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A Regency Christmas

By Lyn Stone,Carla Kelly,Gail Ranstrom
  • ISBN Code: : 142684302X
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Scarlet Ribbons by Lyn Stone Captain Alexander Napier is battle scarred—from war and from life. For him, yuletide is just a reminder of all that he's lost. Can enchanting Amalie Harlowe restore light into the festive season…and reignite the passion in his heart? Christmas Promise by Carla Kelly Now that peace has broken out, Captain Jeremiah Faulk is at odds over what to do this Christmas, let alone with his life. Until a simple act of charity reunites him with his lost love—Ianthe Mears. A Little Christmas by Gail Ranstrom Tending to a houseful of grieving relatives isn't Viscount Selwick's idea of a merry Christmas. But one stolen kiss under the mistletoe with spirited Sophia Pettibone is about to change everything!

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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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From a USA Today Bestselling Author ~ A charming Regency Romance! One enchanted evening. One irrevocable moment. Two lives changed forever. Caroline Gold is desperate to save her family from financial ruin with a proposal from a wealthy duke. But one misstep has her betrothed to the wrong man—Richard Walker, the Earl of Aberland, a handsome but cynical rogue with barely a farthing to his name. Richard spies for the Crown under the guise of a rogue but is intent on revenge. Offering for the beautiful Caroline creates an unwelcome distraction. Yet the desire he finds with her makes him wonder if a life—and love—after he claims justice is possible. Caroline quickly sees there is more to Richard than she expected, and his kindness toward her ailing father melts her heart. But marrying him won’t save her family despite the surprising passion she discovers in his arms. A French spy posing as an English lord is on the loose. Can Richard unveil the man’s identity and stop him before he destroys all Richard holds dear, including Caroline? Buy it today and begin The Rogue Chronicles series! While this is a standalone story, most readers enjoy reading the series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6

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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 213
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Enjoy Bianca Blythe's delightful Matchmaking for Wallflowers regency romance series today! Lord Frederick Bowen, Duke of Salisbury, is expecting an heiress for Christmas. The fact does not bring him pleasure. Ever since the war ended, he would rather focus on experiments for his new waterproof material. Celia might be the daughter of an earl, but she's of the illegitimate variety. She has resigned herself to life as a maid for the wicked countess and her two half-sisters. When Celia's half-sister begs her to pretend to be her, Celia is thrust into a fairy tale. Everyone knows though that fairy tales never come true... A delightful Christmas regency romance and Cinderella retelling. Start this series today! Matchmaking for Wallflowers 1. How to Capture a Duke 2. A Rogue to Avoid 3. Runaway Wallflower 4. Mad about the Baron 5. To Catch a Baroness 6. The Wrong Heiress for Christmas

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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
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An exciting Regency Romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author! Lady Charlotte Wynn is determined to gather a few memorable adventures before her father selects her future husband. Given Lord Wynn’s difficult demeanor and lack of regard for her feelings, she is certain she’ll dislike the man. Yet she must accept his choice in order to help keep peace between her parents. Her carefully laid plans are threatened by the return of her brother’s best friend. The handsome, somber man is nothing like she remembers, but his rugged appeal proves irresistible. James Crosby, Viscount Redmond, has yet to find peace since his return to England six months earlier. He tries to bury his painful memories of the battlefield with drinking, gambling, and women, but those do little to fill the holes in his soul. His carousing is interrupted one evening when he finds his best friend’s little sister somewhere she shouldn’t be, making him realize the young girl he once knew is all grown up. When James orders Charlotte to end her adventures, she boldly dares him to escort her on the next one. After all, if he’s so determined to protect her reputation, it’s the least he could do. Now, if only she could find a way to chase the shadows from his eyes while continuing to smooth her parents’ tumultuous marriage. Charlotte’s beauty is more than James bargained for. Toss in her quest to enjoy life, and it’s all he can do to remember to protect rather than ravish. One magical kiss and his world is upended. She fills him with the hope that he isn’t as broken as he thought. But her father has already picked her husband, and nothing will change his mind. Can the pair find their happily ever after or will fate deny them the chance? Order your copy today! Although the story is a standalone story, most readers prefer to read the series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue's Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6

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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
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A new Regency Romance! Sometimes the person right in front of you is who you’ve been looking for all along... Despite longing for a love of her own, Margaret Gold has no intention of marrying as she’s needed at home to help care for her ailing father. However, she can’t resist offering her opinion to her best friend’s brother when he wades into the Marriage Mart. But there is more to the handsome if irksome rogue than she realized. Much more. She soon finds herself hoping for his kiss and wishing her future’s course wasn’t already set. Edward Adley, the new Earl of Wynn, is determined to put his roguish ways behind upon his father’s death. The debt he inherited in addition to the title require him to marry an heiress, and the sooner the better. But he intends to choose with care to avoid an unhappy marriage like that of his parents. He certainly doesn’t need advice from his little sister’s best friend on potential brides. Yet Margaret’s intelligence and wit, not to mention the passion she stirs in him, have him reconsidering what he wants. Margaret tries to set aside her blossoming attraction for Edward and suggests the perfect debutante for his consideration. Yet her heart aches for more. Edward knows marrying Margaret won’t solve his financial woes, but it would allow him to follow his heart. If only he can convince her to consider him. Will one misstep steal their chance for a happy future? Order your copy today! Although this is a standalone historical romance, most readers enjoy reading the series in order: Romancing the Rogue, Book 1 A Rogue’s Reputation, Book 2 A Rogue No More, Book 3 A Rogue to the Rescue, Book 4 A Rogue and Some Mistletoe, Book 5 To Dare A Rogue, Book 6 A Rogue Meets His Match, Book 7

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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
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By John Van der Kiste
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750953829
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
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On 12 August 1762, Queen Charlotte gave birth to her first child. Twenty-one years later, to the week, the 15th and youngest was born. All but two children survived to maturity. The eldest of King George III's children, who became Prince Regent and King George IV, is less remembered for his patronage of the arts than for his extravagance, and maltreatment of his wife Caroline. As Commander-in-Chief to the British army, the administrative qualities of Frederick, Duke of York are largely forgotten, while King William IV, usually dismissed as a figure of fun, brought a new affability to the monarchy which helped him through the storms engendered during the passage of the Great Reform Bill in 1832. The princesses, for many years victims of their parents' possessiveness, married late in life, if at all, and are passed off as non-entities. This objective portrayal of the royal family draws upon contemporary sources to lay to rest the gossip and exaggeration.

Edward III (Penguin Monarchs)

By Jonathan Sumption
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241184215
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : History
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Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership. Yet Edward managed to rule England for fifty years, and was viewed as a paragon of kingship in the eyes of both his contemporaries and later generations. Venerated as the victor of Sluys and Crécy and the founder of the Order of the Garter, he was regarded with awe even by his enemies. But he lived too long, and was ultimately condemned to see thirty years of conquests reversed in less than five. In this gripping new account of Edward III's rise and fall, Jonathan Sumption introduces us to a fêted king who ended his life a heroic failure.

Edward III and the Triumph of England

By Richard Barber
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 1846147638
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : History
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A fascinating recreation of the world of one of England's most charismatic monarchs, from award-winning author and historian Richard Barber The destruction of the French army at Crécy in 1346 and the subsequent siege and capture of Calais marked a new era in European history. The most powerful, glamorous and respected of all western monarchies had been completely humiliated by England, a country long viewed either as a chaotic backwater or a mere French satellite. The young Edward III's triumph would launch both countries, as we now know, into a grim cycle of some 90 years of further fighting ending with English defeat, but after Crécy anything seemed possible - Edward's claim to be King of France could be pressed home and, in any event, enormous rewards of land, treasure and prestige were available both to the king and to the close companions who had made the victory possible. It was to enshrine this moment that Edward created one of the most famous of all knightly orders, the Company of the Garter. Barber writes about both the great campaigns and the individuals who formed the original membership of the Company - and through their biographies makes the period tangible and fascinating. This is a book about knighthood, battle tactics and grand strategy, but it is also about fashion, literature and the privates lives of everyone from queens to freebooters. Barber's book is a remarkable achievement - but also an extremely enjoyable one. Reviews: 'Barber [has an] infectious passion for and deep knowledge of his subject matter ... elegant prose and rigorous historical analysis ... a valuable and thorough addition to the body of work on this most impressive of English monarchs' Sunday Times 'In Edward III and the Triumph of England [Barber] has written the kind of book that the king would have enjoyed: full of battles, glitter and ceremony ... he has an original eye and an elegant pen' Jonathan Sumption, Literary Review 'Barber share's his hero's love of chivalry ... The book sparkle[s] with some of Edward's own glitz' Telegraph 'This absorbing book is layered rather than linear, sifting with uncommon sensitivity through challenging sources to test the boundaries of what we can and cannot know ... We discover the complexity of the world in which Edward and his commanders lived' Helen Castor, The Times About the author: Richard Barber has had a huge influence on the study of medieval history and literature, both as a writer and as a publisher. His major works include The Knight and Chivalry (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine, The Penguin Guide to Medieval Europe and The Holy Grail: The History of a Legend. He lives in East Anglia.

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By Darcie Wilde
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698408144
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Fiction
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Even wallflowers find a way to bloom... They were dismissed as hopeless—girls too plain, too shy, too gauche to stand any chance in the ruthless competition of the London season. But Helene Fitzgerald, Madelene Valmeyer, and Adele Edmundson have no intention of remaining wallflowers. Aided by the notorious novelist, Deborah Sewell, they form the Wallflower Pact and set out to find true love for themselves—and maybe even their chaperone. An Exquisite Marriage Everyone knows Helene Fitzgerald will never marry. She and her wallflower friends may be on the rise socially, but Helene is still nothing but a sharp-tongued bluestocking who very publically renounced her only marriage offer. Worse, her family is in serious financial trouble. So, how is Helene suddenly attracting the eye of Marcus Endicott, the Duke of Windford and one of England's most eligible aristocrats? Trapped by his father's long legacy of mistakes, Marcus never thought he'd find a woman he'd want enough to risk his heart. But what began as a contentious friendship has transformed into a passion beyond anything he dreamed possible. Now, Marcus’s old secrets are threatening to destroy everything Helene and her friends have worked for. Can any passion be strong enough to carry Helene and Marcus away from their pasts? Praise for the novels of Darcie Wilde “This scintillating and multifaceted historical will leave readers eager for more.”—Publishers Weekly Look for Regency Makeover Part II: The Stepsister’s Triumph

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By Damian J. Smith
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351927434
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : History
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Drawing on an extensive study of the primary sources, Damian Smith explores the relationship between the Roman Curia and Aragon-Catalonia in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. His focus is the pontificate of Innocent III, the most politically influential medieval Pope, and the reign of King Peter II of Aragon and the first years of King James I. By analysing the practical example of papal actions towards one of its closest secular allies, the work deepens our understanding of the objectives and limits of the Papacy, while making clear the Pope's profound influence on the realm's political development. Marriage affairs and politics, the Spanish Reconquista, with the campaign of Las Navas, and the Albigensian Crusade, in which King Peter met his death at the battle of Muret, are all covered. The final chapters turn more specifically to Church affairs, looking at the relations between the papacy and the bishops of the province of Tarragona, and at the success of Innocent III's mission to reform religious life.

Gothic Kings of Britain

By Philip J. Potter
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 078645248X
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : History
  • Members : 318
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This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and chaotic span of the years between 1000 and 1400, when the great European monarchies were still in their formative stages. The book discusses the lives of English and Scottish kings in the context of their eras, discussing their achievements and failures, their relations with the Church and foreign powers, and their overall influence on the suppression of the nobility and the development of the monarchy as the primary governing institution of both Scotland and England.

Edward III

By Ian Mortimer
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Book Code : 0795335466
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : History
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A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one. Noted historian Ian Mortimer offers the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. The Perfect King was often the instigator of his own drama, but also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Mortimer traces how Edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, this lively book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, artistic traditions, language, and architecture of the country. “The most remarkable medieval historian of our time.” —The Times (London)

Henry III

By Darren Baker
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750985224
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Henry III (1207–72) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era. Although knighted by William Marshal, he was no warrior king like his uncle Richard the Lionheart. He preferred to feed the poor to making war and would rather spend time with his wife and children than dally with mistresses and lord over roundtables. He sought to replace the dull projection of power imported by his Norman predecessors with a more humane and open-hearted monarchy. But his ambition led him to embark on bold foreign policy initiatives to win back the lands and prestige lost by his father King John. This set him at odds with his increasingly insular barons and clergy, now emboldened by the protections of Magna Carta. In one of the great political duels of history, Henry struggled to retain the power and authority of the crown against radical reformers like Simon de Montfort. He emerged victorious, but at a cost both to the kingdom and his reputation among historians. Yet his long rule also saw extraordinary advancements in politics and the arts, from the rise of the parliamentary state and universities to the great cathedrals of the land, including Henry’s own enduring achievement, Westminster Abbey.

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By Anita Hughes
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 125010551X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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Anita Hughes's Christmas in Paris is a moving and heartwarming story about love, trust, and self-discovery. Set during the most magical week of the year and with details of the glorious foods and fashions in the most romantic city in the world, it's sure to take your breath away. Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hôtel de Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs-Élysées and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macarons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious financial analyst, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents' farm. Isabel wasn't ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle. When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is, until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully, her neighbor, Alec, a French children’s book illustrator, comes to her rescue. He, too, is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon over the holidays. With Alec by her side, she begins to enjoy Paris at Christmas. But after a chance encounter with a fortune-teller and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.

Henry III

By Matthew Lewis
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445653583
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
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The tumultuous reign of Henry III, England's forgotten king.

Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Court: Offices and Ceremonies

By Ruth Macrides,J.A. Munitiz,Dimiter Angelov
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317073959
  • Total of Pages : 578
  • Category : History
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The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire, the Blachernai palace, lighting, music, gestures and postures, this volume makes an important new contribution to the study of the Byzantine court, and to the history and culture of Byzantium more broadly. The unique traits of this ceremony book include the combination of hierarchical lists of court officials with protocols of ceremonies; a detailed description of the clothing used at court, in particular, hats and staffs; an account of the functions of the court title holders, a description of the ceremonies of the year which take place both inside the palace and outside; the service of the megas domestikos in the army, protocols for the coronation of the emperor, the promotions of despot, sebastokrator and caesar, of the patriarch; a description of the mourning attire of the emperor; protocol for the reception of a foreign bride in Constantinople all these are analysed here. Developments in ceremonial since the tenth-century Book of Ceremonies are discussed, as is the space in which ceremonial was performed, along with a new interpretation of the ’other palace’, the Blachernai. The text reveals the anonymous authors’ interest in the past, in the origins of practices and items of clothing, but it is argued that Pseudo-Kodinos presents descriptions of actual practice at the Byzantine court, rather than prescriptions.

A Knight's Kiss

By Lana Williams
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  • Publisher : Lana Williams
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
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Second chances have never been so sweet. Sir Hugh is a knight on a vital mission to halt a murderous plot with no time for distractions. Liza is known far and wide for brewing fine ale but is faced with unbearable choices when both her sister and her livelihood are threatened. Widowed following a brutal marriage, Liza trusts no man, yet the kindness of this strong knight and the passion he awakens in her tempt her to reconsider. Having loved and lost, Hugh has no desire to risk his heart again but needs Liza’s help to fulfill his mission. Together, these two wounded souls must trust themselves and each other to foil a plot against the king and claim their second chance at love.

Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty

By Phyllis G. Jestice
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319773062
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : History
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In tenth-century Europe and particularly in Germany, imperial women were able to wield power in ways that were scarcely imaginable in earlier centuries. Theophanu and Adelheid were two of the most influential figures in the Ottonian reich along with their husbands, who relied heavily on their support. Phyllis G. Jestice examines an array of factors that produced their power and prestige, including societal attitudes toward women, their wealth, their unction as queens, and their carefully constructed image of piety. Due to their influential positions, Theophanu and Adelheid reclaimed control of the young Otto III despite fierce opposition from Henry the Quarrelsome during the throne struggle of 984. In examining how they successfully secured the regency, this book confronts the outmoded notion of exceptionalism and illuminates the lives of powerful Ottonian women.

The Secret Trilogy Box Set

By Lana Williams
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  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136124187
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 542
  • Pdf File: the-armenian-kingdom-in-cilicia-during-the-crusades.pdf

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This unique study bridges the history of the Crusades with the history of Armenian nationalism and Christianity. To the Crusaders, Armenian Christians presented the only reliable allies in Anatolia and Asia Minor, and were pivotal in the founding of the Crusader principalities of Edessa, Antioch, Jerusalem and Tripoli. The Anatolian kingdom of Cilicia was founded by the Roupenian dynasty (mid 10th to late 11th century), and grew under the collective rule of the Hetumian dynasty (late 12th to mid 14th century). After confrontations with Byzantium, the Seljuks and the Mongols, the Second Crusade led to the crowning of the first Cilician king despite opposition from Byzantium. Following the Third Crusade, power shifted in Cilicia to the Lusignans of Cyprus (mid to late 14th century), culminating in the final collapse of the kingdom at the hands of the Egyptian Mamluks.

A History of the House of Douglas from the Earliest Times Down to the Legislative Union of England and Scotland

By Herbert Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 1145804950
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 333
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Read and download full book A History of the House of Douglas from the Earliest Times Down to the Legislative Union of England and Scotland

The Washingtons. Volume 3

By Justin Glenn
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  • Publisher : Savas Publishing
  • Book Code : 1940669286
  • Total of Pages : 67
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 996
  • Pdf File: the-washingtons-volume-3.pdf

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This Royal Descents supplement is an outgrowth of the author’s multi-volume family history of the “Presidential Branch” of the Washingtons. That work collects the descendants of the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. The Royal Descents traces the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe, including the Plantagenet dynasty, William the Conqueror, Alfred the Great, Charles Martel, and Charlemagne. ADVANCE PRAISE for The Washingtons: A Family History “I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.” John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person “Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.” Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Rulers and Realms in Medieval Iberia, 711–1492

By Timothy M. Flood
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147663372X
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : History
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: rulers-and-realms-in-medieval-iberia-711-1492.pdf

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 The Muslim conquest of Iberia in 711 began nearly eight centuries of struggle for control of the peninsula. The invaders quickly achieved military supremacy, but political dominance was less complete. Within a few years, a small band of Christian rebels defied Muslim authority, establishing their own ruling class in the northern mountains of Asturias. The opposing forces competed for control until the Catholic Monarchs Fernando and Isabel established absolute rule in 1492. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this comprehensive study traces the succession of Iberian sovereigns during a complicated period in early European history.

The History Of Scotland - Volume 1: From The Roman Occupation To Feudal Scotland

By Andrew Lang
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849604616
  • Total of Pages : 191
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  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-scotland-volume-1.pdf

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This is volume 1, covering the time from the Roman Occupation to Feudal Scotland. In many volumes of several thousand combined pages the series "The History of Scotland" deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

Dickens and Christmas

By Lucinda Hawksley
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1526712288
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: dickens-and-christmas.pdf

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A direct descendant of Charles Dickens delves into the many merry ways in which the author of A Christmas Carol celebrated & influenced the holiday. Dickens and Christmas is an exploration of the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today—and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated. Charles Dickens was born in an age of great social change. He survived childhood poverty to become the most adored and influential man of his time. Throughout his life, he campaigned tirelessly for better social conditions, including by his most famous work, A Christmas Carol. He wrote this novella specifically “to strike a sledgehammer blow on behalf of the poor man’s child,” and it began the Victorian’s obsession with Christmas. This new book, written by one of his direct descendants, explores not only Dickens’s most famous work, but also his all-too-often overlooked other Christmas novellas. It takes the readers through the seasonal short stories he wrote, for both adults and children, includes much-loved festive excerpts from his novels, uses contemporary newspaper clippings, and looks at Christmas writings by Dickens’s contemporaries. To give an even more personal insight, readers can discover how the Dickens family itself celebrated Christmas, through the eyes of Dickens’s unfinished autobiography, family letters, and his children’s memoirs. Dickens and Christmas also explores the ways in which his works have gone on to influence how the festive season is celebrated around the globe. “Brilliant . . . a very readable book, a slice of social history involving a man who, more than anyone, encapsulates Christmas in literature.”—Books Monthly

The Kings & Queens of England

By David Loades
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445619725
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: the-kings-queens-of-england.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An authoritative and accessible history of the lives of the kings and queens of England by a renowned historian.

Routledge Revivals: Key Figures in Medieval Europe (2006)

By Richard K. Emmerson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351681672
  • Total of Pages : 778
  • Category : History
  • Members : 152
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Book Short Summary:

First published in 2006, Key Figures in Medieval Europe, brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval Europe between 500 and 1500. Gathered from the biographical entries from the series, Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, these A-Z biographical entries discuss the lives of over 575 individuals who have had a historical impact in such areas as politics, religion, and the arts. It includes individuals from places such as medieval England, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, and Scandinavia, as well as those from the Jewish and Islamic worlds. In one convenient volume, students, scholars, and interested readers will find the biographies of the people whose actions, beliefs, creations, and writings shaped the Middle Ages, one of the most fascinating periods of world history.

Richmond Unchained

By Luke G. Williams
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445645092
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: richmond-unchained.pdf

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The first ever biography of slave turned bare-knuckle boxing legend Bill Richmond (1763-1829).

Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society

By Lynda Garland
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317072340
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : History
  • Members : 274
  • Pdf File: questions-of-gender-in-byzantine-society.pdf

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Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of Byzantium have lagged behind. Masculine and feminine roles were not always as clearly defined as in the West, while eunuchs made up a 'third gender' in the imperial court. Social status indicators were also in a state of flux, as much linked to patronage networks as to wealth, as the Empire came under a series of external and internal pressures. This fluidity applied equally in ecclesiastical and secular spheres. The present collection of essays uncovers gender roles in the imperial family, in monastic institutions of both genders, in the Orthodox church, and in the nascent cult of Mary in the east. It puts the spotlight on flashpoints over a millennium of Byzantine rule, from Constantine the Great to Irene and the Palaiologoi, and covers a wide geographical range, from Byzantine Italy to Syria. The introduction frames the following nine chapters against recent scholarship and considers methodological issues in the study of gender and Byzantine society. Together these essays portray a surprising range of male and female experience in various Byzantine social institutions - whether religious, military, or imperial -- over the course of more than a millennium. The collection offers a provocative contrast to recent studies based on western medieval scholarship. Common themes that bind the collection into a coherent whole include specifically Byzantine expectations of gender among the social elite; the fluidity of social and sexual identities for Byzantine men and women within the church; and the specific challenges that strong individuals posed to the traditional limitations of gender within a hierarchical society dominated by Christian orthodoxy.

Ebbs and Flows of Medieval Empires, AD 900–1400

By Will Slatyer
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Book Code : 1482894556
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  • Category : History
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Ebbs and Flows of Medieval Empires, AD 900–1400 provides a flow of history throughout the medieval world from 900 to 1400 AD, describing the ebbs and flows of empires as the western world recovered from the dark ages. As a point of reference, author Will Slatyer presents the empires in Asia in the same timeframes as European empires, illustrating patterns of similarity among these empires. War remained important to leaders of the emerging nation and states as a primary method of gaining territory and expanding their influence. Meanwhile, the Church of Rome endeavoured to gain control of Europe secularly and spiritually, often using the spread of Islam as an excuse for its widening span of control. Islam was advanced spectacularly by the Arabs, but lost much impetus when leaders of other ethnicities took control; even so, it continued to spread throughout the world. Coinage again came into use during this period after the lapse of the usage of precious metals as compensation during the dark ages. Trade grew particularly when spices from the Orient were introduced in Europe, because they were so attractive in an age without refrigeration. As city-states became more civilised, textiles for clothing came into strong demand. International trade encouraged banking based upon models introduced by the Knights Templar. Ebbs and Flows of Medieval Empires, AD 900–1400 shows that human fear and greed demonstrated in ancient times, continued with medieval leaders, including popes, leading the way to the more capitalist enterprise of the Renaissance after 1400 AD.