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Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

AS SEEN IN THE TIMES AND UPDATED WITH NEW MATERIAL The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller 'THE ROYAL BOOK OF THE YEAR' 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.

Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R446 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Hardcover): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 - Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955)... The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1 - Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey
R641 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R98 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Crown - The Inside History (Standard format, CD, Simultaneous Release): Robert Lacey The Crown - The Inside History (Standard format, CD, Simultaneous Release)
Robert Lacey; Read by Alex Jennings
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 - Political Scandal, Personal Struggle, and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II... The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2 - Political Scandal, Personal Struggle, and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977) (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Great Tales from English History - A Treasury of True Stories About the Extraordinary People -- Knights and Knaves, Rebels and... Great Tales from English History - A Treasury of True Stories About the Extraordinary People -- Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commoners -- Who Made Britain Great (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R467 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R60 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A feast for history lovers--the whole colorful parade of English history brilliantly captured in a single volume.
From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion. In GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY, Robert Lacey recounts the remarkable episodes that shaped a nation as only a great storyteller can: by combining impeccable accuracy with the timeless drama that has made these tales live for centuries.
This new paperback edition is encyclopedic in scope, gathering together all of Robert Lacey's great tales previously published in three separate hardcover volumes.
The book comprises 154 delectable stories, each brimming with insight, humor, and fascinating detail. Bite-sized history at its best, GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY belongs on every Anglophile's bookshelf.
"An informative, trustworthy distillation, less a debunking than an entertaining, wryly lucid reconstruction of the facts. . . . The tales weave a narrative as finely thatched as an English cottage." -Tennessean
"Eminently readable, highly enjoyable. . . GREAT TALES should appeal to the reader who appreciates individuals and their personalities more than mere mass movements." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Beautifully written, full of things you didn't know, and well worth a read if you want a new view on stories you thought you'd already understood." -Living History

Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working 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.

The Crown - The Official History Behind the Hit NETFLIX Series: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined... The Crown - The Official History Behind the Hit NETFLIX Series: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977 (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey 1
R530 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The fascinating royal and social history that inspired Seasons 2 and 3 of The Crown, written by the show's historical consultant. In this incredible companion to the second and third seasons of Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and the show's historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political and personal moments and the effect they had not only on the royal family, but also on the world around them. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler and the rumoured issues with the royal marriage, the book will provide a fascinating insight into the two decades that the show covers, revealing the truth behind the fiction on-screen. Extensively researched and complete with beautifully reproduced photographs, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of The Queen.

The Crown - The Inside History (Vinyl record, Simultaneous Release): Robert Lacey The Crown - The Inside History (Vinyl record, Simultaneous Release)
Robert Lacey; Read by Alex Jennings
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Crown - The Official History Behind the Hit NETFLIX Series: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined... The Crown - The Official History Behind the Hit NETFLIX Series: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II, 1956-1977 (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this eye-opening companion to Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, renowned biographer and the show's historical consultant, Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Lacey looks at the key social, political and personal moments and their effects - not only on the royal family, but also on the world around them. From the Suez Canal Crisis and the US/Russia space race to the legacy of the Duke of Windsor's collaboration with Hitler, along with the rumoured issues with the royal marriage, The Crown provides a thought-provoking insight into the historic decades that the show covers, revealing the truth behind the on-screen drama. Extensively researched and complete with beautifully reproduced photographs, this is a unique look behind the history that inspired the show and the years that would prove to be the making of the Queen.

The Crown - The official book of the hit Netflix series (Hardcover): Robert Lacey The Crown - The official book of the hit Netflix series (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey 1
R588 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The official book to the Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown, with extensive research, additional material and beautifully reproduced photographs. 'The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.' Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at 25, she was already a wife and mother. Follow the journey of a woman learning to become a queen. As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her mother doubted her marriage; her uncle-in-exile derided her abilities; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; while her rebellious sister embarked on a love affair that threatened the centuries-old links between the Church and the Crown. This is the story of how Elizabeth II drew on every ounce of resolve to ensure that the Crown always came out on top. Netflix's original series The Crown dramatised Peter Morgan's powerful portrayal of Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Written by royal biographer Robert Lacey, The Crown: The Inside History adds expert and in-depth detail to the events of the series, painting an intimate portrait of life inside Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street. Here is Elizabeth II as we've never seen her before.

The Year 1000 - An Englishman's Year (Paperback, Australia/New Zealand Ed): Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger The Year 1000 - An Englishman's Year (Paperback, Australia/New Zealand Ed)
Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger
R259 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R18 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

THE YEAR 1000 is a vivid evocation of how English people lived a thousand years ago - no spinach, sugar or Caesarean operations in which the mother had any chance of survival, but a world that knew brain surgeons, property developers and, yes, even the occasional gossip columnist. In the spirit of modern investigative journalism, Lacey and Danziger interviewed the leading historians and archaeologists in their field. In the year 1000 the changing seasons shaped a life that was, by our standards, both soothingly quiet and frighteningly hazardous - and if you survived, you could expect to grow to just about the same height and stature as anyone living today. This exuberant and informative book concludes as the shadow of the millennium descends across England and Christendom, with prophets of doom invoking the spectre of the Anti-Christ. Here comes the abacus - the medieval calculating machine - along with bewildering new concepts like infinity and zero. These are portents of the future, and THE YEAR 1000 finishes by examining the human and social ingredients that were to make for survival and success in the next thousand years.
 

Great Tales From English History - Cheddar Man to DNA (Paperback): Robert Lacey Great Tales From English History - Cheddar Man to DNA (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R300 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage and passion - a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists. Now, in Great Tales of English History, Robert Lacey captures one hundred of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters who helped shape a nation. This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the life and death of Cheddar Man and ends in 1381with Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt. We meet the Greek navigator Pytheus, whose description of the Celts as prettanike (the 'painted people') yielded the Latin word Britannici. We witness the Roman victory celebrations of AD 43, where a squadron of elephants were paraded through Colchester. And we visit the New Forest, in 1100, and the mysterious shooting of King William Rufus. Packed with insight, humour and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings the stories that made England brilliantly to life. From Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to the Black Prince, this is, quite simply, history as history should be told.

A Brief Life of the Queen (Hardcover): Robert Lacey A Brief Life of the Queen (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey 1
R268 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Queen is a succinct and intimate biography of Elizabeth II, who has managed to remain enigmatic yet is the most recognized woman in the world. For more than thirty years Robert Lacey has been gathering material from the members of the Queen's inner circle - her friends, relatives, private secretaries and prime ministers - and the results are distilled in this elegant, small format hardback, at under GBP10 contrasting deliberately with the other weighty and expensive Jubilee tomes. Tracing the Queen's life through its major stages, and uncovering her greatest personal loves, and trials, The Queen offers the freshness of the first-hand insights and compelling story-telling for which Robert Lacey's best-selling biographies are famous.

The Queen - A Life in Brief (Paperback): Robert Lacey The Queen - A Life in Brief (Paperback)
Robert Lacey
R350 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R33 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

the Queen

Elizabeth II was not born to be queen. She came into the world on April 21, 1926, the equivalent of the modern Princess Beatrice, first-born daughter of the Duke of York, destined to flutter on the royal fringe. So while Lilibet was brought up with almost religious respect for the crown, there seemed no chance of her inheriting it. Her head was never turned by the personal prospect of grandeur--which is why she would prove so very good at her job. Elizabeth II's lack of ego was to prove the paradoxical secret of her greatness.

For more than thirty years, acclaimed author and royal biographer Robert Lacey has been gathering material from members of the Queen's inner circle--her friends, relatives, private secretaries, and prime ministers. Now, in The Queen, Lacey offers a life of the celebrated monarch, told in six succinct chapters, accentuated by elegant color and black-and-white photographs that capture the distinctive flavor of passing eras and reveal how Elizabeth II adapted--or, on occasions, regally declined to adapt--to changing times.

The Year 1000 - What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World (Paperback, 1st Back Bay... The Year 1000 - What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World (Paperback, 1st Back Bay pbk. ed)
Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger
R371 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the shadow of the millennium descended across England and Christendom, it seemed as if the world was about to end. Actually, it was only the beginning....

Welcome to the Year 1000.
This is what life was like.

• How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p. 10

• The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p. 124

• The first millennium's Bill Gates, p. 192

• How dolphins forecasted weather, p. 140

• The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p. 126

• The belongings and body parts a married woman must forfeit if she committed adultery, p. 171

• The fundamental rules of warfare, p. 154

• What the hieroglyphics on English coins revealed, p. 68

• How fried and crushed black snails could improve your health, p. 127

• Omens of a turn-of-the-millennium apocalypse, p. 184
and much more....

Great Tales from English History - The Truth about King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More (Hardcover, 1st... Great Tales from English History - The Truth about King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More (Hardcover, 1st U.S. ed)
Robert Lacey
R543 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R61 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

- With insight, humor and fascinating detail, Robert Lacey brings brilliantly to life the stories that made England. From Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman, this is, quite simply, history as history should be told.- Lacey's bestseller "The Year 1000 has netted 120,000 copies in hardcover and paperback combined.- In the bestselling tradition of "How the Irish Saved Civilization, this is popular, accessible, bite-sized history at its best.

Sotheby's - Bidding for Class (Paperback, New Ed): Robert Lacey Sotheby's - Bidding for Class (Paperback, New Ed)
Robert Lacey 2
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Stimulating and entertaining, Sotheby’s brings to life the personalities and shrewd business sense that operate behind the glitz and glamour of the world’s oldest and richest auction house. Reporting from within on famous sales of the recent past and charting the contribution of the succession of clever and colourful entrepreneurs who have known how to read the winds of economic change to sniff out the deals of the moment, Robert Lacey brilliantly shows how Sotheby’s responds to a much greater need than that of connoisseurs buying works of art: the bidding for class.

American Pragmatism and Democratic Faith (Hardcover): Robert Lacey American Pragmatism and Democratic Faith (Hardcover)
Robert Lacey
R976 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R179 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In June 1962, a group calling themselves the Students for a Democratic Society gathered at a retreat in rural Michigan to discuss and revise their founding manifesto. The result of that meeting was the famous Port Huron Statement, a document that not only reflected their disenchantment with America's elite-controlled social and political institutions but also called for the creation of a "participatory democracy" in which all citizens engage in public life and share the responsibility of political decision making. This demand for participatory democracy characterized the New Left ethos and captured the imagination of a generation of radicals and political activists from the late 1950s to the close of the 1960s. So, why did participatory democracy fail to materialize in any recognizable form? Why was it forced to retreat from mainstream public discourse into the academy? Its fate, political scientist Robert Lacey asserts, was determined in large part by its intellectual origins. The idea of participatory democracy germinated in the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce and William James, founders of American pragmatism, and fully blossomed in the work of John Dewey, who argued that democracy should (and could) be a "way of life" for every person. Dewey rested his democratic faith on three pragmatist tenets: truth is probabilistic and socially determined; humans are malleable and educable; and humans, endowed with free will, can act collectively for their individual and social betterment. When the realities of modern life in the mid- to late-twentieth century posed serious challenges to these tenets, the very foundation of participatory democratic thought began to crumble. Yet, willfully disregarding the rubble, C. Wright Mills, Sheldon Wolin, Benjamin Barber, and other theorists have continued to support participatory democracy as a viable political idea. Today's participatory democrats have constructed a fragile theoretical enterprise that rests on questionable assumptions inherited from the pragmatist tradition about truth, human nature, and free will. Tracing the history of a salient idea in American political thought, Lacey elucidates the assumptions underlying participatory democracy, assesses both its usefulness and coherence, and ultimately reveals it to be less a theory than a faith-a faith that has largely failed to follow through on its promise.

The Kingdom - Arabia and the House of Saud (Standard format, CD): Robert Lacey The Kingdom - Arabia and the House of Saud (Standard format, CD)
Robert Lacey; Read by Frederick Davidson
R1,062 R774 Discovery Miles 7 740 Save R288 (27%) Out of stock
Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the Age of Terror and Beyond (Hardcover): Jonathan Benthall, Robert Lacey Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the Age of Terror and Beyond (Hardcover)
Jonathan Benthall, Robert Lacey
R2,629 Discovery Miles 26 290 Out of stock

Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the "Age of Terror" and Beyond is the first book to be published on the charities of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf, covering their work both domestic and international. From a diversity of viewpoints, the book addresses: the historical roots of Islamic philanthropy in religious traditions and geopolitical movements; the interactions of the Gulf charities with "Western" relief and development institutions - now under pressure owing to budgetary constraints; numerous case studies from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia; the impact of violent extremism on the sector, with the legal repercussions that have followed - especially in the USA; the recent history of attempts to alleviate the obstacles faced by bona fide Islamic charities, whose absence from major conflict zones now leaves a vacuum for extremist groups to penetrate; the prospects for a less politicized Islamic charity sector when the so-called "war on terror" eventually loses its salience.

Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Standard format, CD): Robert Lacey Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Standard format, CD)
Robert Lacey; Read by Tim Frances
R691 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R171 (25%) Out of stock
Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Robert... Battle of Brothers - William and Harry - The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Robert Lacey; Read by Tim Frances
R1,191 R873 Discovery Miles 8 730 Save R318 (27%) Out of stock
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