Christopher Hibbert

1 The Borgias and Their Enemies, 1431–1519

Author : Christopher Hibbert
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2009-09-16
Description :  <b>This colorful history of a powerful family brings the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame—Lucrezia Borgia, his daughter, whose husband was famously murdered by her brother, and that brother, Cesare, who inspired Niccolò Machiavelli’s <i>The Prince</i>.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder, the dynasty’s dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> From the author of <i>The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici</i> and other acclaimed works, <i>The Borgias and Their Enemies</i> is “a fascinating read” (<i>Library Journal</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;

2 King Arthur

Author : Christopher Hibbert
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe  Military 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-10
Description :  The tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are among the best-known stories in the world, but they are often relegated to the realm of legend. However, Arthur was a man, not a myth. In this book, acclaimed historian Christopher Hibbert vividly brings to life the sixth-century British monarch and his extraordinary court.

3 Life in Victorian England

Author : Christopher Hibbert
Genre :  Europe  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-01-15
Description :  Here, the eminent historian Christopher Hibbert explores life in Victorian England, a time when the British Empire was at its height, when the prosperous English basked in the Pax Britannica and thought their progress and stability would go on forever.



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