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Leonie Frieda The Deadly Sisterhood The Women Who Ruled Italy During the Renaissance

An epic saga of the Italian Renaissance from the bestselling author of Catherine de Medici. This is a sweeping tale involving remarkable women who are joined by birth, marriage and friendship, and who ruled for a time in place of their men-folk. These women experienced riches, power and the warm smile of fortune, but they also knew banishment, poverty and the deaths of husband or children. As each of the chosen heroines comes to the fore, she is handed the baton by her ‘sister’ in a hundred-year drama. Leonie Frieda speaks five languages and is a member of the Institute of Linguists. She lives in London.

History Cased August £25.00 512pp 234 x 156mm 50 illustrations 978 0 297 85208 7 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N

John Adamson The War of the Realms The English Civil War

A groundbreaking new study of the English Civil War. Based on a mass of newly discovered sources in collections all over Europe, The War of the Realms offers the most comprehensive and detailed re-evaluation of the English Civil War in over 120 years. This book dramatically alters our understanding of the tumultuous events of the 1640s, reaching its bloody climax when all three Stuart kingdoms – England, Scotland and Ireland – became engulfed in war. John Adamson’s excellent writing has won many prizes including The Samuel Pepys Prize for The Noble Revolt. He lives in Cambridge.

History Cased September £25.00 600pp 248 X 171mm 70 illustrations 978 0 297 84471 6 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N 7