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The Fifth Queen Trilogy
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The Fifth Queen Trilogy by Ford Madox Ford. Ford Madox Ford's Fifth Queen Trilogy, telling the story of Katharine Howard at the court of Henry VIII, is considered by some to be his best work. The... More > Fifth Queen trilogy is a series of connected historical novels by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It consists of three novels, The Fifth Queen; And How She Came to Court (1906), Privy Seal (1907) and The Fifth Queen Crowned (1908), which present a highly fictionalised account of Katharine Howard's arrival at the Court of Henry VIII, her eventual marriage to the king, and her death. Katharine Howard is introduced in the first book as a devout Roman Catholic, impoverished, young noblewoman escorted by her fiery cousin Thomas Culpeper. By accident, she comes to the attention of the king, in a minor way at first, is helped to a position as a lady in waiting for the then bastard Lady Mary, Henry's eldest daughter, by her old Latin tutor Nicholas Udal. Udal is a spy for Thomas Cromwell, the Lord Privy Seal.< Less
Portbury- a cartoon history
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Portbury village has a colourful and interesting history dating back to the Stone Age. This book is a light-hearted take on some of the many standout moments in its history. Bruce 2015
St. John Fisher: Reformer, Humanist, Martyr
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John Fisher's times are remembered, but he is often not. While information on the Tudor period proliferates there is scarcely a mention of John Fisher. E.E. Reynolds' work is history rather than... More > Hagiography, bringing out these details carefully from official state archives, ambassadorial correspondence, letters and near contemporary biography. In his introduction, Reynolds notes: "Father Thomas E. Bridgett's Blessed John Fisher (1888) was the first full-scale biography to be based on a careful study of state papers; the result was a work that, once and for all, established the position and stature of John Fisher. . . Two generations have passed since this pioneer work; Bridgett was scrupulously careful not to go beyond the available evidence; since he wrote, other material has become accessible that strengthens the portrait given in Blessed John Fisher." Reynolds makes use of all of this to bring further illustration to the only Cardinal Martyr in a must have for any historian of the Tudor period.< Less
Forbidden Worlds 8
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Supernatural Stories from the 1950's The Fangs of the Fiend The Zombie's Doom True Ghost Experiences The Strange Circus of Dr. Namirha Oliver Cromwell The Eyes of Death
A30 Challenger Tank A Technical History
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The A30 Challenger was devised during 1942 as a means of mounting the powerful 17 pounder anti-tank gun on the chassis of what was intended to be the British Army's next Cruiser tank, the Cromwell. ... More > The subsequent development programme was subject to a degree of controversy as to the role and efficacy of such a vehicle, and, in the event, only 200 machines were ordered. The first examples did not see action until August 1944, and even then they were often viewed only as "stop-gaps" until the arrival of the A34 Comet. However, there were those, especially among its design team at Rolls-Royce in Belper, Derbyshire, who came to believe that the Challenger represented a missed opportunity to provide the Army with an unprecedented combination of firepower and mobility. This book examines the story of what would be an innovative and successful, if somewhat rarefied, tank and its subsequent development as a self-propelled anti-tank gun.< Less
History of King Charles the Second of England: Classic Children Book
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Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) 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
Dictadores y discipulos. De Julio César a Stalin
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Evolución psicoanalítica de la personalidd de algunos de los dictadores mas famosos en la historia universal. Juluio Cesar, Cromwell, Hitler, Stalin entre otros
The Magnificent Men of Steam
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Within the past two hundred and fifty years, man has gone from riding horse back (which he had travelled on for thousands of years) to flying rockets to the moon. Such speedy advancements, have only... More > been possible since the industrial revolution was kick started by the steam engine in late seventeenth century Great Britain. It was while doing research for this book that I came upon the belief that not only was there many great minds behind these steam engines, but there were also many amazing personalities too.In this book (the first in a series of three) we take a look at their lives, achievements and goals. As the practical uses of the steam engine were realized, so was the potential to make money and become famous.< Less
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