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Edmund Burke: The First Conservative
Edmund Burke: The First Conservative
by Jesse Norman
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Edmund Burke is both the greatest and the most underrated political thinker of the past three hundred years. A brilliant 18th-century Irish philosopher and statesman, Burke was a fierce champion of human rights and the Anglo-American constitutional... (read more)

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Blondels Song the Capture Imprisonment &
Blondels Song the Capture Imprisonment &
by David Boyle
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Subtitled, "The Capture, Imprisonment & Ransom Of Richard The Lionheart". Sheds new light on one of the most interesting periods in medieval history, providing new perspectives on the lives of Richard and Blondel, as well as an insight into the... (read more)

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Churchill
Churchill
by Roy Jenkins
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [953]-957) and index.... (read more)

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The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
by Thomas Asbridge
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Thomas Asbridge is Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of The First Crusade. He lives in England.... (read more)

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Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel
Diana Mosley: Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel
by Anne De Courcy
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Diana Mosley was a society beauty who fell from grace when she left her husband, brewery heir Bryan Guinness, for Sir Oswald Mosley, an admirer of Mussolini and a notorious womanizer. This horrified her family and scandalized society. In 1933, Diana met... (read more)

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How To Create the Perfect Wife (13 Edition)
How To Create the Perfect Wife (13 Edition)
by Wendy Moore
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Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage... (read more)

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Tudor Survivor: The Life and Times of William Paulet
Tudor Survivor: The Life and Times of William Paulet
by Margaret Scard
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A captivating portrait of a great man who for many years held the purse strings of England, and both witnessed and was instrumental in the greatest events of the period From the Siege of Boulogne to the execution of two queens, the Reformation, and the... (read more)

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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
by John Campbell
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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics. Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth... (read more)

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William and Kate: A Royal Love Story
William and Kate: A Royal Love Story
by Christopher Andersen
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I put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang on to that love and look after it. . . . You must protect it. —Diana, Princess of Wales Theirs was destined from the start to be one of the most... (read more)

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The Wives of Henry VIII
The Wives of Henry VIII
by Antonia Fraser
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Maria Fitzherbert the Secret Wife of Geo
Maria Fitzherbert the Secret Wife of Geo
by James Munson
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For more than a century Buckingham Palace suppressed the facts about the illicit marriage between the twice-widowed Catholic Maria Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales, the future George IV. Rumor and scandal began immediately when she met the... (read more)

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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
by Julia Fox
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In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henrys ruthless and absolute power-including her own husband and her... (read more)

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My Lady Scandalous: The Amazing Life and Outrageous Times of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Royal Courtesan
My Lady Scandalous: The Amazing Life and Outrageous Times of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Royal Courtesan
by Jo Manning
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Jo Manning, a gifted writer and connoisseur of the times, enriches the details of Grace's life, from the journal published posthumously, with excerpts from contemporary newspapers, magazines, prints and portraits. "My Lady Scandalous" is a captivating... (read more)

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Attlee: A Life in Politics
Attlee: A Life in Politics
by Nicklaus Thomas Symonds
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Clement Attlee - the man who created the welfare state and decolonized vast swathes of the British Empire, including India - has been acclaimed by many as Britain's greatest twentieth-century Prime Minister. Yet somehow Attlee the man remains elusive and... (read more)

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Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
by Amanda Macke Stuart
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When Consuelo Vanderbilt's grandfather died, he was the richest man in America. Her father soon started to spend the family fortune, enthusiastically supported by Consuelo's mother, Alva, who was determined to take the family to the top of New York... (read more)

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Annabel: An Unconventional Life
Annabel: An Unconventional Life
by Annabel Goldsmith
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Lady Annabel Goldsmith is a daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry. In these memoirs she tells of her aristocratic upbringing with an increasingly eccentric father, a Conservative MP with strong liberal leanings, and a mother who died young from... (read more)

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Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever
Eclipse: The Horse That Changed Racing History Forever
by Nicholas Clee
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A chestnut with a white blaze is scorching across the turf towards the finishing post. His four rivals are so far behind him that, in racing terms, they are "nowhere." Watching Eclipse is the man who wants to buy him. An adventurer and rogue... (read more)

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A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youngest Child
by Mary Soames
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In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history... (read more)

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Nell Gwyn: Mistress to a King
Nell Gwyn: Mistress to a King
by Charles Beauclerk
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Written by a direct descendant of the union between Nell Gwyn and King Charles II, Nell Gwyn tells the story of one of Englands great folk heroines, a woman who rose from an impoverished, abusive childhood to become King Charles IIs most cherished... (read more)

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The Queen: A Life in Brief
The Queen: A Life in Brief
by Robert Lacey
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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... (read more)

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