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Blood Sisters : The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

Blood Sisters : The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

by Sarah Gristwood

Blood Sisters : The Women Behind the Wars of the Roses

'Blood Sisters' is the thrilling history of the noblewomen who endured the Wars of the Roses. The events of the Wars of the Roses are usually described in terms of...
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Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria

by Yvonne M. Ward

Censoring Queen Victoria : How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon

When Queen Victoria died, two gentlemen were commissioned with the monumental task of editing her vast correspondence. It would be the firs...
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A Force To Be Reckoned  With : A History of the Women's Institute.

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute.

by Jane Robinson

A Force To Be Reckoned With : A History of the Women's Institute

Everyone knows three things about the Women's Institute: that they spent the war making jam; the sensational Calendar Girls were WI; and, more recently, ...
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A Quest in the Middle East

A Quest in the Middle East

by Liora Lukitz

A Quest in the Middle East: Gertrude Bell and the Making of Modern Iraq

Gertrude Bell was a commanding figure: scholar, linguist, archaeologist, traveller and 'orientalist'. A remarkable woman in male-dominated Edwardi...
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A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

by Brenda Ashford

A Spoonful Of Sugar : A Nanny's Story of Hard Times, Love and Happiness in Wartime England

'They say you can never truly love a child that is not your own, but that goes against every instinct that runs through me. For ...
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A Woman In The Shadow Of World War II

A Woman In The Shadow Of World War II

by Helena Hall

A Woman In The Shadow Of World War II

Helena Hall's daily diary of the war years, from 1940 to 1945, is one of the most vivid, detailed and evocative personal records of the Second World War as it was experienced by peo...
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Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set

Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set

by Sinclair McKay

The Angel Of Charleston : Grace Higgins Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Set 1920-70

Grace Higgens (1903-1983), described by Duncan Grant as 'the angel of Charleston', arrived at the Gordon Square house of Vanessa Bell in ...
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Anne Boleyn : Fatal Attraction

Anne Boleyn : Fatal Attraction

by G.W.Bernard

Anne Boleyn : Fatal Attraction

In this groundbreaking new biography, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England's most captivating queens.

Through a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century s...
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Arbella : England's Lost Queen

Arbella : England's Lost Queen

by Sarah Gristwood

Arbella : England's Lost Queen

Taking as its background one of the most famous periods of British history, Sarah Gristwood's historical biography focuses on a hitherto forgotten figure: Arbella Stuart, the niece of Mary...
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Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

by Pamela Cox

Bad Girls In Britain : Gender Justice and Welfare 1900-1950

Publishing for the first time in paperback, this major study of the history of British 'bad girls' uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal text...
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Becoming Queen

Becoming Queen

Becoming Queen Becoming Queen

by Kate Williams

Becoming Queen

Our perception of Victoria the Queen is coloured by portraits of her older, widowed self - her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time. But Becoming Queen reveals an energ...
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Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

by Margaret Powell

Below Stairs : The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid

Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin...As a kitchen maid - the lowest of the low - s...
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Bess Of Hardwick : P

Bess Of Hardwick : P

by David N. Durant

Bess Of Hardwick : Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast

This is a fascinating biography of an extraordinary woman that will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the sixteenth century and in Tudor history.

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Biscuit Girls

Biscuit Girls

by Hunter Davies

Biscuit Girls : Love, Life and Hardship in a Northern Factory

Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr's biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and wa...
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Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

by Jane Robinson

Bluestockings : The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education

In 1869, when five women enrolled at university for the first time in British history, the average female brain was thought to be 150 gra...
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Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

by Pam Rhodes

Bobby On The Beat : The True Story of a 1950s Policewoman

A fascinating slice of 1950s life Pamela Rhodes, tells her story of life as a policewoman in Bobby on the Beat. When Pam joined in the 1950s the force's female r...
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Britannia's Daughters : The Story of the WRENS

Britannia's Daughters : The Story of the WRENS


Britannia's Daughters : The Story of the WRENS

The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 when the call was for volunteers to release a man for sea service. At the peak there was over 5,000 women serving in Brit...
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Campaigning For The Vote : Kate Parry Frye's Suffrage Diary

Campaigning For The Vote : Kate Parry Frye's Suffrage Diary


Campaigning For the Vote : Kate Parry Frye's Suffrage Diary

Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to convert the men and women of England to the cause of women’s suffrag...
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Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

by Eva Petulengro

Caravans and Wedding Bands : Memories of a Romany Life

For Romany Eva Petulengro, marrying outside her culture was a big step to take. And now she had to adapt to living with a gorger - and her husband had to adapt to l...
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Catherine Of Aragon

Catherine Of Aragon

by Giles Tremlett

Catherine Of Aragon : Henry's Spanish Queen

The image of Catherine of Aragon has always suffered in comparison to the vivacious eroticism of Anne Boleyn. But when Henry VIII married Catherine, she was an auburn-haired b...
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