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Diary John Evelyn [Christmas Summary Classics] By John Evelyn
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Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially... More > crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it. About the Book John Evelyn, English country gentleman, courtier, diarist, and miscellaneous author, was born at Wotton, in Surrey, on October 31, 1620, and was educated at Lewes, and then at Balliol College, Oxford. He then lived at the Middle Temple, London; but after the death of Strafford, disliking the unsettled state of England, he spent three months in the Low Countries. Returning for a short time to England, he followed the Royalist army for three days; but his prudence overcame his loyalty, and, crossing the Channel again, he wandered for four years in France and Italy.< Less
The Shining Rock Grand By William Winslow
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A lawyer who’s losing his job. A keeker who’s losing his mind. A courtier who’s lost his colony. Kay Pettaway is a troubled psychic entrepreneur who just wants to find a wife and... More > take his remote-view company public before he cycles back into rehab. But his clients have other priorities—the war on drugs, mineral rights on the coastal plain, a 500-year-old conspiracy—and aren’t reluctant to subvert Kay’s gifts for their own deadly ends. In a story that accelerates from the board rooms of Charlotte, to the mountains of the Blue Ridge, to the wild Outer Banks, we trace his path across North Carolina, a singular corner of the South, where enduring histories, landscapes and languages face down a bewitching aesthetic and technological future.< Less
Beeches By Helen Watson
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Sir Randolphe Browne esq., a descendant of the Roger de Montgomery who built Shrewsbury Castle over 400 years previously, had been a courtier at Henry VIII’s court. His main concern was to... More > steer his way through the upheavals brought about by His Majesty’s break with Rome and his subsequent marriages, make his fortune and retire with his head still firmly attached to his shoulders. When the monasteries were closed down he acquired a stretch of land to the north of his native Shrewsbury. He retired to Shropshire on his majesty’s death in 1547 with his neck intact, a knighthood, the fortune for which he’d aimed, and some very fine jewels that he had acquired along the way. Only then did he build the home he had long planned. Unwittingly he founded a dynasty for which the homestead, Beeches, would be the anchor and focus throughout England’s subsequent history.< Less
The Shining Rock Grand By William Winslow
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A lawyer who’s losing his job. A keeker who’s losing his mind. A courtier who’s lost his colony. Kay Pettaway is a troubled psychic entrepreneur who just wants to find a wife and... More > take his remote-view company public before he cycles back into rehab. But his clients have other priorities—the war on drugs, mineral rights on the coastal plain, a 500-year-old conspiracy—and aren’t reluctant to subvert Kay’s gifts for their own deadly ends. In a story that accelerates from the board rooms of Charlotte, to the mountains of the Blue Ridge, to the wild Outer Banks, we trace his path across North Carolina, a singular corner of the South, where enduring histories, landscapes and languages face down a bewitching aesthetic and technological future.< Less
THE DISCOVERY OF GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA By Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Walter Raleigh may be taken as the great typical figure of the age of Elizabeth. Courtier and statesman, soldier and sailor, scientist and man of letters, he engaged in almost all the main ... More > lines of public activity in his time, and was distinguished in them all. in 1578 engaged, with his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in the first of his expeditions against the Spaniards. After some service in Ireland, he attracted the attention of the Queen, and rapidly rose to the perilous position of her chief favorite. With her approval, he fitted out two expeditions for the colonization of Virginia, neither of which did his royal mistress permit him to lead in person, and neither of which succeeded in establishing a permanent settlement.< Less
THE DISCOVERY OF GUYANA, SOUTH AMERICA By Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Walter Raleigh may be taken as the great typical figure of the age of Elizabeth. Courtier and statesman, soldier and sailor, scientist and man of letters, he engaged in almost all the main ... More > lines of public activity in his time, and was distinguished in them all. in 1578 engaged, with his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in the first of his expeditions against the Spaniards. After some service in Ireland, he attracted the attention of the Queen, and rapidly rose to the perilous position of her chief favorite. With her approval, he fitted out two expeditions for the colonization of Virginia, neither of which did his royal mistress permit him to lead in person, and neither of which succeeded in establishing a permanent settlement.< Less
The Master of the Ceremonies By William Corbett
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Can you keep a secret? For four hundred years the world has believed that the actor William Shakespeare was the greatest writer that has ever lived. The world was wrong. In his stunning biography... More > of the Master of the Ceremonies William Corbett has unearthed new evidence of the traces left by the hand of the real ‘Shakespeare’ - a recusant Catholic at the highest level of Elizabethan and Stuart society. Thinker, Traitor, Soldier, Spy. The Master of the Ceremonies led the covert propaganda war at the heart of the Counter Reformation, speaking directly to his Catholic audience by inserting coded messages in the plays he published using William Shakespeare as his amanuensis, his mask. But his great work remained hidden - his name unknown for four hundred years. In this compelling tale of deceit and intrigue we have finally found the courtier-author that the world and the works deserve. The greatest story never told. Until now.< Less
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Aelred of Rievaulx: Mirror of Loving-kindness; The Battle of the Standard; Spiritual Friendship By Priscilla Throop
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Aelred, abbot of the Northumbrian Cistercian abbey of Rievaulx, was born c. 1110 at Hexham in Northumberland, the son and grandson of clergymen. He was sent to the Scottish court for an education... More > that would ensure his future as a noble and courtier. He succeeded to the extent of being made Master of the Household of David, King of Scotland. He found success at the court of an earthly king unsatisfying, and at the age of 24 he entered the monastery at Rievaulx in Yorkshire. Bernard of Clairvaux encouraged him to write his first work, "The Mirror of Loving-kindness", on seeking to follow the example of Christ in all things. In 1147 he became abbot of Rievaulx, a post which he held until his death twenty years later at the age of 57. His report on the Battle of the Standard, written in the mid 1050's is, naturally, sympathetic to David and his son. The treatise "On Spiritual Friendship" was composed about 10 years later.< Less
The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened By Kenelm Digby
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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 Kenelm Digby (11 July 1603 – 11 June 1665) was an... More > English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. For his versatility, he is described in John Pointer's Oxoniensis Academia (1749) as the "Magazine of all Arts and Sciences, or (as one stiles him) the Ornament of this Nation".Digby was born at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, England. He was of gentry stock, but his family's adherence to Roman Catholicism coloured his career. His father, Sir Everard, was executed in 1606 for his part in the Gunpowder Plot. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenelm_Digby< Less

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