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The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

by Benjamin Woolley The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an

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Churchill and His Money: No More Champagne

No More Champagne

by David Lough An Introduction: Churchill and his Money This book owes its genesis to a provocative history teacher and to a scandalized grandmother. The first tried to stimulate independent thought in his fourteen-year-old pupils by describing Winston Churchill as

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