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What the Tudors & Stuarts Did for Us

By: Adam Hart-Davis

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Boxtree: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03673

ISBN: 0752215086

Condition: Fine


Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, but not many people know why, after divorcing Catherine of Aragon, he had colourless socks, In this riveting journey through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the author explains the problem of the colourless socks but hoe Tudor and Stuart Britain witnessed some of the most dramatic shifts in thinking and technological innovation since the Romans A good ,clean and tight copy. View more info

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Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle

By: Adkins, Roy A.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02678

ISBN: 0316725110

Condition: Very Good


In this book the author embraces the battle, its prelude and its aftermath, in narrative that is at once scholarly and breathtakingly exciting. This was the great deciding conflict of the Napoleonic Wars - one that Roy Atkins describes, with use of many newly published first -hand accounts, in mesmerising , blow-by-blow detail. View more info

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Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK., Pocket Books: 2003

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 02731

ISBN: 074347788X

Condition: Very Good


On 5 july 1803, Captain Meriwether Lewis set out on an epic voyage across the untamed Great Plains and into the Rockies. His brief from the president. Thomas Jefferson, was to explore the land stretching west of the Mississippi., recently purchased from Napoleon. It was completely unchartered territory; a wild, vast land ruled by Indians, never before experienced by a white man. View more info

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The Rose of Martinique: A Life of Napoleon's Josephine

By: Andrea Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03824

ISBN: 0333739337

Condition: Fine


With the dismissive epigram ' Not tonight Josephine ', history has relegated Napoleon's empress to the role of mere boudoir distraction. Bedazzled by her more famous husband, biographers have neglected Josephine's own life story - a story that encompassed Caribbean slave revolts, arranged marriage, revolutionary politics and the threat of the guillotine, before she even met the man whose historical shadow all but obliterated her own. The red boards are fine the D/W shows... View more info

A Group Photograph - Before, Now & in-Between: A History & Art Project 2016

By: Andrew Tatham

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Belgium, Arvo Veritas: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04040

ISBN: 0993530206

Condition: Very Good


In 1994 Andrew Tatham came across a First World War group photograph and set off on a quest to find the relatives of all 46 men in the picture. Twenty one years of research and creation later and that single photograph had turned into artworks and exhibits filling a hall two full tennis courts in size at In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres. This book stands in its own right even without going to the exhibition. A good , clean and tight book View more info

The Tulip

By: Anna Pavord

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03982

ISBN: 0747542961

Condition: Very Good


The Tulip'; is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire , anguish, devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from wild flower of the Asian steppes to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, the book also features descriptions of eighty wild-species tulips and several hundred garden varieties. There are small marks to the green boards and the D/W is... View more info

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Cardinal Richelieu and the Making of France

By: Anthony Levi

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03968

ISBN: 0094801908

Condition: Near Fine


The story of Cardinal Richelieu is one of high drama, ruthless ambition and political intrigue- Anthony Levi's original and compelling biograp[hy reveals the extent of this great seventeenth-century statesman's scheming to gain state control over all cultural activities in order to further his aim of unifying France. There is light speckling to the head of the text block and light creasing to its edges. View more info

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Marie Antoinette

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03900

ISBN: 0297819089

Condition: Near Fine


In this sympathetic - but never uncritical - study, Antonia Fraser has avoided the biography of some of Marie Antoinette's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics. the result is an utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of our finest biographers. There is a tiny tear to the base of the spine on the D/W, and there is a little creasing to the top edge D/W. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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The Story of Greenwich

By: Aslet, Clive.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Ted Smart Ltd: 1999

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02953

ISBN: 185613556X

Condition: Very Good


Greenwich, the site of Britain's celebration of the new millennium, has been an emblem of British history for over a thousand years. Using beautiful colour illustrations throughout , Clive Aslet presents a beguiling and charismatic portrait of Greenwich and a history of England through the story of this unique English town. There is a birthday dedication on the front end paper,otherwise this is a clean book with a tight binding View more info

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The Legacy of Rome

By: Bailey Cyril

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Oxford., Oxford Publishing Company: 1923

Edition: 13 Impression

Sellers ID: 01373

ISBN: 0198219067

Condition: Poor


Book in good condition as is the d/w first pub 1923 13th impression. View more info

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A Distant Mirror : The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Papermac: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02880

ISBN: 0333644700

Condition: Very Good


In these eminently readable and compelling pages the author brings the insights of a modern historian to bear on the decades of Chaucer and Boccaccio, the time of the Hundred Years' War and the Black Death, of the great fame of Dante, of extravagant civilization and bizarre superstition, of pilgrimage and plague, of revolutionary new technologies and enraged revolt against a poll tax. There is light marking to the text block edges.days to arrive. View more info

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Symbols of Sovereignty

By: Barker, Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Westbridge Books.: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03355

ISBN: 0715376497

Condition: Very Good


A wonderfully readable book which captures the history, beauty and importance of symbols. From the cradle to the grave our lives are encompassed by ceremonial and symbolism. The D/W is lightly marked. A good clean copy. View more info

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Respectable Society: Bridport, 1593-1835

By: Basil Short

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Moonraker Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04233

ISBN: 0239001613

Condition: Very Good


Originally Bridport consisted of two towns, the first probably saxon in origin, while the second grew up during the thirteenth century. the two-and-a-half centuries this book covers provides a fascinating story of the social life and the industry of this West Country town. The text is supported by 23 illustrations. A good, tight copy of this little book. View more info

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Flying Buccaneers : Illustrated Story of Kenney's Fifth Air force

By: Birdsall, Steve

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., David & Charles: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02816

ISBN: 0715377507

Condition: Good


Here is the first complete history of the Fifth Air force - one of the most colourful, innovative and effective combat units of World War II Under the leadership of General George Kenney the airmen of the Fifth distinguished themselves in almost all the major engagements of the Pacific air war - reversing the Japanese tide of conquest. The text block is spotted on its edges and grubby on the corners and the DJ shows light shelf wear and tanning to its edges. View more info

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Longman History of the United States of America.

By: Brogan, Hugh

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Book Club Association.: 1988

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 02902

Condition: Very Good


A distinctive addition to the study of the United States of America, this book combines a lucid narrative with an original analysis of American history. It presents a comprehensive view of the United States and its people from the beginnings of English colonization in the seventeenth century to the mid 1970s. With vivid sketches of commanding personalities; apt quotations; and the author's personal interpretation of America's development. There is a little light marking ... View more info

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Roman England

By: Burke, John

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Artus: 1993

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02663

ISBN: 1856051668

Condition: Very Good


Julius Caesar's conquest of Britain brought 400 turbulent years of occupation by a foreign power. the impact of civilized Rome on the barbaric and tribal British was dramatic and far reaching and despite constant threats of insurrection, the Romans left their mark on the landscape of this cold and inhospitable corner of their empire. pages 128 and 129 has a brown mark to their edges View more info

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The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of the Modern Era

By: Cantor, Norman F.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Free Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02861

ISBN: 0743226887

Condition: Very Good


There may be no more fascinating historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent , yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and wales. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration. There is a page (135) which as been missed in the guillotine as it is slightly longer than the rest. View more info

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Images of the Spanish Civil War

By: Carr, Raymond

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK., Guild Publishing Ltd.: 1986

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02813

Condition: Good


This book is a visual record of the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the out break of fighting in 1936, and comprises a wide variety of dramatic pictorial material, both black-and-white and colour, some of which had rarely or never been seen before. There is some wear to the boards and DJ, which has a tear down from the head of the spine and an impression of writing on the front panel. View more info

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German Tanks at War

By: Carruthers, Bob

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Cassell & Co Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02885

ISBN: 0304353949

Condition: Near Fine


This vivid and fully illustrated account of the development and deployment of the German tank in the Second World War - from the cutting edge to the terrifying tactic of the blitzkrieg. There is light wear to the DW edges. View more info

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The Guide to the Battlefields of Europe

By: Chandler, David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Ware, Hertfordshire., Wordsworth Military Library: 1998

Edition: Reprint.

Sellers ID: 01626

ISBN: 1853266949

Condition: Very Good


This guide will appeal to the serious student of military history, the traveller and the armchair campaigner. View more info