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Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
Written by Historic Towns Trust
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402516
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Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
A detailed street map of...
Written by Historic Towns Trust


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

The capital city c.1520 during the reign of Henry VIII showing major streets, lanes, churches, great houses, monasteries and public buildings. This map reveals medieval London at its most impressive, before the city was overwhelmed by a massive population explosion. Read more >
Truth Conquers All
A history of Reading Blue Coat School
Written by Peter Went


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2013
Price: $7.95

Reading Blue Coat School was opened in 1660 to teach twenty ‘children of honest poore men’, according to the bequest of merchant Richard Aldworth. Despite his and subsequent bequests, the school was initially housed in a dilapidated former inn, and it was a constant struggle to make ends meet and keep... Read more >
The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945

Written by Darren Fa
Illustrated by Clive Finlayson and Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $13.95

Gibraltar is not only an archetypal fortress, preserving in its dominating topography and walls, bastions and emplacements a rich testament to extended periods of human conflict, but it is also a unique record of the evolution of the sciences of fortification and associated defensive structures over a period of more than... Read more >
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The Tudor Garden
The Tudor Garden
Written by Twigs Way
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812142
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The Tudor Garden
1485-1603
Written by Twigs Way


Format: Trade Paperback, 60 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $12.95

Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying for space between brightly painted woodwork, and patterned beds of coloured soils. Renaissance discoveries reared their head in... Read more >
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The Tudor Garden
1485-1603
Written by Twigs Way


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $7.95

Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying for space between brightly painted woodwork, and patterned beds of coloured soils. Renaissance discoveries reared their head in... Read more >
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The Castles of Henry VIII

Written by Peter Harrington
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.95

In the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defense to protect England and its newly Protestant Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began the construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major... Read more >
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Kawanakajima 1553-64
Samurai power struggle
Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Kawanakajima is unique in history. In the space of 12 years, between 1553 and 1564, this valley deep in the mountains of central Japan witnessed no fewer than five battles between two of Japan’s greatest warlords. Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin were both descended from great families and were highly skilled... Read more >
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The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $15.95

The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned to invade and conquer China, ruled at the time by the Ming dynasty, and when the Korean court refused to... Read more >
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Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.95

The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castles. Unlike the castles built in Japan, these castles were never... Read more >
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Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650

Written by Stuart Reid
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.95

With the exception of the key royal sites, such as Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles were located at strategic points, or were intended to house garrisons required to defend or subjugate towns. Instead they were primarily fortified dwelling houses, erected in an environment of weak Royal authority and endemic feuding... Read more >
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Indian Castles 1206-1526
The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate
Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

From the beginning of the 11th century onwards, the constant sate of war amongst the various Indian kingdoms left them open to outside attack, and Muslim Turkic tribesmen began to pour over the north-west border from modern-day Afghanistan. These raiders consolidated their successes and by 1206 a Muslim state, the Sultanate... Read more >
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Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

From the 10th to the mid-17th century, religious organisations played an important part in the social, political and military life in Japan. Known as sohei ('monk warriors') or yamabushi ('mountain warriors'), the warrior monks were anything but peaceful and meditative, and were a formidable enemy, armed with their distinctive, long-bladed naginata... Read more >
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Russian Fortresses 1480-1682

Written by Konstantin Nossov
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.95

In 1462 the throne of the Principality of Moscow passed to the Ivan III (1462-1505), who succeeded in throwing off the Tatar yoke. For the next 200 years this new state struggled to maintain her borders against a series of attacks from the Lithuanians, Swedes and Poles to the west, as... Read more >
Tokugawa Ieyasu

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $9.95

Towards the end of the 16th century three outstanding commanders brought Japan's century of civil wars to an end, and even though reunification was first achieved under Toyotomi Hideyoshi, it was his successor Tokugawa Ieyasu who was to ensure a lasting peace.

In terms of his strategic and political achievements Ieyasu ranks... Read more >
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Aztec Warrior
AD 1325-1521
Written by John Pohl
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

According to one popular image, the Aztec army was a ruthless and efficient war machine, that established an empire by convincingly overwhelming its neighbors, sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods along the way. From a contrasting perspective, its native warriors were no match for the modern warring methods of Cortés' greatly outnumbered... Read more >
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The Conquistador
1492-1550
Written by John Pohl
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortés' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity... Read more >
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Border Reiver 1513-1603

Written by Keith Durham
Illustrated by Keith Durham


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

Stretching from the North Sea to the Solway Firth, the Border region has a sharply diverse landscape and was a battleground for over 300 years as the English and Scottish monarchs encouraged their subjects to conduct raids across their respective borders. This Warrior title will detail how this narrow strip of... Read more >
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Japanese Castles 1540-1640

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

The landscape of 16th- and 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful ‘daimyo’ of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus... Read more >
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Mary Tudor
Mary Tudor
Written by Anna Whitelock
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400066094
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Mary Tudor
Princess, Bastard, Queen
Written by Anna Whitelock


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $28.00

She was the first woman to inherit the throne of England, a key player in one of Britain’s stormiest eras, and a leader whose unwavering faith and swift retribution earned her the nickname “Bloody Mary.” Now, in this impassioned and absorbing debut, historian Anna Whitelock offers a modern perspective on Mary... Read more >
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Mary Tudor
Mary Tudor
Written by Anna Whitelock
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603986
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Mary Tudor
Princess, Bastard, Queen
Written by Anna Whitelock


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $16.99

She was the first woman to inherit the throne of England, a key player in one of Britain’s stormiest eras, and a leader whose unwavering faith and swift retribution earned her the nickname “Bloody Mary.” Now, in this impassioned and absorbing debut, historian Anna Whitelock offers a modern perspective on Mary... Read more >
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Conquest, Tribute, and Trade
Conquest, Tribute, and Trade
Written by Howard J. Erlichman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142117
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Conquest, Tribute, and Trade
The Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization
Written by Howard J. Erlichman


Format: Hardcover, 541 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $28.00

We in the 21st century like to think of our time as the era of globalization. In fact, the birth of that era took place some five hundred years ago—as the author shows in this fascinating, original work of economic history. He traces the roots of globalization to the rapacious pursuit... Read more >
Jane Boleyn
Jane Boleyn
Written by Julia Fox
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345510785
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Jane Boleyn
The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Written by Julia Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.00

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 Henry’s ruthless and absolute power–including her own husband and her sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn–Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarch was... Read more >
The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98
The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781846032547
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The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2008
Price: $21.95

The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned to invade and conquer China, ruled at the time by the Ming dynasty, and when the Korean court refused to... Read more >
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Jane Boleyn
Jane Boleyn
Written by Julia Fox, Read by Jenny Sterlin
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739358801
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Jane Boleyn
The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Written by Julia Fox
Read by Jenny Sterlin


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $15.00

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 Henry’s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarchy... Read more >
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Jane Boleyn
Jane Boleyn
Written by Julia Fox
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345504630
Our Price: $11.99
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Jane Boleyn
The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Written by Julia Fox


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $11.99

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 Henry’s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane’s allegiance to the volatile monarchy... Read more >
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