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The Bicycle Book by Bella Bathurst
A rip-roaring narrative celebration of the 21st century's great transport success story: the bicycle. Millions of us now cycle, some obsessively, and this glorious concoction of history, anecdote, adventure and lycra-clad pedalling is the perfect read for two-wheelers of all kinds.
Kings and Queens by Collins
With over 200 colour and black & white illustrations supporting a clear and informative text, Collins Need to Know? Kings and Queens is the essential reference guide to the lives and times of the monarchs of the British Isles and Ireland. Containing biographies and historical background to rulers fr ...Show more
Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus by Michael Psellus
This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline.
The Paston Letters by Norman Davis (Introduction by, Editor, Notes by)
The Pastons of Norfolk left behind them an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England in the earliest great collection of family letters in English. The letters span three generations and most were written during the reigns of HenryVI, Edward IV, and Richard III, in a period ofpolitical t ...Show more
Gloriana by Roy Strong
The history of the portraiture of Elizabeth I is that of the manufacture of an image powerful enough to hold together a people divided by a rigid social hierachy and religious belief. The success of this image is shown by the love inspired by a monarch who was \\
Pirates - An Illustrated History of Privateers, Buccaneers, and Pirates from the Sixteenth Century to the Present by David Cordingly (Editor)