History and related reading for the medieval enthusiast.
The Lost King: The Search for Richard III
Written in alternating chapters, with Richard's 15th century life told by historian Michael Jones (author of the critically acclaimed Bosworth - 1485) contrasti...[Read More]
The Fall of the House of Borgia
The Fall of the House of Borgia reveals the astounding brilliance of the Renaissance as well as ugly reality of Papal Rome. It should be essential reading for a...[Read More]
Tudor England: A History
Remarkable in its range and depth, Tudor England explores the many tensions of these turbulent years and presents a markedly different picture from the one we t...[Read More]
Blood, Fire & Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I & Catherine de Medici
A brilliant and beautifully written deep dive into the complicated relationship between Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici, two of the most powerful women in R...[Read More]
Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule
Exploring the role women played in the governing of the Middle East during periods of intense instability, and how they persevered to rule and seize greater pow...[Read More]
The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East
This is the definitive history of the Mongol assault on the Near East and its enduring global consequences.
Celtic Warfare: From the Fifth Century BC to the First Century AD
An analyses of the different areas of the warlike Keltiké, from Britain to Gaul, from Spain to the Alpine region, with more than 120 black & white drawings of t...[Read More]
Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World
A rich exploration of the importance of books and libraries in the ancient world that highlights how humanity’s obsession with the printed word has echoed throu...[Read More]
Why Study the Middle Ages (Past Imperfect)
Relegating the Middle Ages to "primitive" distances us from close examination of what has not changed in society―or what has, which might not be for the better....[Read More]
Winters in the World: A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year
Drawing on a wide variety of source material, including poetry, histories, and religious literature, this book investigates how the Anglo-Saxons felt about the ...[Read More]
Dragons, Heroes, Myths & Magic: The Medieval Art of Storytelling
Some of literature’s most celebrated myths, legends and fables explored, retold and examined alongside the story of the books in which they are held.
Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100–1300
An exhilarating, accessible chronicle of the ruling families of France and England, showing how two dynasties formed one extraordinary story.