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Biography & Autobiography:Historical

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The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses, Barber, Richard. ( Editor)
1 Barber, Richard. ( Editor) The Pastons : A Family in the Wars of the Roses
UK. Folio Society 2001 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book is about the letters and communications of the Paston Family during the period of the War of the Roses . This book does not have a slipcase. There is a little wear to the base of the boards. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
Nell Gwyn, Beauclerk Charles
2 Beauclerk Charles Nell Gwyn
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2005 087113926X / 9780871139269 America First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
Nell Gywn tells the true- life Cinderella story of a common orange girl who rose from poverty to become one of the leading actresses of her day, and lifelong mistrss to the king. the d/w has a tear on the top corner and a smudge on the page edges.and usual rippling along the d/w edges. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Richard II and the Revolution of 1399, Bennett, Michael.
3 Bennett, Michael. Richard II and the Revolution of 1399
UK Sutton Publishing Ltd 2006 0750946555 / 9780750946551 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This is the full-length study of the last years of Richard II's reign and the circumstances of his overthrow by Henry Bolingbroke in 1399. It reviews Richard's attempts to reassert his royal authority in the 1390's including his so-called 'tyranny' from 1397 to 1399.and sets them in the context of his personal anxieties and broader ambitions. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Henry VIII, Bowle John
4 Bowle John Henry VIII
Newton Abbot David & Charles . 1973 0715359207 / 9780715359204 Reprint Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 
The pages are marked in places and the d/w has some rippling along the top and there is some foxing on the page edges. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Cleopatra, Bradford, Ernle
5 Bradford, Ernle Cleopatra
UK Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1971 0340148640 / 9780340148648 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
The waxing and waning powers of the 'Queen of the Nile', and bitter conflict between the two great cities, Latin Rome and Greek Alexandria, are described with eloquence and immediacy, and accompanied by 40 pages of colour and over 100 monochrome illustrations . There is some light marking to the title page, and the DW shows shelf ware and creasing with a sticker stating it is an out of print book. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272, Brooke, Christopher
6 Brooke, Christopher From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272
UK. Cardinal Books 1974 0351154272 / 9780351154270 Reprints Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
This book covers just over four hundred years of English history - a time when the last waves of successful conquest and settlement occurred in Britain. The Danish invasions and the Norman Conquest carried with them extensive political and social changes and brought about profound alterations in the structure of English life and government. The covers are grubby and the text block is tanned. PLEASE NOTE: International Economy shipping (2nd class) to World zones 1 and 2 ( North America ,Australasia and China etc.) is by sea and could take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
The Saxon & Norman Kings, Brooke, Christopher.
7 Brooke, Christopher. The Saxon & Norman Kings
UK B.T.Batsford Ltd 1963 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The author, while tracing the influence of the Monarchy in Saxon and Norman times, delineates in human terms the lives and personalities of such memorable kings as Alfred,Cnut,Edward the Confessor, William the Conqueror and Stephen. The book is particularly rewarding as a study, since Professor Brooke not only presents the results of research, he shows how these results have derived from source material itself often sparse, fragmentary and defective. The bright red boards are worn to the edges, there is a school prize label on the front paste-down, and there is an owners name in ink on the front end paper. The text block is lightly marked and mottled throughout The DW is worn and torn on the head and base of the spine and with chips and wearing to its edges. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Times Great Military Lives: Leadership and Courage - A Century in Obituaries (Times (Times Books)), Brunskil lan; Guy Liardet
8 Brunskil lan; Guy Liardet The Times Great Military Lives: Leadership and Courage - A Century in Obituaries (Times (Times Books))
UK. Times Books 2008 0007276702 / 9780007276707 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The obituaries collected in this volume are outstanding military commanders of the 19th and 20th centuries. These were remarkable men. Sometimes complex and difficult, often intellectually brilliant and physically brave, always with the confidence and clarity of mind to take the difficult decisions which might carry a vital battle or campaign. Above all, they were great leaders of men, ready to bear the lonely responsibility of high command, ever aware that they had the lives of thousands-even the fate of nations - in their hands. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Last Tudor King ; A Study of Edward VI., Chapman, Hester.W.
9 Chapman, Hester.W. The Last Tudor King ; A Study of Edward VI.
UK. Jonathan Cape Ltd 1958 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Eward VI, succeeded his father Henry VIII at the age of nine and died three months before his sixteenth birthday. Historians have thought of him as a pathetic but not attractive figure, a sickly prig. The author takes a different view, she sees him as a lively , intelligent boy. Certainly the ' boy king' has never been so sympathetically and vividly presented as in this detailed portrait of him. The blue boards are lightly faded and there is an EX Libris label on the front paste -down the text block is lightly discoloured. The DJ is worn on its edges and down the spine it is also marked in several places on the back panel and it is priced clipped. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
10 Cooper. Alan.W. Born Leader: Story of Guy Gibson VC
UK Independent Books 1993 1872836038 / 9781872836034 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
There is little doubt that if asked to name a bomber pilot from the Second World War most people would name Guy Gibson. This book is a detailed account of how circumstances moulded one of the most outstanding pilots of the Second World War. There is light marking to the font board and the corners are bumped. There is a small tear to the head of the spine on the D/w which also has wear to its corners and crimping to its edges. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon, Biography of a ship of the line 1782-1836, Cordingly, David
11 Cordingly, David Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon, Biography of a ship of the line 1782-1836
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 2003 0747565376 / 9780747565376 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Lavishly illustrated with paintings, sketches, maps and battle plans, and drawing on a wealth of primary sources and contemporary literature. David Cordingly's portrait of ' Billy Ruffian' is an original work of popular history and a fascinating insight into the reality that lies behind C.S. Forester's and Patrick O'Brian's fictional ships and heroes. There is light scratching on the rear panel. A good, clean and tight copy. 
Price: 16.50 GBP
Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane, Cordingly, David
12 Cordingly, David Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane
UK Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2007 074758088X / 9780747580881 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Patrick O'Brian, C.S.Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane, but as David Cordingly shows, Cochrane's own exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
White Mughals, Dalrymple, William
13 Dalrymple, William White Mughals
UK Penguin Books 2004 0143030469 / 9780143030461 13th edition Soft cover Very Good Pictorial covers Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Thoroughly researched and brilliantly narrated, this book is an astonishing work of history, and a remarkable tale of love, adventure, harem politics, secret assignations, court intrigue, religious disputes and espionage. A good ,clean and tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
William the Conqueror, Douglas, David C.
14 Douglas, David C. William the Conqueror
UK Eyre & Spottiswood Ltd 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
No medieval King is more famous than William the Conqueror, and no event in the whole of English history has been more debated than the Norman conquest. This book is both a study of Anglo-Norman history based upon long and detailed research, and also the biography of a man whose personal career was spectacular. It is, too, a work in which a wealth of scholarship is linked to a most lucid and agreeable style. The D/W is worn and torn to the head and base of the spine plus the edges of the od the D/W and on the back panel, and it is also rather ' baggy ' the front flap is torn and stuck down with sellotape to the front paste-down. PLEASE NOTE: international economy shipping is by sea and may take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Alexandra the Last Tsarina, Erickson Carolly
15 Erickson Carolly Alexandra the Last Tsarina
London Constable and Company 2002 1841194646 / 9781841194646 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
The book is not price clipped. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Barrow's Boys, Fleming, Fergus
16 Fleming, Fergus Barrow's Boys
UK Granta Books 1998 186207173X / 9781862071735 4th printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty launched in 1816 and 1845 a hand picked teams of naval officers to scoure the earth's empty spaces. At this time the atlas was littered with blanks. What was at the North Pole? Was there a North-West passage? What lay at the heart of Africa ? Did Antarctica exist. Often at odds with each other they entered a void and, with great hardship, either conquered it or died in the attempt. The D/J shows light shelf-wear to its edges and there is a bump to the top rear corner. PLEASE Note; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
Mary Queen Of Scots, Fraser, Antonia
17 Fraser, Antonia Mary Queen Of Scots
UK Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994 0297814982 / 9780297814986 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Antonia Fraser's biography , four years in the writing, centres fully into the life of an historical figure who continues to capture the popular imagination, and provides a moving answer to the question, ' What was Mary Queen of Scots really like? The D/W has light shelf wear to its panels and the text block has some speckling to it. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
William Pitt the Younger: A Biography., Hague, William
18 Hague, William William Pitt the Younger: A Biography.
UK. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2004 0007147198 / 9780007147199 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
William Pitt the Younger was one of the most extraordinary figures in British history, who became Prime Minister in 1783 at the remarkable age of twenty-four. In this lively and authoritative biography, William Hague explains the dramatic events and exceptional abilities which allowed extreme youth to be combined with great power. The edges of the text block are lightly tanned. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take up to 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England, Hutchinson, Robert
19 Hutchinson, Robert Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War That Saved England
UK Weidenfeld Military 2006 0297846132 / 9780297846130 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
' Elizabeth's Spy Master', is a vivid narrative, based on new research, and set in a world of bloody intrigue conspiracies and religious war. The England of Elizabeth I faced an implacable enemy in the shape of Catholic Spain. Only two things stood in their way , The English Channel and Sir Francis Walsingham. There is a small mark on the front edge of the text block and the spine has a slight lean. A nice clean copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy second class shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower., Northcote Parkinson.C.
20 Northcote Parkinson.C. The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower.
U.S.A. Little, Brown and Company. 1970 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Complete with notes, index, reproductions of portraits and documents from the family home in Kent, and an appendix tracing the ancestors and descendants of the Admiral from 1692 to the present, this book is an example of biography at its best. Northcote Parkinson has written what will become the major source book on the Admiral's life, an indispensable supplement to the existing Hornblower narratives.There is light spotting to the top of the text block, a dedication in ink along with a letter which is glued by one edge on the f.e.p. to the recipient. The DJ shows light shelf ware to the corners and has nicks to the head and base of the spine it is also covered in protective plastic . Please note: standard postage (2nd class) to World Zone One and World Zone Two is by sea and will take between 60 and 90 days. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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