The House of Beaufort

The Bastard Line That Captured the Crown
Author: Nathen Amin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781445684734
Category:
Page: 296
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John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

The House of Beaufort

The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown
Author: Nathen Amin
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445647656
Category: History
Page: 344
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John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

House of Beaufort

The Bastard Line That Captured the Crown
Author: Nathen Amin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781445647647
Category:
Page: 344
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John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

Red Roses

Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort
Author: Amy Licence
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750968680
Category: History
Page: 384
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The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. There were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of English conflicts. This book traces the women's stories on the Lancastrian side, from the children of Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, through the turbulent 15th century to the advent of Margaret Beaufort's son in 1509, and establishment of the Tudor dynasty. From Katherine Swynford and Catherine of Valois's secret liaisons to the love lives of Mary de Bohun and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, to the Queenship of Joan of Navarre and Margaret of Anjou, this book explores how these extraordinary women survived in extraordinary times.

Richard III

England's Most Controversial King
Author: Chris Skidmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250045487
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, an Hachette UK company; First U.S. Edition: April 2018."

Long Live the King

The Mysterious Fate of Edward II
Author: Kathryn Warner
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750983272
Category: History
Page: 304
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History tells us that Edward II died at Berkeley Castle in 1327 in agony, with a red-hot poker inserted inside him. This is one of the most famous and lurid tales in all of English history. But is it true? Much evidence suggests that Edward did not die at Berkeley Castle at all, but was still alive years after his supposed death. Medieval historian Kathryn Warner explores in detail Edward's downfall and forced abdication in 1326-1327, the role played in it by his wife Isabella of France, the wide variation in chronicle accounts of his murder at Berkeley Castle, and the fascinating possibility that Edward was alive in Italy many years after his official funeral was held in Gloucester in 1327.

Lost Kings

Lancaster, York & Tudor
Author: Amy Licence
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750985003
Category: History
Page: 384
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The century spanning the wars of the roses and the reigns of the Tudor kings was a volatile time of battle and bloodshed, execution and unexpected illness. Life could be nasty, brutish, and short. Some met their end in battle, others were dragged to the block, losing everything for daring to aspire to the throne. Some were lost in mysterious circumstances, like Edward V, the elder of the Princes in the Tower. But the majority of these young men died in their teens, on the brink of manhood. They represent the lost paths of history, the fascinating "what-ifs" of the houses of York and Tudor. They also diverted the route of dynastic inheritance, with all the complicated implications that brings, passing power into unlikely hands. This book examines 10 such figures, using their lives to build a narrative of this savage century.

John of Guant

King of Castile and Leon, Duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Lincoln, and Leicester, Seneschal of England
Author: Sir Sydney Armitage Armitage-Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 490
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Katherine Swynford

The History of a Medieval Mistress
Author: Jeannette Lucraft
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752468286
Category: History
Page: 252
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Katherine Swynford—sexual temptress or powerful woman at the center of the medieval court? This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new light. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer, and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt. She also became John of Gaunt's mistress—a role that she maintained for 20 years—and had four illegitimate children by him, from one of whom Henry Tudor was descended. In a move surprising in the 14th century, John of Gaunt eventually married her, making her Duchess of Lancaster and stepmother to the future king, Henry Bolingbroke. But who was this extremely well-connected woman? In this fascinating book, Jeanette Lucraft treats Katherine as a missing person and reconstructs her and her times to uncover the mystery of the "other woman" in John of Gaunt's life.

The Private Life of Edward IV


Author: John Ashdown-Hill
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445652463
Category: History
Page: 304
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Edward's secret mistresses, clandestine affairs and the nature of his marriage are revealed in this exciting new work by John Ashdown-Hill, author of The Mythology of Richard III

The First Iron Lady

A Life of Caroline of Ansbach
Author: Matthew Dennison
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008122027
Category:
Page: 352
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'A brilliant study of a brilliant woman' LUCY WORSLEY History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as 'the cleverest queen consort Britain ever had'.

The Wars of the Roses

The Key Players in the Struggle for Supremacy
Author: Matthew Lewis
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445646366
Category: History
Page: 304
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Explores the events of the Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the key players. Discover the personalities behind the fight for the throne.

Edward Seymour: Lord Protector

Tudor King in All but Name
Author: Margaret Scard
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750969687
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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On the accession of the boy king, Edward VI in 1547, his uncle Edward Seymour became Lord Protector, Duke of Somerset and, overnight, the most powerful man in England. Foremost amongst the group of ambitious men who sought to govern, Seymour's usurpation of power set him on a course that ended on the block. To the common-folk Seymour was "The Good Duke," but to his fellow councillors he was a traitor. This is a story of power and ambition, failure and execution.

Henry III

The Great King England Never Knew It Had
Author: Darren Baker
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750985224
Category: History
Page: 384
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Henry III (1207-1272) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era. Admired for his building projects like Westminster Abbey, he is dismissed by scholars as weak and inept. This biography shows that he was in fact a more than capable ruler. Crowned as a boy, scarred by civil war, he strove to be a good king, but his increasingly insular barons and clergy constantly thwarted his plans to make England a cosmopolitan center. Their resentfulness led to a palace revolution that checked his power. He would have clawed it all back were it not for one man, Simon de Montfort. Yet somehow Henry survived, as he always had, through the remarkable 13th century.

York Pubs


Author: Nathen Amin
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445644762
Category: Cooking
Page: 96
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York Pubs gives a unique and fascinating insight into some of York’s famous and infamous pubs, taverns and inns.

So Great a Prince

England in 1509
Author: Lauren Johnson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781781859858
Category: History
Page: 352
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The King is dead: long live the King. In 1509, Henry VII was succeeded by his son Henry VIII, second monarch of the house of Tudor. But this is not the familiar Tudor world of Protestantism and playwrights. Decades before the Reformation, ancient traditions persist: boy bishops, pilgrimage, Corpus Christi pageants, the jewel-decked shrine at Canterbury. So Great a Prince offers a fascinating glimpse of a country and people that at first appear alien – in calendar and clothing, in counting the hours by bell toll – but which on closer examination are recognisably and understandably human. Lauren Johnson tells the story of 1509 not just from the perspective of king and court, but of merchant and ploughman; apprentice and laundress; husbandman and foreign worker. She looks at these early Tudor lives through the rhythms of the ritual year, juxtaposing political events in Westminster and the palaces of southeast England with the liturgical and agricultural events that punctuated the year for the ordinary people of England.

Richard, Duke of York

King by Right
Author: Matthew Lewis
Publisher: Amberley
ISBN: 9781445647449
Category:
Page: 336
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Richard, Duke of York, was one of the most powerful men of his age. Descended from Edward III and the father of Edward IV and Richard III, he was known after his death as 'King by Right'. This is the story of the man who almost became king

The Queen of Last Hopes

The Story of Margaret of Anjou
Author: Susan Higginbotham
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402261497
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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A man other than my husband sits on England's throne today. What would happen if this king suddenly went mad? What would his queen do? Would she make the same mistakes I did, or would she learn from mine? Margaret of Anjou, queen of England, cannot give up on her husband-even when he slips into insanity. And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son-even when England turns against them. This gripping tale of a queen forced to stand strong in the face of overwhelming odds is at its heart a tender tale of love. Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham will once again ask readers to question everything they know about right and wrong, compassion and hope, duty to one's country and the desire of one's own heart. Praise for Susan Higginbotham "A beautiful blending of turbulent history and deeply felt fiction, Susan Higginbotham's The Queen of Last Hopes brings alive an amazing woman often overlooked or slandered by historians. Higginbotham has given readers of historical fiction a gift to treasure." -Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Irish Princess "A compelling, fast paced, and well-written saga that is destined to both entertain and educate anyone interested in the spirited and fascinating Margaret of Anjou for generations to come!" -D. L. Bogdan, author of Secrets of the Tudor Court "The Queen of Last Hopes is an inspiring novel of a woman who, in the face of betrayal and loss, would not surrender. Susan Higginbotham brings Margaret of Anjou to life and tells the story of the Frenchwoman who was one of the strongest queens England has ever known." -Christy English, author of The Queen's Pawn and To Be Queen

The World of Richard III


Author: Kristie Dean
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 144563662X
Category: History
Page: 320
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Follow Richard III through the resplendent castles, towering cathedrals, manor houses and chapels associated with his controversial life.

Owen Tudor

Founding Father of the Tudor Dynasty
Author: Terry Breverton
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445654199
Category: History
Page: 336
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The first-ever biography of the founding father of the Tudor dynasty, a Welsh commoner who secretly married Catherine of Valois, widow of Henry V.