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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 Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Robin Waterfield & Kathryn Waterfield.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877488.  Daedalus Item Code: 42359
 
From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, the ... (Read More)
 
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Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America
Peter C. Mancall.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164220.  Daedalus Item Code: 32741
 
Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. ... (Read More)
 
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Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age
Fiona Maddocks.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571302437.  Daedalus Item Code: 52361
 
Best known today as a composer, the 12th-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a poet, artist, naturalist, and writer of medical treatises. The nun's book of apocalyptic visions ... (Read More)
 
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History of William the Conqueror
Jacob Abbott.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616088477.  Daedalus Item Code: 52132
 
First published in 1849 as part of Jacob Abbott's Illustrated Histories series, this sweeping narrative details the remarkable life of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. Born in ... (Read More)
 
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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made
Norman F. Cantor.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476797748.  Daedalus Item Code: 59160
 
The Black Death was the 14th century's equivalent of a nuclear war, assays medieval history professor Norman Cantor. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, and radically changed the lives of ... (Read More)
 
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Italian Paintings 1250–1450: In the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Carl Brandon Strehlke.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780876331842.  Daedalus Item Code: 42130
 
When Philadelphia lawyer John G. Johnson began to collect art in the late 19th century, he made Italian paintings from the early Renaissance a specialty, and eventually donated his distinguished ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art
Carola Hicks.
Publisher: Pimlico.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845951870.  Daedalus Item Code: 51094
 
The crowning glory of the Chapel of King's College in Cambridge is its stained glass windows, the triumphant culmination of a project completed despite wars, the deaths of kings, and violent ... (Read More)
 
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Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France
Martha Wolff, ed.
Publisher: Yale/Art Institute of Chicago.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300170252.  Daedalus Item Code: 52767
 
At the turn of the 16th century French art entered a dynamic transitional period, during which the country—resurgent after the dislocations of the Hundred Years' War—invaded Italy and all media ... (Read More)
 
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Knights in History and Legend
Constance Brittain Bouchard, consultant.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480284.  Daedalus Item Code: 42074
 
Examining both our fairy tale conception of knights and their somewhat more prosaic reality, this beautifully illustrated history traces the knights from their beginnings as military retainers a ... (Read More)
 
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