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Author : Dan Jones
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2014-09-02
Page : 480
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 057128809X
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'The Hollow Crown is exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history . . . Jones's material is thrilling . . . There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skilful piece of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph The fifteenth century saw the crown of England change hands seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown completes Dan Jones' epic history of medieval England, and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule was only made certain in the 1520s, when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst this tumult, chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived and the Renaissance began to flourish. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays.


Author : Miri Rubin
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2005-01-27
Page : 416
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0141908009
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There is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. The extraordinary kings - Edward III and Henry V the great warriors, Richard II and Henry VI, tragic inadequates killed by their failure to use their power, and Richard III, the demon king. The extraordinary events - the Black Death that destroyed a third of the population, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Agincourt. The extraordinary artistic achievements - the great churches, castles and tombs that still dominate the landscape, the birth of the English language in The Canterbury Tales. For the first time in a generation, a historian has had the vision and confidence to write a spell-binding account of the era immortalised by Shakespeare's history plays. THE HOLLOW CROWN brilliantly brings to life for the reader a world we have long lost - a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants, knights and merchants, almost perpetually at war - but continues to define so much of England's national myth.


Author : Nicholas B. Dirks
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-12-03
Page : 500
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780521053723
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A pioneering piece of ethnohistory, The Hollow Crown uses a variety of interdisciplinary means to reconstruct the sociocultural history of a warrior polity in south India between the fourteenth and the twentieth centuries. Central to the book is the belief that comparative sociology has systematically denied the importance of the Indian state and obscured the political basis of Indian society by representing caste as fundamentally a religious system. In reconstructing the history of the polity that eventually became the colonial princely state of Pudukkottai, Dr Dirks therefore raises a whole series of issues concerning the methodologies of history and anthropology, the character of Tamil kingship and social organization, the relationship between politics and ritual, the impact of colonialism and 'modernization', and the dynamics of the whole last millennium of south Indian history.


Author : David McDaniel
Publisher :
Release : 1969
Page : 156
Category : Spy stories
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Author : Jeff Wheeler
Publisher : Kingfountain
Release : 2017-06-13
Page :
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781503943964
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Following the downfall of a tyrant in the Wall Street Journal bestselling Kingfountain trilogy, years have passed in prosperity for the kingdom of Ceredigion. Now, as the time comes to celebrate the new king's nuptials, the specter of a new enemy emerges to destroy all that has been painstakingly built in those years. Tryneowy Kiskaddon has grown up learning military and diplomatic strategy from her father, one of the king's closest advisors. She feels her destiny lies in defending the kingdom as a knight, not as a Wizr as her parents have decided, though no lady of the realm has taken up the sword in a century. As she seeks to understand her own Fountain-blessed powers, she studies in the tradition of her mother while training in secret and closely following the realm's politics, alarmed by her mother's vision of an impending clash and a devastating future. But the pieces on fate's game board are in motion, and on the eve of battle, a threatening force irrevocably changes the future of the kingdom and her own. Does Trynne have what it takes to maneuver Ceredigion's key players into position and outsmart the kingdom's enemies-even those still concealed in shadow?


Author : Helen Hollick
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release : 2010-11-01
Page : 656
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1402240694
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USA Today Bestseller! What kind of woman becomes the wife of two kings, and the mother of two more? Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom-and her crown-are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England's shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely. Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery. Praise for Helen Hollick "If only all historical fiction could be this good." -Historical Novels Review "Hollick juggles a large cast of characters and a bloody, tangled plot with great skill." -Publishers Weekly "A very talented writer." -Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling author of Devil's Brood "Helen Hollick has it all. She tells a great story." -Bernard Cornwell What Readers Are Saying "Paints an exceptional portrait of Emma...an extremely excellent read...once you begin reading you won't want to stop until you absolutely have to!" "Every fan of medieval history fiction and of Anglo-Saxon England should read this book." "For any historical novel fans this is a must. Impossible to put down." (This book was previously published in the U.K. as THE HOLLOW CROWN.)


Author : Zoraida Córdova
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2020-04-28
Page : 384
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1368025331
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Set in a lushly drawn world inspired by Inquisition Spain, Zoraida Córdova's fantasy is an epic tale of love and revenge perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J. Maas. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown. The Whispers may have rescued Renata years ago, but she cannot escape their mistrust and hatred—or the overpowering memories of the hundreds of souls she drained during her time in the palace. When Dez, the commander of her unit—and the boy she's grown to love—is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to Andalucia and complete Dez's top secret mission herself. But as Renata grows more deeply embedded in the politics of the royal court, she uncovers a secret in her past that could change the fate of the entire kingdom—and end the war that has cost her everything.


Author : Diana Pharaoh Francis
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-06-01
Page : 416
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101187840
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The fourth exciting installment in the tumultuous world of Crosspointe After the murders of the king and queen, the island empire of Crosspointe is on the verge of chaos. The ruthless Lord Chancellor has taken the throne and made slaves of most of the royal family. Now, in order to sabe the country they love, the king's heirs are determihed to rally whatever allies they have left and overthrow the Lord Chancellor- before the Jutras invade.


Author : Harold Frederick Hutchison
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 276
Category :
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Author : Harold Frederick Hutchison
Publisher : London : Eyre & Spottiswoode [1961]
Release : 1961
Page : 276
Category : Great Britain
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An attempt to readress the overreliance on Lancastrian chronicles to challenge the old fashioned view of Ricahrd 11 as a neurotic failed tyrant. Huthcinson paints a more balanced picture of Richard drawing on sources which were not available to past scholars. Hutchinson argues that while Richard's capacity for coolly plotted revenge provdies the key yo his character, Richard was under great provocation from his barons and was nonetheless a sympathetic figure with great intelligence.


Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page :
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Screen adaptations of Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard III.


Author : Dave Goulson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-09-04
Page : 288
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 1473511186
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From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive along with myriad insects of every kind. In this book you will learn how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps. But it is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms. A Buzz in the Meadow is a captivating look at our natural world and a call to arms for nature-lovers everywhere. ‘Glorious’ The Times ‘Captivating’ Independent


Author : Herman Bakvis
R.A.W. Rhodes
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-07-27
Page : 252
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1349258709
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The first volume in a series of comparative studies within the ESRC's Whitehall Programme focuses on core executives in five parliamentary democracies comparing the Westminster model as in Australia, Canada and Britain with the continental democracies of Germany and the Netherlands showing how political leadership is shackled by a vast array of constraints, from globalisation to internal fragmentation and rationalisation, making a heroic model of decisive political leadership hard to sustain.


Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release : 1913
Page : 61
Category :
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Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release : 1890
Page : 307
Category :
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Author : William Shakespeare
Publisher :
Release : 1812
Page : 154
Category :
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Author : Mark Peel
Publisher : Pitch Publishing
Release : 2020-08
Page : 320
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN 13 : 9781785316630
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Award-winning cricket writer Mark Peel charts the development of the England captaincy from 1945 to the present, with portraits of England's 43 captains. Is England's failure to produce sufficient leaders of stature - especially in comparison with Australia - down to individual deficiencies or the exacting nature of the job?


Author : Dan Jones
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2009-06-05
Page : 288
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0007331487
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Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian. ‘Summer of Blood’ breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.


Author : Margaret Campbell Barnes
Publisher :
Release : 1947
Page : 359
Category : Great Britain
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"Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warfare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.Richard's love for his wife, Anne of Bohemia, gave him the strength to outwit the schemes of his enemies and govern as he saw fit, providing England with years of prosperity under his reign. But when tragedy strikes, Richard begins to loose the common touch by which he had ruled so brilliantly, and begins a downward spiral from which his detractors would derive strength" -- Goodreads.


Author : Nicholas B. Dirks
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1993
Page : 430
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780472081875
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A groundbreaking work that challenged conventional wisdom and set the standard for the study of Indian society