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  • Laughing Shall I Die by Tom Shippey
    Laughing Shall I Die (English, Hardback) Tom Shippey

    The most exciting book on Vikings for a generation, Laughing Shall I Die presents them for what they were: not peaceful explorers and traders, but bloodthirsty warriors and marauders.

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  • Henry I (Penguin Monarchs) by Edmund King
    Henry I (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Edmund King

    The youngest of William the Conqueror's sons, Henry I (1100-35) was never meant to be king, but he was destined to become one of the greatest of all medieval monarchs, both through his own ruthlessness and intelligence and through the dynastic legacy of his daughter Matilda, who began the Plantagenet line that would rule England until 1485. A self-consciously diligent and thoughtful king, his...

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  • Northern Renaissance Art by Susie Nash
    Northern Renaissance Art (English, Paperback) Susie Nash

    The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period

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  • Decoding Mimbres Painting by Tony Berlant
    Decoding Mimbres Painting (English, Hardback) Tony Berlant, Evan Maurer

    This generously illustrated book explores the pottery of the Mimbres people and offers new insight into its imagery.

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  • AEthelflaed by Tim Clarkson
    AEthelflaed (Paperback) Tim Clarkson

    Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia (English Midlands). The book examines her important place in history as the only woman who ruled one of the major powers of Dark Age Britain.

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  • Campaldino 1289 by Kelly DeVries
    Campaldino 1289 (English, Paperback) Kelly DeVries, Niccolo Capponi

    A highly illustrated account of one of the major battles of Italy's 13th century wars between the Guelphs and Ghibellines, immortalized in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, who was one of the combattants.

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  • The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction by Joachim Whaley
    The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Joachim Whaley

    This Very Short Introduction explores the thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire, from its origins in 800 as Charlemagne's Frankish kingdom, to its destruction by Napoleon. Throughout, Joachim Whaley analyses the empire's crucial impact and role in the history of European power and politics.

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  • The Mythology of the 'Princes in the Tower' by John Ashdown-Hill
    The Mythology of the 'Princes in the Tower' (English, Hardback) John Ashdown-Hill

    When was the story of the murder of the `princes in the Tower' put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?

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  • In Search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood
    In Search of the Dark Ages (Paperback) Michael Wood

    This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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  • Hundred Years War Vol 1 by Jonathan Sumption
    Hundred Years War Vol 1 (Paperback) Jonathan Sumption

    'Compulsively readable' (History), this is the first volume in a series that details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history.

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  • Royal Books and Holy Bones by Eamon Duffy
    Royal Books and Holy Bones (English, Hardback) Eamon Duffy

    Eamon Duffy returns to the themes of his landmark book The Stripping of the Altars in this much-awaited exploration of Christianity in medieval England.

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  • Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior by Peter Dennis
    Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warrior (English, Paperback) Peter Dennis, Gareth Williams

    For two centuries the Vikings and their Anglo-Saxon foes fought for control of England, culminating in the battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. An acknowledged expert tells the story of the evolving struggle with particular emphasis on three key battles, casting new light on the two sides' tactics, weapons and performance on the battlefield.

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  • The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer
    The Perfect King (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England.

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  • Summer of Blood by Daniel Jones
    Summer of Blood (Paperback) Daniel Jones

    Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian, `Summer of Blood' breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.

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  • Rood Screens by Richard Hayman
    Rood Screens (English, Paperback) Richard Hayman

    A fascinating guide to the screens that separate church naves from their chancels, and their religious roles and symbolism.

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  • Hundred Years War Vol 3 by Jonathan Sumption
    Hundred Years War Vol 3 (Paperback) Jonathan Sumption

    Contemporaries in both countries believed that they were living through memorable times: times of great wickedness and great achievement, of collective mediocrity but intense personal heroism, of extremes of wealth and poverty, fortune and failure.

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  • Secrets of the Knights Templar by Susie Hodge
    Secrets of the Knights Templar (English, Paperback) Susie Hodge

    An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar.

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  • The Fears of Henry IV by Ian Mortimer
    The Fears of Henry IV (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    In June 1405, King Henry IV stopped at a small Yorkshire manor house to shelter from a storm. Against all the odds, he took a poorly ruled nation, established a new Lancastrian dynasty, and introduced the principle that a king must act in accordance with parliament.

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  • From Caledonia to Pictland by Brother James E. Fraser
    From Caledonia to Pictland (English, Paperback) Brother James E. Fraser

    From Caledonia to Pictland examines the transformation of Iron Age northern Britain into a land of Christian kingdoms, long before 'Scotland' came into existence.

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  • Follow the Old Road by Jo Kerrigan
    Follow the Old Road (Hardback) Jo Kerrigan, Richard Mills

    By turning off the main highway and discovering old routes, some of which have been travelled for thousands of years, you will see Ireland in an entirely different way. Follow the Old Road will take you on a tour of a variety of pathways from great river roads to lost railways.

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