Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age
When George Seldon was granted the American patent for an ‘improved road engine’ in 1895 his royalties hampered the fledgling automobile industry, but Henry Ford’s 1911 legal challenge saw the copyright lifted and allowed the invention to define an era. This account debunks the myths surrounding the industry’s origins, and profiles the business tycoons, maverick inventors and daredevil racers who played a part in establishing it. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Queens of the Conquest
England's Medieval Queens: Book One
Piecing together the fragments of fact and stripping away the legends that surround England’s medieval queens, Alison Weir presents fresh, balanced and authoritative biographies of her cast of ‘heroines, villains, Amazons, stateswomen, adulteresses and lovers’. This first volume covers the lives of the Norman queens: Matilda of Flanders (1032?–1083), the wife of William the Conqueror; Henry I’s queen, Matilda of Scotland; Adeliza of Louvain; Matilda of Boulogne and the Empress Maud (1102–1167), whose second husband was Geoffrey ‘Plantagenet’, Count of Anjou. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
The Lost Tudor Princess
The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas
The granddaughter of Henry VII, niece of Henry VIII and grandmother of James VI, Lady Margaret Douglas (1515–1578) was an important figure in Tudor England, yet despite modern interest in that era she is largely forgotten. Alison Weir focuses on this shadowy figure whose life spanned five reigns and whose political intriguing landed her in the Tower three times, and in this biography reveals a strong, intelligent woman who 'operated effectively, and fearlessly, at the very highest levels of power'. Off-mint with felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Mistress of Kings
The mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and the sister who may have sealed the fate of Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn has been branded a 'great and infamous whore'. But did she really deserve this notoriety? Alison Weir draws on decades of research to cut through the myths and present 'a rigorous assessment of what we know - and don't know - about Mary Boleyn'. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Elizabeth of York
A Tudor Queen and Her World
Elizabeth of York held a crucially important place within the English monarchy - as daughter of Edward IV, sister to the Princes in the Tower, niece to Richard III, wife to Henry VII and mother to Henry VIII. Alison Weir explores those relationships, particularly with Richard III, her son Henry and with her mother's family, the Wydevilles; but also investigates the apparent contradiction between Elizabeth's early intriguing in suppport of Henry Tudor and her later role as compliant royal wife. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.