Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Biographies of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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BESS OF HARDWICK: First Lady of Chatsworth
MARY S. LOVELL    Book Number: 82666
Published price: £12.99
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How did Bess, born in 1527 to a gentleman farmer and his wife, rise to become a wealthy, powerful woman who numbered Queen Elizabeth I amongst her friends? In this well-researched and highly readab...
EINSTEIN'S GREATEST MISTAKE: The Life of A Flawed Genius
DAVID BODANIS    Book Number: 87462
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A perceptive biography which shows how a genius fell out of favour with the scientific world. Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of...
PRINCE WHO BEAT THE EMPIRE
MOIN MIR    Book Number: 87419
Published price: £18.99
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Sub-titled 'How an Indian Ruler Took on the Might of the East India Company', here is an acclaimed history of empire and resistance and the moving story of the rebel prince who beat the world's mos...
LIFE AND WORKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
ROSALIND ORMISTON    Book Number: 87265
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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Regarded by many as the greatest artist who ever lived, and even in his own lifetime revered as a multi-talented genius, Leonardo da Vinci left only a small number of completed paintings, together ...
CHRONICLE OF THE QUEENS OF EGYPT:
JOYCE TYLDESLEY    Book Number: 86143
Published price: £19.95
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Surprisingly, this is the first book ever to recount the full history of the colourful queens of Egypt. Its vivid biographies cover 3,000 years of Egyptian queenship from Early Dynastic times unti...
VERDI: Life & Times
BARBARA MEIER    Book Number: 87747
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Beautifully designed with colour typography and many colour plates, this is one of the acclaimed Life & Times Haus Publishing biographies. Giuseppe Verdi, the popular genius behind Rigoletto, Aida...
SULTAN OF ZANZIBAR
MARTYN DOWNER    Book Number: 87727
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Sub-titled 'The Bizarre World of Spectacular Hoaxes of Horace de Vere Cole' here is the story of a volatile, unhappy fantasist who is both a transgressor and a product of his age. A generation kne...
KEATS
ANDREW MOTION    Book Number: 87875
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The outline of the story of John Keats's life is well known - the archetypal life of the Romantic genius, critically spurned and dying young. In this celebrated biography and valuable work of scho...
MARIE ANTOINETTE'S CONFIDANTE
GERI WALTON    Book Number: 87615
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'The Rise and Fall of the Princess de Lamballe' the book is a fascinating insight into how the closest to the King and Queen viewed the French Revolution. Using sources primarily from t...
ANNE BOLEYN: Adultery, Heresy, Desire
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 88001
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Anne Boleyn is one of the most enigmatic figures in English history, and even the people who knew her at the time were sharply divided. Did she really love Henry VIII or was she a ruthless opportu...
CATHERINE OF ARAGON: An Intimate Life
AMY LICENCE    Book Number: 88006
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Catherine of Aragon believed to the end of her life that she was a Henry VIII's true and lawful wife, inheriting a fighting spirit from her formidable mother Isabella of Castile. Catherine arrived ...
LA REINE BLANCHE: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters
SARAH BRYSON    Book Number: 88014
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Interest in the Tudor period has exploded in recent years with numerous TV documentaries and the publication of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning trilogy. But a key figure of the era has been neglect...
AND I'D DO IT AGAIN
AIMÉE CROCKER    Book Number: 88024
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An American heiress, Bohemian, world traveller and author best known for her adventures in the Far East, Aimée Crocker's extravagant parties and collections of husbands and lovers, adopted children...
BYRON IN LOVE
EDNA O'BRIEN    Book Number: 88035
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Hailed as a delight from start to finish on publication, this is a compact and mischievously complicit biography of the great Romantic poet and enfant terrible by the Irish novelist Edna O'Brien. ...
RESOLUTION: Two Brothers, a Nation in Crisis, a World at War
DAVID RUTLAND & EMMA ELLIS    Book Number: 88079
Published price: £30
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A two-generation saga of the Manners family, Resolution shares the history of John Masters, Marquis of Granby, who famously led a cavalry charge during the Seven Years War and his two sons - Charle...
DEVICES AND DESIRES: Bess of Hardwick
KATE HUBBARD    Book Number: 87797
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The Earl of Shrewsbury wrote to Bess of Hardwick, 23rd October 1585: 'I have sene throwlie into your devices and desires.' Aided by a quartet of judicious marriages and a shrewd head for business,...
LAWRENCE IN ARABIA: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly
SCOTT ANDERSON    Book Number: 87814
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The 2014 bestseller we have discovered on our travels in US heavyweight softback edition, this is the book that definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed. The...
RIBBONS AMONG THE RAJAHS
PATRICK WHEELER    Book Number: 87830
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'A History of British Women in India Before the Raj' here is a largely forgotten study of social history of the European women of the early colonial period. Patrick Wheeler argues how t...
SOUL OF THE AGE:
JONATHAN BATE    Book Number: 87832
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How did plague turn William Shakespeare from a jobbing hack into a courtly poet? How did Bottom's dream rewrite the Bible? How did Shakespeare's plays lead to the deaths of an earl and a king? A...
WHAT REGENCY WOMEN DID FOR US
RACHEL KNOWLES    Book Number: 87843
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The Regency period 1780-1820 was not always an age of romance. There was no system of equal opportunities and women had very few rights. There were huge variations in the amount of education that...
COMPLETE ROMAN EMPEROR IMPERIAL LIFE
MICHAEL SOMMER    Book Number: 87768
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £12.50
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From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, 80 quotations from ancient commentators, fact boxes, maps and more, seven thematic chapters cover foundation, power and imperial building projects. How did a m...
I WAS TRANSFORMED: Frederick Douglass An American Slave
LAURENCE FENTON    Book Number: 86769
Published price: £20
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Tall and strong and most importantly black, Frederick Douglass, the 27 year old runaway slave who had recently been catapulted to fame by the publication of his incendiary autobiography stood out a...
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