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Royal Children of English History By E. (Edith) Nesbit
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4... More > May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit.She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of fiction for children. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.Nesbit was born in 1858 at 38 Lower Kennington Lane in Kennington, Surrey (now part of Greater London), the daughter of an agricultural chemist, John Collis Nesbit, who died in March 1862, before her fourth birthday. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nesbit< Less
Historical Records of the Madeley and Related Families of the English Midlands By Revd. Walter Madeley, M.A.
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Written in 1937 but never published Walter Madeley (1865-1939) delves into the history of his family garnered from the combined researches of his own findings and anecdotal stories, plus those of... More > family members. They go back in time from the Midlands Madeleys to their roots in Derbyshire and also include the Blood, Bull, Welch and York families and other collateral lines. One of which even has a royal connection. Also incorporated is an engaging biography of the author by his brother Revd. Frank Madeley. This shows Walter as a talented intellectual who was an interesting character in his own right. Today our first port of call for research is the internet, but the Madeley fact-finding journeys entailed travelling to view original registers and documents often by bicycle. This makes this book all the more remarkable in its extensive contents and is an invaluable tool for genealogists and historians alike.< Less
Queen Victoria By Lytton Strachey
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Lytton Strachey was a British writer and critic. A founder member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he is best known for establishing a new form of biography in which... More > psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography Queen Victoria was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Strachey's theory of biography was now fully developed and mature. He was greatly influenced by Dostoyevsky, whose novels Strachey had been reading and reviewing as they appeared in Constance Garnett's translations. Also the influence of Freud would be important on Strachey's later works, most notably on Elizabeth and Essex. This study of the childhood, marriage, and reign of England's beloved queen reveals a tender but determined woman. Her short life had hardly been a happy one. By nature impulsive, capricious, and vehement, she had always longed for liberty; and she had never possessed it.< Less
Charles I of England: Classic Children Book By Jacob Abbott
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Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland, and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. Charles engaged in a struggle for power... More > with the Parliament of England, attempting to obtain royal revenue whilst Parliament sought to curb his Royal prerogative which Charles believed was divinely ordained. Many of his English subjects opposed his actions, in particular his interference in the English and Scottish churches and the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, because they saw them as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch.< Less
HANDEL By Edward J. Dent
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Edward J. Dent, well known for his 'Foundations of English Opera,' presents a living and breathing Handel. He has covered a wealth of factual detail in this volume, including a discussion of Handel's... More > devotion to the Italian opera and the real reasons behind his transplantation from Hanover to England. Encouraged by the Princess Royal, Handel went into partnership with Heidegger, who had also made his own profits out of the opera, as well as out of his notorious masquerades; they leased the King's Theatre for a period of five years. The first thing to do was to secure new singers, and for this purpose Handel went to Italy, probably in the autumn of 1728. Heidegger had already tried to bring back Senesino and the two "costly canary-birds," as Colley Cibber called them, but they had had enough of London, and probably of Handel too...< Less
Richard III: His Life & Character, Reviewed in the Light of Recent Research By Clements R. (Clements Robert), Sir Markham
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (20 July 1830 – 30... More > January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, and later served as the Society's president for a further 12 years. In the latter capacity he was mainly responsible for organising the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901–04, and for launching the polar career of Robert Falcon Scott.Markham began his career as a Royal Naval cadet and midshipman, during which time he went to the Arctic with HMS Assistance in one of the many searches for the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clements_Markham< Less
The Yelling Dowry By Amir Tag Elsir
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Amir Tag Elsir is a Sudanese writer, born in 1960. He studied medicine in Egypt and at the British Royal College of Medicine. He has published 16 books, including novels, biographies and poetry. His... More > most important works are: The Dowry of Cries (2004), The Crawling of the Ants (2008), The Copt’s Worries (2009) and The French Perfume (2009). His novel The Grub Hunter (2010) was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2011 and translated into English and Italian.< Less
The Yelling Dowry By Amir Tag Elsir
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Amir Tag Elsir is a Sudanese writer, born in 1960. He studied medicine in Egypt and at the British Royal College of Medicine. He has published 16 books, including novels, biographies and poetry. His... More > most important works are: The Dowry of Cries (2004), The Crawling of the Ants (2008), The Copt’s Worries (2009) and The French Perfume (2009). His novel The Grub Hunter (2010) was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2011 and translated into English and Italian.< Less
Among the Tibetans By Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) Bird
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831... More > – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire, the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were Rev Edward Bird BA (1794-1858) and his second wife, Dora Lawson (1803-1866). Boroughbridge was her father's first curacy after taking orders in 1830, and it was here he met Dora.Bird moved several times during her childhood. In 1832, Reverend Bird was appointed curate in Maidenhead, where Isabella's brother Edward was born and died in his first year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Bird< Less
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains By Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) Bird
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831... More > – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.Bird was born on 15 October 1831 at Boroughbridge Hall, Yorkshire, the home of her maternal grandmother. Her parents were Rev Edward Bird BA (1794-1858) and his second wife, Dora Lawson (1803-1866). Boroughbridge was her father's first curacy after taking orders in 1830, and it was here he met Dora.Bird moved several times during her childhood. In 1832, Reverend Bird was appointed curate in Maidenhead, where Isabella's brother Edward was born and died in his first year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Bird< Less