An ideal introduction to our list

By Boydell & Brewer

By Boydell & Brewer

Humphrey Burton: In My Own Time: An Autobiography

Humphrey Burton


The long-awaited autobiography of Sir Humphrey Burton, one of Britain's most influential post-war music and arts broadcasters, is a must-read for classical musical enthusiasts and those fascinated by some of the twentieth century's star performers. It also offers unique insights into the history of music, the BBC and arts broadcasting in twentieth-century Britain.

'A Marvel to Behold': Gold and Silver at the Court of Henry VIII

Timothy Schroder


Beautifully illustrated throughout with 124 colour images, it explores Henry VIII’s magnificent – and now largely lost – collection of gold and silver, the most spectacular of any British monarch.

Augusta Browne: Composer and Woman of Letters in Nineteenth-Century America

Bonny H. Miller


The first comprehensive biography of any American woman musician born before the Civil War brings to life a composer whose story is both old-fashioned and strikingly modern.

Beethoven's Lives: The Biographical Tradition

Lewis Lockwood

£18.98 £17.65

The essential guide to Beethoven biography through the ages.

Bestiary: Being an English Version of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Bodley 764

Richard Barber

£14.99 £13.94

One of our most popular books, a delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary. 136 colour illustrations.

Cheer Up!: British Musical Films, 1929-1945

Adrian Wright


The story of British musical film from the very beginning of talkies to the end of the Second World War.

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


A guide to the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Crippen: A Crime Sensation in Memory and Modernity

Roger Dalrymple


How the story of Crippen persists in memory and popular culture.

A Critical History of German Film, Second Edition

Stephen Brockmann


The most comprehensive history of German cinema.

Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Ngugi wa Thiong'o


Ngugi wa Thiong'o's timeless, powerful classic.

Designing Norman Sicily: Material Culture and Society


Uncovers the cultural and historical significance of Norman Sicily's mosaics, frescoes, art and architecture.

English Local History: An Introduction

Kate Tiller

£19.98 £18.58

Updated and expanded edition of the classic guide.


Lutz Koepnick

£12.99 £12.08

"Only the dreamers..." A fresh look at Herzog's classic.

Julian Anderson: Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture

Julian Anderson and Christopher Dingle


Provides revealing insights into the practicalities and psychology of composing.

Law, Liberty and the Constitution: A Brief History of the Common Law

Harry Potter


An entertaining history of common law from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day.

Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC: Works, Politics, Performances


How Leonard Bernstein influenced American culture, society, and politics.

Magnificence: and Princely Splendour in the Middle Ages

Richard Barber

£30.00 £27.90

Possibly our most beautiful book: 108 colour illustrations in large format.

Medieval Pets

Kathleen Walker-Meikle

£14.99 £13.94

Who kept pets in the Middle Ages and what did animals did they dote on?

Medievalism, Politics and Mass Media: Appropriating the Middle Ages in the Twenty-First Century

Andrew B.r. Elliott


Why do politicians and the media so often label something "medieval"? Why are the Middle Ages so often equated with "barbaric"? And why are some medieval figures appropriated by different causes today?

Murder on the Middle Passage: The Trial of Captain Kimber

Nicholas Rogers

£16.98 £15.79

How the death of a slave girl triggered trials and scandal.

The New Beethoven: Evolution, Analysis, Interpretation


New essays on Beethoven's personal life, composing process, manuscripts, and his greatest works.

Reel Resistance - The Cinema of Jean-Marie Teno

Jean-Marie Teno and Melissa Thackway


A journey through the filmmaker's challenging body of work.

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550

Yuval Noah Harari

£14.99 £13.94

From the author of Sapiens, the exciting history of medieval assassination, kidnap, treason and sabotage.

State Surveillance, Political Policing and Counter-Terrorism in Britain: 1880-1914

Vlad Solomon


The formation of Britain's political policing in the face of threats from republicans, trade unionists and suffragettes.

The Sutton Hoo Story: Encounters with Early England

Martin Carver

£19.98 £18.58

The definitive account of the Sutton Hoo site, its excavation and its historical significance, written by one of its greatest experts.

Why I Like This Story

£19.98 £18.58

Leading short-story writers discuss their favourite American short stories.

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