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'A gripping tale of royal feuds and divided kingdoms' - AMANDA FOREMAN Set in Renaissance France at the magnificent court of the Valois kings, THE RIVAL QUEEN... read more

Rival Queens: Catherine De' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite De Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
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'An impressive revisionist biography' The Times Looming out of the encroaching darkness of the February evening was London Bridge, still ornamented with the severed heads of Thomas Culpeper and Fran... read more

Katherine Howard: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII's Fifth Queen
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Britain has always had a tangled, complex, paradoxical role in Europe's history. It has invaded and been invaded, changed sides, stood aloof, acted with both brazen cynicism and the cloudiest idea... read more

Britain's Europe A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation
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I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle of Ma... read more

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
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An ageing queen, an heirless state, conspiracy all round: here is the court of Elizabeth I as never known before History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power. But the reality, especially duri... read more

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
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This title is nominated for "Sunday Times", "Daily Telegraph", "TLS", "Financial Times", "Guardian", "Daily Mail" and "Sunday Telegraph" Books Of The Year. "He were a dark prince, and infinitely suspicious, and his tim... read more

Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
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With the deft, sure eye of master craftsmen, they portray the mellow stone of country towns, spray swept seaside promenades, strolls among sand dunes, Mr Pimpkins the jobbing gardener, roach fishing at dawn, the art of pear growing... read more

The Happy Countryman
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In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that... read more

Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925
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Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a queen, her father an earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Some thought she should be queen... read more

Lost Tudor Princess: A Life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
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The solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in English history -and a final exoneration for Richard III.

Lost Prince
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Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as Queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her ... read more

Mary Queen of Scots
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What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island A... read more

This Sceptred Isle
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Frederick Hamiton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, enjoyed a glittering career which few could equal. As Viceroy of India and Governor-General of Canada, he held ... read more

The Lost Imperialist Lord Dufferin Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity
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This is an abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London. Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - ... read more

London: The Concise Biography
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From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel a... read more

The Fishing Fleet: Husband-hunting in the Raj
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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... read more

Foundation (The History of England - Volume 1)
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In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of En... read more

Civil War: The History of England: Volume III
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'Lively...in giving us the daily details of their lives in the women's own voices Dunlop does them and us a fine service' New Statesman 'Dunlop is engaging in her personal appro... read more

Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love and Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
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Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into... read more

Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916
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 British

Series:A History of England

This is the second volume of Peter Ackroyd's masterful history of England: the Tudors.
Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled C... read more

Tudors (The History of England - Volume 2)
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