In his sequel to the best-selling The Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward reveals the secret conflict that continued throughout the reigns of both Henry VII and Henry VIII.
After the fall of Rome and the Dark Ages came an extraordinary period of invention and conflict that would change Europe forever - the Medieval era and the Renaissance. The Folio Society publishes a wide range of history books covering these important periods, from the machinations of popes and kings to the ordinary people and society. Each book includes beautiful, lovingly researched illustrations. See below for the full list of Folio Medieval and Renaissance History books.
Before he became famous as Lawrence of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence travelled through Britain, France, Syria and Palestine to research his undergraduate thesis on ‘The Influence of the Crusades on European Military Architecture to the End of the Twelfth Century’. Lawrence’s brilliant observations have since been confirmed by modern research.
A hugely accessible account of an age of extraordinary conflicts.
Often called the golden age of English culture, the Elizabethan age saw an unprecedented explosion of creativity in the arts and commerce. In this rich portrait of the time, Rowse examines English society under Elizabeth and the lasting influence of the era, still resonating today.
A feat of Elizabethan scholarship and printing, this towering work traces the history of Great Britain – from the bravery of Boudicca to the troubled reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. This Folio edition includes all the most famous and significant passages.
The middle ages have often been depicted as a period in which life had few comforts. Nonsense, says the great medieval scholar Chiara Frugoni, in this delightful examination of the many inventions we owe to the Middle Ages.
The 12th century saw the foundation of the great crusading military orders: the Templars, Knights of Malta and the Teutonic Knights, some of which still survive today. This is a fascinating history of their attempt to fight their way into heaven.