So High a Blood
The Life of Margaret, Countess of Lennox
The niece of Henry VIII and half-sister of James V of Scotland, Lady Margaret Douglas (1515–1578) held a uniquely influential position in the Tudor Court. As the Protestant Reformation gathered momentum and the royal line of succession remained in doubt, her main objective was to see her descendants rule a united, Catholic Britain. This biography draws on previously unexamined archival sources to tell her complex story.
Dark History of the Tudors
Murder, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft, Wars, Religious Persecution, Piracy
The Tudor Dynasty lasted just 118 years (1485?1603), but England's most infamous royal dynasty transformed Britain from a medieval kingdom to a major European power. This extensively illustrated history focuses on the darker side of the period: the murder, adultery, and religious and political turmoil, from Henry VIII's treatment of his wives and the tragedy of Lady Jane Grey to Elizabeth I’s suppression of the Irish rebellion and sponsorship of pirates and slave traders.
Mutiny on the Globe
The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock
Sailing between Hawaii and Tahiti in 1824, the captain and officers of the Nantucket whaler Globe were hacked to pieces and dumped overboard by their crew, led by the ruthless, 21-year-old Samuel Comstock. The events that followed - told in full for the first time in this enthralling, meticulously researched account - form an epic to rival the mutiny on the Bounty as Comstock's megalomaniac ambition to set up his own tropical kingdom led him and his crewmates to disaster.