Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

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AMERICAN SHARPE: The Adventures of an American Officer
GARETH GLOVER    Book Number: 85904
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Written by an ex-Royal Navy officer and author of more than 40 books of previously unpublished archival material from the period, this is an excellent Pen & Sword publication.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...
CATHERINE THE GREAT: Portrait of a Woman
ROBERT K. MASSIE    Book Number: 85808
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This absorbing account of Catherine the Great's reign incorporates the 20 years research findings of Isabel de Madariaga. She has written an account of Catherine's life which disentangles myth fro...
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY    Book Number: 85979
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A Yale University Press first edition 2010 by the prize-winning classicist who combines scholarship with storytelling. Grounded in scrupulous analysis of ancient sources from documents on papyrus ...
CLIVE: Founder of British India
C. BRAD FAUGHT    Book Number: 85989
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One of the excellent Potomac Military Profiles series, this lively, informed and balanced account of the great military and political leader shows that Robert Clive (1724-1774) was an unlikely mili...
CAESAR: The Life of a Colossus
ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY    Book Number: 85953
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Caius Julius Caesar - Politician. General. Historian. Soldier. Lover. Adrian Goldsworthy explores the life of this ancient political titan and identifies his place in the ancient Mediterranean wor...
QUEEN'S EMBROIDERER: A True Story of Paris, Lovers
JOAN DEJEAN    Book Number: 85897
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The royal embroiderer of the title is Jean Magoulet, a gainier or maker of leather goods who was appointed royal glove supplier to the French Queen Marie Thérèse and King Louis XIV and who then som...
THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents In Love and War
IAN BURUMA    Book Number: 85900
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A moving account of what it meant to be Jewish and English in one of the most troubled times of the last century. Throughout a devoted 60 year marriage that spanned the terror and separation of tw...
WICKED BOY: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
KATE SUMMERSCALE    Book Number: 85902
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On 8 July 1895 Robert aged 13 and a plater at West Ham Docks, and Nathanael (Nattie) Coombes aged 12 set off from their home in Plaistow to go and see W.G. Grace playing at Lord's cricket ground. T...
VICTORIANS UNDONE: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
KATHRYN HUGHES    Book Number: 86111
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Five corporeal conundrums locating five body parts at the moment they create crises in individual lives - Lady Flora's Belly, Charles Darwin's Beard, George Eliot's Hand, Fanny Cornforth's Mouth an...
YOUNG AND DAMNED AND FAIR:
GARETH RUSSELL    Book Number: 86114
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Moving effortlessly between a private, inner world and the public life of the Henrician court, here is an unparalleled view into a tragic chapter of Tudor history. We learn a great deal about 16th...
AKBAR: The Great Emperor of India
EDIT BY GIAN CARLO CALZA    Book Number: 86122
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Produced in association with the Fondazione Art Museum of Rome for an exhibition a few years ago, this is a lavishly produced volume on the origins and originality of Indo-Islamic art and architect...
REGARDING THOMAS ROWLANDSON 1757-1827
MATTHEW PAYNE & JAMES PAYNE    Book Number: 86296
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From a pair who have written extensively on Thomas Rowlandson and his circle, Matthew Payne is a Senior Archivist at the London Metropolitan Archives and was formerly in the Manuscripts Section of ...
BLAZING STAR: The Life and Times of John Wilmot
ALEXANDER LARMAN    Book Number: 86066
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The life of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester was short in duration, but long on scandal. His misdeeds included the abduction of his future wife, banishment from court, and some of the most expli...
TIGRESS OF FORLI: The Life of Caterina Sforza
ELIZABETH LEV    Book Number: 86081
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"If I were to write the story of my life, I would shock the world." - Caterina Sforza (1463-1509) famously said. In the words of the New York Times hundreds of years later they describe her world ...
KATHERINE HOWARD: The Tragic Story
JOSEPHINE WILKINSON    Book Number: 86236
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"The Queen was escorted by the Constable of the Tower, attended by her almoner and four ladies. She wore a grey damask gown lined with fur over a scarlet kirtle and an ermine mantle, while an Engli...
NICHOLAS II: The Last Tsar
MICHAEL PATERSON    Book Number: 86252
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The tragic life of Tsar Nicholas and his Romanov wife and children has long haunted the world's imagination. He ruled one sixth of the earth's land area, representing a regime that lasted 300 year...
NEWTON: Brief Lives
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 86199
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Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, an MP, Master of the Mint and President of the Royal Society, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) the author of Principia one of the most important books in the history ...
CHRONICLE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC:
PHILIP MATYSZAK    Book Number: 82573
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Hannibal's bid to conquer Rome is legendary, but how well known is Scipio Africanus who finally defeated him in 202 BC? Likewise, the great orator Cicero is a major figure in Roman history, but hav...
BRAND LUTHER
ANDREW PETTEGREE    Book Number: 86141
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Sub-titled 'How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into A Center Of Publishing, Made Himself The Most Famous Man In Europe - And Started The Protestant Reformation'. Martin Luther's life as ...
CHRONICLE OF THE QUEENS OF EGYPT:
JOYCE TYLDESLEY    Book Number: 86143
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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...
ELIZABETH: The Forgotten Years
JOHN GUY    Book Number: 86150
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She had the body of a woman, and the heart of a lion. Elizabeth I, the fierce Queen of England, is an example of Britain's iconic monarchs; she is a queen who wielded her power, particularly after ...
KING JOHN AND THE ROAD TO MAGNA CARTA
STEPHEN CHURCH    Book Number: 86156
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Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, Church reveals how a king famous for his misrule gave rise to Magna Carta, the blueprint for good governance. King John (1166-1216) ...
QUEEN VICTORIA
CHRISTOPHER HIBBERT    Book Number: 86167
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Hibbert's Victoria is not only the formidable, demanding, capricious queen of popular imagination, she is also often shy, diffident and vulnerable, prone to giggling fits and outbursts of weeping. ...
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 ...
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