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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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Like most of those who study
history, he (Napoleon III) learned
from the mistakes of the past how
to make new ones.
- A. J. P Taylor

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MALEFICIUM: Witchcraft and Witch Hunting In The West
Gordon Napier    Book Number: 85745
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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King James VI and first in Daemonologie said, "The fearefull abounding at this time in this countrie, of these detestable slaves of the Devil, the Witches or enchanters, hath moved me to dispatch i...
OWEN TUDOR: Founding Father of the Tudor Dynasty
Terry Breverton    Book Number: 85757
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
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Calling the Tudors 'notorious' possibly demonstrates a lack of awareness about their Plantagenet predecessors, or a lack of knowledge of the Normans who preceded them. "In 1485, young Henry Tudor,...
PETERBOROUGH BOOK OF DAYS
Brian Jones    Book Number: 85759
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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In this addictive series, we have two in stock and this is the companion to Cheltenham Book Of Days code 85714. Dip into any day of the year from January 1st to 31st December to enjoy hundreds of ...
RELUCTANT AMBASSADOR: Life and Times of Sir Thomas Chaloner
Dan O'Sullivan    Book Number: 85761
Published price: £20
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"He experienced during the religious upheaval of political intrigue of four Tudor reigns, while many close to him lost their positions and even their lives." Serving in the household of Thomas Cro...
SCANDALOUS LIAISONS: Charles II and His Court
R. E. PRITCHARD    Book Number: 85764
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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An insight into the most hedonistic court in English history, the context is Restoration Libertinism and political events such as Charles II's secret deals with Louis XIV, the wars with the Dutch, ...
SECOND ANGLO-SIKH WAR
Amarpal Singh    Book Number: 85767
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Bibliophile price: £5.50
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The tale of the bloody war that ended in the conquest and annexation of the Punjab by the East India Company. A disgruntled garrison's chance killing of two young British officers sent to govern t...
SERVANTS' STORY: Managing A Great Country House
Pamela Sambrook    Book Number: 85768
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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The Leveson-Gower family, the Dukes of Sutherland, by the 1830s owned six main houses for their own use, forming a network servicing their peripatetic and, in many ways, restless lifestyle. Each h...
YEAR IN THE LIFE OF STUART BRITAIN
Andrea Zuvich    Book Number: 85780
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Hold on to your periwigs! We are taking a whirlwind tour of the history of Stuart Britain which encompassed the majority of the 17th century and the first 14 years of the 18th. The period is some...
YEAR IN THE LIFE OF VICTORIAN BRITAIN
Felicity Trotman    Book Number: 85781
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Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years and in those years Britain changed enormously not only through many scientific and technological advances such as the spread of railways, a transatlantic telegra...
ALEXANDRE: Fan Maker to the Courts of Europe
HELENE ALEXANDER    Book Number: 85784
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The celebrated fan maker Félix Alexandre (b.1823) was active in an age when the art of fan-making reached a glorious apogee. Brought together for the first time, here is an array of exquisite fans...
COOL: Presenting A Cooling Image
HELENE ALEXANDER & R. HARRIS    Book Number: 85785
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From the luxurious medieval languor of Lady Ashburton, photographed as Tennyson's Enid and clothed 'in apparel like the day' for the Devonshire House Ball of 1897, to the understated elegance of Mi...
PATRON SAINT OF PROSTITUTES
HELEN MATHERS    Book Number: 83343
Published price: £16.99
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In Victorian England, police forces were granted powers to force any woman they suspected of being a 'common prostitute' to undergo compulsory and invasive medical examination, while women who refu...
KING'S REVENGE
DON JORDAN & MICHAEL WALSH    Book Number: 84876
Published price: £11.99
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Sub-titled 'Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History', several months after the execution of Charles I in 1649, his elder son Charles, the Prince of Wales, wrote from exile in Holland...
IRELAND - THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER:
JEFFREY JAMES    Book Number: 85875
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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A country with a small population, Ireland has been invaded and exploited throughout its history, but the Irish have always fought back with tenacity and courage. In the first century AD the Irish ...
TIGER AND THE RUBY
KIEF HILLSBERY    Book Number: 85885
Published price: £18.99
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Sub-titled 'A Journey to the Other Side of British India', in this page-turning addition to the literature of the Great Game, the author sets out to discover the riddle of his ancestor Nigel Hallec...
AMERICAN SHARPE: The Adventures of an American Officer
GARETH GLOVER    Book Number: 85904
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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Written by an ex-Royal Navy officer and author of more than 40 books of previously unpublished archival material from the period, this is an excellent Pen & Sword publication. Charles Penman Gaird...
WARGAMER'S GUIDE TO THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE
DANIEL MERSEY    Book Number: 85913
Published price: £12.99
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Early imperial Rome is hugely popular with wargamers and this book covers the principate of 27-284 AD, offering the gamer a versatile force with high discipline and a range of different troop types...
EARLY ROMAN WARFARE
JEREMY ARMSTRONG    Book Number: 85914
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Sub-titled 'From the First Regal Period to the First Punic War' the author reviews both the literary sources and the latest archaeological evidence to provide a fresh analysis of Roman military org...
FOR THE GLORY OF ROME: A History of Warriors and Warfare
ROSS COWAN    Book Number: 85917
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Bibliophile price: £7.00
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A Roman legionary soldier was equipped with a heavy javelin, cut and thrust sword and a shield from shoulder to shin. As a member of a maniple of 120 men he was expected to form a unit of power to ...
HISTORY OF THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE COUNTRYSIDE
DAVID HEY    Book Number: 85930
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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Much more than just a guide book, this is a study of how our ancestors shaped the South Yorkshire countryside over the centuries, not only with monasteries, castles and parish churches, but also wi...
WARSHIP ANNE: An Illustrated History
RICHARD ENSOR    Book Number: 85934
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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A few miles to the east of Hastings, on the beach at Pett Level, lies the wreck of the warship Anne, and just a few times a year, at very low tides, it is possible to see her outline and some of he...
JOAN OF ARC: A History
HELEN CASTOR    Book Number: 84213
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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Of all the historical women who have gripped people's imaginations down the centuries, Joan of Arc is among the foremost. What sort of woman in the 15th century could dress as a man to lead the Fr...
JAPANESE ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85944
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Mostly in black and white but with some fine colour examples are the most beautiful Arabesques, lattice patterns, swastikas, stylised bamboos, friezes, Thomas W. Cutler's 'A Grammar of Japanese Orn...
MEDIEVAL ORNAMENT: Book and CD
CLARA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 85947
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Ornate scrollwork, engraved copper, French gold work, candlesticks in bronze, decorated reliquaries, beautiful enamelled earthenware tiles, painted ceilings, keystones, 14th and 15th century milita...
VILLAGE RECORDS
JOHN WEST    Book Number: 85948
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £9.00
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An unusual and now rare book first published in 1962, we have the third edition of 1997 published by Phillimore & Co. in their inimitable quality and style. Dr John West was at the forefront of lo...
IRELAND: 1001 Things You Need to Know
RICHARD KILLEEN    Book Number: 85354
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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No visitor to or historian of Ireland should miss the chance to read this enthralling celebration of the people, places and events which make the country unique. Richard Killeen is the author of se...
1666: Plague, War and Hellfire
REBECCA RIDEAL    Book Number: 85795
Published price: £27.99
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1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and...
BRADSHAW'S INTERNATIONAL AIR GUIDE
GEORGE BRADSHAW    Book Number: 85801
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £8.00
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First published in 1934, this facsimile reproduction advertising the Savoy and Austin Reed captures air travel's exhilarating golden age when ordinary citizens took to the skies and the Bradshaw gu...
BRITISH-INDIAN ARMY 1860-1914
PETER DUCKERS    Book Number: 85805
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For over 200 years the British maintained a powerful military system in India. If it is recalled at all in the popular imagination of today, the Victorian Indian Army remembered as much for its use...
CLIPPERS: The Ships That Shaped the World
DANIEL NOLAN    Book Number: 85810
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Clippers were the ultimate refinement of the merchant sailing ship and dominated ocean trade routes. The greatest wind-propelled vehicles ever, their seaworthiness and exceptional beauty was match...
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