f THE CANTERBURY TALES
Translated by Nevill Coghill
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THE CANTERBURY TALES: A Selection
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THE CANTERBURY TALES
The First Fragment
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Geoffrey of Monmouth
OF THE KINGS OF BRITAIN
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Julian of Norwich
REVELATIONS OF DIVINE LOVE
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THE BOOK OF MARGERY KEMPE
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Simon Keynes and Michael Lapidge, translators
ALFRED THE GREAT
Asser’s Life of King Alfred
and Other Contemporary Sources
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from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle; and Alfred’s
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Sir John Mandeville
OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE
Translated with an Introduction
by Charles Moseley 208 pp.
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HENRY V AS WARLORD
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than peasants with coats of arms’ through an
all but unbelieveable saga of vanity, stupidity,
and mindless greed.”— The Washington Post
Book World. Classic History series.
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TUDOR & STUART
WIDE AS THE WATERS
The Story of the English Bible
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f NEW WORLDS, LOST WORLDS
The Rule of the Tudors, 1485–1603
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TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS
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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
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VOYAGES AND DISCOVERIES
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THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
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A MONARCHY TRANSFORMED
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AN ESSAY CONCERNING
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Thomas Babington Macaulay
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND
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Also new in Penguin: Samurai William, see page 64.
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THE OBEDIENCE OF A CHRISTIAN MAN
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Tyndale published this book two years after
he presented his 1526 English translation of
the Bible, a forbidden undertaking, which
eventually led to his execution. 272 pp.
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