An ideal introduction to our list

By Boydell & Brewer

By Boydell & Brewer

Runes: a Handbook

Michael P. Barnes


Africans in East Anglia, 1467-1833

Richard C. Maguire


What were the lives of Africans in provincial England like during the early modern period? How, where, and when did they arrive in rural counties? How were they perceived by their contemporaries?

'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.

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

Richard Barber

£16.99 £16.14

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.

The Country Houses of Shropshire

Gareth Williams


A gazetteer of the many fine Shropshire country houses, which covers the architecture, the owners' family history, and the social and economic circumstances that affected them.

Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Ngugi (Author) wa Thiong'o


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

English Local History: An Introduction

Kate Tiller

£21.99 £20.89

Updated and expanded edition of the classic guide.

In My Own Time: An Autobiography

Humphrey (Royalty Account) 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.

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.

Magnificence: and Princely Splendour in the Middle Ages

Richard Barber

£30.00 £28.50

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

Medieval Pets

Kathleen Walker-Meikle

£16.99 £16.14

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

Professor Nicholas Rogers

£18.99 £18.04

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

Musics Lost and Found: Song Collectors and the Life and Death of Folk Tradition

Michael Church


This ground-breaking book is the first-ever study of the role played in musical history by song collectors.

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550

Yuval Noah Harari

£16.99 £16.14

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

The Sutton Hoo Story: Encounters with Early England

Martin Carver

£19.99 £18.99

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

Contesting Orthodoxies in the History of Christianity


Essays in honour of the great Diarmaid MacCulloch, investigating the pursuit of orthodoxy, and its consequences for the history of Christianity.

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