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  • Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms by Claire Breay
    Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms (English, Hardback) Claire Breay

    This richly illustrated new book - which accompanies a landmark British Library exhibition - presents Anglo-Saxon England as the home of a highly sophisticated artistic and political culture, deeply connected with its continental neighbours.

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

    A major new title in the Penguin Monarchs series In his fascinating new book in the Penguin Monarchs series, 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...

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  • AEthelflaed by Tim Clarkson
    AEthelflaed (English, 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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  • Arms and Armour of Late Medieval Europe by Robert Woosnam-Savage
    Arms and Armour of Late Medieval Europe (English, Paperback) Robert Woosnam-Savage

    In this introductory guide, replete with fabulous photography and marvellous anecdotes, internationally-renowned edged weapons expert Robert Woosnam-Savage describes the brutal reality of personal protection and attack in the so-called `age of chivalry'.

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  • The Faded Map by Alistair Moffat
    The Faded Map (English, Paperback) Alistair Moffat

    A whirlwind tour of Scotland as it existed two thousand years ago. Moffat provides insight into old-Welsh speaking Celtic societies, defies the modern notion of geographical and linguistic constancy, and takes us back to when the Sons of Prophecy ruled and when the English kings of Bernicia held sway over vast swathes of what is now Scotland.

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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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  • Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou by Amy Licence
    Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou (English, Hardback) Amy Licence

    The defeated Lancastrian monarchs of War of the Roses, Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou's reign witnessed soaring highs and desolate losses. Never before considered in a dual biography, Amy Licence explores the stark differences in their unlikely alliance, reign and legacy.

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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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  • 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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  • Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II by Kathryn Warner
    Hugh Despenser the Younger and Edward II (English, Hardback) Kathryn Warner

    First biography of 'the greatest villain of the fourteenth century' - Hugh Despenser.

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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 Book of Marvels and Travels by John Mandeville
    The Book of Marvels and Travels (English, Paperback) John Mandeville

    In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. A captivating blend of fact and fantasy, Mandeville's Book is newly translated in an edition that brings us closer to Mandeville's worldview.

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  • The Norman Conquest by Marc Morris
    The Norman Conquest (English, Paperback) Marc Morris

    This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. How William's hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unravelled, dashed by English rebellions, Viking invasions and the insatiable demands of his fellow conquerors.

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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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  • Religion, landscape and settlement in Ireland, 432-2018 by Kevin Whelan
    Religion, landscape and settlement in Ireland, 432-2018 (English, Hardback) Kevin Whelan

    There are many pasts within the Irish past. This book seeks to blend the insights of historical geography (with its field-based emphasis on environment, context and continuities), archaeology (with its site-and artefact-based focus), and history (with its emphasis on archival evidence). The focus is on the lived experience of real people in real places not the abstractions of nationality, class...

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  • Richard I (Penguin Monarchs) by Thomas Asbridge
    Richard I (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Thomas Asbridge

    Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully cultivated reputation for bravery, prowess and knightly virtue, but...

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  • The Mediterranean World by Monique O'Connell
    The Mediterranean World (English, Paperback) Monique O'Connell, Eric R. Dursteler

    Structured around four interlocking themes-mobility, state development, commerce, and frontiers-this beautifully illustrated book brings new dimensions to the concepts of Mediterranean nationality and identity.

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  • Medieval Monsters by Damien Kempf
    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 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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