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The Wallace Book

by Edward Cowan

Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. This title investigates what is known of the medieval warrior's...


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...


Templars: History and Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

by Michael Haag

An order of warrior monks founded to protect pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Templars were among the wealthiest and most powerful bodies in the medieval world. Yet two centuries later, they were arrested, accused...


Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture

by William Andrews

“The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so...


The Making of the Tudor Dynasty

by R A A Griffiths & R S S Thomas

Tudor monarchs have consistently attracted more popular and scholarly attention than any other royal dynasty in British history. The peculiar origins of the Tudor family and the improbable saga of their rise...


Black Skin in the Middle Ages / La Peau noire au Moyen Âge

by Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Benjamin Braude, Anne Grondeux & Philippe Mudry et al.

A. Paravicini Bagliani, Preface - B. Braude, Black Skin/White Skin in Ancient Greece and the Near East - A. Grondeux, Cutis ou pellis: les dénominations médiolatines de la peau humaine - P. Mudry, La peau...


Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Sword-fighting and Close-Quater Combat

by Hans Fahoffer

Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and...


A New Excalibur: The Development of the Tank 1909-1939

by A J Smithers

The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence...


The Handley Page Victor: The History & Development of a Classic Jet

by Roger Brooks

The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear...


The Last English King

by Julian Rathbone

On September 27, 1066, Duke William of Normandy sailed for England with hundreds of ships and over 8,000 men. King Harold of England, weakened by a ferocious Viking invasion from the north, could muster little...


Sieges of the Middle Ages

by Philip Warner

In the Middle Ages the castle was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Because it played so central a role in medieval history,...


The Black Prince's Expedition

by H. J. Hewitt

Edward, the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history. The first son of Edward III and an outstanding military leader, he is famous for his decisive victory at the Battle of Poitiers,...


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...


A History of Bassishaw Ward: c. 1200 - c. 1600

by PhD, Christine M. Fox & JP, Alderman Timothy Hailes

This is the first comprehensive yet accessible study of the history of Bassishaw Ward c.1200 - c.1600. It provides a detailed analysis of how the ward evolved physically, politically, financially, and spiritually...


Arrows of Fortune

by A.J Deane-Drummond

Major-General Anthony Deane-Drummond - as he is now - was a famed escaper from the Germans in World War II. He first described his experiences in a book called "Return Ticket". This is the full story of his...


Gubbins & SOE

by Peter Wilkinson & Joan Astley

General Colin Gubbins was in charge of SOE during World War Two. This is the first biography of a man who was destined to live his life in the shadows. A biography of General Colin Gubbins, who was in charge...


By Sword and Fire: Cruelty And Atrocity In Medieval Warfare

by Sean McGlynn

Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered,...


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 Medieval Scene: An Informal Introduction to the Middle Ages

by G. G. Coulton

Vivid, eminently readable account provides fascinating insights into the Church's role in village life, the development of towns, the growth of chivalry, monasticism, trade, more. "...admirable and entirely...


Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages

by Maurice DeWulf

From Anselm and Abelard to Thomas Aquinas and William of Occam, this classic study offers an accessible view of medieval history, covering scholastic, ecclesiastic, classicist, and secular thought of the 12th...