Save 15% when you buy the Christopher Hibbert set

Christopher Hibbert

Save 15% when you buy the Christopher Hibbert set

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Save 15% when you buy the Christopher Hibbert set

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Our Christoper Hibbert set includes The Rise and Fall of the Medici and The House of the Borgia.

The Rise and Fall of the Medici
The story of Italy’s first family is one of political cunning, artistic genius, infidelity, execution and revenge. With sumptuous colour illustrations.
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The House of the Borgia
Nepotism, murder and debauchery abound in this gripping portrait of a family that bribed their way to power in Renaissance Italy. The first illustrated edition.
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Production Details

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Medici
  • Foreword by Sir Harold Acton
  • Bound in cloth
  • Set in Monotype Centaur with Arabesque Ornaments
  • 384 pages with 32 pages of colour illustrations
  • Printed endpapers
  • 9" × 6¾"

  • The House of the Borgia
  • Bound in blocked cloth with a blocked spine label
  • Set in Centaur with Arabesque ornaments
  • 280 pages
  • 24 pages of colour plates
  • 2 maps
  • Printed endpapers
  • Gilded tops
  • Slipcase
  • 9" x 6¾"

About Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert (1924–2008) was a writer, biographer and historian. His time reading History at Oriel College, Oxford, was interrupted by the Second World War. He served with the London Irish Rifles as part of the Eighth Army during the Italian Campaign — where he was wounded twice and awarded the Military Cross — before finally graduating in 1948. Working initially as a land surveyor and writing in his spare time, Hibbert was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 for his fourth book, The Destruction of Lord Raglan, and went on to write over 50 titles. His significant works include The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961), Benito Mussolini (1962), Waterloo (1967), George IV (2 vols, 1972–3), The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici (1974; Folio Society edition 1998), The English: A Social History (1987) and Redcoats and Rebels: The War for America, 1770–1781 (1990; Folio Society edition 2006). Hibbert was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society.

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