Biography: historical, political & military
Rogues, romantics and rebels - character studies of locals since the eighteenth century
Marylebone has been home to its fair share of rogues, villains and eccentrics, and their stories are told here. Over the past 10 years the Marylebone Journal has printed historical essays on the people, places, and events that have helped shape the character of the area. The essays have been grouped into themes of: history, politicians and warriors, culture and sport , love and marriage, criminals, science and medicine, buildings and places, and the mad bad and dangerous to know ‒ those whose stories don't fit a convenient box but are too good not to tell.
The life of Bess of Hardwick - one of the most remarkable people who lived in England in the late Tudor period. Her social ascendance from a relatively humble Midlands family to becoming the Countess of Shrewsbury.
Wyn Derbyshire describes how Bess navigated the political and legal challenges for her to retain her wealth and independence in the Tudor period.
Illustrated with colour pictures, the book also includes a timeline and family trees.