The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
Of all the British monarchs who have claimed they ruled the seas, just one, King William IV, has been a truly professional seafarer.
Known as the ‘Sailor King’ in his own lifetime, he saw himself as a naval officer who happened to become the sovereign, rather than a monarch who had been a naval...
Women in Ming China (Asian Voices)
This groundbreaking work provides an original and deeply knowledgeable overview of Chinese women and gender relations during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Bret Hinsch explores in detail the central aspects of female life in this era, including family and marriage, motherhood, political power, work, inheritance, education,...
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