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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare
Language: en
Pages: 561
Authors: Peter Reid
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01 - Publisher: Robinson Publishing

Quick and accessible introduction to a moment in history
A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Martyn Whittock
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life in this fascinating new portrait that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Thus we glimpse 11th-century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of
A Brief History of Venice
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Elizabeth Horodowich
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In this colourful new history of Venice, Elizabeth Horodowich, one of the leading experts on Venice, tells the story of the place from its ancient origins, and its early days as a multicultural trading city where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together at the crossroads between East and West. She
A Brief History of the Samurai
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Jonathan Clements
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Clements has a knack for writing suspenseful sure-footed conflict scenes: His recounting of the Korean invasion led by samurai and daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi reads like a thriller. If you're looking for a samurai primer, Clements' guide will keep you on the hook' Japan Times, reviewed as part of an Essential
A Brief History of Henry VIII
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Derek Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff? In his brilliant new history of the life