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The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication

In December 1936, Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I.

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world's most respected historians. A comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history--its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age.

In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian.

Young Prince Philip, His Turbulent Early Life

Prince Philip is the longest-serving royal consort in British history, yet his origins have remained curiously shrouded in obscurity.

Devices and Desires Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England