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1215 : The Year of the Magna Carta
Danziger, Danny; Gillingham, John
ISBN: 0340824751
Coronet  2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 324 pages. On 15 June 1215, rebel barons forced King John to meet them at Runnymede. They did not trust the King, so he was not allowed to leave until his seal was attached to the charter in front of him. This was the Magna Carta. It was a revolutionary document: never before had royal authority been so fundamentally challenged. This book explores what it was like to be alive in that momentous year. Political power struggles are interwoven with other issues - fashion, food, education, medicine, religion, sex. Whether describing matters of state or domestic life, this is a treasure house of a book, rich in detail and full of enthralling insights into the medieval world.  As New
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002343  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes
Golway, Terry
ISBN: 0684855569
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2000 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 397 pages. This is the story of Irish Nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Iraland to drive out the Vikings, to the still-unresolved conflict in Northern Ireland. The author recounts a thousand years of Irish history, brilliantly describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded.  As New/Good
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000679  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes
Golway, Terry
ISBN: 0684855569
Simon & Schuster Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. 2000 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to jacket. 397 pages. This is the story of Irish Nationalism, from the legendary king Brian Boru, who united the chieftains of Iraland to drive out the Vikings, to the still-unresolved conflict in Northern Ireland. The author recounts a thousand years of Irish history, brilliantly describing the achievements of the patriots who kept alive the dream of Irish freedom until they finally succeeded.  As New/Good
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000680  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Isabella: The she-wolf of France, Queen of England
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 9780712641944
Jonathan Cape Ltd London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 494 pages. Isabella was born in 1292, the daughter of Philip IV of France and sister of three future French kings. A pawn in the game of international politics, she was married at the age of twelve to Edward II of England. Isabella lived through a long period of civil war, constantly humiliated by Edwards relationships with male favourites. Had it not been for her unfaithfulness, history may have immortalised her as a liberator - the saviour who unshackled England from a weak and vicious monarch.  As New
Price: $17.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001561  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
Weir, Alison
ISBN: 9780712641975
Vintage  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 366 pages. Katherine Swynford was first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster. Her charismatic lover was one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century and Katherine was renowned for her beauty and regarged as enigmatic, intruiging and even dangerous by some of her contemporaries. In her impressive new book, Alison Weir has triumphantly rescued Katherine from the footnotes of history, highlighting her key dynastic position within the English monarchy. She was the mother of the Beauforts, then the ancestress of the Yorkish kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since - a prodigious legacy that has shaped the history of Britain.  As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003494  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Kublai Khan: The Mongol King Who Remade China
Man, John
ISBN: 0593054482
Bantam Press  2006 
 Hard Cover New book, 383 pages. Kublai inherited the largest land empire in history from his grandfather, Genghis Khan - and doubled it. His realm reached from the Pacific to the Urals, from Siberia to Afghanistan - 60 percent of all Asia, one fifth of the world's inhabited land area. He was perhaps the most powerful man who ever lived. Using China's vast wealth and military power, coupled with shrewd government, he redefined the course of history, giving China a new self-image - the root of the twenty-first century superpower. This authoritative biography, enriched by John Man's extensive travels through Mongolia and China, brings Kublai Khan and his world vividly to life, and traces their significance for the world today.  As New/As New
Price: $39.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002782  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Lady in Medieval England, 1000-1500
Coss, Peter R.
ISBN: 0905778367
Wrens Park Publishing Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom 1999 
 Hard Cover New book, some shelf wear to cover. 214 pages, dozens of illustrations, including 13 in color. This book concentrates on the role of the Lady within medieval society, how she was perceived both by herself, and her male counterparts, how she related to and participated within the seemingly prevailing male culture of gentility, how the lives of lords and ladies inter-related, and how they behaved towards one another.  As New/Very Good
Price: $19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000110  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Later Celtic Art
Laing, Lloyd
ISBN: 9780852638743
Shire Books  1997 
 Soft Cover New book, 56 pages. During the fifth and sixth centuries AD a magnificent art flowered in Britain and Ireland. Arguably it was the most accomplished ever to emerge out of barbarian Europe. The art is astonishing, exuberant yet based on careful geometric layout. First developed in Britain, it reached its greatest heights in Ireland from the seventh century onwards and was revitalised by the Vikings, to survive in both Ireland and Britain until the Normans. This book, which was the first to deal exclusively with the art of the period in both Britain and Ireland, discusses both metalwork and manuscripts, and sets them in the wider perspective of the artistic traditions of the time.   As New
Price: $12.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005187  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Norman England: 1066-1204
Rowley, Trevor
ISBN: 9780747808008
Shire Books  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages. 1066 is perhaps the most important date in English history. The Norman invasion, headed by William the Conqueror, meant revolutionary change throughout English life. Soon there was a new ruling class, new official language, new styles of dress, behaviour and architecture, as well as a new capital and new forms of landholding. The elite Normans brought England much closer to Continental Europe, lived in their new castles and brought in novel styles of military training, founded monasteries and set up schools. This volume explores their lifestyle and the ways in which they interacted with the Anglo-Saxon English as they changed the face of the country forever.  As New
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005057  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Far-Farers: A Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem
Clark, Victoria
ISBN: 0330489763
MacMillan London, United Kingdom 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 459 pages. Just before the year 1,000, a young Viking named Thorvald the Far-Farer tried to preach the Gospel to his pagan countrymen. When he was jeered at, stoned and outlawed, he turned his back on everything he had known and embarked on a pilgrimage from Iceland to Jerusalem. A thousand years later, the author takes up his journey to discover how the dramatic changes sweeping Thorvalds Europe set the course for the new millenium.  As New
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 000928  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
Jager, Eric
ISBN: 0767914163
Broadway Books New York, New York, U.S.A. 2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 242 pages. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a huge crowd gathers at a Paris monastery to watch two men fight a duel to the death meant to "prove" which man's cause is right in God's sight. The dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the devestating Hundred Years War between France and England, as enemy troops pillage the land, madness haunts the French court, the Great Schism splits the church, Muslim armies threaten Christendom, and rebellion, treachery, and plague turn the lives of all into toys of Fortune. Based on extensive research in Normandy and Paris, this book brings to life a colourful, turbulent age and three unforgettable characters caught in a fatal triangle of crime, scandal, and revenge.   As New/As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002347  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Medieval World: Europe 1100-1350
Heer, Friedrich
ISBN: 0753805057
Phoenix House  1998 
 Soft Cover New book, 365 pages. In 1100 Europe was open in boundaries, faith and outlook. By the middle of the fourteenth century it was closed - by Mongol and Turkish invasions, by the rift with Byzantium, and by the intolerant dogmatism of the Chruch. This tour de force of scholarship and originality recreates that world: the daily life of aristocrats and peasants, town-dwellers and countryfolk; the growth of serfdom and the flowering of chivalry; the roles of cleric and courtier, painter and poet, king and philosopher. In it we can see our own world in embryo. This is not a narrative but a survey of the main elements of the life and culture of the Middle Ages, it describes its varied scene with a richness no narrative could attain.  As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001965  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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