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Queen Victoria
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Queen Victoria

By Lytton Strachey

This book is not in good condition. There is severe wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is severe bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, and are not free of writing and markings. "On November 6, 1817, died the Princess Charlotte, only child of the Prince Regent, and heir to the crown of England. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature implusive, capricious, vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it. She had been brought up among violent family quarrels, had been early separated from her disreputable and eccentric mother, and handed over to the care of her disreputable and selfish father. When she was seventeen, he decided to marry her off to the Prince of Orange; she, at first, acquiesced; but suddenly falling in love with Prince Augustus of Prussia, she determined to break off the engagement. This was not her first love affair, for she had previously carried on a clandestine correspondence with Captain Hess. Prince Augustus was already married, morganatically, but she did not know it, and he did not tell her. While she was spinning out the negotiations with the Prince of Orange, the allied sovereigns - it was June, 1814 - arrived in London to celebrate their victory. Among them, and in the suite of the Emperor of Russia, was the young and handsome Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg. He made several attempts to attract the notice of the Princess, but she, with her heart elsewhere, paid very little attention...." - Chapter One from Queen Victoria

$50.62

Byzantine Empresses
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Byzantine Empresses

By Charles Diehl

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and no fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "In the most secluded part of the Imperial Palace of Byzantium, far beyond the guardrooms and the apartments of state, in the midst of shadowy gardens and running waters, which, to quote a contemporary chronicler, made of it "a new Eden," "another Paradise," arose the private dwelling of the Greek Emperors of the Middle Ages...." - Chapter I from The Life Of A Byzantine Empress

$41.50

Carlos
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Carlos

By John Langdon-Davies

This book is in good condition.There is a large amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. There are stains and markings on the front, back, and spine of the cover boards. There are red markings on the inside of the front cover board and the front end page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the rest of the pages are clear of markings. "On November 6th 1661, a Sunday, as she sat down to her midday meal, the Queen of Spain, Dona Mariana, felt certain symptoms which she had been expecting for two anxious days. She left the table and hurried to the Tower Chamber, which had been prepared for the event. The royal collection of sacred relics occupied every corner, the three thorns from Christ's crown, one of the nails from His Cross, a fragment of the Cross itself, a piece of Our Lady's mantel, and dozens of treasures only less rare. To these had been added other very special ones, known to be helpful on such occasions. Father Juan de Ojalvo had hurried to Madrid with the walking-stick of Santo Domingo, Abbot of Silos; and from San Juan de Ortega's convent, his miraculous belt had been brought by the Prior himself...." - Chapter One from Carlos:The King Who Would Not Die

$25.17

Digging For Richard III
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Digging For Richard III

By Mike Pitts

This book is good as new. There is little to no wear on the dust jacket, and absolutely no wear on the cover boards. The pages inside are crisp, clean and white. "In 2012, archaeologists found the grave of Richard III. Its site had been unknown for centuries.The quest had taken years of preparation followed by intensive archaeological study and almost no one had expected a result. As the astonishing story of the discovery emerged, millions watched around the world...." - Digging For Richard III: The Search For The Lost King

$8.95

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