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  • Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640

    Turning the World Upside Down

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640integrates social history, politics and literary culture as part of a ground-breaking study that provides revealing insights into early modern English society.Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown examine political scandals and familiar characters-including scolds, cuckolds and witches-to show how their behaviour turned the ordered world around ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

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  • The Mysterious Mistress

    The Life and Legend of Jane Shore

    Jane Shore often gets just a byline in history. We know her name, and that she was the mistress of a king. But who was this woman caputred for the stage by Shakespeare in 'Richard III', fictionalised by Jean Plaidy and others? Where did she come from? And how was it that having been mistress to the most powerful man in the land, she ended her years in prison and poverty? Jane Shore was born into a ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Ends of Life

    Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England

    by Keith Thomas ...
    How should we live? That question was no less urgent for English men and women who lived between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries than for this book's readers. Keith Thomas's masterly exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives in those centuries between the beginning of the Reformation and the heyday of the Enlightenment illuminates the central values ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Heart and Stomach of a King

    Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power

    by Carole Levin ...
    In her famous speech to rouse the English troops staking out Tilbury at the mouth of the Thames during the Spanish Armada's campaign, Queen Elizabeth I is said to have proclaimed, "I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king." Whether or not the transcription is accurate, the persistent attribution of this provocative statement to England's most ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • King James and the History of Homosexuality

    by Michael Young ...
    James VI & I, the namesake of the King James Version of the Bible, had a series of notorious male favourites. No one denies that these relationships were amorous, but were they sexual? Michael B. Young merges political history with recent scholarship in the history of sexuality to answer that question. More broadly, he shows that James's favourites had a negative impact within the royal family, at ... Read more

    $13.14 USD

  • Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England

    This is a classic regional and comparative study of early modern witchcraft. The history of witchcraft continues to attract attention with its emotive and contentious debates. The methodology and conclusions of this book have impacted not only on witchcraft studies but the entire approach to social and cultural history with its quantitative and anthropological approach. The book provides an ... Read more

    $46.99 USD

  • The Lancashire witches

    Histories and stories

    This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Studies, with essays by the leading experts in both fields. Includes helpful summaries to explain the key ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • An Everyday Life of the English Working Class

    Work, Self and Sociability in the Early Nineteenth Century

    This book concerns two men, a stockingmaker and a magistrate, who both lived in a small English village at the turn of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Joseph Woolley the stockingmaker, on his way of seeing and writing the world around him, and on the activities of magistrate Sir Gervase Clifton, administering justice from his country house Clifton Hall. Using Woolley's voluminous diaries and ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The British Witch

    The Biography

    For over 500 years witches, male and female, practised magic for both harm and good in their communities. Most witches worked locally, used by their neighbours to cure illness, create love, or gratify personal spite against another. Margaret Lindsay from Northumberland was prosecuted for making men impotent, John Stokes in London for curing fevers, Collas de la Rue on Guernsey for killing people ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn

    series Cambridge Companions to Literature
    Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. She provided more plays for the stage than any other author and greatly influenced the development of the novel with her ground-breaking fiction, especially Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister and Oroonoko, the first English novel set in ... Read more

    $27.99 USD

  • The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

    More than any other English monarch before or since, Queen Elizabeth I used her annual progresses to shape her royal persona and to bolster her popularity and authority. During the spring and summer, accompanied by her court, Elizabeth toured southern England, the Midlands, and parts of the West Country, staying with private and civic hosts, and at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • A House in Gross Disorder

    Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

    Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge--these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But 17th century England saw a sex scandal that brought disgrace to the ruling class and ended with the beheading of an earl. In A House in Gross Disorder, Cynthia Herrup presents a strikingly new interpretation of the case of the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven and of the sexual ... Read more

    $22.99 USD