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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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Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II
Royal Survivor: The Life of Charles II
by Stephen Coote
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When Charles I was beheaded, Charles II escaped to Europe where he lived a life of incredible poverty, bedded a wide variety of women and sparred with his mother before he returned to England to restore the monarchy. This is a brilliant biography of... (read more)

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The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
by Lisa Jardine
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The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect and inventor who was appointed London's Chief Surveyor after the Great Fire of 1666. Throughout the 1670s he worked tirelessly with his intimate friend... (read more)

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Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
by Margaret Powell
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Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, Margaret Powells classic memoir of her time in service, Below Stairs, is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who... (read more)

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The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"
The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"
by Linda Porter
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In this groundbreaking new biography of “Bloody Mary,” Linda Porter brings to life a queen best remembered for burning hundreds of Protestant heretics at the stake, but whose passion, will, and sophistication have for centuries been... (read more)

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The Disastrous Mrs.Weldon
The Disastrous Mrs.Weldon
by Brian Thompson
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A portrait of a true Victorian eccentric--an outrageous, flirtatious, unstoppable woman who survived a slew of misfortunes and wild adventures, most of them of her own making. Born to fanatically snobbish parents on Princess Victoria's eighteenth... (read more)

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Aristocrats Lennox
Aristocrats Lennox
by Stella Tillyard
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The Lennox Sisters--great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers--lived lives of real public significance, but the private texture of their family-centered world mattered to them and they shared... (read more)

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Collins Library #06: Curious Men
Collins Library #06: Curious Men
by Frank Buckland
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Ever hear of the man who walked upside down? The guano mummy? The four-ton Chinese giant? The disembodied singing head of Anthropoglossos? Whenever a mysterious curiosity arrived in Victorian London, people knew there was one man who would always be at... (read more)

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Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
by Jane Dunn
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The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life... (read more)

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The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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The long-awaited second volume of the best Churchill biography reveals the true portrait of this ambitious world leader. Discussion centers on the alarm he sounded about the terrible plot being hatched inside Hitler's deranged mind. Two 8-page photos... (read more)

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Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh
by Raleigh Trevelyan
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"Engaging and thorough . . . the best modern biography of the man. Why isn't there a great movie about Sir Walter Raleigh? His life had everything." -Los Angeles Times Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history's... (read more)

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Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
by Alison Weir
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Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested... (read more)

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Six Wives of Henry VIII
Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
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"Brilliantly written and meticulously researched...Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was... (read more)

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
by Alison Weir
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Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the... (read more)

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Churchill At War 1940 45 Uk Edition
Churchill At War 1940 45 Uk Edition
by Lord Moran
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A collection of telling extracts from the diaries of Churchill's doctor, Lord Moran. With a new introduction by Lord Moran's son. B/w illus.... (read more)

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Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
by Thomas Penn
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It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and countercoups. Through luck, guile and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, had clambered to the top of the heapand#8212;a fugitive with a... (read more)

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Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid
Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid
by Mollie Moran
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Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has... (read more)

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Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
by Rosie Mckinley
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Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright. Rosie grew up traveling all over England and Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her... (read more)

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Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser
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By the author of Marie Antoinette She was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown... (read more)

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The King's Speech
The King's Speech
by Mark Logue
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Peter Conradi's books include The Red Ripper: Inside the Mind of Russia's Most Brutal Serial Killer, Mad Vlad: Vladimir Zhirinovksy and the New Russian Nationalism, and Hitler's Piano Player.... (read more)

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