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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TRAMPLED WIFE: The Scandalous Life of Mary Eleanor Bowes
DEREK PALMER    Book Number: 86422
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
REMBRANDT: The Complete Paintings
MANUTH, DE WINKEL, VAN LEEUWEN    Book Number: 86057
Bibliophile price: £150.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
INFAMOUS MISTRESS
JOANNE MAJOR & SARAH MURDEN    Book Number: 86687
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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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...
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