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1666 Plague, War and Hellfire

1666 Plague, War and Hellfire

by Rebecca Rideal

1666 : Plague, War and Hellfire

1666 was a watershed year for England. The outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and w...
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A Stain In The Blood

A Stain In The Blood

by Joe Moshenska

A Stain the Blood : The Remarkable Voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby

A Stain in the Blood : The Remarkable Voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby

"A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives". (Ruth Scurr)....
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Accused: British Witches Throughout History

Accused: British Witches Throughout History

by Willopw Winsham

Accused : British Witches Throughout History

The image of the witch - crook-nosed, unpleasant of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is well established in the popular imagination. For hundreds ...
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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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Aubrey's Brief Lives

Aubrey's Brief Lives

by John Aubrey

Aubrey's Brief Lives

This book is with an introduction by Ruth Scurr. John Aubrey was a modest man, a self-styled antiquarian and the man who invented modern biography. His 'lives' of the prominent figures of his genera...
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Black Tom

Black Tom

by Andrew Hopper

Black Tom : Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution

Sir Thomas Fairfax, not Oliver Cromwell, was creator and commander of Parliament's New Model Army from 1645 to1650. Although Fairfax emerged as England's most su...
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Britain In The Middle East 1619-1971

Britain In The Middle East 1619-1971

by Robert T Harrison

Britain in the Middle East 1619-1971

Britain in the Middle East provides a comprehensive survey of British involvement in the Middle East, exploring their mutual construction and influence across the entire historical s...
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Cavalier And Roundhead Spies

Cavalier And Roundhead Spies

by Julian Whitehead

Cavalier and Roundhead Spies : Intelligence in the Civil War and Commonwealth

The crucial part played by intelligence and espionage techniques - by spying - in Britain during the Civil Wars and the Commonwealth has rare...
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Charles II

Charles II

by Clare Jackson

Charles II Star King

Charles II has always been one of the most instantly recognisable British kings - both in his physical appearance, disseminated through endless portraits, prints and pub signs, and in his complicate...
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Coffers, Clysters., Comfrey And Coifs

Coffers, Clysters., Comfrey And Coifs

by Janet Few

Coffers, Clysters, Comfrey and Coifs : the Lives of Our Seventeenth Century Ancestors

Janet Few explains how our seventeenth-century ancestors lived, from their homes, furnishings and gardens to the clothes they wore, t...
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Cromwell

Cromwell

by David Horspool

Oliver Cromwell

Although he styled himself 'His Highness', adopted the court ritual of his royal predecessors, and lived in the former royal palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court, Oliver Cromwell was not a king - in sp...
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Culloden

Culloden

by Trevor Royale

Culloden : Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire

The Battle of Culloden has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between Scottish forces su...
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Emigrants

Emigrants

by James Evans

Emigrants

During the course of the seventeenth century nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. Ther...
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Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria

by Dominic Pearce

Henrietta Maria

At the heart of the English Civil War stands the wife of Charles I, Henrietta Maria. She came to England in 1625 at the age of fifteen, undermined by her greedy French entourage, blocked by the forceful ...
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James I Scotland's King of England

James I Scotland's King of England

by John Matusiak

James I Scotland's King of England

Few kings have been more savagely caricatured or grossly misunderstood than England's first Stuart. Yet, as this biography demonstrates, the modern tendency to downplay his defects and...
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James II

James II

by David Womersley

James II : The Last Catholic King

The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves o...
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James II King In Exile

James II King In Exile

by John Callow

James II : King in Exile

JAMES II was Britain's last Catholic king. The spectacular collapse of his regime in 1688 and the seizure of his throne by his nephew William of Orange are the best-known events of his reign. Bu...
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Killers Of The King

Killers Of The King

by Charles Spencer

Killers of the King : The Men who Dared to Execute Charles I

January, 1649. After seven years of fighting in the bloodiest war in Britain's history, Parliament had overpowered King Charles I and now faced a problem: wha...
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Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

by Lucy Moore

Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

'Fascinating... A vivid account' - Philippa Gregory, The TimesIn the mid-seventeenth century, England was divided by Civil War, but inside the home domestic life continued as it always had d...
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Love, Madness And Scandal

Love, Madness And Scandal

by Dr Johanna Luthman

Love, Madness, and Scandal : The Life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck

The high society of Stuart, England found Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck (1602-1645) an exasperating woman. She lived at a ...
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