• Teaching, Language & Reference
      April 2006

      The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Kings & Queens of Britain

      by Charles Phillips

      The story of the British monarchy told in a stunningly detailed and painstakingly researched encyclopedia. In addition, over 500 paintings and photographs, cartoons and drawings, engravings, artefacts and sculptures show how the royals have been viewed by

    • History
      March 2007

      The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Aztec and Maya

      The definitive chronicle of the ancient peoples of Mexico & Central America

      by Charles Phillips

      This definitive reference work offers insights into the art and architecture, myths and legends, and everyday life of the people of Mexico and Central America. Stories of blood sacrifice, pyramids and temples, and treasuries filled with gold have fascinat

    • History
      April 2009

      An Illustrated History of the Crusades and the Crusader Knights

      The history, myth and romance of the medieval knight on crusade, with over 500 stunning images of the battles, adventures, sieges, fortresses, triumphs and defeats

      by Charles Phillips

      The medieval knights of western Europe were central to the Crusades, and this book tells their story. It examines the chivalric brotherhood of crusading knights, typified in the orders of the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitallers. It also details the b

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      May 2009

      The Complete Book of Tartan

      A heritage encyclopedia of over 400 tartans and the stories that shaped Scottish history

      by Iain Zaczek Charles Phillips

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • History
      January 2011

      The Illustrated History of Knights & Crusades

      A vivid account of the life and times of the medieval knight, an examination of the code of chivalry, and a detailed history of the crusades

      by Charles Phillips

      The extraordinary world of the knight, with its oaths of allegiance, love of honour, and warrior status, probably found its ultimate expression in the crusades, the religiously sanctioned military campaigns waged by Western Christian Europe. This book exa

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      July 2012

      THE CASTLES, PALACES & STATELY HOUSES OF BRITAIN & IRELAND

      A magnificent visual account of Britain

      by Charles Phillips

      This sumptuously illustrated history is an authoritative guide to the castles, royal residences and historic houses of Britain and Northern Ireland. It combines an in-depth account of the most important buildings with a wealth of stories and information a

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      August 2013

      THE HISTORY OF THE AZTEC & INCA: TWO ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE BOOKS

      Discover the history, myths and cultures of the ancient peoples of Central and South America, with 1000 photographs

      by Charles Phillips David M. Jones

      This two-volume comprehensive and authoritative history describes the political, military and social world of ancient America. It explores the region

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2013

      KINGS & QUEENS OF ANCIENT BRITAIN

      A magnificent chronicle of the first rulers of the British Isles, from the time of Boudicca and King Arthur to the Wars of the Roses, the Crusades and the reign of Richard III

      by Charles Phillips

      The royal history of the monarchs of Britain continues to fascinate. This book tells the story from the rise of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and Alfred the Great to the Union of the English and Scottish Crowns in 1603. Family trees trace the line of successio

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2017

      THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE POPES

      An authoritative guide to the lives and works of the Popes of the Catholic Church, with 450 images

      by Charles Phillips

      THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE POPES An authoritative guide to the lives and works of the Popes of the Catholic Church, with 450 images Charles Phillips CL

    • Medieval history
      October 2014

      THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF KNIGHTS & THE GOLDEN AGE OF CHIVALRY

      The history of the medieval knight and the chivalric code explored, with over 450 stunning images of the castles, quests, battles, tournaments, courts and triumphs

      by Charles Phillips

      In battle, the medieval knight was the equivalent of the modern tank. A knight could plough his way through ranks of foot-soldiers, and on massive warhorses in tight formation, a cavalry charge was devastating. This book describes how the order of the kni

    • Residential buildings, domestic buildings
      July 2017

      THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROYAL BRITAIN

      A magnificent study of Britain

      by Charles Phillips

      Explore the history of the British Isles in this celebration of its monarchs, and the development of its fine architectural legacy. The first half is a magnificent illustrated history of Britain's kings and queens, including such internationally recognize

    • Ancient religions & mythologies

      AZTEC & MAYA

      The definitive chronicle of the ancient peoples of Central America & Mexico - including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec and Zapotec

      by Charles Phillips David M. Jones

      AZTEC & MAYA an illustrated history The definitive chronicle of the ancient peoples of Central America & Mexico - including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec and Zapotec Charles Phillips Consultant David M. Jones LORENZ BOOKS This wide-ranging ref

    • Teaching, Language & Reference

      PALACES, STATELY HOUSES & CASTLES OF BRITAIN

      From George I to Elizabeth II, 1714 to the present day

      by Charles Phillips

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • History

      KNIGHTS AND THE AGE OF CHIVALRY

      An exploration of the golden age of knighthood and how it was expressed in art, literature and song, with 200 fine art images

      by Charles Phillips

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      December 2013

      CASTLES & GREAT HOUSES OF THE MIDDLE AGES

      From ancient times to the Wars of the Roses and 1485

      by Charles Phillips

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Architecture

      CASTLES, PALACES & STATELY HOUSES OF BRITAIN & IRELAND

      Britain's magnificent architectural, cultural and historical heritage is celebrated, with 120 entries and 500 fine art paintings and photographs

      by Charles Phillips; Professor Richard G.Wilson FRHistS

      This sumptuously illustrated history is an authoritative guide to the castles, royal residences and historic houses of Britain and Northern Ireland. It combines an in-depth account of the most important buildings with a wealth of stories and information a

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      July 2011

      An Illustrated Guide to Islamic Faith

      An authoritative account of the history and philosophy of the Islamic faith, shown in more than 300 photographs and fine-art illustrations

      by Raana Bokhari, Dr Mohammad Seddon Charles Phillips

      Islam is a powerful force today, with Muslims representing around a quarter of the global population, some 1.4 billion people. It is one of the world CLICK

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2011

      THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH

      Examines the institutions of the Church and explores the significance of the sacraments, with over 180 photographs

      by Charles Phillips

      The Catholic religion has a spiritual, cultural and historical heritage that spans more than 2000 years. The first part of the book explains the hierarchy and structure of the Church, from the Pope who provides guidance to the bishops in their dioceses, t

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      July 2012

      AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ISLAM

      The story of Islamic religion, culture and civilization, from the time of the Prophet to the modern day, shown in over 180 photographs

      by Raana Bokhari, Dr Mohammad Seddon Charles Phillips

      CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

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