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The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey (by Leanda de Lisle)

HarperPress (04 Mar, 2010)

The Royal succession in Tiudor England was a very dangerous and unstable. Henry VIII's Third Succession Act 1543 granted Henry the right to bequeath the Crown in his Will. It returned both of Henry's daughters Mary and Elizabeth to the line of succession, behind Edward, any potential children of his, and any potential children of Henry by his current wife Catherine Parr. His Will specified that, in default ...

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The Dark Side of Christian History (by Helen Ellerbe)

Morningstar Books (30 Nov, -0001)

By denying evil we do harm. By denying darkness we obscure the light. Over a period of almost two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals in an attempt to control and contain spirituality. The Dark Side of Christian History reveals in painstaking detail the tragedies, sorrows and injustices inflicted upon humanity by the Church. This expose is a compelling and pa ...

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The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece (by Carola Hicks)

Vintage (01 Mar, 2007)

The vivid scenes on the thin, 70-metre long linen strip of the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. A masterpiece of spin, it is one of Europe's greatest treasures and its own history is full of drama and surprise.

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The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-fated Burke and Wills 1860 Expedition (by Sarah Murgatroyd)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (06 Jan, 2003)

For Australians, the Burke and Wills Expedition of 1860-61 provides the great epic in the story of the European exploration of their continent. Like many epics of 19th-century European exploration across the world, it has taken on some of the elements of myth. The heroic struggle to achieve the aim of crossing the continent from north to south. The even more heroic deaths on the impossible return journey. T ...

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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole (by Fergus Fleming)

Granta Books (11 Oct, 2002)

The 19th-century equivalent of the race to land man on the Moon was the search for the Arctic pole, a story recounted in Fergus Fleming's Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole. The contest began with efforts to find Sir John Franklin, who had been lost searching for the Northwest passage, but soon became a hunt for the legendary "open polar sea" in which earnest Americans, methodical Brits, str ...

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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina: A Life of the Last Tsarina (by Carolly Erickson)

Robinson Publishing (24 Jul, 2003)

Featuring Tsarina Alexandra's story, this title reveals the dimensions of the Empress' singular psychology: her childhood bereavement, her struggle to attain her romantic goal of marriage to her handsome cousin Nicholas, anguishing shyness, the struggles with her in-laws, a false pregnancy, and her growing dependence on a series of occult mentors.

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The Kite Runner (by Khaled Hosseini)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (07 Jun, 2004)

Winter, 1975: Afghanistan, a country on the verge of an internal coup. 12 year old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father, one of the richest merchants in Kabul. He's failed to do so through academia or brawn but the one area they connect is the annual kite fighting tournament.

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At Home: A short history of private life (by Bill Bryson)

Doubleday (27 May, 2010)

The brand new Bryson for 2010. Will do for social history what A Short History of Nearly Everything did for science.

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (by Kate Summerscale)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (26 Jul, 2008)

In the village of Road in Wiltshire during the summer of 1860, a family awakes to discover that a gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Wilcher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, has the unenviable task of conducting the investigation.

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The Bookseller of Kabul (by ├ůsne Seierstad)

Virago Press Ltd (04 Mar, 2004)

In the spring of 2002, journalist ├ůsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to live with a family for several months. Here she reveals her experiences, telling the story of Sultan Khan - who defied the authorities for 20 years to supply books to the people of Kabul - and his family.

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Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieva (by Darren Oldridge)

Routledge (17 Nov, 2006)

Strange Histories presents a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European and North American history and explains how they made sense to people living at the time. From grisly anecdotes about ghosts, to stories of witches and werevolves, the book uses case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period and provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vani ...

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Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self (by Claire Tomalin)

Penguin (03 Jul, 2003)

Pepys wrote his diary throughout the 1660s and this book vividly brings to life the tumultuous world of 17-century London. Pepys' life spanned the execution of one king and the restoration of another, and Tomalin elegantly recreates both Pepys' public and private lives from his early days in London and then Cambridge through his rise in the bureaucracy of the restored king, Charles II, to his position as e ...

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