Craig Clunas; Jessica Harrison-Hall
September 1613. In Belvoir Castle, the heir of one of England's great noble families falls suddenly and dangerously ill. His body is 'tormented' with violent convulsions. Within a few short...
On the back of historian George Goodwin's critically acclaimed debut, FATAL COLOURS, comes FATAL RIVALRY, providing the first in-depth examination of the Battle of...
Was the favourite a Machiavellian schemer who fooled the queen in her affections? Was Elizabeth willing to manipulate her courtier for her own ends? This book explores the labyrinthine complexity...
Andrew Dalby; Maureen Dalby
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James...
The first biography since 1877 of Venice's greatest artist - a towering work which captures the genius of Titian, beautifully illustrated throughout with full colour plates.
Jonathon Bate; Dora Thornton
Leanda de Lisle
The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, before speeding on to Henry VIII and the Reformation. Creating a full family portrait, this book enables us...
Showcases familiar and little-known paintings from The Royal Collection and other public and private houses across the country
This unique edition of the Book of Common Prayer includes the texts of three different versions, 1549, 1559, and 1662, to provide a panorama of the history of ritual in...
Simon Andrew Stirling
William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had...
Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint. And then, Newton became drawn...
The pre-eminent political and religious power-brokers of sixteenth-century France, the Guises family included in their number both Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine de Medici. This is the first comprehensive...
Modelled on Lytton Strachey's classic portrayal of eminent Victorians, the author's cameo biographies sheds new light on the age of Queen Elizabeth II. All four of his characters have loomed...
It's 1527. Gregorio The Cavalier Casali is Henry VIII's man in Rome. An Italian freelance diplomat, he charmed his way into the English service before he was twenty. But now...
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