This is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating... read more

Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011

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 Australian History

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller
 In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of beaver furs and transported halfway around the world to Van ... read more

The Ship That Never Was

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 British History

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From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country... read more

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TUDOR AGE

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 General

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"A Brief History of the Holy Grail" charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades ... read more

A Brief History of the Holy Grail: The Legendary Quest

Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. In the years leading up to 1606, since... read more

The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606

This abridged edition of East of the Sun and West of the Moon revives a classic collection of 10 Norse folktales illustrated by the beloved Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children’s book illustrators of all time. Based on a prec... read more

Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun and West of the Moon

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 General

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The Book of Kells: Official Guide

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 General

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The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the _Norsemen_ they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe. Begi... read more

A Brief History of the Normans