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Catherine of Braganza

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By

On special offer this month we have the story of Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, who married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch’s Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry – she put up with the king’s many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne.

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In Just Three Years

Mar 2nd, 2018 | By

One for the Tudor historians – an interesting look at the tale of two prayer books. Henry VIII’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, is credited with a pivotal role in the English Reformation. As well as playing a leading part, together with Henry’s Chancellor, Thomas Cromwell, in securing the separation of the Church in England

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The Real Robyn Hoode

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Find out more about the real Robyn Hoode in this book by Mark Olly. Written from the perspective of a genuine historical character and in the form of a complete journal of his life, this fascinating book  is possibly the most complete genuine framework for the investigation and discovery of a character that represents heroic

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Home of the Brave

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By

Out this month – Read how a small town struggling, like many communities, with the question of how to remain vital and vibrant in the 21st century, took on another problem altogether: that of the difficult homecoming of Iraq, Afghanistan and other war veterans. Melanie Kline knows a little boy who tenses when his family

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Tudor Giveaway

Dec 1st, 2017 | By

This month sees the publication of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots by Sarah-Beth Watkins. Our author is taking part in the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway hosted by On the Tudor Trail. If you love all things Tudor check it out for a mega book giveaway. Sarah-Beth has a book bundle to give away on

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November Specials

Nov 6th, 2017 | By

We have two books on from our backlist that are on special offer this month – Beaten but Not Defeated by Merilyn Moos and Cromwell was Framed by Tom Reilly. Both are only 99p on kindle.                                    Beaten but

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Margaret Tudor

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII’s older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country of birth and the country she ruled. After James IV’s death, she made the disastrous decision to marry the

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James Fenimore Cooper: A Life

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

With the autumn evenings creeping in its time to snuggle up with a good book. James Fenimore Cooper was the author of The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer, The Pioneers and much more. If you want to learn more about Cooper we have a great biography by Nick Louras. It examines how

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These Chivalrous Brothers

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

These Chivalrous Brothers is the story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century. Just before sunset on August 8th 1882 HMS Cockatrice, a small paddle wheel gunboat, appeared off the Egyptian

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Featured Author – Mark Olly

Jul 5th, 2017 | By

Mark Olly is a prolific writer and has written two fabulous titles for Chronos Books as well as other titles for John Hunt Publishing. The Disappearing Ninth Legion puts this mysterious Roman legion firmly back on the historic map. Was the legion simply broken up and re-assigned or do they still march the moorlands and streets

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