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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345521361.  Daedalus Item Code: 62050
 
She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York was the first-born child of King Edward IV, and like her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, she ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court
Anna Whitelock.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408836613.  Daedalus Item Code: 53282
 
Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, and for more than 40 years her bedchamber was the heart of her court. Elizabeth's private life was of public concern—her body represented the state ... (Read More)
 
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England, Arise: The People, The King & The Great Revolt of 1381
Juliet Barker.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123820.  Daedalus Item Code: 61261
 
In the summer of 1381, England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as "the ... (Read More)
 
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The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honour and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
Joel F. Harrington.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847922120.  Daedalus Item Code: 54736
 
Based on the rarely seen journal of a professional executioner in early 16th-century Nuremberg, this fascinating history from the Roland H. Bainton Prize–winning author of The Unwanted Child ... (Read More)
 
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Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461...England's Most Brutal Battle
George Goodwin. David Starkey, intro.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248684.  Daedalus Item Code: 51170
 
When Henry V died in 1422, England's great warrior king was succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI. Historian George Goodwin chronicles Henry VI's disastrous reign and the savage First War of the ... (Read More)
 
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Fra Angelico
Diane Cole Ahl.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780714848303.  Daedalus Item Code: 52870
 
Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (c. 1390–1455), known as Fra Angelico, was possibly the most celebrated religious painter of the Italian Early Renaissance, yet adhered to an austere life in a Dominican ... (Read More)
 
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The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made
Philip Bobbitt.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802120748.  Daedalus Item Code: 52628
 
Written by Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli in the early 16th century, The Prince is considered one of the most influential books on politics and power in ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (Read More)
 
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Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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Henry VIII: The Charismatic King Who Reforged a Nation
Kathy Elgin.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782122159.  Daedalus Item Code: 60290
 
A man of deep contradictions, Henry VIII struggled to maintain royal pomp, even as he ruthlessly eliminated everyone whom he believed stood against him. Featuring 175 black and white illustrations, ... (Read More)
 
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