Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

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VICTORIA
DAISY GOODWIN    Book Number: 86176
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By the creator and screenwriter of the TV series Victoria, Daisy Goodwin 'writes deliciously'. Early one morning, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed...
ANTIGONUS THE ONE-EYED: Greatest of the Successors
JEFF CHAMPION    Book Number: 86351
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Written by an author who is clearly very knowledgeable of ancient history and society, all the dates in this work are BC unless otherwise noted. Plutarch described Antigonus the One-Eyed (382-301B...
SIR WATKIN'S TOURS
PAUL HERNON    Book Number: 86389
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Sub-titled 'Excursions to France, Italy and North Wales, 1768-71', Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Baronet of Wynnstay (1749-89), is one of those shadowy figures who crop up in history in various gui...
ROMANOV SISTERS
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 84983
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Sub-titled 'The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra', the four Romanov sisters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, were brutally murdered by revolutionaries in the fateful cellar...
1606 SHAKESPEARE AND THE YEAR OF LEAR
JAMES SHAPIRO    Book Number: 86304
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Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, 1606 is an intimate portrait of one of William Shakespeare's most inspired periods. The plague returns, the King's desire to bring Scotla...
HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN 21 WOMEN
JENNI MURRAY    Book Number: 86408
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Prejudice is faced by women every day despite the ever-growing feminist movement. The 21 women in this book rose above the low expectations of their gender - Boadicea, Queen Elizabeth I, Aphra Beh...
IN SEARCH OF SIR THOMAS BROWNE
HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86409
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Writer, physician, philosopher - Sir Thomas Browne was a master of arts and cited as an inspiration for great artists, from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jorge Luis Borges, to Virginia Woolf and Stephen ...
TRAMPLED WIFE: The Scandalous Life of Mary Eleanor Bowes
DEREK PALMER    Book Number: 86422
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The Queen's great-great-great-great-grandmother was known as the heiress to 'all the wealth of the north'. This is the full extraordinary story of the love, pathos, greed, kidnapping and adultery ...
HEAVEN HELP US
THOMAS CRAUGHWELL    Book Number: 86446
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There are patron saints for acrobats and jugglers, airline pilots and their passengers, bachelors, broadcasters, booksellers, choirboys, funeral directors, immigrants, motorcyclists, prisoners, swi...
VICTORIA CROSS
GARY MEAD    Book Number: 86464
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A military historian's balanced account of the VC's life and times which exposes the hypocrisy behind one of the UK's last sacred cows, and explores its role as a barometer for the shifting sands o...
COMPLETE BOOK OF WHO'S WHO IN THE BIBLE
PHILIP COMFORT & W. ELWELL    Book Number: 86466
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Damaris: Woman mentioned (Acts 17:34) as one of the first converts in the city of Athens, following Paul's preaching there. Since Luke singles her out by name, she may have been a person of import...
INFAMOUS MISTRESS
JOANNE MAJOR & SARAH MURDEN    Book Number: 86687
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Sub-titled 'The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott', here is an engaging and at times scandalous book about a tumultuous life. Divorced twice, infamous mistress, pris...
VALENTINE BAKER'S HEROIC STAND AT TASHKESSEN 1877
FRANK JASTRZEMBSKI    Book Number: 86717
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Colonel Valentine Baker's name is attached to one of the most notorious scandals of 19th century Victorian Britain. His name next surfaces as a soldier-of-fortune serving in Egypt during the 1880s...
WELLINGTON AGAINST SOULT: The Second Invasion of Portugal
DAVID BUTTERY    Book Number: 86719
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In Jean de Dieu Soult, Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, met one of his most formidable opponents. They confronted each other during one of the most remarkable and indeed neglected of th...
YORKSHIRE WITCH: The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman
SUMMER STREVENS    Book Number: 86722
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On the morning of 20th March 1809, 'The Yorkshire Witch' was hanged upon York's 'New Drop' gallows in front of a crowd of an estimated 20,000 people. Some had travelled all the way from Leeds, man...
LINLEY SAMBOURNE: Illustrator and Punch Cartoonist
LEONEE ORMOND    Book Number: 86627
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For more than 40 years, Linley Sambourne had been a draughtsman for the comic magazine Punch, rising to the position of 'First Cartoonist' in his final decade until his death in 1910. A natural hu...
SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER
TIMOTHY EGAN    Book Number: 86634
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Sub-titled 'The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis' this multi-award winning non-fiction Book of the Year is a darn good yarn. Charismatic, handsome and a famous portrait photogra...
THE COUNTESS: The Scandalous Life of Frances Villiers
TIM CLARKE    Book Number: 86742
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Fanny Twysden, the future Countess of Jersey, was one of the great beauties of her time. Clever and witty, she had enormous charm and was a leader of Society in the grandest sense, and a woman of ...
DOSTOYEVSKY: A Life of Contradiction
JUDITH GUNN    Book Number: 86746
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While studying Religion and Literature at Bristol University, Judith Gunn was fascinated by Dostoyevsky's account of prison in Siberia, 'The house of the dead', enamoured by the conflicted anti-her...
EDWARD II THE MAN: A Doomed Inheritance
STEPHEN SPINKS    Book Number: 86747
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Edward II lived in the shadow of Titans. His 20 year reign is wedged between those of his infinitely more successful father Edward I and his son Edward III, reigning for 35 and 50 years respective...
I WAS TRANSFORMED: Frederick Douglass An American Slave
LAURENCE FENTON    Book Number: 86769
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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...
PRISONER KING: Charles I In Captivity
JOHN MATUSIAK    Book Number: 86784
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In April 1646, reduced to anonymity and finally taking his leave of Oxford in the guise of a Roundhead serving man, King Charles I rode away from the previously safe haven of his headquarters and r...
IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT NORTH AFRICA
BARNABY ROGERSON    Book Number: 86510
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For over 40 years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled through North Africa, making sense of the region's complex and fascinating history which he tells through the lives of five men and one woman. Que...
REMBRANDT: The Complete Paintings
MANUTH, DE WINKEL, VAN LEEUWEN    Book Number: 86057
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The Dutch Golden Age of painting spawned some of history's greatest artists and artisans, but few can boast the genius and legacy of Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606-1669). Despite never leaving ...
WEST'S WORLD: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
LORNA GIBB    Book Number: 86890
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Dame Rebecca West was a woman of surprising contradictions - socialist, defender of women's suffrage, a disciple of St Augustine and lover of H. G. Wells, successful novelist and astute, prophetic ...
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DAVY CROCKETT
EDITED BY STEPHEN BRENNAN    Book Number: 86935
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David Crockett of Tennessee became King of the Wild Frontier. A local hero and honest man, he was made a Justice of the Peace, elected Colonel of a local militia regiment and later to the Tennesse...
JANE AUSTEN: The Banker's Sister
E. J. CLERY    Book Number: 87032
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In 2013 the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney announced that Jane Austen would appear on the redesigned £10 note. Few noted a fact that the £10 'Austen' bank note was already in existenc...
STILICHO: The Vandal Who Saved Rome
IAN HUGHES    Book Number: 87022
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The story of Flavius Stilicho who defended the West from the Goths under Alaric and who was in control when the Vandals, Alans and Sueves crossed the Rhine in 406 and 'devastated' Gaul. It was Sti...
BLAZING STAR
ALEXANDER LARMAN    Book Number: 87116
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The life and times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester was one short in duration but long on scandal. His misdeeds included the abduction of his future wife, banishment from court, and some of the m...
HOUDINI AND CONAN DOYLE
CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD    Book Number: 87066
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Harry Houdini was the world's foremost magician, a friend of Conan Doyle, but was sceptical of his belief in the supernatural. At the age of 11 he attended 'a series of séances' in a failed attemp...
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