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Francis I

by Leonie Frieda & Carole Boyd HarperAudio (April 10, 2018)

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici returns to sixteenth-century Europe in this evocative and entertaining biography that recreates a remarkable era of French history and brings to life a great monarch--Francis...


Rome

by Matthew Kneale & Neil Gardner Simon & Schuster Audio (May 15, 2018)

“This magnificent love letter to Rome” (Stephen Greenblatt) tells the story of the Eternal City through pivotal moments that defined its history--from the early Roman Republic through the Renaissance and...


The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

by Edward Wilson-Lee & Richard Trinder Simon & Schuster Audio (March 12, 2019)

This impeccably researched and “adventure-packed” (The Washington Post) account of the obsessive quest by Christopher Columbus’s son to create the greatest library in the world is “the stuff of Hollywood...


The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

by Christopher Hibbert & John Telfer Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

The firstmajor biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latesthistory brings to life the family and the world they lived in: the glittering Romeof the Italian Renaissance.

The nameBorgia...


Elizabeth

by Lisa Hilton & Kelly Birch Blackstone Publishing (November 10, 2015)

A new biographical portrait that casts the queen as she saw herself--not as an exceptional woman, but as an exceptional ruler

Queen Elizabeth I was all too happy to play on courtly conventions of gender when...


The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

by Robert Hutchinson & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (June 14, 2016)

The gripping story of one of the most enigmatic and alluring figures in British history: a dangerous double agent and Irish rogue in King Charles II's court

One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson...


Pensées

by Blaise Pascal, William Sutherland & H. F. Stewart Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Compiled after his death in 1662, Pascal's "pensées" (thoughts) are his ideas for a book in defense of faith in a rational world. These fragments give evidence of a profoundly original thinker who had resolved...


Tudors

by Peter Ackroyd & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2015)

From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to theepic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page.

Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimedwriters, brings the age of the...


A World Lit Only by Fire

by William Manchester & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2007)

The preeminent popular history of civilization’s rebirth after the Dark Ages

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder...


The Story of the Renaissance

by William Henry Hudson & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In this comprehensive survey, William Hudson explores the forces responsible for bringing about the Renaissance, which he describes as the West's "transition from the medieval to the modern world."

Voyages of...


Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal

by George Cavendish, David Thorn, Roger Lockyer & Alcazar AudioWorks Alcazar AudioWorks (April 28, 2010)

This extraordinary “eye-witness” account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the...


Death in Florence

by Paul Strathern & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2015)

Death in Florence illuminates one of the defining moments in Western history—the bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence.

By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was...


Lucrezia Borgia

by Sarah Bradford & Lorna Raver Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2009)

The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance: incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet,...


The Rival Queens

by Nancy Goldstone & Suzanne Toren Little, Brown & Company (June 23, 2015)

The riveting true story of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed the shape of their tempestuous and...