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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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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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Arbella Stuart

Arbella Stuart

by Jill Armitage

Arbella Stuart : The Uncrowned Queen

In 1562, Elizabeth I, the last of Henry VIII's children, lay dying of smallpox, and the curse of the Tudor succession again reared its head. The queen was to recover, but the issue r...
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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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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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Cromwell's Women

Cromwell's Women

by Julian Whitehead

Cromwell's Women

Oliver Cromwell, a pivotal and often contentious character, has long been the focus of many historical works that chart his meteoric rise from being a middle-aged farmer from East Anglia with no previo...
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Emigrants

Emigrants

by James Evans

Emigrants : Why the English Sailed to the New World

TelegraphIn the 1600s, vast numbers of people left England for the Americas. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. Why did th...
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England's Witchcraft Trials

England's Witchcraft Trials

by Willow Winsham

England's Witchcarft Trials

About the Author

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

With the echo of that chilling injunction hundreds were accused and tried for witchcraft across England throughout the 16th and 17th...
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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 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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New World Inc.

New World Inc.

by John Butman & Simon Targett

New World Inc

Deeply researched and well-written' - Financial Times

In the mid-sixteenth century, England was a small and relatively insignificant kingdom on the periphery of Europe, and it had begun to face a daunting...
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Obligation, Entitlement And Dispute Under The English Poor Laws

Obligation, Entitlement And Dispute Under The English Poor Laws

by Steven King & Peter Jones

Obligation, Entitlement and Dispute Under the English Poor Laws

With its focus on poverty and welfare in England between the seventeenth and later nineteenth centuries, this book addresses a range of questions that are ...
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Pepy's London

Pepy's London

by Stephen Porter

Pepy's London : Everyday Life in London 1650 -1703

Samuel Pepys's London was a turbulent, boisterous city, enduring the strains caused by foreign wars, the Great Plague and the Great Fire, yet growing and prospering. Th...
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Pepys And His Contemporaries

Pepys And His Contemporaries

by Richard Ollard

Pepys And His Contemporaries

Samuel Pepys's Diary stands with Shakespeare and the King James Bible as an indisputable treasure of English literature. As a picture of England, and especially of London, in the age of King...
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Queen Anne

Queen Anne

by Anne Somerset

Queen Anne The Politics of Passion

Her personal life riven by passion, illness and intrigue, Queen Anne presided over some of the most momentous events in British history. Like Antonia Fraser's life of Marie Antoinette ...
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