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Lords and Communities in Early Medieval East Anglia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 185

Lords and Communities in Early Medieval East Anglia

Investigation of the growing regional power of the English aristocracy in the central middle ages.

Myth, Rulership, Church and Charters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 286

Myth, Rulership, Church and Charters

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

For more than forty years Nicholas Brooks has been at the forefront of research into early medieval Britain. In order to honour the achievements of one of the leading figures in Anglo-Saxon studies, this volume brings together essays by an internationally renowned group of scholars on four themes that the honorand has made his own: myths, rulership, church and charters. Myth and rulership are addressed in articles on the early history of Wessex, Æthelflæd of Mercia and the battle of Brunanburh; contributions concerned with charters explore the means for locating those hitherto lost, the use of charters in the study of place-names, their role as instruments of agricultural improvement, and ...

The Privateersman
  • Language: en

The Privateersman

In this highly acclaimed free ebook (series introductory offer), first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, escape to America carrying the ship's booty. They thrive in the vile corruptness of New York - a town fated to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to Britain, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes money, but also secretly yearns for love and social standing. His hopes rise on meeting Lady Verity, the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat. To get you acquainted with the autho...

Negotiating secular and ecclesiastical power
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 196

Negotiating secular and ecclesiastical power

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Brepols Pub

How was medieval Europe held together? People of dissimilar occupations and economic interests, living in widely separate parts of western Europe, came to recognise and act upon a common set of cultural beliefs. This framework of shared social customs and values, that is distinctively medieval and European, arose from the interaction between secular and ecclesiastical power, but these developments can no longer be convincingly viewed as arising solely from events such as the Wars of Investiture and the Fourth Lateran Council. The medieval mental framework was not solely concerned with the great struggles between Rome and lay rulers, but neither can we assume that local communities were islands of cohesion in a wider world of chaos and conflict. The case studies demonstrate how texts were used as weapons by ecclesiastical authorities in defining their relationships with lay powers; how land and kinship was used to define social relations between laity and clergy; and how conflicts were resolved.

The Killing Man
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Killing Man

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1990-11-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin

Mike Hammer walks into his office to find his unconscious secretary on the floor, a brutally butchered corpse occupying his office chair, and a note from a murderer on his desk: “You die for killing me.” So begins a tough-as-nails tale of government assassins and renegade mobsters, told with the breakneck pacing and brutal impact of a freshly fired .45 bullet.

The Iberian Flame
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Iberian Flame

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' - Guardian 1808. With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain. Meanwhile, Nicholas Renzi, the Lord Farndon, undertakes a deadly mission to stir up partisan unrest to disrupt this Napoleonic alliance with Spain. Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is dismayed to come up against an old foe from his past - now his superior and commander - who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career. Bonaparte, incensed by the reverses suffered to h...

Black Postcards
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Black Postcards

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-05-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin

Offers a personal memoir about his band called Luna and his wife Brita Phillips including both his years of achievement and his bitter moments, and "self-inflicted wounds."

The Great Plague
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

The Great Plague

DIVIn this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow affecting the entire community. Lord’s fascinating reconstruction of life during plague times presents the personal experiences of a wide range of individuals, from historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton to common folk who tilled the land and ran the shops. She brings this dark era to vivid life through stories of loss and survival from those who grieved, those who fled, and those who hid to await their fate. /div

Killigrew R.N.
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 437

Killigrew R.N.

Forty years after its abolition, the Transatlantic slave trade is more lucrative than ever; even the new steamships of the Royal Navy are powerless to catch the swift brigs of the slavers. Only one man is ruthless enough to beat the slavers at their own game. Risking death and disgrace, Lieutenant Kitt Killigrew infiltrates the crew of a slave ship to discover the whereabouts of the biggest slave market on the coast of West Africa, owned by shadowy megalomanic Francisco Salazar. From the smoke-filled gentlemen's clubs of London to the steamy jungles of the Guinea Coast, Killigrew embarks on a journey fraught with murder and betrayal.