Formidable whether writing fiction or, as in this case, history, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England’s queens in the century after the Norman Conquest. In Weir’s hands these five extraordinary women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
*Listed as one of the Guardian’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time*
‘Some books simply exude excitement and self-confidence, as if the writer is on fire with ideas, or intoxicated with information. This is one of those titles…remains unsurpassed’ Robert McCrum, The Guardian
‘Brilliantly written and researched, The Last Days of Hitler remains the most vivid account of the final Wagnerian chapter of Hitler’s tyranny’ Max Hastings
In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler was a complete…
In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God’s work.
For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic…
The European World Edited by Beat Kumin, a simple and comprehensive book about early modern Europe (1500-1800), covering religion, society, politics, culture. Includes maps, diagrams, pictures. Very informative and clear. Used but in perfect condition still with little wear on the front and back covers only.
The story of the world’s greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, artisans and pioneers. Now Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete Story of Egypt – charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into a context that we can all relate to.
Joann Fletcher uncovers some…
On 25 June 1950 the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam.
Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human…