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Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Paperback): Alison Weir Queens of the Crusades - Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Successors (Paperback)
Alison Weir
R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

'Stunning... Weir has brought those five queens to life like never before. I just raced through it - it has all the drama and suspense of a novel' Tracy Borman Crusading queens, queens in rebellion against their king, queen seductresses, learned queens, queens in battle - the Plantagenet queens broke through medieval constraints to exercise power and influence, for good and sometimes for ill. Beginning with the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine whose marriage to Henry II sows the seeds for some of the most destructive family conflicts in history and ending with Eleanor of Castile, the grasping but beloved wife of Edward I, Alison Weir's ground-breaking history of the queens of medieval England provides an enthralling new perspective on a dramatic period of high romance and sometimes low politics, with determined women at its heart.

Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Hardcover): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey
R440 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R24 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller 'THE ROYAL BOOK OF THE YEAR ... You've read their side of the story, now read the real story' Daily Mail THIS CRISIS IS AS BIG AS THE ABDICATION - SAYS LACEY, HISTORICAL ADVISOR TO THE CROWN. The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men? From royal expert and bestselling author Robert Lacey, this book is an unparalleled insider account of tumult and secrecy revealing the untold details of William and Harry's early closeness then estrangement. It asks what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures - one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare. How have William and Harry each formed their idea of a modern royal's duty and how they should behave? Were the seeds of damage sowed as Prince Charles and Diana's marriage painfully unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew's lives unfolded in the shadow of the Crown? What choices has Queen Elizabeth II made in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan's dramatic departure? In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with the family's highs, lows and hardest decisions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.

Building Anglo-Saxon England (Paperback): John Blair Building Anglo-Saxon England (Paperback)
John Blair
R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries This beautifully illustrated book draws on the latest archaeological discoveries to present a radical reappraisal of the Anglo-Saxon built environment and its inhabitants. John Blair, one of the world's leading experts on this transformative era in England's early history, explains the origins of towns, manor houses, and castles in a completely new way, and sheds new light on the important functions of buildings and settlements in shaping people's lives during the age of the Venerable Bede and King Alfred. Building Anglo-Saxon England demonstrates how hundreds of recent excavations enable us to grasp for the first time how regionally diverse the built environment of the Anglo-Saxons truly was. Blair identifies a zone of eastern England with access to the North Sea whose economy, prosperity, and timber buildings had more in common with the Low Countries and Scandinavia than the rest of England. The origins of villages and their field systems emerge with a new clarity, as does the royal administrative organization of the kingdom of Mercia, which dominated central England for two centuries. Featuring a wealth of color illustrations throughout, Building Anglo-Saxon England explores how the natural landscape was modified to accommodate human activity, and how many settlements--secular and religious-were laid out with geometrical precision by specialist surveyors. The book also shows how the Anglo-Saxon love of elegant and intricate decoration is reflected in the construction of the living environment, which in some ways was more sophisticated than it would become after the Norman Conquest.

Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 47 (Hardcover): Rosalind Love, Simon Keynes, Andy Orchard Anglo-Saxon England: Volume 47 (Hardcover)
Rosalind Love, Simon Keynes, Andy Orchard
R2,285 Discovery Miles 22 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The forty-seventh volume of Anglo-Saxon England begins with a record of the eighteenth conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, and ends with a fourth supplement to the Hand-list of Anglo-Saxon Non-Runic Inscriptions. Other articles in this volume cover a diverse range of subjects, including Skaldic art in Cnut's court, alliteration in Old English poetry, the northern world of an Anglo-Saxon mappa mundi and the Germanic context of Beowulf. Religious matters are given particular consideration in this volume: new light is shed on the lost St Margaret's crux nigra, and on Anglo-Breton contact between the tenth and twelfth centuries through an examination of St Kenelm and St Melor. Also included are an account of Archbishop Wulfstan's forgery of the 'laws of Edward and Guthrum', and an edition of the four sermons attributed to Candidus Witto. Each article is preceded by a short abstract.

The Weymouths of Salcombe Haven (Paperback): Virginia Murch The Weymouths of Salcombe Haven (Paperback)
Virginia Murch
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Clash of Lions (Paperback): A J Mackenzie A Clash of Lions (Paperback)
A J Mackenzie
R276 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R89 (32%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

A war on two fronts. A deadly threat from within. The new gripping medieval historical thriller from expert historians and authors A.J. Mackenzie1346: Sent back to England in the wake of the tremendous victory at Crecy, Simon Merrivale is at once caught up in a new emergency as a powerful Scottish army sweeps into northern England. Joining up with the Archbishop of York, Lord Percy and their army mustering in the north, Merrivale discovers a new hotbed of treason, as merchants, landowners and soldiers on both sides of the border play off one side against the other. Uncovering foreign agents in the English camp, he realises the gravity of what is about to unfold. As the Scottish army continues its relentless march, Simon will have to use all his wit and guile to uncover a spy operation so powerful that no throne in Europe is safe... Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, S.J. Parris and Matthew Harffy, this is an exceptional historical espionage thriller, as rich in detail and research as it is in intrigue, suspense and action.

Thatcher's Secret War - Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government, 1974-90 (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Clive Bloom Thatcher's Secret War - Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government, 1974-90 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Clive Bloom
R407 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

'Scary but enlightening' Christopher Stone Margaret Thatcher remains one of the United Kingdom's most polarising prime ministers. This provocative investigation sheds light on the secret, internal 'cold war' that she waged against 'the enemy within'; everyone she could not see eye to eye with. It was a campaign fuelled by paranoia on both the left and right of the political spectrum and fought with corruption, black propaganda, dirty tricks and even murder. Expertly juxtaposing notable events with today's political arena, this new and updated edition of Thatcher's Secret War surmises that although Thatcher's ideals seem to have vanished, one remains: the power and importance of the extra parliamentary state and its surveillance methods and hidden powers in a new age of terrorism.

The History of Scotland, During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James Vi. - Until His Accession to the Crown of England:... The History of Scotland, During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James Vi. - Until His Accession to the Crown of England: With a Review of the Scottish History Previous to That Period: and an Appendix Containing Original Papers (Paperback)
William Robertson
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
An Answer to the Address of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan, - Ex-Representative of the City of Dublin in Parliament, to His... An Answer to the Address of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan, - Ex-Representative of the City of Dublin in Parliament, to His Fellow Citizens of Dublin (Paperback)
Patrick Duigenan
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Bibliotheca Heraldica Magnae Britanniae - an Analytical Catalogue of Books on Genealogy, Heraldry, Nobility, Knighthood, &... Bibliotheca Heraldica Magnae Britanniae - an Analytical Catalogue of Books on Genealogy, Heraldry, Nobility, Knighthood, & Ceremonies: With a List of Provincial Visitations, Pedigrees, Collections of Arms, and Other Manuscripts; and a Supplement, Enumerating (Paperback)
Thomas Moule
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions for the Last 100 Years Proceding the Revolution in 1688 (Paperback): James Welwood Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions for the Last 100 Years Proceding the Revolution in 1688 (Paperback)
James Welwood
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Paperback): James Anthony Froude History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Paperback)
James Anthony Froude
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Anglo-Saxon Sagas - an Examination of Their Value as Aids to History; a Sequel to the History of the Conquest of Britain by... The Anglo-Saxon Sagas - an Examination of Their Value as Aids to History; a Sequel to the History of the Conquest of Britain by the Saxons."" (Paperback)
Daniel Henry Haigh
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected With the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester (Paperback): Chetham Society Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected With the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester (Paperback)
Chetham Society
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates (Paperback): Great Britain. Parliament The Parliamentary Register; Or, History of the Proceedings and Debates (Paperback)
Great Britain. Parliament
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The History of the Siege of Manchester by the King's Forces, Under the Command of Lord Strange, 1642 (Paperback): John... The History of the Siege of Manchester by the King's Forces, Under the Command of Lord Strange, 1642 (Paperback)
John Palmer
R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Death of Queen Anne to the Present Time - Containing the Most... The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons from the Death of Queen Anne to the Present Time - Containing the Most Remarkable Motions, Speeches, Resolves, Reports and Conferences; as Also Exact Estimates of the Charge of Government, State of the P (Paperback)
Great Britain Parliament Hous Commons
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
History of Longleat (Paperback): John Edward Jackson History of Longleat (Paperback)
John Edward Jackson
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason - at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Tuesday the Twenty-Eighth, Wednesday... The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason - at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, on Tuesday the Twenty-Eighth, Wednesday the Twenty-Ninth, Thursday the Thirtieth, Friday the Thirty-First of October, and on Saturday the First, Monday the Third, Tuesday (Paperback)
Thomas Hardy
R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third (Paperback): John Heneage Jesse Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third (Paperback)
John Heneage Jesse
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Paperback): James Anthony Froude History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth (Paperback)
James Anthony Froude
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His Occasional Works - Namely Letters, Speeches, Tracts, State Papers,... The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His Occasional Works - Namely Letters, Speeches, Tracts, State Papers, Memorials, Devices and All Authentic Writings Not Already Printed Among His Philosophical, Literary, or Professional Works (Paperback)
Francis Bacon
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Commentaries on the Life and Reign of Charles the First, King of England (Paperback): Isaac Disraeli Commentaries on the Life and Reign of Charles the First, King of England (Paperback)
Isaac Disraeli
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Tracts on Political & Other Subjects (Paperback): Joseph Towers Tracts on Political & Other Subjects (Paperback)
Joseph Towers
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Memoirs of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough and of the Court of Queen Anne (Paperback): Mrs. A. T. Thomson Memoirs of Sarah Duchess of Marlborough and of the Court of Queen Anne (Paperback)
Mrs. A. T. Thomson
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
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