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Stupor Mundi: The Life and Times of Frederick II Emperor of the Romans King of …

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Lionel Allshorn

Frederick II (1194-1250), under whose reign the Holy Roman Empire reached its greatest territorial extent, was called by his contemporaries …


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Arthur Hassall

Guilio Raimondo (Cardinal Mazarin, 1602-1661), Richelieu's designated successor as chief minister of France, was a master of diplomacy. Thou…

Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

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Arthur Young

Arthur Young, an English agriculturist, set out to write a travelogue on the state of agriculture in France and found himself in the midst o…

A Short History of France: From Caesar's Invasion to the Battle of Waterloo

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Agnes Mary Frances Robinson

After the Roman conquest, the Celtic Gauls adopted Roman culture and speech. The Germanic invasions ultimately transformed France into a Cat…

Life of Sir Walter Ralegh

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Louise Creighton

Sir Walter Ralegh (c. 1552-1618), English soldier, explorer, courtier, writer, and poet was one of the most notable figures of the Elizabeth…

The Normans in Europe

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Arthur Henry Johnson

This short history of the Normans in Europe opens with the invasions of the Vikings, who came from Scandinavian villages among rugged rocks …

Henry II

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Louis Francis Salzman

Born in 1133, King Henry II of England reigned from 1154 until his death in 1189. Before he was forty, he controlled England, large parts of…

The Roman Triumvirates

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Charles Merivale

In this short volume, the British historian, Charles Merivale, describes the long conflict by which the rule of one man replaced the Roman R…

Half a Century

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Jane Grey Swisshelm

In the spring of 1850, while the United States was polarized over the slavery debate and Daniel Webster was negotiating the compromise of th…

Life of Viscount Palmerston

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Lloyd Charles Sanders

This is a short life of Henry John Temple (1784-1865), Third Viscount Palmerston, Great Britain's affable, able, and always available Foreig…

Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough

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Louise Creighton

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722), was the oldest surviving son of Sir Winston Churchill, an impoverished country gentlema…


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Thomas Fowler

John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician who, after Sir Francis Bacon, was one of the first of the British empiricist…

Europe in Renaissance and Reformation 1453-1660

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Mary A. Hollings

In a small space the Oxford-educated historian, Mary Hollings, provides a panoramic view of a tumultuous age. We meet Cesare Borgia and Savo…

The Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII

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Charles Edward Moberly

Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. T…

The Political History of France, 1789-1910

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Muriel O. Davis

This little book opens on the eve of the French Revolution. The government is crippled by financial mismanagement, ruled by a King who, in t…

History of Henry the Fourth King of France and Navarre

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John Stevens Cabot Abbott

Henry IV, King of France and Navarre (1553-1610) was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon. He was raised in the Protestant …

The Early Hanoverians

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Edward Ellis Morris

In this short book Edward Ellis Morris writes a vivid account of the reigns of the first two Georges. Scarcely had the fifty-four-year-old k…

A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General …

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Justin McCarthy and Justin Mccarthy

Volume II of this popular history opens in the revolutionary year, 1848, with the Chartist movement for manhood suffrage and with the rise o…

The Eighteenth Century (National History of France)

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Casimir Stryienski

This panoramic history of the last days of Bourbon France opens with the death of Louis XIV in 1715 and the minority of the ill-educated, Lo…

The Age of Anne

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Edward Ellis Morris

This short survey of the age of Queen Anne begins with the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) and the career of the Duke of Marlborou…

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