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.
Spiders, Scorpions and Creepy Crawlies
The pages of this book crawl with some of the biggest, scariest and strangest invertebrates on the planet, as Martin profiles more than 40 species in chapters devoted to spiders, scorpions, ants, flies and wasps, and worms. Colour photos and detailed, annotated illustrations provide close-up views of such fearsome creatures as the king baboon spider, the tarantula hawk wasp and the eerie velvet worm, while the accessible text includes locator maps, facts and figures, and behavioural information.
German Luftwaffe in WWII
Order of Battle
Germany's air force played a critical role in the Third Reich's early victories in the Second World War, providing the airborne component of the irresistible blitzkrieg tactic that swept all armies before it from 1939 to 1942. This volume provides a detailed guide to the organization and performance of the Luftwaffe, arranged by campaign – from the invasion of Poland to the final, defiant formations of 1945 – and illustrated with maps, order of battle diagrams and photographs. From the Order of Battle series.