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Never Greater Slaughter Brunanburh and the Birth of England by Michael Livingston

Never Greater Slaughter: AD 937, Brunanburh: A battle shaping England, uniting rivals against Anglo-Saxons. Its legacy, obscured by time, is rediscovered.

The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts by Christopher De Hamel

The Manuscripts Club: The introduces us to the extraordinary keepers and companions of medieval manuscripts over a thousand years of history.

The Great Famine by William Chester Jordan

The Great Famine by William Chester Jordan explores the 14th-century crisis, unveiling a poignant narrative of scarcity, resilience, and societal transformation

The Princes in the Tower Solving History's Greatest Cold Case by Philippa Langley

The Princes in the Tower: Langley's revelation in 'The Princes in the Tower' unveils the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of Edward V and Richard.

Everyday Life in Medieval London From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors by Toni Mount

Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the time of Roman abandonment to Saxon reconstruction, Viking occupation to Norman renaissance, London has weathered the storms of time.

Crécy Battle of Five Kings by Michael Livingston

Crécy: A study of the battle of Crécy, in which the outnumbered English under King Edward III won a decisive victory over the French.

The Perfect Sword Forging the Dark by Paul Gething and Edoardo Albert

The Perfect Sword: The story of the Bamburgh Sword – one of the finest swords ever forged.

The King in the North The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria by Max Adams

The King in the North: The magisterial biography of Oswald Whiteblade, exiled prince of Northumbria, who returned in blood and glory to reclaim his birthright.

Two Houses, Two Kingdoms A History of France and England, 1100–1300 by Catherine Hanley

Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: An exhilarating, accessible chronicle of the ruling families of France and England, showing how two dynasties formed one extraordinary story

Unruly The Ridiculous History of England's Kings and Queens by David Mitchell

Unruly: A rollicking history of England’s kings and queens from Arthur to Elizabeth I, a tale of power, glory, and excessive beheadings.

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