Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

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SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TRAGIC LIFE: A Biography
FRANK HARRIS    Book Number: 56215
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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First published in 1909 as 'The Man Shakespeare and his Tragic Life Story' this is a lively biography of England's and arguably the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. A pro...
THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE
ELIZABETH GASKELL    Book Number: 56221
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In devoting two years of her own life to 'The Life of Charlotte Brontë', Elizabeth Gaskell wrote what with good reason has been held up as ‘the first successful biography of a woman by a woman’. Ch...
GEORGE ELIOT
MATHILDE BLIND    Book Number: 56224
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This is the first full-length biography of George Eliot, published just three years after her death, by a freethinking German-Jewish émigré and proto-feminist: the first to tackle the Lewes relatio...
MOHAMMED
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 56597
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According to Mohammed, the one true religion was revealed to five great prophets before him - Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. But each time their message was ignored and people chose to worsh...
ELIZABETH: Renaissance Prince
LISA HILTON    Book Number: 81767
Published price: $27
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Elizabeth I is perhaps the Queen who fascinates and enthrals us the most. We picture her as a strong woman in her splendid, richly-embroidered gowns with a large lace ruff around her neck, her red ...
BUCK WHALEY'S MEMOIRS
THOMAS 'BUCK JERUSALEM' WHALEY    Book Number: 82394
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First published in 1906, here is a superb journal of a man variously described as a rake, a man-about-town, and a gambler. 'The notes I have made and the various Journals I have kept of my voyages...
DEFENDING THE CITY OF GOD
SHARAN NEWMAN    Book Number: 82607
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In an age dominated by powerful men, Queen Melisende ruled Jerusalem, yet her name is scarcely known today. It was the time of the Crusades, when a multicultural world was forming as Templar knight...
ISABELLA: The Warrior Queen
KIRSTIN DOWNEY    Book Number: 82614
Published price: $35
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An engrossing new portrait of one of the most fascinating and controversial women who have ever lived. Queen Isabella set the stage for modern Europe and America. Using Muslim, Jewish and Christi...
COMPLETE ROMAN EMPEROR IMPERIAL LIFE
MICHAEL SOMMER    Book Number: 82575
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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...
ROMANTIC OUTLAWS:
CHARLOTTE GORDON    Book Number: 82590
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Two 'Mary's, both rule breakers, both fearless writers, and a mother and daughter whose names are forever emblazoned in history. When 'no one has ever examined their lives in one book - until now',...
KATHERINE HOWARD: The Tragic Story
JOSEPHINE WILKINSON    Book Number: 82701
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Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived! The six wives of Henry VIII are one of his most defining features as a monarch and Josephine Wilkinson dedicates her book to telling the trag...
ALEXANDRIA: The Last Nights of Cleopatra
PETER STOTHARD    Book Number: 83121
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During the 2010 Arab Spring, Sir Peter Stothard's memoir on discovering Cleopatra was disturbed by the intense conflict occurring around the Middle East and revolution in Egypt. This personal recol...
CAPTAIN'S WIFE
ABBY JANE MORRELL    Book Number: 83128
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From a terrific series of first-hand accounts that bring vividly to life the experiences of sailors, the volume is abridged and edited for a modern readership with a new introduction explaining the...
CHAUCER'S TALE: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
ANNA GARBEDIAN & PAUL STROHM    Book Number: 83131
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The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of 1386, t...
JOHN MILTON: A Hero for Our Time
DAVID HAWKES    Book Number: 83162
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John Milton wrote one of the greatest poems in English, Paradise Lost, but he was also a keen political activist who produced numerous pamphlets in defence of Oliver Cromwell's revolutionary govern...
NAKED IN THE MARKETPLACE: The Lives of George Sand
BENITA EISLER    Book Number: 83176
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The first European bestselling novelist, George Sand was the French author of nearly 90 works of fiction, 20,000 letters and thousands of pages of autobiographical texts and political commentary. ...
SHAKESPEARE AND THE COUNTESS:
CHRIS LAOUTARIS    Book Number: 83192
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Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by the Telegraph and Observer, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new perspective on the life and fortunes of William Shakespea...
WILDE'S WOMEN
ELEANOR FITZSIMONS    Book Number: 83206
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Like Oscar, his tragic and witty niece Dolly also loved fast cars, cocaine and foreign women. Wilde's story and legacy is told through the life of his women including Florence Balcombe, actress Li...
LIONHEART: The True Story of England's Crusader King
DOUGLAS BOYD    Book Number: 83339
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History books say that Richard I, our Crusader King, was brave, patriotic, and heroic, but was he really as valiant as we are led to believe? Although given the nickname Lionheart because of his mi...
ON THE TRAIL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
J. KEITH CHEETHAM    Book Number: 83341
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First published in 2006 and this paperback edition 2007, we don't know where it has been lurking for the last ten years, but are thrilled to find in perfect condition. It is the most comprehensive...
QUEEN OF THE COURTESANS: Fanny Murray
BARBARA WHITE    Book Number: 83345
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Fanny was a beautiful Georgian prostitute of the 1750s, especially admired for her bosoms 'those fair hemispheres, those orbs of more than snowy whiteness, which seemed to pant for release from irk...
A FRAGILE STONE: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter
MICHAEL CARD    Book Number: 82402
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Other than Jesus Himself, there is none other from the Gospels as well referenced (almost 200 times!) as Simon Peter, "the rock" upon which the new church would be built. But, as anybody with a pas...
MICHAEL FARADAY AND THE ELECTRICAL CENTURY
IWAN RHYS MORUS    Book Number: 83415
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Bibliophile's head office is based exactly where Michael Faraday made his early electrical experiments, at Trinity Buoy Wharf on the River Thames. Faraday is a giant of science history and a pione...
MANET
ALAN KRELL    Book Number: 82804
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Dripping with colour this beautiful heavyweight softback has hundreds of mono and colour examples plus drawings and posters. Edouard Manet (1832-83) is ubiquitous in the popular imagination as the...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSAN WATKINS    Book Number: 82805
Published price: $40
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With superb photography by Mark Fiennes, this big glamorous Thames & Hudson publication has no less than 194 colour illustrations, recreating the world in which Mary Queen of Scots lived, from the ...
WREN
MARGARET WHINNEY    Book Number: 83087
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Margaret Whinney (1897-1975) was a much published author and Reader in Art History at the Courtauld Institute from 1950-1964 - she was also the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens! In 1971 she p...
LIBERTY OR DEATH! The Life & Campaigns of Richard L. Vowell
MARIA PAEZ VICTOR    Book Number: 83661
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When Richard Vowell bought his commission in the First Venezuelan Lancers in 1817, he was joining the legendary revolutionary army of Simon Bolivar which would gain independence for Venezuela, Colo...
MARTIN LUTHER: Catholic Dissident
PETER STANFORD    Book Number: 83743
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500 years after Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Peter Stanford examines the man, the myth and the mass movement that his act of rebellion provoked. Mart...
EDVARD MUNCH
HAJO DÜCHTING    Book Number: 83900
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Arguably the most important Scandinavian artist, and one who led the way into Expressionism, this book celebrates the life and work of Edvard Munch in his exploration of the human psyche and emotio...
RICHARD III: England's Black Legend
DESMOND SEWARD    Book Number: 83935
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Few figures in English history divide opinion so sharply as Richard III. There is Shakespeare's portrayal of him as a misshapen "hell hound", yet a vociferous minority see him as a victim of Tudor...
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