World Without End
Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire
The vast Spanish empire of the 16th century changed the world forever, but the human story behind it has never been fully told. In this third volume of his acclaimed history Hugh Thomas chronicles the lives of those who sought to retain control over land conquered by their ancestors. As King Philip II, the ennobled descendants of the conquistadors and wealthy landowners wielded supremacy, the indigenous peoples continued to suffer at the hands of all but the most enlightened governors and estate owners. American-cut pages and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
At Home With Henry VIII
His Life, His Wives, His Palaces
What was it like to live in Henry VIII's palace at Hampton Court? How was he entertained? What clothes did his wives wear? Who were his servants and what jobs did they do? This book reveals details of the everyday life of the court and its often oppressive atmosphere of pageantry and display set against the power struggles of courtiers, the king's desire for a legitimate heir and his compulsion to collect and spend wealth.
The Magic of a Name
The Rolls-Royce Story (Part Two)
The 1950s and 1960s were pivotal in the development of Rolls-Royce, consolidating its reputation as the world's premier builder of both luxury cars and aircraft engines. This second volume of the company's history tells the story of how it took a lead in jet technology and expanded its sales in these first decades after the war before a financial crisis resulted in nationalization in 1971, and its subsequent recovery during the 1970s and 1980s.