On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III’s army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart pretender to the crown, Henry Tudor, a twenty–eight year old Welshman who had just arrived back on British soil […]
The sudden and tragic death of Princess Diana caused the world to reflect on how much this singular woman meant to us all. This new edition of her life story — which includes Diana’s personal recollections in her own words, as well as an account of the events surrounding her death — poignantly strengthens her […]
Based on the groundbreaking ITV/The Learning Channel documentary series, and drawn from years of research and dozens of interviews with friends and associates speaking on the record for the first time, Diana contains never-before-revealed information and stunning insights about the beloved — and largely misunderstood — Princess of Wales. From claims that Diana was ready […]
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, left Elizabeth heiress to the royal House of York, and […]
60 years after the Spanish Civil War ended, the appearance of mass graves containing victims of Franco’s death squads broke what Spaniards call ‘the pact of forgetting’. This book questions the cause of the Civil War, why Basque terrorists kill and why the Catalans hate Madrid.
In a world where conspiracy theories have never been so popular, it’s difficult to know who to believe. Should we be more afraid of fluoride in our drinking water, or invisible chemical trails in the air we breathe? Are world affairs decided by democratically elected politicians, or by shadowy groups of powerful individuals with private […]
Britain and its people have a long and noble history that is now over 2000 years old. Like all the best stories it is one of blood, death, love, sex and betrayal, yet also a tale of courage, honour, pride, skill, invention, endurance and, sometimes, just pure luck. This book presents a history of Britain […]
At first glance, Bill Bryson seems an odd choice to write this addition to the Eminent Lives series. The author of ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ isn’t, after all, a Shakespeare scholar, a playwright, or even a biographer. Reading ‘Shakespeare The World As Stage’, however, one gets the sense that this eclectic […]
This book highlights attainable spiritual virtues in modern times. To give body and force to the narrations on every topic, authentic information about experiments conducted by eminent world scientists and clairvoyants is included instead of abstract reasoning/arguments. The book will fascinate the young and the old, Indian and foreigner, Hindu and non-Hindu alike. Cultural symbols […]
“The Death of Yugoslavia” is a survey of the pressures and events that contributed to the break-up of former Yugoslavia, considered from a historical rather than a political or sociological point of view.
Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young and their optimism was boundless: together they […]