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            Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

            Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tallis, Nicola

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            The first comprehensive biography in three decades of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII, the first Tudor king.

            ISBN 9781789291711
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age
             

            World History: From the Ancient World to the Information Age (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everyt...hing from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.
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            ISBN 9780241457856
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects
             

            Civilization: A History of the World in 1000 Objects (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book. From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things, from basic technology an...d everyday objects, such as bowls and hand axes, to high-tech inventions, such as supersonic aircraft, smart devices, and Mars rovers. Objects speak volumes about a civilization, telling us how our ancestors lived - as well as what they believed in and valued. A bronze cat mummy shows us how highly the ancient Egyptians valued their feline companions, while a mechanical tiger toy tells the story of rising tensions between an Indian sultan and European colonisers. With stunning, specially commissioned photography, Civilization shows you the objects that our ancestors treasured - from the jewellery worn by the Mesopotamians to the prized ritual vessels used by the people of the Shang dynasty - and gives you an insight into what gave each culture its own identity. From astrolabes and aeroplanes to vacuum cleaners and X-rays, DK uses its hallmark visual style to weave the extraordinary legacy of our creativity into a unique view of world history that will change the way you see the objects all around us.
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            ISBN 9780241440575
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Francis I: The Maker of Modern France
             

            Francis I: The Maker of Modern France (Paperback)

            By Frieda, Leonie

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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            The Sunday Times bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation.

            ISBN 9781474601221
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Visitors to Verona: Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers
              

            Visitors to Verona: Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Webb, Caroline

            • RRP: $43.99
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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            Even before the advent of mass tourism, Verona was a popular destination for travellers, including those undertaking the popular 'Grand Tour' across Europe. In this book, Caroline Webb compares the experiences of travellers from the era of Shakespeare to the years following the i...ncorporation of the Veneto into the new kingdom of Italy in 1866. She considers their reasons for visiting Verona as well as their experiences and expectations once they arrived. The majority of English visitors between 1670 and 1760 were young members of the aristocracy, accompanied by tutors, who arrived on their way to or from Rome, as part of a 'Grand Tour' intended to 'finish' their classical education. With the Industrial Revolution in the second half of the eighteenth century, and the resultant increasing wealth of the upper middle classes, the number of visitors to Verona increased although this tourism was derailed once Napoleon invaded Italy in the late 1790s. After 1815 and the allied victory at Waterloo there was a new flood of visitors, previously deprived of the opportunity of continental travel during the Napoleonic wars. As the nineteenth century progressed, especially with the arrival of the railway, an increasing number of visitors appeared from across Europe and even from across the Atlantic, keen to explore the fabled city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In comparing a myriad of varied accounts, this book provides an unrivalled perspective on the history of one of Italy's most seductive cities.
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            ISBN 9781350174252
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tudor Textiles
             

            Tudor Textiles (Hardback)

            By Lynn, Eleri

            • RRP: $137.50
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            A detailed study of Tudor textiles, highlighting their extravagant beauty and their impact on the royal court, fashion, and taste

            ISBN 9780300244120
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More
              

            A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (Paperback)

            By Guy, John

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            This book will break open a secret. It is a gripping tale of love, loyalty and domestic happiness that came to be overwhelmed by the forces of ambition, deceit and treachery, from the award-winning author of 'My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots'.

            ISBN 9780007192328
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn
             

            Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn (Paperback)

            By Mackay, Lauren

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            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            The tragic story of Anne Boleyn has been retold over the centuries, yet two key figures in Anne's life-her father Thomas and brother George- are often relegated to the margins of the history of Henry VIII's turbulent reign. Well before Anne's coronation in 1533, Thomas was regard...ed as one of Henry's most skilled and experienced ambassadors, and George was a talented young courtier on the rise. But Anne's downfall was to have a devastating effect on her family - ultimately costing her and her brother their lives. A family whose success and prestige had been shaped over generations was destroyed in a violent and brutal episode as the king sought a new wife and a male heir. In this first biography devoted to the Boleyn men, Lauren Mackay takes us beyond the stereotypes of Thomas and George to present a story that has almost been lost to history. This book follows the Boleyn men as they negotiated their way through the ruthless game of politics among the wolves of the court, and establishes their place in Tudor history.
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            ISBN 9781350147058
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Reign of Henry VI
             

            Reign of Henry VI (Paperback)

            By Griffiths, Ralph A.

            • RRP: $75.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 20

            This masterly study of King Henry VI, unparalleled in its informative detail, examines the entire span of the king's reign, from the death of Henry V in 1422, when Henry was only nine months old, to the period of his insanity at the beginning of the Wars of the Roses, his dethron...ement in 1461 and his murder ten years later.
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            ISBN 9781781554807
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Man Who Outshone The Sun King: Ambition, Triumph and Treachery in the Reign of Louis XIV
              

            The Man Who Outshone The Sun King: Ambition, Triumph and Treachery in the Reign of Louis XIV (Paperback)

            By Drazin, Charles

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            Charged with embezzlement, Nicolas Foucquet was convicted and sentenced to banishment until the King intervened to change his sentence to life imprisonment. But it is in his downfall and incarceration that Foucquet's strength of character and grace emerge, as he somehow survives ...both solitary confinement and absence of books, pen and ink.
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            ISBN 9780099468288
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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