Category: England

King Arthur by Christopher Hibbert

By Christopher Hibbert

The stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the around desk are one of the best-known tales on this planet, yet they can be relegated to the world of legend.

However, Arthur was once a guy, now not a myth.
In this e-book, acclaimed historian Christopher Hibbert vividly brings to existence the sixth-century British monarch and his amazing court docket.

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England's Long Reformation: 1500 - 1800 by Nicholas Tyacke

By Nicholas Tyacke

England's lengthy Reformation'' brings jointly a amazing crew of students, who search to boost past present debates in regards to the English Reformation. It places the non secular alterations of the sixteenth century in longer standpoint than has been conventional and counters the new emphasis at the approval for pre-Reformation Catholicism. as an alternative the case is argued for an underlying trajectory of evangelical job from the 1520s. The members additionally study a number of the hybrid spiritual types which constructed and the propagation of the extra uncompromising messages of Puritanism and Counter-Reformed Catholicism.; Taking their cue fom continental historians, the authors reveal the insights that are derived by way of taking a protracted view of the Reformation in England. The techniques of Protestantization and certainly Christianization have been concerned, with each one new new release desiring to be gained over or a minimum of re- knowledgeable. The interplay of faith and society - relatively as regards the so-called ''reformation of manners'' - is one other critical subject. starting from Tudor Norwich to Hanoverian Bristol, the paintings jointly breaks down the various man made boundaries created via periodization and encourages a brand new method of the English Reformation. This quantity may still end up beneficial analyzing for these drawn to the making of a Protestant country.

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The wars of Edward III: sources and interpretations by Clifford J. Rogers

By Clifford J. Rogers

Whilst Edward III got here to the throne of britain in 1327, England's army attractiveness had reached a low ebb. The younger king's first crusade opposed to the Scots used to be an entire failure, and the following 12 months the `shameful peace' set the seal on Robert Bruce's victory within the First Scottish struggle of Independence. Twenty-two years later, besides the fact that, King Jean II of France and King David II of Scotland have been either prisoners in London, an English military used to be camped open air Paris, and Edward was once extensively thought of the main skilful warrior on the planet. Clifford Rogers makes use of modern files (campaign announcements, administrative files, and excerpts from 29 varied chronicles) to inform the tale of the battles, sieges, and chevauch?es that produced this impressive reversal - and the following recovery of French fortunes less than Du Guesclin and Charles V. the vast majority of the texts hired have by no means prior to been translated into smooth English (and a host have by no means been released prior to in any language). Complementing those basic resource fabrics are 8 vintage articles masking the Scottish Wars, the outbreak of the Hundred Years conflict, the recruitment, supplier and provide of English armies, English method and warfare goals, and the war's effect on French society and at the improvement of Parliament in England. jointly, they supply an entire creation to the subject.

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English Country House Eccentrics by David Long

By David Long

A lighthearted, witty, yet actual biographical account of the eccentric life of the developers and citizens of 100 nation houses

Extraordinary structures require impressive humans, and over the centuries old homes have produced greater than their justifiable share of oddballs. Insulated from the skin global by means of colossal wealth, rolling acres, and the social prestige identify implies, aristocrats have constantly been in a position to amuse themselves—and now the reader—by pursuing idiosyncratic pursuits and manias to the purpose of eccentricity. The twelfth Duke of Bedford, for instance, hottest parrots to humans, forcing his kids to scouse borrow the birds' foodstuff to make up their meager rations, whereas the fifth Duke of Portland paid his employees an advantage at the figuring out they might by no means converse to him. The Hon. Henry Cavendish inherited £200 million at modern-day values, yet by no means spent greater than 5 shillings on dinner, whereas extra lately the 2d Lord Rothschild spent weeks education a staff of zebra to drag his carriage up the Mall and into Buckingham Palace. This strange history lifts the lid on all that is strange, fantastic, unthinkable, and downright wacky approximately wonderful historical past houses and their strange occupants.

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Viking Age England by Julian D. Richards

By Julian D. Richards

From presently ahead of advert 800 until eventually the Norman Conquest, England used to be topic to raids from seafaring peoples from Scandinavia—the Vikings. notwithstanding, they weren't purely raiders but in addition investors and settlers. utilizing the most recent archaeological proof, the writer reassesses the Viking contribution to overdue Anglo-Saxon England and examines the production of the hot combined Anglo-Scandinavian identity.

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Anglo-Norman Studies 27: Proceedings of the Battle by John Gillingham

By John Gillingham

This quantity comprises the standard wide variety of subject matters, and provides a few strange and provocative views, together with an exam of what the proof of zooarchaeology can demonstrate in regards to the Conquest. the opposite topics mentioned are the conflict of Alençon; the impression of uprising on Little Domesday; Lawrence of Durham; Thomas Becket; Peter of Blois; Anglo-French peace meetings; episcopal elections and the lack of Normandy; Norman id in southern Italian chronicles; and the Normans on campaign. The participants, from Germany, France and Denmark in addition to Britain, and the USA, are RICHARD BARTON, NAOMI SYKES, LUCY MARTEN, MIA MÜNSTER-SWENDSEN, JOHN D. COTTS, J.E.M. BENHAM, JÖRG PELTZER, JULIE BARRAU, EMILY ALBU, EWAN JOHNSON, G. A. LOUD, HANNA VOLLRATH.

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The English Family, 1450-1700 by Ralph A. Houlebrooke

By Ralph A. Houlebrooke

Ralph Houlbrooke's significant examine has made an important contribution to debates at the relatives. Drawing on a wealth of colorful and sometimes intimate facts, together with letters, diaries and witness statements in complaints, he unearths the attitudes and aspirations of all degrees of society and demanding situations the trendy inspiration that the years among 1450xxx;1700 observed significant adjustments in family members constitution.

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Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy (Lancaster Pamphlets) by Susan Doran

By Susan Doran

At her accession in 1558 Elizabeth I inherited a difficult legacy with a protracted heritage of wars opposed to France and Scotland. This overseas state of affairs used to be turning into an important monetary burden at the English crown and economy.
Elizabeth I and international Policy describes and assesses England's overseas coverage in the course of the moment half the 16th century. It comprises assurance of Elizabeth's relatives with international powers, the impression of Reformation on international affairs, Elizabeth's successs as a stateswoman and the conflict with Spain.

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