101 Amazing Facts About The Plantagenets Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 55
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1785381814
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Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.


Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 55
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1785381822
Description :


Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.


Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2014-08-13
Page : 44
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1783339128
Description :


Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Tudors. Separated into sections covering each monarch of the era in detail as well as more general chapters with interesting, amusing and shocking facts, the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English history as well as those with a general interest in the age.


Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2014-08-13
Page : 44
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 178333911X
Description :


Do you know the main difference between the diet of a Tudor nobleman and that of a peasant? What was it that changed Henry VIII from an active and pleasant young man into a vastly overweight tyrant? What did a gong farmer do? And what was the purpose of a whipping boy? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Tudors. Separated into sections covering each monarch of the era in detail as well as more general chapters with interesting, amusing and shocking facts, the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English history as well as those with a general interest in the age.


Author : Jack Goldstein
Frankie Taylor
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2018-05-17
Page : 41
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1785389203
Description :


On the 19th May 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in a beautiful royal wedding ceremony. But just how much do you know about the Prince and his former actress wife? This fascinating eBook contains over one hundred amazing facts about the royal couple, covering everything from how the two of them met through to the many ways in which Meghan has broken the mould of a traditional princess. Whether you’re interested in the royal rule book and official protocols, or you simply want to know more about the controversies that have surrounded both of these two prominent figures, this is the perfect book for you!


Author : Dan Jones
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release : 2017-09-07
Page : 512
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 178185890X
Description :


The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story – encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall – has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.


Author : Jack Goldstein
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release : 2014-01-22
Page : 35
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1783335289
Description :


Arrr matey! Are you loaded to the gunwalls? Do you know what Blackbeard’s ship was called? Which pirate ate a man’s heart? Who makes the list of the top ten pirates of all time? All these facts and more can be found in this excellent quick-read guide to pirates. Whether you’re Henry Morgan himself, or just some unlucky Jonah, this book containing over one hundred facts is sure to float your boat. Land ahoy!


Author : Mark Ormrod
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 48
Category : Middle Ages
ISBN 13 : 9780750202374
Description :


Describes the culture and lifestyles of peasants, nobles, and clergy in the Middle Ages. Discusses the role of the church, developments in trade and technology, the impact of plague, and other changes that took place in this period. Suggested level: secondary.


Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-08-30
Page : 960
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101543558
Description :


Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the mining pits. . . . An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House. . . . A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. . . . And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families—and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again. . . . Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.


Author : Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher : Sphere
Release : 2011-06-02
Page : 512
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 074811517X
Description :


Two very different women . . . Linked by destiny and a power struggle for the English crown. Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king, against all odds and despite all men. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, has always been on Matilda's side but now she is married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. In a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?


Author : Karen Harper
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-05-19
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062885499
Description :


If you love Jennifer Robson or The Crown you will love New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper’s novel about Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. 1939. As the wife of the King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel. Two years earlier, George was thrust onto the throne when his brother Edward abdicated, determined to marry his divorced, American mistress Mrs. Simpson. Vowing to do whatever it takes to make her husband’s reign a success, Elizabeth endears herself to the British people, and prevents the former king and his brazen bride from ever again setting foot in Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth holds many powerful cards, she’s also hiding damaging secrets about her past and her provenance that could prove to be her undoing. In this riveting novel of royal secrets and intrigue, Karen Harper lifts the veil on one of the world’s most fascinating families, and how its “secret weapon” of a matriarch maneuvered her way through one of the most dangerous chapters of the century.


Author : J. P. Reedman
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-11-20
Page : 238
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781519432254
Description :


I, Richard Plantagenet. Part 1, Tante le Desiree Barnet 1471 He is eighteen. He is wounded... He is the King's brother, Richard of Gloucester. He soon finds out not all battles are fought on the battlefield...not in the House of York. He must deal with fractious George in order to marry Anne Neville--but in the end he gets the girl AND her lands! A bawdy and bloody, furious and funny tale of the Wars of the Roses, told from Richard's first person point of view


Author : Helen Castor
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2010-10-07
Page : 496
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0571271723
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In medieval England, man was the ruler of woman, and the King was the ruler of all. How, then, could royal power lie in female hands? In She-Wolves, celebrated historian, Helen Castor, tells the dramatic and fascinating stories of four exceptional women who, while never reigning queens, held great power: Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France and Margaret of Anjou. These were women who paved the way for Jane Grey, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I - the Tudor queens who finally confronted what it meant to be a female monarch.


Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-08-03
Page : 784
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0307793699
Description :


A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal “Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary NOTE: This edition does not include color images.


Author : J. P. Reedman
Publisher : Medieval Babes, Tales of Littl
Release : 2018-09-08
Page : 106
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781720166023
Description :


The Tudor Era has dawned. Richard III lies in a shallow grave at Greyfriars in Leicester and Henry Tudor sits upon an uneasy throne. Richard's illegitimate daughter, Katherine Plantagenet, wife of one year to William Herbert, Earl of Huntingdon, struggles to find her path in the strange new world of Tudor England. Only fifteen years old, she fears her husband will put her aside due to her relationship to the deposed King. Frightened and alone, she recalls the events of her younger years, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester took her and her half-brother John to be raised at Sheriff Hutton Castle. Days when it seemed a baseborn girl could reach dizzying heights... Days of happiness before her father took the crown, before her cousins Edward and Richard vanished from the Tower of London, before beautiful Elizabeth of York danced in gold at the Christmas Feast of 1484 and started rumours flying...


Author : Anne Easter Smith
Publisher : Bellastoria Press Llp
Release : 2019-11-10
Page : 506
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781942209638
Description :


Richard III. A man. A king. A legend. He ruled England for only two years, but the legacy of Richard III remains both fascinating and divisive. From his childhood in the intensely loyal and close-knit York family to his rise as a thoughtful but troubled ruler, This Son of York is a passionate and deeply personal account of the life of Richard III. A man who loved his family and his country. A king who struggled to overcome the challenges not only of a turbulent time but his own human frailties. A legend whose true life is only now coming to light. Inspired by the discovery of Richard III's grave and its revelations, award-winning author Anne Easter Smith brings together her decades of intense research, five celebrated novels on the Wars of the Roses, and her sustained passion for Richard III in this culminating book on the last Plantagenet king.


Author : Philippa Gregory
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-08-14
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451626142
Description :


In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.


Author : Philip Gibbs
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release : 2016-03-10
Page : 888
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1473368669
Description :


"In this book I have written about some aspects of the war which, I believe, the world must know and remember, not only as a memorial of men's courage in tragic years, but as a warning of what will happen again-surely-if a heritage of evil and of folly is not cut out of the hearts of peoples. Here it is the reality of modern warfare not only as it appears to British soldiers, of whom I can tell, but to soldiers on all the fronts where conditions were the same." This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.


Author : James Edwin Thorold Rogers
Publisher :
Release : 1890
Page : 160
Category : Great Britain
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Roberta Gellis
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Page : 317
Category : English fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780583128766
Description :


Based on the lives of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.