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The Elizabethans
A.N. Wilson.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099547143.  Daedalus Item Code: 52594
 
This sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age from the author of The Victorians and Dante in Love reveals a time of strange and remarkable personages and vast political and social ... (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 Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard & Emmanuelle Vagnon.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852389.  Daedalus Item Code: 61112
 
First appearing in 13th-century Italy, portolan charts were parchment atlases prized by sailors as navigational aids, and were used to interest wealthy sponsors in empire-building. Shown here in more ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass
Apuleius. Sarah Ruden, trans.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300154771.  Daedalus Item Code: 51987
 
This 2011 translation breathes new life into Apuleius's classic work. Sarah Ruden follows up her well-received edition of Virgil's Aeneid ("the first translation since Dryden's that can be ... (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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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death
John Kelly.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007150700.  Daedalus Item Code: 61068
 
Second only to World War II in terms of human disaster, the "Black Death" traveled across medieval Europe and in just over a thousand days (1347–51) killed a third of its population—25 million ... (Read More)
 
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