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A Place Beyond Courage


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ISBN 13: 0748113061
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Download or Read book A Place Beyond Courage written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper - and royal servant John FitzGilbert is one of them. But when the old king dies and his successor is appointed, John's position at court is weakened and his wife, the pious, pliant Aline, is hopelessly unequipped to deal with a life lived on the edge. John knows the only way to protect his lands and his children is to divorce Aline. He meets his match in new wife Sybilla, daughter of his enemy Patrick of Salisbury, as she possesses a strength and courage that equals his own. But when Sybilla's son, William, is seized by the king, John is forced to make a terrible sacrifice. Sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word . . .

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A Place Beyond Courage


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ISBN 13: 9780751539011
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Download or Read book A Place Beyond Courage written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Gardners Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The early twelfth century is a time for ambitious men to prosper - and royal servant John FitzGilbert is one of them. But when the old king dies and his successor is appointed, John's position at court is weakened and his wife, the pious, pliant Aline, is hopelessly unequipped to deal with a life lived on the edge. John knows the only way to protect his lands and his children is to divorce Aline. He meets his match in new wife Sybilla, daughter of his enemy Patrick of Salisbury, as she possesses a strength and courage that equals his own. But when Sybilla's son, William, is seized by the king, John is forced to make a terrible sacrifice. Sometimes keeping your honour means breaking your word . . .

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The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1. The Middle Ages


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ISBN 13: 0192550926
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1. The Middle Ages written by Karen A. Winstead and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages explores the richness and variety of life-writing from late Antiquity to the threshold of the Renaissance. During the Middle Ages, writers from Bede to Chaucer were thinking about life and experimenting with ways to translate lives, their own and others', into literature. Their subjects included career religious, saints, celebrities, visionaries, pilgrims, princes, philosophers, poets, and even a few 'ordinary people.' They relay life stories not only in chronological narratives, but also in debates, dialogues, visions, and letters. Many medieval biographers relied on the reader's trust in their authority, but some espoused standards of evidence that seem distinctly modern, drawing on reliable written sources, interviewing eyewitnesses, and cross-checking their facts wherever possible. Others still professed allegiance to evidence but nonetheless freely embellished and invented not only events and dialogue but the sources to support them. The first book devoted to life-writing in medieval England, The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages covers major life stories in Old and Middle English, Latin, and French, along with such Continental classics as the letters of Abelard and Heloise and the autobiographical Vision of Christine de Pizan. In addition to the life stories of historical figures, it treats accounts of fictional heroes, from Beowulf to King Arthur to Queen Katherine of Alexandria, which show medieval authors experimenting with, adapting, and expanding the conventions of life writing. Though Medieval life writings can be challenging to read, we encounter in them the antecedents of many of our own diverse biographical forms-tabloid lives, literary lives, brief lives, revisionist lives; lives of political figures, memoirs, fictional lives, and psychologically-oriented accounts that register the inner lives of their subjects.

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Sequels


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ISBN 13: 0838909671
Total Pages : 782 pages
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Download or Read book Sequels written by Janet Husband and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2009 with total page 782 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

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Middle Ages


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ISBN 13: 0198707037
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Download or Read book Middle Ages written by Karen A. Winstead and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages explores the richness and variety of life-writing from late Antiquity to the threshold of the Renaissance. During the Middle Ages, writers from Bede to Chaucer were thinking about life and experimenting with ways to translate lives, their own and others', into literature. Their subjects included career religious, saints, celebrities, visionaries, pilgrims, princes, philosophers, poets, and even a few 'ordinary people.' They relay life stories not only in chronological narratives, but also in debates, dialogues, visions, and letters. Many medieval biographers relied on the reader's trust in their authority, but some espoused standards of evidence that seem distinctly modern, drawing on reliable written sources, interviewing eyewitnesses, and cross-checking their facts wherever possible. Others still professed allegiance to evidence but nonetheless freely embellished and invented not only events and dialogue but the sources to support them. The first book devoted to life-writing in medieval England, The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 1: The Middle Ages covers major life stories in Old and Middle English, Latin, and French, along with such Continental classics as the letters of Abelard and Heloise and the autobiographical Vision of Christine de Pizan. In addition to the life stories of historical figures, it treats accounts of fictional heroes, from Beowulf to King Arthur to Queen Katherine of Alexandria, which show medieval authors experimenting with, adapting, and expanding the conventions of life writing. Though Medieval life writings can be challenging to read, we encounter in them the antecedents of many of our own diverse biographical forms-tabloid lives, literary lives, brief lives, revisionist lives; lives of political figures, memoirs, fictional lives, and psychologically-oriented accounts that register the inner lives of their subjects.

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For the King's Favor


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ISBN 13: 9781402244490
Total Pages : 526 pages
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Download or Read book For the King's Favor written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Sourcebooks Landmark. This book was released on 2010 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The story of young Ida de Tosney, mistress to King Henry II, and Roger Bigod, the lord she chose to marry.

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Templar Silks


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ISBN 13: 9781492679189
Total Pages : 512 pages
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Download or Read book Templar Silks written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Sourcebooks Landmark. This book was released on 2019 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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The Winter Crown


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ISBN 13: 1402296827
Total Pages : 496 pages
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Download or Read book The Winter Crown written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: As Queen of England, Eleanor has a new cast of enemies—including the king. Eleanor has more than fulfilled her duty as Queen of England-she has given her husband, Henry II, heirs to the throne and has proven herself as a mother and ruler. But Eleanor needs more than to be a bearer of children and a deputy; she needs command of the throne. As her children grow older, and her relationship with Henry suffers from scandal and infidelity, Eleanor realizes the power she seeks won't be given willingly. She must take it for herself. But even a queen must face the consequences of treason... In this long-anticipated second novel in the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, bestselling author Elizabeth Chadwick evokes a royal marriage where love and hatred are intertwined, and the battle over power is fought not with swords, but deception.

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The Autumn Throne


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ISBN 13: 1402296851
Total Pages : 512 pages
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Download or Read book The Autumn Throne written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-10-04 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Son She Loved. The Betrayal She Faced. The Legend She Became. The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John's treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.

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The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible... Edited by William Jenks


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The History of England


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Total Pages : 393 pages
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Download or Read book The History of England written by T. F. Tout and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-04 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The History of England" (From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377)) by T. F. Tout. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen


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Download or Read book A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen written by Robert Chambers and published by . This book was released on 1835 with total page 622 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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King John


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ISBN 13: 1448185785
Total Pages : 400 pages
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Download or Read book King John written by Marc Morris and published by Random House. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The brilliantly compelling new biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John, published to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood — greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Drawing on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters, bestselling historian Marc Morris brings the real John vividly to life. We see how a youngest son with limited prospects became the ruler of the greatest dominion in Europe, but at a terrible cost. His rise to power involved treachery, rebellion and murder, and his reign witnessed oppression on an almost unprecedented scale. It climaxed in conspiracy and revolt, and his leading subjects forced him to issue Magna Carta, a document binding him and his successors to behave better in future. John's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close. Authoritative and dramatic, Marc Morris's King John offers a compelling portrait of an extraordinary man at a momentous turning point in the history of Britain and Europe.

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December 8, 1941


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ISBN 13: 1603447415
Total Pages : 568 pages
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Download or Read book December 8, 1941 written by William H. Bartsch and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Ten hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, “another Pearl Harbor” of even more devastating consequence for American arms occurred in the Philippines, 4,500 miles to the west. On December 8, 1941, at 12.35 p.m., 196 Japanese Navy bombers and fighters crippled the largest force of B-17 four-engine bombers outside the United States and also decimated their protective P-40 interceptors. The sudden blow allowed the Japanese to rule the skies over the Philippines, removing the only effective barrier that stood between them and their conquest of Southeast Asia. This event has been called “one of the blackest days in American military history.” How could the army commander in the Philippines—the renowned Lt. Gen. Douglas MacArthur—have been caught with all his planes on the ground when he had been alerted in the small hours of that morning of the Pearl Harbor attack and warned of the likelihood of a Japanese strike on his forces? In this book, author William H. Bartsch attempts to answer this and other related questions. Bartsch draws upon twenty-five years of research into American and Japanese records and interviews with many of the participants themselves, particularly survivors of the actual attack on Clark and Iba air bases. The dramatic and detailed coverage of the attack is preceded by an account of the hurried American build-up of air power in the Philippines after July, 1941, and of Japanese planning and preparations for this opening assault of its Southern Operations. Bartsch juxtaposes the experiences of staff of the U.S. War Department in Washington and its Far East Air Force bomber, fighter, and radar personnel in the Philippines, who were affected by its decisions, with those of Japan’s Imperial General Headquarters in Tokyo and the 11th Air Fleet staff and pilots on Formosa, who were assigned the responsibility for carrying out the attack on the Philippines five hundred miles to the south. In order to put the December 8th attack in broader context, Bartsch details micro-level personal experiences and presents the political and strategic aspects of American and Japanese planning for a war in the Pacific. Despite the significance of this subject matter, it has never before been given full book-length treatment. This book represents the culmination of decades-long efforts of the author to fill this historical gap.

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The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon


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Download or Read book The History of the Consulate and the Empire of Napoleon written by Adolphe Thiers and published by . This book was released on 1850 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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The Sunday School Journal


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Download or Read book The Sunday School Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:

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War and Chivalry


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ISBN 13: 9780521443920
Total Pages : 387 pages
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Download or Read book War and Chivalry written by Matthew Strickland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1996-12-12 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is the first large-scale study of conduct in warfare and the nature of chivalry in the Anglo-Norman period. The extent to which the knighthood consciously sought to limit the extent of fatalities among its members is explored through a study of notions of a 'brotherhood in arms', the actualities of combat and the effectiveness of armour, the treatment of prisoners, and the workings of ransom. Were there 'laws of war' in operation in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and, if so, were they binding? How far did notions of honour affect knights' actions in war itself? Conduct in war against an opposing suzerain such as the Capetian king is contrasted to behaviour in situations of rebellion and of civil war. An overall context is provided by an examination of the behaviour in war of the Scots and the mercenary routiers, both accused of perpetrating 'atrocities'.