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  • The Lost Tudor Princess

    The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

    by Alison Weir ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE INDEPENDENT • Frombestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I.Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Britain on the Brink

    The Cold War's Most Dangerous Weekend, 27–28 October 1962

    by Jim Wilson ...
    At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain was Americas first-line defense, a vulnerable, but unsinkable aircraft carrier on which the United States based the Strategic Air Commands first-strike elements of their Americas nuclear deterrent. The Strategic Air Commands UK bases and the RAFs V-Force were ordered to the highest state of readiness at any time during the Cold War. Nuclear weapons ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Jewish Lives

    Britain 1750–1950

    series How Your Ancestors Lived
    “Offers a guide to family historians who want to reconstruct their family trees. Invaluable . . . to other Jews in search of their roots” (Jewish Renaissance).Jewish Lives presents the life-stories of ten individual Jews who immigrated to Britain between 1750 and 1950, based on actual genealogical research. Their stories, enriched by a variety of sources, reflect the experiences of all Jewish ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • In Bed with the Georgians

    Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century

    by Mike Rendell ...
    In Bed with the Georgians provides a fascinating insight into life under the bed-clothes in Georgian England, where the Madams and pimps were able to thrive in the eighteenth century like never before. It looks at high-class seraglios as well as the brothels, jelly-houses and bagnios which flourished openly, especially in the area around Covent Garden. It looks at courtesans from the highest ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Crew

    The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew

    by David Price ...
    A moving tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of the fliers of RAF Bomber Command.******************************The Crew, based on interviews with Ken Cook, the crew's sole surviving member, recounts the wartime exploits of the members of an Avro Lancaster crew between 1942 and the war's end. Gloucestershire-born bomb aimer Ken Cook, hard-bitten Australian pilot Jim Comans, Navigator Don Bowes, ... Read more

    $7.69 USD

  • Sealand

    The True Story of the World's Most Stubborn Micronation and Its Eccentric Royal Family

    A “thoroughly researched, stranger-than-fiction” history of the world’s tiniest rebel nation, filled with intrigue, armed battles, and radio pirates (Robert Jobson, author of Prince Philip’s Century).In 1967, a retired army major and self-made millionaire named Paddy Roy Bates cemented his family’s place in history when he inaugurated himself ruler of the Principality of Sealand, a tiny dominion ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Old Skye Tales

    Traditions, Reflections and Memories

    An extraordinary compilation of lore, legend, tradition, and incident from Scotland’s Isle of Skye.Written by a Glasgow-born Scotsman whose accomplishments ranged from working in the Clydesdale shipyards, serving as a headmaster, fighting for the rights of crofters, serving in the British and Indian armies, and producing acclaimed poetry, this volume is one of the most important sources for the ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • Edward III: The Perfect King

    by Ian Mortimer ...
    A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England.Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Thomas Cromwell

    The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

    by Tracy Borman ...
    “An exceptional and compelling biography about one of the Tudor Age’s most complex and controversial figures.” —Alison WeirThomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As King Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation; secured Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • British Cruiser Warfare

    The Lessons of the Early War, 1939–1941

    by Alan Raven ...
    “An outstanding contribution to the historiography of the Second World War at sea . . . . an excellent book.” —The Australian Naval InstituteCruisers were the Navy’s maids-of-all-work, employed in a greater variety of roles than any other warship type. Smaller, faster, and far more numerous than battleships, they could be risked in situations where capital ships were too vulnerable, while still ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Knights Templar: Lost Secrets Revealed 

    by World History ...
    series The Greatest Mysteries of History #1
    Historians find the Middle Ages a period shrouded in mystery. On the one hand, sources speak of greedy kings and corrupt popes who flourished during a time of widespread hunger, disease and servitude. On the other, nobler thoughts began to flourish. Led by their blind faith in the word of god, holy orders of knights attempted to protect the weak. The most powerful was the Knights Templar, loved by ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Richard the Third

    "The best biography of Richard III that has been written."—A. L. Rowse, Chicago TribunePaul Murray Kendall's masterful account of the life of England's King Richard III has remained the standard biography of this controversial figure. ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Warrior of Woden

    series The Bernicia Chronicles #5
    AD 642. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the fifth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.Oswald has reigned over Northumbria for eight years and Beobrand has led the king to ever greater victories. Rewarded for his fealty and prowess in battle, Beobrand is now a wealthy warlord, with a sizable warband. Tales of Beobrand's ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • Death and the Chapman

    A totally gripping historical crime thriller

    by Kate Sedley ...
    series Roger the Chapman Mysteries #1
    One man’s disappearance is another man’s destiny... The birth of a new medieval detective.The political situation in 1471 is complex and the war between the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions rages on. But for Roger the Chapman, who has recently given up a monk’s cell for freedom to be found peddling his wares on the open road, life goes on much as normal.Until, that is, he gets caught up in the ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

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  • The Serpent Sword

    series The Bernicia Chronicles #1
    'HISTORICAL FICTION DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS' ANGUS DONALDAD 633Beobrand is a young man with a shadowy past. As an outsider in the kingdom of Bernicia, he is compelled to join his brother, Octa, as a warrior in the household of King Edwin. He must learn to fight with sword and shield to defend the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria.In a period of great upheaval for Dark Age Britain, all ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • In Search of a Kingdom

    Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

    “FASCINATING . . . Dramatic and timely.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors' ChoiceIn this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan and Columbus reveals the singular adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history.“Entrancing . . . Very good indeed.” —Wall Street JournalBefore he was ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Foundation

    The History of England Volume I

    by Peter Ackroyd ...
    series The History of England #1
    Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first settled, more than 15,000 years ago, to the death in 1509 of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In Foundation, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which we can only see in the most tantalizing ... Read more

    $13.59 USD

  • Black Diamonds

    The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

    From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest familiesFans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Cruachan

    The Hollow Mountain

    A history of the Scottish power station constructed inside Ben Cruachan beginning in 1959, and its effect on the nearby community.“Cruachan!” was the battle cry of the Campbells. In the early 1960s, the invasion of the 3,000 men who hollowed out Argyll’s noblest and highest mountain as part of a massive hydroelectric project could have annihilated the local community. Instead, the people of Loch ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Magna Carta

    The Birth of Liberty

    by Dan Jones ...
    **"Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government." —Antonia FraserFrom the New York Times bestsellingauthor of The Plantagenets, a lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to be—by the author of The Templars**The Magna Carta is revered around the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

    by Ruth Goodman ...
    Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman’s uproarious history for mischievous Anglophiles.With this “impeccable” (BBC History) chronicle, acclaimed popular historian Ruth Goodman reveals a Renaissance Britain particularly rank with troublemakers. From snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting “thee,” to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • With Wings Like Eagles

    A History of the Battle of Britain

    by Michael Korda ...
    “[With Wings Like Eagles is] bold and refreshing… Korda writes with great elegance and flair.”—Wall Street JournalFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Ike and Horse People, Michael Korda, comes With Wings Like Eagles, the harrowing story of The Battle of Britain, one of the most important battles of World War II. In the words of the Washington Post Book World, “With Wings Like Eagles is a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • No More Champagne

    Churchill and His Money

    by David Lough ...
    Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position.Lough uses Churchill's own most private records, many never researched before, to chronicle his family's chronic shortage of ... Read more

    $16.99 USD