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  • The Fall of Rome
    The Fall of Rome (English, Paperback) Bryan Ward-Perkins

    The dominant view is that the 'fall of Rome' was a largely peaceful transition to Germanic rule, and the start of a positive cultural transformation. Encouraging the readers to think again by reclaiming the drama and violence of Rome's fall, this book examines how and why successive generations have understood this period differently.

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  • Britain Begins
    Britain Begins (English, Paperback) Sir Barry Cunliffe

    The story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.

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  • Medieval Europe
    Medieval Europe (English, Paperback) Chris Wickham

    A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages

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  • The Age of the Vikings
    The Age of the Vikings (English, Paperback) Anders Winroth

    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore. Despite their fearsome reputation, the Vikings...

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  • Shrewsbury 1403
    Shrewsbury 1403 (English, Paperback) Dickon Whitewood, Graham Turner

    A highly illustrated study of the battle of Shewsbury, made famous by Shakespeare in Henry IV Part 1, which secured Henry IV on the throne, whose bloodline would achieve great victories such as Agincourt, but also lead England into the Wars of the Roses.

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  • AEthelred
    AEthelred (English, Paperback) Levi Roach

    An imaginative reassessment of Æthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England's most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure...

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  • Hundred Years War Vol 3
    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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  • On the Ocean
    On the Ocean (English, Hardback) Sir Barry Cunliffe

    The story of the contest between humans and the sea, played out in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic from early prehistory until AD 1500.

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  • The Medieval Tailor's Assistant
    The Medieval Tailor's Assistant (English, Paperback) Sarah Thursfield

    Suitable for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of Medieval England for historical interpretation or drama. This book extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories. It includes instructions for plain garments, and patterns for experienced sewers.

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  • Saladin
    Saladin (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Hindley

    The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly...

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  • By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean
    By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean (English, Paperback) Barry Cunliffe

    The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today.

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  • Medieval Monsters
    Medieval Monsters (English, Hardback) Damien Kempf, Maria L. Gilbert

    Medieval Monsters shows how strange creatures sparked artists' imaginations to remarkable heights. Half-human hybrids of land and sea mingle with bewitching demons, blemmyae, cyclops and multi-headed beasts of nightmare and comic grotesques. Over 100 wondrous and terrifying images offer a fascinating insight into the medieval mind.

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  • The Plantagenets
    The Plantagenets (Paperback) Dan Jones

    This brilliant new book explores the lives of eight generations of the greatest kings and queens that this country has ever seen, and the worst. The Plantagenets - their story is the story of Britain.

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

    An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar.

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  • Medieval Medicine
    Medieval Medicine (English, Paperback) Toni Mount

    A time when butchers and executioners knew more about anatomy than university-trained physicians - travel back to a time of such unlikely remedies as leeches, roasted cat and red bed curtains

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  • William II (Penguin Monarchs)
    William II (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) John Gillingham

    As a successor to William the Conqueror it was William Rufus who had to establish permanent Norman rule. A ruthless man, he frequently argued with his older brother Robert over their father's inheritance - but he also handed out effective justice, leaving as his legacy one of the most extraordinary of all medieval buildings, Westminster Hall.

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  • Life in a Medieval Castle
    Life in a Medieval Castle (English, Paperback) Joseph Gies, Frances Gies

    From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.R. Martin'sGame of Thrones series....

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  • The Travels of Ibn Battutah
    The Travels of Ibn Battutah (English, Paperback) Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    Ibn Battutah - ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist - was just twenty-one when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca . . .

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  • The Inheritance of Rome
    The Inheritance of Rome (Paperback) Chris Wickham

    The world known as the 'Dark Ages', often seen as a time of barbarism, was in fact the crucible in which modern Europe would be created. This book shows how this period, encompassing peoples such as Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, was central to the development of our history and culture.

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  • Richard, Duke of York
    Richard, Duke of York (English, Paperback) Matthew Lewis

    Richard, Duke of York, was one of the most powerful men of his age. Descended from Edward III and the father of Edward IV and Richard III, he was known after his death as 'King by Right'. This is the story of the man who almost became king

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