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Queen Victoria's Grandchildren
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Queen Victoria's Grandchildren

By Lance Salway

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear to the cover and no markings on the inside pages. This is an over-sized and heavy book that requires additional postage. Only one of Queen Victoria's eight children remained childless, and the other seven provided her with a total of 40 grandchildren. Tracing the lives of all of them, this book unfolds a saga of family life, with all the squabbles, jealousies, love affairs, scandals and feuds that one would expect in a large and wealthy family dominated by a strong matriarchal figure. The author also looks at the wider dynastic and political aspects of the lives and marriages of these privileged princes and princesses, and assesses their contribution to world history. Rare early photographs identify each personality and illustrate the high fashion and decorative style of the period. Lance Salway is the author of "A Peculiar Gift" (a survey of Victorian children's literature) and many children's novels, including "Second On the Right and Straight On 'Til Morning".

$20.77

The War Of The Roses
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The War Of The Roses

By John Gillingham

This book is in very good condition.There are some scuff marks on the hard cover and it does have a little wear. The inside of the book is pristine. The Wars of the Roses have traditionally been seen as the last dying convulsion of the Middle Ages, a marker between the medieval and the modern, and above all as a period of violence, horror, and civil disorder. John Gillingham's new book shows that this is a spurious view of the period. His authoritative analysis of fifteenth-century warfare proves that the actual battles of the wars involved far fewer men than has been assumed, and that, apart form Northumbria and the Scottish border, England was a society organized for peace

$10.95