The Knight in Medieval England, 1000-1400 (Medieval Military by Peter Coss

England

By Peter Coss

The writer attracts on clean examine for a brand new interpretation of the particular function of the knight in England throughout the heart a long time. The knight underwent a technique of evolution from a fastened warrior of modest potential to a major member of the medieval hierarchy, with vital neighborhood administrative capabilities as well as army duties.There was once an underlying experience of probability concerning the knight, with the monarchy, the church, and the poet all attempting to repair his position in society. The monarchy sought after every one knight to be a part of the next noble's retinue, the church desired to orient him to crusades and disciplined crusading orders, whereas the poet emphasized adherence to lofty ideals.For these attracted to the visible beauty of knighthood, the ebook is broadly illustrated with medieval seals, sculptures and manuscripts, together with over a hundred coats of fingers in complete color.-- attention-grabbing account of the knight's real function in medieval society.-- rationalization of the connection of the ancient knight to the fictitious knight of Piers Plowman, Canterbury stories, and different literary works.

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The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of by Marc Morris

England

By Marc Morris

A riveting and authoritative background of the only most vital occasion in English background: the Norman Conquest.

An upstart French duke who units out to beat the main strong and unified state in Christendom.An invasion strength on a scale now not noticeable because the days of the Romans. one of many bloodiest and such a lot decisive battles ever fought. This new background explains why the Norman Conquest was once the main major cultural and army episode in English history.Assessing the unique facts at each flip, Marc Morris is going past the standard define to give an explanation for why England was once instantaneously so robust and but so liable to William the Conqueror’s assault; why the Normans, in a few respects much less refined, possessed the army innovative; how William’s hopes of a united Anglo-Norman realm unraveled, dashed by way of English rebellions, Viking invasions, and the insatiable calls for of his fellow conquerors.This is a story of strong drama, repression, and seismic social swap: the conflict of Hastings itself; the unexpected creation of castles and the big rebuilding of each significant church; the full destruction of an old ruling category. Language, legislation, structure, or even attitudes towards existence itself have been altered eternally by means of the arriving of the Normans. 32 pages of B&W and colour illustrations

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Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman by Simon Beaufort

England

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, was once 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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Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex and Civility in England, by David M. Turner

England

By David M. Turner

An enormous survey of representations of adultery in later 17th and early eighteenth-century England brings jointly a wide selection of literary and felony resources, it charts and explains shifts within the knowing of marital infidelity. It examines, specifically, demanding situations to spiritual perceptions of sexual sin and the advance of a extra rational realizing of the motives and outcomes of adultery.

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The Zulus by Ian Knight, Angus McBride

England

By Ian Knight, Angus McBride

Книга Osprey Elite №21. The Zulus Osprey Elite №21. The Zulus Книги Исторические Автор: I.Knight Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: sixty four Размер: 6 Mb ISBN: 0850458641 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Сериявоенных книгElite от Osprey

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The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, by Miranda Seymour

England

By Miranda Seymour

In 1613, a stunning Stuart princess married a good-looking younger German prince. This used to be a love fit, however it was once additionally an alliance that aimed to meld Europe's nice Protestant powers. ahead of Elizabeth and Frederick left London for the court docket in Heidelberg, they watched a functionality of The Winter's story.

In 1943, a gaggle of British POWs gave a functionality of that very same play to a bunch of enthusiastic Nazi guards in Bavaria. not anything in regards to the tale of britain and Germany, as this outstanding booklet demonstrates, is so simple as we would anticipate.

Miranda Seymour tells the forgotten tale of England's centuries of profound connection and more and more rivalrous friendship with Germany, associated by way of a shared religion, a shared starvation for energy, a shared tradition (Germany by no means doubted that Shakespeare belonged to them, up to to England), and a shared management. German monarchs governed over England for 3 hundred years and in simple terms ceased to take action via a metamorphosis of brand name.

This awesome and heart-breaking background advised throughout the lives of princes and painters, infantrymen and sailors, bakers and bankers, charlatans and saints strains nations so entwined that one German dwelling in England in 1915 refused to decide on the place his allegiance lay. It used to be, he acknowledged, as though his mom and dad had quarreled. Germany s connection to the island it enjoyed, patronized, prompted, and fought was once designated. certainly, British infantrymen went to struggle in 1914 opposed to a rustic to which a lot of them as one freely confessed the week sooner than his loss of life at the battlefront felt extra heavily attached than to their very own.

Drawing on a wealth of unpublished papers and private interviews, the writer has exposed tales that remind us poignantly, wittily, and tragically of the strong bonds many have selected to overlook.

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The Bones of a King: Richard III Rediscovered by The Grey Friars Research Team, Visit Amazon's Maev Kennedy

England

By The Grey Friars Research Team, Visit Amazon's Maev Kennedy Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Maev Kennedy, , Lin Foxhall

The dramatic tale of Richard III, England's final medieval king, captured the world's awareness while an archaeological staff led by means of the college of Leicester pointed out his continues to be in February 2013. Bones of a King provides the authentic behind-the-scenes tale of the gray Friars dig in line with the study of the experts without delay occupied with the discovery.

 

  • A behind-the-scenes examine essentially the most interesting historic discoveries of our time
  • Features a variety of pictures of the dig in addition to the king's remains
  • Explains the clinical proof at the back of his identity, together with DNA retrieval and sequencing, soil samples, his wounds and his scoliosis, and what they demonstrate approximately his existence, his healthiness or even the meals he ate
  • Builds an expansive view of Richard's lifestyles, dying and burial, in addition to debts of the therapy of his physique ahead of burial, and his legacy within the public mind's eye from the time of his loss of life to the present
  • The so much huge and authoritative  booklet written for non-specialists by means of the staff who found Richard III

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Charles I by Hilaire Belloc

England

By Hilaire Belloc

A impressive portrait of Charles I, this publication additionally seems to be heavily on the position that the burgeoning monetary powers performed in shaping eu politics and the results that those powers had at the English monarchy in the course of his reign. Belloc additionally explores the implications of those results for Europe quite often. whilst, it's a exact learn of the guy who used to be Charles I with all his strengths, all his weaknesses. Belloc’s feel of background sheds mild on how these strengths and weaknesses contributed to motion or inactiveness through Charles and the way these activities affected England and the remainder of Europe.

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