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History of King Charles the Second of England By Jacob Abbott
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This valuable publication chronicles the life and reign of King Charles the Second of England, detailing his infancy, marriage, reign as King and death at the age of fifty-four. "The author... More > of this series has made it his special object to confine himself very strictly, even in the most minute details which he records, to historic truth. The narratives are not tales founded upon history, but history itself, without any embellishment or any deviations from the strict truth... The readers, therefore, may rely upon the record as the truth, and nothing but the truth, so far as an honest purpose and a careful examination have been effectual in ascertaining it."< Less
Praha II - The Three Kings By Mike Lyons
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This is the second movement of my symphonic orchestral work Praha. It takes as its inspiration the lives of the three famous kings of Prague (at least they figure on the Charles Bridge.) Wenceslas... More > is well known and I chose to make some use of Good King Wenceslas within the texture of my music. Vitus is also well known as his dance is a cure for Tarantula bites, or a condition of restless fidgeting. I gave him a capering ungainly melody which is interspersed with references to the great river Vltava. Sigismund/Adalbert reunited Prague and the Czechs at a time of great unrest, though some think he doesn't deserve either his statue or his stature! His music is grand and imposing as regal music ought to be.< Less
Praha II - The Three Kings By Mike Lyons
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This is the second movement of my symphonic orchestral work Praha. It takes as its inspiration the lives of the three famous kings of Prague (at least they figure on the Charles Bridge.) Wenceslas... More > is well known and I chose to make some use of Good King Wenceslas within the texture of my music. Vitus is also well known as his dance is a cure for Tarantula bites, or a condition of restless fidgeting. I gave him a capering ungainly melody which is interspersed with references to the great river Vltava. Sigismund/Adalbert reunited Prague and the Czechs at a time of great unrest, though some think he doesn't deserve either his statue or his stature! His music is grand and imposing as regal music ought to be.< Less
Charles the Second: Illustrated By Jacob Abbott
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The book "Charles II" by Jacob Abbott nowadays is in the public domain, but a great work has been done by Publisher to this version to make an electronic book that contrasts favorably to... More > the original version. A lot of errors that exist in the free versions have been corrected; proper navigation is available or shortly, the ASCII text has been converted into a proper e-book. And the most important, in addition to original illustrations were added many new illustrations that help us to see how the History comes to Life.< Less
The Greville Memoirs : A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV, Volume II (Illustrated) By Charles Greville
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“Of the Author of these Journals it may suffice to say that Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville was the eldest of the three sons of Charles Greville (who was grandson of the fifth Lord Warwick),... More > by Lady Charlotte Cavendish Bentinck, eldest daughter of William Henry, third Duke of Portland, K.G., who filled many great offices of State. He was born on the 2nd of April, 1794. Much of his childhood was spent at his grandfather’s house at Bulstrode. He was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford; but he left the University early, having been appointed private secretary to Earl Bathurst before he was twenty.”< Less
History of King Charles the Second of England: Classic Children Book By Jacob Abbott
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Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)[3] was king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Charles II's father, King Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the... More > English Civil War. Although the Parliament of Scotland proclaimed Charles II King of Great Britain and Ireland in Edinburgh on 6 February 1649, the English Parliament instead passed a statute that made any such proclamation unlawful. England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell defeated Charles at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and Charles fled to mainland Europe. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland. Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the United Provinces and the Spanish Netherlands. A political crisis that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy, and Charles was invited to return to Britain.< Less
ROYALTY RESTORED OR LONDON UNDER CHARLES II.1660 A.D. By J. FITZGERALD MOLLOY
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On the 30th of January, 1649, Charles I. was beheaded. In the last days of August in the year of grace 1658, Oliver Cromwell lay sick unto death at the Palace of Whitehall. On the 27th day of June... More > in the previous year, he had, in the Presence of the Judges of the land, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City, and Members of Parliament assembled at Westminster Hall, seated himself on the coronation chair of the Stuarts, assumed the title of Lord Protector, donned a robe of violet velvet, girt his loins with a sword of state, and grasped the sceptre, symbolic of kingly power. From that hour distrust beset his days, his nights were fraught with fear. All his keen and subtle foresight, his strong and restless energies, had since then been exerted in suppressing plots against his power, and detecting schemes against his life, concocted by the Republicans whose liberty he had betrayed, and by the Royalists whose king he had beheaded.< Less
ROYALTY RESTORED OR LONDON UNDER CHARLES II.1660 A.D. By J. FITZGERALD MOLLOY
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On the 30th of January, 1649, Charles I. was beheaded. In the last days of August in the year of grace 1658, Oliver Cromwell lay sick unto death at the Palace of Whitehall. On the 27th day of June... More > in the previous year, he had, in the Presence of the Judges of the land, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City, and Members of Parliament assembled at Westminster Hall, seated himself on the coronation chair of the Stuarts, assumed the title of Lord Protector, donned a robe of violet velvet, girt his loins with a sword of state, and grasped the sceptre, symbolic of kingly power. From that hour distrust beset his days, his nights were fraught with fear. All his keen and subtle foresight, his strong and restless energies, had since then been exerted in suppressing plots against his power, and detecting schemes against his life, concocted by the Republicans whose liberty he had betrayed, and by the Royalists whose king he had beheaded.< Less
Morgana, Volume II of II By Carlotta L'Arcade Corday
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"I would designate this read an 'erotic paranormal historical romance' but Morgana has a pace and setting that can’t be compared to anything. I look for it to appear in 20 languages. This... More > super novel of hot-blooded men and diverse women, heresy, shame, betrayal, Second Sight, murder, bastardy, heartbreak, brothers, sisters, fallen priests, ravaged angels, deadly desires, seductive youth, lust, epiphany, reincarnation, aristocracy, a lost world afloat in Time, horrific sin and miraculous good, is a household word on every tongue waiting to happen." —Suzy Gentry, Deep Southern Bohemia< Less
Morgana, Volume II of II By Carlotta L'Arcade Corday
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"I would designate this read an 'erotic paranormal historical romance' but Morgana has a pace and setting that can’t be compared to anything. I look for it to appear in 20 languages. This... More > super novel of hot-blooded men and diverse women, heresy, shame, betrayal, Second Sight, murder, bastardy, heartbreak, brothers, sisters, fallen priests, ravaged angels, deadly desires, seductive youth, lust, epiphany, reincarnation, aristocracy, a lost world afloat in Time, horrific sin and miraculous good, is a household word on every tongue waiting to happen." —Suzy Gentry, Deep Southern Bohemia< Less