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By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN heritage a thousand YEARS in the past ON some of the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO turn into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the demise OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL international filled with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main robust FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND won THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st number of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting assets of motivation. every one personality portrayed embodies a predicament and enacts a drama in settings that modify from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is anxious with chaos and lack of wish, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our international because it is, because it has been and lifestyles because it should be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned via The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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By Anne O'Brien

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a decided girl who plots and schemes an wonderful direction among both strong males in 12th century Europe, a girl who can manoeuvre and control to shield her personal lands as successfully as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her fight to maintain her inheritance intact, prime her to reject one husband and take one other who will fulfil her wants. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is ready to deliver scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her final prize. Hers is a narrative of strength, political intrigue, ardour and love.

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By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by means of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main interesting homicide mysteries in English background. Did Richard III rather kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is often believed, or used to be the assassin another individual fullyyt? rigorously studying each shred of up to date proof in addition to dozens of recent money owed, Alison Weir reconstructs the complete chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the contention, ambition, intrigue, and fight for strength that culminated within the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard’s declare to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of old examine and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower finally offers an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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Download E-books The poor in England 1700-1850: An economy of makeshifts PDF

This attention-grabbing learn investigates the event of English poverty among 1700 and 1900 and the ways that the terrible made ends meet. The word 'economy of makeshifts' has frequently been used to summarise the patchy, determined and occasionally failing ideas of the bad for fabric survival. within the bad of britain many of the top, younger historians of welfare research how benefits received from entry to universal land, mobilisation of kinship aid, resorting to crime, and different marginal assets may perhaps prop up suffering families. The essays try and clarify how and while the terrible secured entry to those makeshifts and recommend how the stability of those ideas may well swap over the years or be transformed by way of gender, life-cycle and geography. This e-book represents the one most vital test in print to provide the English 'economy of makeshifts' with a high-quality, empirical foundation and to boost the idea that of makeshifts from a obscure yet handy label to a extra particular but inclusive definition.

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Download E-books Remarkable Creatures: A Novel PDF

By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, notable girls, and a unprecedented time and position enhance this New York Times bestselling novel by way of Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, terrible and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a distinct present: "the eye" to identify fossils not anyone else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the spiritual group on side, the townspeople to gossip, and the medical international alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations merely develop whilst she falls in love with an very unlikely man.

Mary quickly unearths an not likely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the seashores. Their dating moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and rarely suppressed envy, yet eventually seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a gorgeous historic novel that follows the tale of 2 notable nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical international perpetually.

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By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley

'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's striking new novel. i will not suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny present for recapturing each perspective, affliction and word of youth and youth.' - Daily Mirror

'I needed i might written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i would written his moment . . . Billy Liar is especially humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited manner with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top

'A wonderful novel, in language clean and candy, with characters shiny and singular in a creative and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review

'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from strong to the fragile, is often clean . . . should still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph

Billy Fisher feels trapped via his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His merely safe haven is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies regularly: to his mom and dad, his company, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his break out to a lifetime of event and pleasure in London, all his lies eventually meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A destroy bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the twentieth century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first ebook in the United States in additional than fifty years and features a new creation by way of Nick Bentley and a replica of the unique jacket artwork by way of William Belcher.

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Download E-books A Regimental Affair: A Novel PDF

By Allan Mallinson

ALLAN MALLINSON’S A shut Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the cruel terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by way of the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to strive against a planned try to orchestrate his personal ruin.

The honors he gained in India fell in need of Captain Matthew Hervey’s private desire–to go back to his loved sixth gentle Dragoons. yet now conditions let him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the attractive girl Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed on account that formative years. in the meantime, even if, his soldier’s center is pierced via the sight of guys in British scarlet crippled within the carrier of king and kingdom, now forgotten and put off, lowered to begging and petty crime. it really is no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting far and wide, from the towns to the countryside.

As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in middle of the night coves, he reveals them, too, tremendously replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for retaining the shine on their glowing brass buttons. in addition, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to result in Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a conflict hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.

But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an previous and mystery one and to show it can price Hervey his rank, the command of his liked Sixth–and the ability to help his radiant, passionate bride. Even the fascinating and made up our minds Henrietta, now not above a bit politicking in excessive areas to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.

As the economic Revolution builds and nutrition riots fall down to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a common rebellion. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized via enemies either inside and with out. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed by means of the march of swap, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.

A Regimental Affair is a gorgeous tapestry of bright characters, rousing motion, and actual old aspect that re-creates an international of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny provide delivery to the future of a nation–and a hero.

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By Alison Weir

Drawing on myriad assets from the Tudor period, bestselling writer Alison Weir offers the 1st booklet ever to check, in unparalleled intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the woman within the Tower explores the explanations and intrigues of these who helped to seal the queen’s destiny, unraveling the tragic story of Anne’s fall, from her miscarriage of the son who could have stored her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a unprecedented portrayal of a lady of significant braveness, validated to the intense by means of the negative plight within which she chanced on herself, a strong queen whose enemies have been bent on totally destroying her. frightening yet attractive, The woman within the Tower presents the whole array of facts of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. merely in Alison Weir’s able fingers can readers research the reality in regards to the destiny of 1 of the main influential and interesting figures in English history.

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Download E-books Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman PDF

By Simon Beaufort

Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, used to be niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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