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  • Women in White Coats

    How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!For fans of** Hidden Figures and Radium Girls comes the remarkable story of three Victorian women who broke down barriers in the medical field to become the first women doctors, revolutionizing the way women receive health care.In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Exam... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Field of Cloth of Gold

    “Pomp, pageantry and epic showing-off: a vivid re-creation of the 1520 peace-promoting rally between the kings of England and France.”—The Sunday TimesGlenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery.Throughout most of the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune

    How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

    by Rory Muir ...
    A portrait of Jane Austen’s England told through the career paths of younger sons—men of good family but small fortune?In Regency England the eldest son usually inherited almost everything while his younger brothers, left with little inheritance, had to make a crucial decision: what should they do to make an independent living? Rory Muir weaves together the stories of many obscure and well-known ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Dowding's Eagles

    Accounts of Twenty-Five Battle of Britain Veterans

    by Norman Franks ...
    The Battle of Britain fought by The Few, as Churchill famously called them, will remain a legendary feat of arms for centuries to come. Sadly there remain only a handful today who can tell their stories so this collection of personal accounts is extremely timely.The Author has over the years gathered the stories of twenty-five survivors and in Dowding's Aces he brings these stirring stories ... Read more

    $16.59 USD $2.99 USD

  • Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom

    The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth

    “A book for anyone who loves Shakespeare . . . One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works.” —Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe TheatreIt is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of literature in the English language, perhaps in any language. Who was William ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)

    by Paul Doherty ...
    1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England . . .Hugh Corbett returns in the twentieth gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this.It is four years since the death of King Edward I, but his reign of terror has cast long shadows over the kingdom ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • King

    The epic Sunday Times bestselling conclusion to the Lionheart series

    by Ben Kane ...
    The thrilling third instalment in the epic LIONHEART series from Sunday Times Bestselling author, Ben Kane.WarleaderAutumn 1192. With Jerusalem still in the Saracens' hands, and a peace treaty agreed with their leader Saladin, Richard the Lionheart is free at last to travel back to his strife-ridden kingdom. By his side at every turn is the loyal knight Ferdia, also known as Rufus. Together they ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • The Blackhouse

    The gripping start to the bestselling crime series (Lewis Trilogy Book 1)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 1 - The Lewis Trilogy
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ENZO FILES AND THE CHINA THRILLERSAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.' Independent'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksPETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Essential Turing

    Alan Turing, pioneer of computing and WWII codebreaker, is one of the most important and influential thinkers of the twentieth century. In this volume for the first time his key writings are made available to a broad, non-specialist readership. They make fascinating reading both in their own right and for their historic significance: contemporary computational theory, cognitive science, artificial ... Read more

    $40.49 USD

  • The Anglo-Saxons at War, 800–1066

    by Paul Hill ...
    The historian and archeologist presents a vivid and comprehensive account of warfare in early Medieval England.In this compelling new study, Paull Hill reveals what documentary records and the growing body of archaeological evidence can tell us about war and combat in the age of the great Anglo-Saxon kings. The violent centuries before the Norman Conquest come to life in this detailed account of ... Read more

    $9.59 USD

  • Hill of Squandered Valour

    The Battle for Spion Kop, 1900

    by Ron Lock ...
    “Good focused context” pinpoints the historical significance of the single bloodiest episode in the Second Boer War—from a Zulu warfare expert (FGS Forum).Spion Kop, just northeast of Ladysmith, South Africa, was the largest hill in the region, being over 1,400 feet high, and it lay almost exactly at the center of the Boer line. If the British could capture this position and bring artillery to the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Falklands, Jutland And The Bight [Illustrated Edition]

    At the outbreak of the First World War, Barry Bingham, an Ulsterman and career sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1895, was a Lieutenant-Commander gunnery officer on the new battlecruiser HMS Invincible.He and his men did not have to wait long before they were pitched into battle against the German fleet, Invincible was part of the taskforce sent into the South Atlantic to avenge the defeat at ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Chessmen

    The explosive finale in the million-selling series (The Lewis Trilogy Book 3)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 3 - The Lewis Trilogy
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ENZO FILES AND THE CHINA THRILLERSAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.' Independent'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksPETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Churchill's Secret War With Lenin

    British and Commonwealth Military Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918–20

    by Damien Wright ...
    An account of the little-known involvement of Royal Marines as they engaged the new Bolsheviks immediately after the Russian Revolution.After three years of great loss and suffering on the Eastern Front, Imperial Russia was in crisis and on the verge of revolution. In November 1917, Lenin’s Bolsheviks (later known as “Soviets”) seized power, signed a peace treaty with the Central Powers and ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors

    A Guide for Family Historians

    by Ian Maxwell ...
    series Tracing Your Ancestors
    Scotlands history has been influenced by many factors the division between the Highlands and the Lowlands, the feudal system, the Reformation, the industrial revolution - that have shaped the countrys past and impacted on the lives of its people. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is a lively and accessible introduction to this long, complex and fascinating story. It is aimed primarily at family ... Read more

    $8.69 USD $1.99 USD

  • A Daughter's Love

    Thomas More & His Dearest Meg

    by John Guy ...
    The Whitbread Award–winning author of Queen of Scots presents a “brilliantly observed” dual biography of Sir Thomas More and his daughter (The New York Times).Sir Thomas More’s life is well known: his opposition to Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, his arrest for treason, his execution and martyrdom. Yet a major figure in his life—his beloved daughter Margaret—has been largely airbrushed out ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • King Alfred of England

    by Jacob Abbott ...
    The biography of Alfred the Great, the ninth-century king who fended off the Vikings and converted their leader to Christianity.King of Wessex from 871 to 886 AD, and king of the Anglo-Saxons until 899 AD, the man who would later be known as Alfred the Great saved his realm from the Vikings even as surrounding kingdoms fell to them. He then made the conversion of the Vikings’ leader, Guthrum, to ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Lewis Man

    The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling hit (The Lewis Trilogy Book 2)

    by Peter May ...
    Book 2 - The Lewis Trilogy
    THE 12 MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ENZO FILES AND THE CHINA THRILLERSAWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF THE CWA DAGGER IN THE LIBRARY 2021'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years.' Independent'No one can create a more eloquently written suspense novel than Peter May.' New York Journal of BooksA MAN WITH NO NAMEAn uniden... ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • The Plymouth Cloak

    An unputdownable thriller full of suspense

    by Kate Sedley ...
    Book 2 - Roger the Chapman Mysteries
    Find the killer. Solve the case. Save yourself.Roger the Chapman has been royally commanded to escort a King's messenger, Philip Underwood, who is carrying a vital despatch aboard his ship in Plymouth.When the messenger is murdered with Roger's own cudgel – a Plymouth cloak – he is appalled to find himself the chief suspect in a world of double-dealing, sin and political chicanery.Discovering ... Read more

    $3.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Death and the Chapman

    A totally gripping historical crime thriller

    by Kate Sedley ...
    Book 1 - Roger the Chapman Mysteries
    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

  • The Bookseller's Tale

    A totally gripping historical crime thriller

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 1 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    The death of a scholar, the birth of a detective...Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of William Farringdon floating in the River Cherwell, all the signs point to suicide.Soon, however, Nicholas discovers evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his close friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Marches

    A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland

    by Rory Stewart ...
    **This father-and-son trek through the history and landscape of the United Kingdom is “**a sensitive exploration of what borders mean and don’t mean” (The Wall Street Journal).In The Places in Between, Rory Stewart walked some of the most dangerous borderlands in the world. Now he travels with his eighty-nine-year-old father—a comical, wily, courageous, and infuriating former British intelligence ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Paper Bullets

    Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

    “A Nazi resistance story like none you’ve ever heard or read.” —Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and On Desperate Ground**"Every page is gripping, and the amount of new research is nothing short of mind-boggling. A brilliant book for the ages!” —Douglas Brinkley, author of American MoonshotA Stonewall Honor Book in NonfictionLonglisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction* ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Bastard's Sons

    Robert, William and Henry of Normandy

    by Jeffrey James ...
    William the Conqueror’s intellect is said to have remained clear right up to his death. He would have questioned whether any of his three sons individually had the ability to rule the troublesome amalgam of England, Normandy and Maine once he was gone. The Bastard’s Sons is the story of those three men: Robert, William and Henry of Normandy.Of Robert, the dying king is said to have claimed he was ... Read more

    $19.09 USD