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  • Aethelred the Unready (Penguin Monarchs) by Richard Abels
    Aethelred the Unready (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Richard Abels

    Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the "Unraed," the "Ill-Advised." It is characteristic of Aethelred's reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat. Perhaps no ruler could have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, but Aethelred will always be associated with that...

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  • Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen by Margaret C. Jones
    Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen (English, Hardback) Margaret C. Jones

    A lively and illuminating biography of 'England's founding mother'.

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  • King and Outlaw by Dr Chris Brown
    King and Outlaw (English, Hardback) Dr Chris Brown

    Discover the real personality behind the multi-million-dollar Netflix blockbuster Outlaw King

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  • King Arthur by Nicholas J. Higham
    King Arthur (English, Hardback) Nicholas J. Higham

    A prominent scholar explores King Arthur's historical development, proposing that he began as a fictional character developed in the ninth century

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  • The Survival of the Princes in the Tower by Matthew Lewis
    The Survival of the Princes in the Tower (English, Paperback) Matthew Lewis

    A timely reexamination of the fate of the Princes in the Tower, crucially asking: `what if there was no murder?'

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  • The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship by Jeffrey L. Forgeng
    The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship (English, Hardback) Jeffrey L. Forgeng

    Royal Armouries Manuscript I.33 is the oldest-known manual of swordsmanship in the western canon. Dated to c.1310, it is a stunning work of late medieval art and the Armouries' most treasured manuscript. This new edition includes a critical introduction, transcription and translation by Jeffrey L. Forgeng, the foremost authority on I.33.

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  • Medieval Church Architecture by Jon Cannon
    Medieval Church Architecture (English, Paperback) Jon Cannon

    By learning how to identify the stylistic phases that resulted from shifts in architectural fashion, it is possible to date each part of a church to within a decade or two. This book introduces key features of each succeeding style, from Anglo-Saxon and Norman through to the three great gothic styles, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular.

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  • Medieval Europe by Chris Wickham
    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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  • Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain by Erik Grigg
    Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain (Hardback) Erik Grigg

    Warfare, Raiding and Defence in early medieval Britain is an examination of warfare in the period AD400-850, often called the Dark Ages, which is roughly the period between the end of Roman rule and the arrival of large Viking armies. It uses written sources, archaeological evidence and surviving features in the landscape to analyse the nature of warfare in those days, paying particular attention...

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  • The Wars of the Roses by John Ashdown-Hill
    The Wars of the Roses (English, Paperback) John Ashdown-Hill

    John Ashdown-Hill, whose research was instrumental in the discovery of Richard III's remains, offers a meticulous and engaging insight into the famous Wars of the Roses.

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  • Saladin by Geoffrey Hindley
    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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  • Outremer: Faith and Blood by Jamie Gordon
    Outremer: Faith and Blood (English, Paperback) Jamie Gordon, Mark Stacey

    Outremer: Faith and Blood is a 28mm skirmish wargame featuring small groups of warriors fighting in Outremer during the Crusades. While suitable for one-off skirmish encounters the focus of the game is a structured and progressive campaign setting in which they are able to watch their force grow and develop over a series of scenarios and encounters from a small party of five or so soldiers into a...

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  • Blood Roses by Kathryn Warner
    Blood Roses (English, Hardback) Kathryn Warner

    The first book to explore the rivalry between the Houses of York and Lancaster from 1245 right up to the Wars of the Roses

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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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  • Wargame: the Roman Invasion Ad 43 by Peter Dennis
    Wargame: the Roman Invasion Ad 43 (English, Paperback) Peter Dennis

    In the 'Battle for Britain' series, well-known historical illustrator Peter Dennis breathes life back into the 19th century paper soldier - supplying all the artwork needed to create the armies which struggled for supremacy through our island history. Here, the Legions of Rome and the fierce Celtic inhabitants of Britannia can clash again using sim

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  • The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales by Dan Spencer
    The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales (English, Hardback) Dan Spencer

    In this highly readable and groundbreaking book, the `story' of the castle is integrated into changes in warfare throughout this period providing us with a new understanding of their role.

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  • Medieval Illumination by Kathleen Doyle
    Medieval Illumination (English, Paperback) Kathleen Doyle

    Illuminated manuscripts from England and France are among the greatest masterpieces of medieval European art. This beautiful new book showcases dozens of the finest examples, many of which have never before been exhibited and are rarely reproduced.

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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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  • The Mongols and the Islamic World by Professor Peter Jackson
    The Mongols and the Islamic World (English, Hardback) Professor Peter Jackson

    An epic historical consideration of the Mongol conquest of Western Asia and the spread of Islam during the years of non-Muslim rule

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  • Building Anglo-Saxon England by John Blair
    Building Anglo-Saxon England (English, Hardback) John Blair

    A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries...

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