine: The Story of the Students and Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

by James J. Walsh

Looking back from the vantage-point of the 21st century, medieval medicine seems hopelessly antiquated and even alarmingly ignorant. But today's advanced medical technology wouldn't be possible without those...


Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life and Death

by Margaret Oliphant

Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This...


Illuminated Manuscripts

by 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 Story of My Misfortunes

by Peter Abelard, Henry Adams Bellows & Ralph Adams Cram

A spellbinding story of philosophical and spiritual enlightenment — and the tale of a tragic personal life as well. Recounts one of history's most famous love stories, Abélard's doomed romance with Heloise....


The Wife of Bath's Tale

by Geoffrey Chaucer

When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Wife of Bath, an older woman who has been married and widowed five times, tells her tale . . . eventually....


Monks, the Pope, and the Origins of the Crusades: A Selection from Christianity (Penguin Tracks)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

A fascinating history of the growth in monastic and papal power that preceded the Crusades—excerpted from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning New York Times bestseller, Christianity: The First Three Thousand...


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...