Leaders of the Anglo-Saxon Church: From Bede to Stigand by Alexander R. Rumble

By Alexander R. Rumble

Either episcopal and abbatial authority have been of primary significance to the improvement of the Christian church in Anglo-Saxon England. Bishops and heads of monastic homes have been invested with quite a few varieties of energy and effect. Their activities, judgements, and writings may swap not just their very own associations, but additionally the nationwide church, whereas their interplay with the king and his court docket affected wider modern society.Theories of ecclesiastical management have been expounded in modern texts and records. yet how some distance did snapshot or perfect replicate fact? How a lot room used to be there for people to take advantage of their workplace to advertise new principles? The papers during this quantity illustrate the real roles performed by means of person top ecclesiastics in England, either in the church and within the wider political sphere, from the overdue 7th to the mid 11th century. The indisputable authority of Bede and Bishop Æthelwold is confirmed but additionally the impression of less-familiar figures similar to Bishop Wulfsige of Sherborne, Archbishop Ecgberht of York and St Leoba. The booklet attracts on either textual and fabric proof to teach the impression (by either deed and popularity) of robust personalities not just at the constructing associations of the English church but in addition at the secular politics in their time. individuals: Alexander R. Rumble, Nicholas J. Higham, Martyn J. Ryan, Cassandra Rhodes, Allan Scott McKinley, Dominik Wassenhoven, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Debby Banham, Joyce Hill.

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A Brief History of the Tudor Age by Jasper Ridley

By Jasper Ridley

From the arriving of Henry Tudor and his military, at Milford in 1485, to the loss of life of the good Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was once an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. the entire strands of Tudor existence are accumulated in a wealthy tapestry - London and the rustic, costumes, furnishings and nutrition, commute, medication, activities and interests, grand tournaments and the nice flowering of English drama, juxtaposed with the stultifying narrowness of peasant existence, negative roads, an enormous underclass, the tough remedy of heretics and traitors, and the distress of the Plague.

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Frommer's Portable London 2005 (Frommer's Portable) by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

This publication is breezy, chatty, and desirous to please. The writers are looking to be your good friend in your stopover at to London. One eating place evaluate indicates you keep away from the salmon; the outline of the Tower of London journey warns you clear of the locking-up rite, calling it "cheesy." The joyful tone the writers take is exceptional, yet that does not excuse the truth that they suspect the typical customer to London is made up of money.

Admittedly, like such a lot crowded towns, London is infamous for its excessive costs. but when you restrict your stopover at to the highlights during this pocket-sized quantity you'll be seeing a really pricey urban. The authors' thought of an "inexpensive" inn can run over ninety five kilos in line with evening, which to this working-class Anglophile is lovely pricy. And their dialogue of procuring focuses seriously on Harrod's and the Carnaby road revival, no longer the nieghborhood outlets and pubs the place you may get a pleasant blouse and a pint with no being singled out as a tourist.

And in case you are extra drawn to tradition than in bringing domestic trophies, the authors usually are not talking your language. notwithstanding they contact on highlights just like the RSC and the Tate smooth, frankly so much people merely wanted these mentioned on a map; thorough experiences have been superfluous. How concerning the extra esoteric theatres and museums, the small espresso outlets the place folkies play Welsh homicide ballads, the jogging travel that takes within the top busking corners? i might pay solid funds for a journey consultant that incorporated those.

i will not name this guidebook undesirable. when you have mad cash sufficient to throw round with reasonable abandon, this e-book might be correct up your road. As i have pointed out above, its guidelines and experiences are thorough, let alone affable and arranged. yet for curious students, sailors on depart, and the keen operating American who manages to swing weeks off paintings, this ebook is far from your league. continue searching for the precise quantity, simply because this one ain't it.

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Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450 by Juliet Barker

By Juliet Barker

For thirty dramatic years, England governed a good swath of France on the aspect of the sword—an all-but-forgotten episode within the Hundred Years’ conflict that Juliet Barker brings to bright lifestyles in Conquest.

Following Agincourt, Henry V’s moment invasion of France in 1417 introduced a crusade that may position the crown of France on an English head. Buoyed through conquest, the English military appeared invincible. by the point of Henry’s untimely dying in 1422, the majority of northern France lay in his palms and the Valois inheritor to the throne have been disinherited. purely the looks of a visionary peasant woman who claimed divine tips, Joan of Arc, used to be in a position to halt the English increase, yet now not for lengthy. simply six months after her loss of life, Henry’s younger son used to be topped in Paris because the first—and last—English king of France.

Henry VI’s nation persisted for 20 years, but if he got here of age he was once now not the chief his father were. The dauphin whom Joan had topped Charles VII might eventually force the English out of France. Barker recounts those stirring events—the epic battles and sieges, plots and betrayals—through a kaleidoscope of characters from John Talbot, the “English Achilles,” and John, duke of Bedford, regent of France, to brutal mercenaries, opportunistic freebooters, innovative spies, and fanatics torn aside by way of the clash.

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The Great English Final: 1953: Cup, Coronation & Stanley by David Tossell

By David Tossell

The 1953 FA Cup ultimate among Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers had every thing: seven objectives, a dramatic comeback and, in Stanley Matthews, a fairytale hero. Sixty years on, this mythical video game has come to symbolize a golden age—the yr whilst Queen Elizabeth II was once topped and a British excursion conquered Everest. the good English ultimate appears on the cultural significance of the fit as Britain broke unfastened from post-war austerity, with pre-Coronation tv revenues taking the Cup ultimate into extra houses than ever prior to. In 1953, Britain clung to the old fashioned values epitomised via Matthews whereas bracing itself for a brand new consumer-driven age less than its younger monarch. soccer used to be at the threshold of comparable swap. 5 months later, the britain staff will be torn aside by means of Hungary and the nationwide online game could by no means be an identical back. but the 1953 FA Cup ultimate might stay endlessly.

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The Rough Guide to England by Rough Guides

By Rough Guides

The full-color Rough advisor to England is the definitive insider's consultant to a rustic wealthy in historical past, background and tradition.

This totally up-to-date Rough advisor to England has transparent maps, distinct itineraries, and neighborhood highlights. there is sensible details and recommendation on vacationing England's appealing nation-state and sea coast, in addition to the various varied towns, cities, and picture-postcard villages.

Don't leave out something with up to date reports of the easiest locations to stick, from boutique inns to funds hostels, the main actual pubs and new-on-the-scene eating places, and the main intriguing actions and reviews. even if you are camping out on a distant Cornish peninsula, mountaineering within the height District, being pampered in a spa city or searching markets in London's East finish, discover each nook of this wonderful nation with easy-to-use maps and precise attractions information.

Make the main of some time on the earth™ with The tough consultant to England.

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Conquering Knight, Captive Lady by Anne O'Brien

By Anne O'Brien

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After the demise of her stepfather, girl Rosamund de Longsprey idea to prevent an prepared marriage with a repugnant guy through taking to her newly inherited lands. regardless of the deplorable stipulations and missed lands, Rose is set to make it paintings as the replacement isn't whatever she is keen to do. regrettably for Rose, Lord Gervase Fitz Osbern is simply as made up our minds to take again his lands that have been stolen from his kinfolk. Fitz Osbern exhibits up and speedy takes keep an eye on of the fort a lot to the chagrin and annoyance of Rose. either are confident of sole possession, and either are obstinately attempting to oust the opposite. Neither one is keen to offer any flooring, nor will both one put up. Will somebody continue to exist? And who will lay declare to the lands?

I totally enjoyed this tale. I occurred upon this prize relatively accidentally as i used to be shopping the cabinets of a neighborhood paperback trade bookstall. The blurb at the again stuck my recognition, however it used to be it slow prior to I opened it. i used to be fast stuck up within the tale and the characters; I quickly came upon myself racing to learn to determine the way it might all finish. either Rose and Gervase are powerful and dominate characters. fortunately, they stayed actual to these features during the tale and nonetheless had a really fulfilling end.

The first scene we learn is of Gervase taking on the property. It comes throughout fairly brutally, and that i discovered myself asking the query "how am I to love this man?" Then, the tale flashes again 2 weeks and we see issues from the start and WOW. i used to be hooked.

What I enjoyed:
1. woman Rose--she is astounding! She is opinionated, decided, crafty, proud, and clever. She can also be compassionate and courageous. I enjoyed that she grew because the tale improved. sure, she was once blameless of some ways of the realm, yet she wasn't overly naïve and silly approximately it. She used to be headstrong, occasionally to her detriment, yet consistently for a cause.
2. Lord Gervase--what a hottie! He used to be robbed of his lands and stole them correct again. even supposing he's an honorable knight, he performs the position of a rowdy brigand in hopes it is going to ship Rose working. His makes an attempt are quite humorous in view that he betrays himself with acts of generosity and civility from time to time. And as soon as he cleans himself up...all his usual attraction quite shines through.
3. Contess Petronilla and Lord Hugh de Mortimer--Rose's mom and Gervase's buddy further a pleasant contact of sanity to stability out the bullheadedness of either Rose and Gervase. additionally, I enjoyed Rose's mother for simply being there and being a mother. She wasn't controlling, yet supportive.
4. The Undermining of Authority--I enjoyed the subtleties (and no longer so sophisticated methods) utilized by either Rose and Gervase to realize the higher hand. I additionally preferred that it wasn't continuously person who got here out on best. in reality, it usually appeared judicious. It's infuriating to learn tales the place the girl is so naïve that she is needs to be rescued through an all figuring out guy. right here, we had a well-balanced conflict the place nobody ever looked as if it would really be answerable for the situation.
5. The Romance--with such headstrong humans, there's guaranteed to be sparks after they meet. They either slowly and punctiliously fall in love with the opposite. And it was once effortless to determine why they enjoyed every one other.
6. The Ending--with either decided to be the conqueror, it used to be nail-biting to attend and spot how obdurate humans could come jointly with no filing. It was once good performed. I enjoyed how Rose placed to exploit the unorthodox suggestion of the Queen.

What I didn't like:
The purely factor that I didn't like was once the various flashbacks: it was once a piece complicated from time to time. Am I examining anything happening at once? Or did this take place previously?

All in all, i actually loved this tale. It was once a hugely pleasing tale with plausible characters and an emotional romance. this can be one I'm going to carry directly to and never ship again to the paperback alternate shop.

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Fashioning Adultery: Gender, Sex and Civility in England, by David M. Turner

By David M. Turner

A massive survey of representations of adultery in later 17th and early eighteenth-century England brings jointly a large choice of literary and felony assets, it charts and explains shifts within the realizing of marital infidelity. It examines, particularly, demanding situations to spiritual perceptions of sexual sin and the improvement of a extra rational knowing of the factors and results of adultery.

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Redcoats and Courtesans: The Birth of the British Army by Noel T. St. John Williams

By Noel T. St. John Williams

This booklet tells the tale of the start of the trendy British military and its progress from a small strength of Foot and Horse Guards, to a status military of over 3 dozen recognized regiments, together with those that fought within the Seven Years struggle (1756-63) in North the US, and later through the American battle of Independence. putting the military in its political and social contexts throughout the reigns of Charles II and James II, "Redcoats and Courtesans" is a story of political intrigue, petticoat international relations and a licentious courtroom. Colonel Noel St John Williams is the writer of "Judy O'Grady and the Colonel's woman: the military spouse and Camp Follower".

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