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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
by Dan Jones
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Plantagenets comes a beautifully produced account of the signing, impact, and legacy of a document that became one of the most influential statements in the history of democracy On a summer's... (read more)

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Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99
Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99
by Christopher Fletcher
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Richard II (1377-99) has long suffered from an unusually unmanly reputation. Over the centuries, he has been habitually associated with lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist ideas, Francophile tendencies, and a love of peace, all of which have been... (read more)

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Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
by Leanda De Lisle
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The Tudors are Englands most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisles gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485... (read more)

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The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
by Alison Weir
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Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own... (read more)

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Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
by Peter Ackroyd
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Peter Ackroyd, one of Britains most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental book in his The History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIIIs cataclysmic break with Rome to the... (read more)

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
by Alison Weir
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Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry’s mother and Elizabeth&... (read more)

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
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Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was married to six distinctly different women, and in this richly detailed and meticulously researched history, these remarkable, often... (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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IN 1501, ENGLAND HAD BEEN RAVAGED FOR DECADES by conspiracy, coups, and violence. Through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler—but as a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s throne, he... (read more)

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Elizabeth: A Biography (American)
Elizabeth: A Biography (American)
by Sarah Bradford
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An enjoyable biography of Queen Elizabeth from her birth to the present, providing much insight into the famous royal doings that inevitably conflict with the official image of the House of Windsor but above all focusing on Elizabeth's priviledged and... (read more)

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We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
by Gillian Gill
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century–and one of history’ s most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naïve teenager, when... (read more)

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Death and the Virgin
Death and the Virgin
by Chris Skidmore
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In the tradition of Alison Weirs New York Times bestselling Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, comes the most sensational crime story of Tudor England. On the morning of September 8, 1560, at the isolated manor of Cunmor place, the body... (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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“A glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense: exhilarating, exuberant, and rich with the jeweled tones of England in the 1300s.” —Austin Chronicle Katherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history... (read more)

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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
by Helen Rappaport
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As she did in her critically acclaimed The Last Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queens obsessive love for her husband - a story that began as fairy tale and ended... (read more)

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King Charles II
King Charles II
by Antonia Fraser
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A biography of the charming and approachable English king written by the author of "Marie Antoinette". 16 b/w plates.... (read more)

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Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne (P.S.)
Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne (P.S.)
by David Starkey
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A new portrait that casts the queen as she saw herself: not as an exceptional woman, but as an exceptional ruler Queen Elizabeth I was all too happy to play on courtly conventions of gender when it suited her andldquo;weak and feeble womanandrsquo;s... (read more)

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The Mistresses of Henry VIII
The Mistresses of Henry VIII
by Kelly Hart
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The full story of the "other women" in Henry VIII's life is presented here—everyone knows about the six wives, but this thrilling account of love, lust, and betrayal examines the mistresses From an exciting new voice in Tudor history comes... (read more)

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The Men Who Would Be King: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I
The Men Who Would Be King: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I
by Josephine Ross
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Courting the Virgin Queen For more than half a century, Elizabeth I was pursued by kings, princes, and nobles from across Europe. During the marriage negotiations, romance blended with diplomacy as suitor after suitor endeavored to ally himself with her... (read more)

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Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary
by Carolly Erickson
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Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery-set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of sixteenth-century Europe... (read more)

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Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
by Sarah Gristwood
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View our feature on Sarah Gristwoodandrsquo;s Elizabeth and Leicester. Though the story has been told on filmandmdash;and whispered in historic gossipandmdash;this is the first book in almost fifty years to solely explore the great queenandrsquo;s... (read more)

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After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England
After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England
by Leanda De Lisle
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This debut work from a promising young historian offers a unique, close focus on the fascinating, troubled end of the Elizabethan era and the union under one crown of two ancient enemies: Scotland and England.... (read more)

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