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  • Thomas Cranmer by Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Thomas Cranmer (English, Paperback)

    Thomas Cranmer, the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, was the archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the early Reformation?and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. This is the first major biography of him for more than three decades, and the first for a century to exploit rich new manuscript sources in Britain and elsewhere....

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  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    The Black Jacobins (English, Paperback)

    In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves.

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  • The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin
    The House of Beaufort (English, Paperback)

    John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

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  • Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann
    Black Tudors (English, Paperback)

    A transformative history - in Tudor times there were Africans living and working in Britain, and they were free

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  • The Jamestown Brides by Jennifer Potter
    The Jamestown Brides (English, Hardback)

    The extraordinary story of the British women who made the perilous journey to Jamestown, Virginia, to become wives for tobacco planters in the New Colony.

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  • Lady Katherine Knollys by Sarah-Beth Watkins
    Lady Katherine Knollys (English, Paperback)

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I.

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  • Heretics and Believers by Peter Marshall
    Heretics and Believers (English, Paperback)

    Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018...

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  • Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV by Mark Allen
    Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV (English, Paperback)

    A highly informative book, packed with colour plates, illustrations and stunning photographs that is an essential guide book to the armies of the age of Louis XIV and Marlborough.

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  • Battle for Britain by Peter Dennis
    Battle for Britain (English, Paperback)

    In this series renowned historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life into the 19th Century paper soldier and invites the reader to re-fight the wars that surged across the nation of Britain. All the artwork needed to make historically- accurate armies is presented in a source-book format, copyright free for personal use. In this first title, the Horse, Foot and Dragoons of King and...

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  • William and Mary by John van der Kiste
    William and Mary (English, Paperback)

    Mary (1662-94), daughter of James, Duke of York, heir to the English throne, married William (1650-1702), son of William II of Orange (1626-50), Stadtholder of the Dutch republic, who was eleven years older than her. This dual biography deals with both the 'life and times' of the monarchs, and with England's place in Europe.

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  • The Shakespeare Cookbook by Andrew Dalby
    The Shakespeare Cookbook (English, Paperback)

    An illustrated cookbook that reveals what people were really eating in Shakespeare's time, featuring 42 original menus and recipes from 16th and 17th century cookbooks, alongside food-related quotes from Shakespeare's canon. The contents include such titles as 'Save me a piece of marchpane!' "Romeo & Juliet", 'Where the wild thyme blows' "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and 'I am a great eater of beef'...

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  • The Rosicrucian Enlightenment by Frances Yates
    The Rosicrucian Enlightenment (English, Paperback)

    A history of the role that the occult has played in the formation of modern science and medicine, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment has had a tremendous impact on our understanding of the western esoteric tradition.

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  • William III & Mary II (Penguin Monarchs) by Jonathan Keates
    William III & Mary II (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback)

    William III (1689-1702) & Mary II (1689-94) (Britain's only ever 'joint monarchs') changed the course of the entire country's history, coming to power through a coup. This book makes both monarchs vivid, the cold, shrewd 'Dutch' William and the shortlived Mary, whose life and death inspired Purcell to write some of his greatest music.

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  • Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 by Daisy Yiyou Wang
    Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644-1912 (English, Hardback)

    A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty

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  • Samuel Pepys: The Diaries by Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys: The Diaries (English, Hardback)

    When Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) began writing in 1660 he was a young clerk living in London, struggling to pay his rent.

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  • The World Turned Upside Down by Christopher Hill
    The World Turned Upside Down (English, Paperback)

    Studies the beliefs of radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. This title offers a portrait of the effusion of revolutionary beliefs, including the relations between rich and poor, the part played by wandering men, and the outbursts of sexual freedom.

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  • The Arch Conjuror of England by Glyn Parry
    The Arch Conjuror of England (English, Paperback)

    Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527 - 1609) was one of the most colourful and controversial figures of the Tudor world. In this book, the author explores Dee's vast array of political, magical, and scientific writings.

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  • Hot Protestants by Michael P. Winship
    Hot Protestants (English, Hardback)

    An innovative and compelling study of puritanism that follows the full sweep of the movement's history in England and America

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  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection by Samuel Pepys
    The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection (English, Paperback)

    The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London. This book offers an eyewitness account along with lively descriptions of the author's socializing, his amorous entanglements, his theater-going & music-making.

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  • Charles II (Penguin Monarchs) by Clare Jackson
    Charles II (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Paperback)

    The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback...

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