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Letters on England
Letters on England
Paperback      ISBN: 014044386x
Also known as the Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques, Voltaire's response to his exile in England offered the French public of 1734 a panoramic view of British culture. Perceiving them as a veiled attack against the ancien regime, however, the French government ordered the letters burned and Voltaire persecuted.
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Desert Queen
The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia
Paperback      ISBN: 0385495757
Recounts the life of Gertrude Bell, an Englishwoman adventurer in the style of Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen, who explored parts of the Arab world around the time of World War I and helped create the modern Middle East. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. PW.
To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette
To the Scaffold
The Life of Marie Antoinette
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688073018
Describes Marie Antoinette's childhood in Vienna and her marriage to Louis XVI and the political climate of France during her husband's reign
A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts
A Man for All Seasons
A Play in Two Acts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679728228
Consciences of Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII are poles apart in the religious conflict over the king's marriage to Anne Boleyn
The Children of Henry VIII
The Children of Henry VIII
Paperback      ISBN: 0345407865
Provides an in-depth look at the major political happenings that occured following the death of Henry VIII, delving into the roles of his heirs--Edward, "Bloody" Mary, and Elizabeth I--in regard to England and the monarchy as a whole. Reprint. NYT.
The Trial of Charles I: A Documentary History
The Trial of Charles I
A Documentary History
Paperback      ISBN: 0874514991
On January 6, 1649, the House of Commons passed an act for
Six Wives of Henry VIII
Six Wives of Henry VIII
Paperback      ISBN: 0802136834
Profiles each of Henry VIII's six wives, describing their backgrounds, personalities, relationship to the king, and ultimate demise, and shows how each reflected the perceptions of women and marriage at the time.
The Oxford Companion to Scottish History
The Oxford Companion to Scottish History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0192116967
The Oxford Companion to Scottish History has more than 170 expert contributors. It interprets history broadly, including archaeology, architecture, climate, culture, folk belief, geology, and the langauages of Scotland. It covers more than 20 centuries of history, including immigrants, migrants, and emigrants. It extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, the Western Isles to the Borders. It deals extensively with Scots abroad, from Canada to Russia to New Zealand. More than 500,000 words in length, it is comprehensive. It includes entries on historical figures from Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace to James (Paraffin) Young. It covers Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty. It ranges from clans to Clearances and Covenanters. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History has a broader range of topics and approches, and a more much more authoritative list of contributors than any of its competitors. It also stands alone in providing analysis of issues such as national identity and living standards.

The Columbia Companion to British History
The Columbia Companion to British History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231107927
Over four thousand entries cover important individuals, events, organizations, movements, and concepts in the political, social, economic, religious, and cultural history of Great Britain
Scottish Clans and Tartans
Scottish Clans and Tartans
Hardcover      ISBN: 1585740942