History / Biography / Memoirs

Ackroyd, Peter

Foundation: The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors
Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
Revolution: A History of England Volume IV

Allan, Robin

Walt Disney and Europe


The Story of the Volsungs: The Volsunga Saga

Anthologies (multiple authors)

Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical Fiction Authors
Chambers History Factfinder by Editors of Chambers
Companion to Medieval & Renaissance Music
A History of Music in Western Civilization
Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Armstrong, Prof. Dorsey

Great Minds of the Medieval World (The Great Courses)

Asbridge, Thomas

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

Bauer, Conrad

The Hidden History of the Knights Templar: The Church’s Oldest Conspiracy

Bauer, Susan Wise

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

Blessed, Brian

Absolute Pandemonium: A Memoir

Block, R. Howard

A Needle in the Right Hand of God

Burl, Aubrey

Courts of Love, Castles of Hate: Troubadours & Trobairitz in Southern France 1071-1321

Burne, Alfred H.

The Hundred Years War: A Military History

Castiglione, Baldassare

The Book of the Courtier: Il Cortegiano

Chaikin, Andrew

A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

Clary, James G.

Superstitions of the Sea: A Digest of Beliefs, Customs, and Mystery

Cleese, John

So, Anyway…

Cossey, Caroline

My Story

d’Arc, Jeanne

Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words, Translated and Edited by Willard R. Trask

de Charny, Geoffroi

The Book of Chivalry of Geoffroi de Charny: Text, Context, and Translation by Richard W. Kaeuper and Elspeth Kennedy

Durant, Will and Ariel

The Story of Civilization, Vol. I: Our Oriental Heritage
The Story of Civilization, Vol. II: The Life of Greece
The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar and Christ
The Story of Civilization, Vol. IV: The Age of Faith
The Story of Civilization, Vol. V: The Renaissance
The Story of Civilization, Vol. VI: The Reformation
The Story of Civilization, Vol. VII: The Age of Reason Begins
The Story of Civilization, Vol. VIII: The Age of Louis XIV
The Story of Civilization, Vol. IX: The Age of Voltaire
The Story of Civilization, Vol. X: Rousseau and Revolution
The Story of Civilization, Vol. XI: The Age of Napoleon

Elwes, Cary

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Fisher, Carrie

Wishful Drinking
The Princess Diarist

Frankl, Viktor E.

Man’s Search For Meaning

Froissart, Jean

Froissart’s Chronicles: Selections from The Great Wars of England and France

Fry, Stephen, with Tim Lihoreau

Stephen Fry’s Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music

Gabler, Neal

Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Garth, John

Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth

Gies, Frances

The Knight in History

Goodall, Howard

The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization

Goodman, Ruth

How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Greenberg, Prof. Robert

The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works (The Great Courses)
Great Masters: Beethoven – His Life and Music (The Great Courses)
Music as a Mirror of History (The Great Courses)

Hall, Sheldon and Steve Neale

Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History

Hanley, Tim

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine

Harl, Professor Kenneth W.

The Era of the Crusades (The Great Courses)

Harrison, Kathryn

Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Harvey, Jacky Colliss

Red: A History of the Redhead

Hawke, Ethan

Rules for a Knight

Hindley, Geoffrey

Medieval Siege and Siegecraft

Hosken, Andrew

Empire of Fear: Inside the Islamic State

Janson, H. W.

History of Art, 5th Edition

Jenkins, Cecil

A Brief History of France

Johnson, James H.

Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Kaplan, James

Frank: The Voice
Sinatra: The Chairman

Leaming, Barbara

Orson Welles: A Biography

Llull, Ramon

The Book of the Order of Chivalry by Ramon Llull, Translated by Noel Fallows

Madigan, Kevin J.

Medieval Christianity: A New History

Marshall, Tariq William

The Carmina Burana: Songs from Benediktbeuern, 3rd Edition

Masters, John


Mayor, Adrienne

The Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World

McKraken, Gary

Scottish Highland Games: A Brief History and the Main Events

Meyer, G. J.

The Borgias: The Hidden History

Morgan, Giles

St. George: Knight, Martyr, Patron, Saint, and Dragonslayer

Morris, Marc

A Great and Terrible King
King John

Mortimer, Ian

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Nitobe Inazō

Code of the Samurai – Bushido: The Soul of Japan

Oldenbourg, Zoé

The Crusades

Parr, Katherine

Complete Works and Correspondence, edited by Janel Mueller

Paterson, Michael

A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain

Potter, Lois

The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography

Reese, Gustav

Music in the Middle Ages
Music in the Renaissance

Rilke, Rainer Maria

Letters to a Young Poet
The Poet’s Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke, edited and translated by Ulrich Baer

Ronson, Jon

The Elephant in the Room: A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the “Alt-Right” The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
So You’ve Been Pubicly Shamed
Them: Adventures With Extremists

Rubin, Rachel Lee

Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture


Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan

Schiff, Stacy

Cleopatra: A Life

Schwartz, A. Brad

Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News

Shlain, Leonard

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius

Soho, Takuan

The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman

Spoto, Donald

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

Stoler, Prof. Mark A.

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History (The Great Courses)

Stolpe, Sven

The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc

Sumption, Jonathan

The Hundred Years War, Vol. 1: Trial by Battle
The Hundred Years War, Vol. 2: Trial by Fire
The Hundred Years War, Vol. 3: Divided Houses
The Hundred Years War, Vol. 4: Cursed Kings
The Hundred Years War, Vol. 5: (title unknown)

Sweeny, Jon

Verily, Verily: The KJV – 400 Years of Influence and Beauty

Tindall, Blair

Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music

Tzu, Lao

Tao Te Ching: A New English Version, Translation by Stephen Mitchell

Ueshiba, Morihei

The Art of Peace

Walker, Robert Paul

The Feud that Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World

Washington, George

Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Weir, Alison

The Children of Henry VIII
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Henry VIII: The King and His Court
The Life of Elizabeth I
The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Worsley, Lucy

If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home