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Shuckforths of Saham Toney By Graham Claydon
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There are 9 memorials in the parish church of St.George that relate directly or indirectly to the story of the Shuckforth family of Saham Toney. By strolling round the church and visiting them in the... More > right order that story begins to unfold...< Less
Shuckforths of Saham Toney By Graham Claydon
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There are 9 memorials in the parish church of St.George that relate directly or indirectly to the story of the Shuckforth family of Saham Toney. By strolling round the church and visiting them in the... More > right order that story begins to unfold...< Less
Tom Blood Highwayman By Gardner Francis Fox
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The men behind bars in Dublin Gaol were innocent of wrongdoing—hostages, who would die like common felons at the end of the hangman's rope, unless Tom Blood could carry out his mission. In... More > England in 1669 a wave of sympathy had arisen for the people of Ireland, hunted and hounded as they had been for the past hundred years by Tudor greed and Cromwellian fanaticism, and Tom Blood found friends there who were sympathetic to his cause. But all their assistance could not save the Dublin prisoners if Tom Blood were late for his appointment. The self-styled highwayman rode swiftly through the drizzling English countryside as the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland made preparations to return to Dublin to superintend the executions. Scratchboard book cover illustration by Kurt Brugel< Less
A HERITABLE JURISDICTION By J. G. Parkes
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The Earl (later Duke) of Argyll was first mentioned as Justice-General in 1526. It was a hereditary position handed on through the family until 1747. The Jacobean rebellion had caused a great deal... More > of upheaval and it was decided to reduce the power of the Scottish clan chiefs. The law would no longer be in the hands of hereditary jurisdictions; the law-lords in Edinburgh would reign supreme. Taken from the records of the day, this book reveals some of the people, crimes and punishment of an earlier age.< Less
FORTUNE IN HER WITS, and the Hour of All Men By Francisco Quevedo
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The brilliant translation (1697) by John Stevens of LA FORTUNA CON SESO, y la Hora de Todos (1650), a biting social and political satire by Francisco Quevedo, the greatest stylist of 17th-century... More > Spanish literature. Edited and revised by Leon Stephens.< Less
Kenelm Digby's Two Treatises By Paul S. MacDonald
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Philosopher, alchemist, and privateer, Kenelm Digby (1603-1665) cut a striking figure across Europe in the middle of the 17th century. Digby corresponded with Galileo, Descartes, Gassendi, Gilbert... More > and Harvey, and was one of the founding members of the Royal Society. In 1644 he published his major philosophical work, Two Treatises: Of Bodies and of Man’s Soul - the first comprehensive philosophical work in the English language. In the Two Treatises Digby discussed at length a vast array of philosophical ideas: elements, matter, mechanism, motion, force and causation, as well as sensation, perception, memory, imagination, intellect, reason, and immortality. MacDonald’s edition is the first scholarly edition of this great work since it went out of print in 1669: it offers a normalized text, copious annotations, and a lengthy introduction which situates Digby’s ideas in the currents of 17th century philosophical thought.< Less
The Unlikely Canon By Graham Claydon
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The Unlikely Canon works at two levels. It tells the dramatic and human story of one man, and his friends and family caught up in the dramatic events leading up to the British civil wars of the 17th... More > century. It follows them through the turns and twists of the Republic, Restoration and Glorious Revolution, including the Great Fire and the Plague centring on George Evans, an ordinary schoolboy from St Albans born in 1630, the same year as Charles II. Against all the odds, the two eventually meet as a result of the upheavals of the civil war. Secondly it explores a well researched picture of the moderating role many thoughtful Christians played in those traumatic years. It introduces a little known circle from those times who strove to put Christian love before political expediency and on the whole they turn out to be not only an unlikely lot but also likeable- always a plus if you are looking for an uplifting read.< Less
Clementine By Gillian Green
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A time-slip novel of adventure, excitement and intrigue. Imagine 7 girls, each with a rainbow name and each finding themselves in an adventure to one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. Musical... More > Clementine is the second girl to learn the rainbow secret. Soon she finds herself travelling back in time to 17th Century Rome, as part of Verdigris’ grand plan for her to find a missing violin. Life becomes a whirl of intrigue, magic and adventure as she finds herself helping a 16-years-old boy called Antonio Stradivari, someone who stirs something in her heart. Throughout the series certain characters appear: enigmatic Verdigris, evil Miss Pinchtuck and the ancient, mysterious professor who is intent on healing the world of global warming. Together with book one, ‘Ruby’, ‘Clementine’ opens up the way for five further novels: Don’t miss Saffron, Olivia, Sapphire, Indigo and Violet.< Less
Grand Embassy By Tony Carson
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Russia’s journey from an antiquated backwater to a modern state began late in the 17th century when the country's 6’7”, 25 year old Tsar, Peter Romanov, left Moscow at the head of a... More > Grand Embassy of 250 nobles and workers. Peter's ambition was to discover the ways of the West that would help Russia to become a competitive country in an increasing competitive world. But not one of the hard drinking Russians wanted to ride West. Except two. While Peter looked for innovations and inventions to modernize his country, Anatoli Berifkin and Nataiya Larianova searched for opportunities that would allow them to join the business class — their only route to wealth and influence. The Grand Embassy is the story of an ambitious leader’s intent to cajole his unwilling subjects to embrace the progressive ways of the West so he could lead his country into the future. And it is a story about his two ambitious workers. If Anatoli Berifkin and Nataiya Larianova could succeed, Russia herself had a chance.< Less
Grand Embassy By Tony Carson
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Russia’s journey from an antiquated backwater to a modern state began late in the 17th century when the country's 6’7”, 25 year old Tsar, Peter Romanov, left Moscow at the head of a... More > Grand Embassy of 250 nobles and workers. Peter's ambition was to discover the ways of the West that would help Russia to become a competitive country in an increasing competitive world. But not one of the hard drinking Russians wanted to ride West. Except two. While Peter looked for innovations and inventions to modernize his country, Anatoli Berifkin and Nataiya Larianova searched for opportunities that would allow them to join the business class — their only route to wealth and influence. The Grand Embassy is the story of an ambitious leader’s intent to cajole his unwilling subjects to embrace the progressive ways of the West so he could lead his country into the future. And it is a story about his two ambitious workers. If Anatoli Berifkin and Nataiya Larianova could succeed, Russia herself had a chance.< Less

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