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History and related reading for the medieval enthusiast.

Holbein: Masters of Art (2022)

This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career.

Crécy: Battle of Five Kings (2022)

Crécy: Battle of Five Kings is a story of past and present. It is a new history of one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages: a compelling narrative ...[Read More]

John Hunyadi & the Late Crusade: A Transylvanian Warlord against the Crescent – From Retinue to Regiment (2022)

The book aims to present the life and military exploits of one of the biggest commanders in European medieval history.

The Healing Practices of the Knights Templar & Hospitaller: Plants, Charms, & Amulets of the Healers of the Crusades (2022)

During the Crusades, chivalric knightly orders, such as the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, brought along monastic mediciners to treat the sick and...[Read More]

The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English (2022)

Entertaining and enlightening, The Wordhord reveals the magical roots of the language you’re reading right now: you’ll never look at―or speak―English in the sam...[Read More]

Burgundians: A Vanished Empire (2022)

This is the story of a thousand years, a compulsively readable narrative history of ambitious aristocrats, family dysfunction, treachery, savage battles, luxury...[Read More]

The Wisdom of the Ages & the Secrets of the Sages: A Medieval Arabic Grimoire (2022)

This book, previously unavailable in English, is an exemplar of the medieval magic of Syria, showing influences of alchemy, natural magic, demonology and ceremo...[Read More]

War in Japan: 1467–1615 (2022)

Updated and revised, with full-colour maps and all new images throughout, this concise history examines the most violent, turbulent, cruel and exciting chapter ...[Read More]

The Fadden More Psalter: The Discovery & Conservation of a Medieval Treasure (2022)

The remains of an illuminated manuscript from the early medieval period, along with its leather cover, were discovered by chance during turf-cutting operations....[Read More]

Rebellion in the Middle Ages: Fight Against the Crown (2022)

Kings throughout the medieval period came under threat from rebellions and resistance that sprang from the nobility, the Church, and even the general population...[Read More]

Medieval Sovereignty (2022)

Through a focused and systematic examination of medieval theologians, philosophers, and jurists, Andrew Latham explores how ideas about supreme political author...[Read More]

The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Forged the Medieval World (2022)

The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule.

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