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Judith Loades
Twenty Five years in publishing
1990-2015

A Mid-Tudor Crisis?

by
Jennifer Loach
ISBN 978 1 85944 119 0   £6.99

The idea of a mid-Tudor Crisis was put forward by Whitney Jones in1973. He believed that the economic, administrative and religious issues along with the rule of the sickly Edward VI and then two female monarchs imposed an intolerable strain on the Tudor crown. Jennifer Loach provides a careful examination of the historiography of the concept and concludes that it was not the case...

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Radical Religion & the English Civil War

by
Andrew Bradstock
ISBN 978 1 85944 215 9   £6.99

The 1640s and 50s were among the most turbulent decades in British history. A civil war which divided families and slaughtered thousands; poor harvests and land reforms which took many to the brink of starvation; the removal of longstanding institutions like the House of Lords, the Established Church and even the monarchy itself… no wonder people thought the world was being ‘turned upside down’.

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The Wyatt Rebellion

by
David Loades
ISBN 978 1 85944 114 5   £6.99

The Wyatt rebellion was the most serious challenge to Mary in her five year reign. This paperback is largely concerned with the Kentish campaign and with the examinations which followed. It discusses the motivation of the rebels, their expectations of success and on what Sir Thomas Wyatt could achieve in Kent. It explains why Wyatt was able to lead 3000 men to London, where he had good hope of support but was frustrated in an attempt to cross the Thames from Southwark and forced to march up river to Kingston on Thames...

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The Dudley Conspiracy

by
David Loades
ISBN 978 1 85944 104 6   £6.99

After the failure of Mary’s pregnancy in the summer of 1555, Philip was advised that only an English coronation could resolve his position. Mary resisted such pressure, but the fact that it was being applied became known, and caused acute anxiety among the political class, both within England and those in exile in France. The latter were prepared to invade with French support to prevent this and in the autumn of 1555 entered into discussions with some disaffected MPs to bring this about. Henry Dudley, a leader among the exiles was well received at the French court...

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Cranmer and the English Reformation

by
David Loades
ISBN 978 1 85944 175 6    £6.99

Thomas Cranmer was a relatively obscure and unambitious Cambridge don when he became involved (largely by accident) in the dispute over the king’s marriage. His ideas appealed to Henry, and he was appointed Archdeacon of Taunton. When Wareham died in August 1532 he was unexpectedly nominated to the See of Canterbury. This was the King’s doing, and for the rest of Henry’s life his confidence in his Archbishop remained unshaken – even when they disagreed, and even when the latter got married.

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Small paperbacks - Published August 2014

The Achievements of Charles de Gaulle

by
†Philip Thody Late Professor of French University of Leeds
ISBN 978 1 85944 153 4    £5.99

This paperback is essentially an endowed lecture given at the University of Wales, Bangor in 1990. Professor Thody saw De Gaulle as the first military leader to take power in France and leave his country a more prosperous place, unconquered, not invaded and at peace with its neighbours. He also ended the bitter war with Algeria 1954 to 1962. His friendship with the German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, was crucial in ending problems between their two countries.


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Charles V and the Ottomans

by
David Loades Professor Emeritus, University of Wales, Bangor,
Hon Member History Faculty, University of Oxford
ISBN 978 1 85944 240 1    £4.99

When Charles V became Holy Roman Emperor in 1519, Hungary stood as a buffer between Christendom and the Infidel, but Hungary was virtually destroyed at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526. What remained was in the hands of Charles' brother Ferdinand, but given the demands of the rest of his lands, the Emperor was unable to provide adequate support. In addition the power of Venice in the Adriatic had declined leaving Italy vulnerable to Muslim attacks.


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             Ottomans by David Loades


Sir Francis Walsingham, Spymaster to Elizabeth I

by
David Loades
£4.99

Sir Francis Walsingham is best known as Elizabeth I's Spymaster General and for the ruthless efficiency with which he carried out that role. Elizabeth did not like him but she valued him and he saw his duty as paramount, however awkward she could be. He was consistently in favour of defending protestants and tracking down catholic conspirators.

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Three Tudor Essays

by
David Loades
£6.99
  1. The nobility in the sixteenth century
  2. Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell & the Church
  3. The Crown and the Church in the long Sixteenth Century

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Wales in the Sixteenth Century

by
†Glanmor Williams
£6.99
  1. The Reformation in Wales
  2. Wales and the Act of Union

The Welsh church was in need of reform but it was not until the sweeping transformations under the driving force of Henry VIII that changes were introduced...
Before the Act of Union Wales was a land of fragmented authority and weakened by the power of lords and officials in the Principality and the March...

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The Levellers and the English Civil War

by
David Loades
£4.99

The Leveller was one of the many groups of radicals which were produced by the ferment of the English Civil War. Under a Leveller government there would have been no established church, not tithes and no agreed statement of doctrine, which in the seventeenth century would have led to chaos. Their ideas were radical, imprecisely formulated and occasionally contradictory. They were feared not a little by their election of Agitators - what we would call shop stewards - by various units of the army...

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Warwick the Kingmaker and the Wars of the Roses

by
David Loades
ISBN 978 1 85944 236 4    £4.99

Warwick "the Kingmaker" played a key role in the Wars of the Roses. He was not a great soldier but he was a hard working administrator and a nobleman of vast possessions and power. His support was vital to the king and alienating him was a massive mistake. After his death at Barnet in 1471 he was attainted as a traitor. He left no male heir but his two daughters married the brothers of Edward IV. Isabel became Duchess of Clarence and Anne married Richard III.


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John Foxe: the Book of Martyrs

by
David Loades
£4.99

In 1571 Convocation decreed that the Acts and Monuments of John Foxe should be placed in every cathedral church and the houses of cathedral clergy. Many parishes were quick to follow. Cecil also arranged for it to be placed in every chamber at court. It became available to anyone who could read. The Acts and Monuments thus entered the culture of England in a way few other works have ever done. Only the English Bible has exercised a comparable influence. The Acts and Monuments is often more popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

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The English Church and the Papacy in the Sixteenth Century

by
David Loades
£6.99

Regnams in Excelsis was a declaration of war. For the first time in England men and women who were adherents to Rome were required to choose between their religion and their allegiance to the crown. To support the mass was treason. Loyalty to the crown was acceptance of protestant doctrine. The break with Rome under Henry VIII created a difficult situation.

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John Dudley 1504-1553

by
David Loades
£6.99

John Dudley was an efficient, ruthless administrator, who struck a sensible balance in England's foreign policy, and did much to remedy the financial crisis which Somerset had left in October 1549. He has been traditionally one of the most misunderstood men of the sixteenth century. He was branded as the "bad Duke" in contrast to the "good Duke", who was the Duke of Somerset, and held responsible for the deaths of both Thomas Seymour and of Seymour's brother, Protector Somerset....

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