1066 The Conquest

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN historical past 1000 YEARS in the past ON probably the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the demise OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global choked with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, till the ultimate disagreement at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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The poor in England 1700-1850: An economy of makeshifts

This attention-grabbing examine investigates the event of English poverty among 1700 and 1900 and the ways that the terrible made ends meet. The word 'economy of makeshifts' has frequently been used to summarise the patchy, determined and infrequently failing techniques of the bad for fabric survival. within the bad of britain many of the major, younger historians of welfare research how merits received from entry to universal land, mobilisation of kinship aid, resorting to crime, and different marginal assets might prop up suffering families. The essays try and clarify how and while the negative secured entry to those makeshifts and recommend how the stability of those ideas may perhaps switch over the years or be converted by way of gender, life-cycle and geography. This ebook represents the only most vital test in print to provide the English 'economy of makeshifts' with a high-quality, empirical foundation and to boost the idea that of makeshifts from a imprecise yet handy label to a extra distinctive but inclusive definition.

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The Last Witchfinder: A Novel

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and scary execution of her cherished aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's challenge to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little keep the ability of cause, and made up our minds to work out justice be successful, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch courtroom, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and must never leisure till she has placed the final witchfinder into bankruptcy.

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The Forbidden Queen

By Anne O'Brien

An blameless pawn 

A nation with no king 

A new dynasty will reign… 

1415. The jewel within the French crown, Katherine de Valois, is ready lower than lock and key for King Henry V. whereas he is been slaughtering her kinsmen in Agincourt, Katherine has been praying for marriage to save lots of her from her distress. however the brutal king desires her crown, now not her blameless love. 

For Katherine, England is a lion's den of greed, avarice and distrust. And while she is widowed at twenty-one, she turns into a prize ripe for the taking—her younger son the long run monarch, her hand in marriage worthy a kingdom. 

it is a lethal political video game, one the dowager queen needs to study speedy. The players—the Duke of Gloucester, Edmund Beaufort and Owen Tudor—are circling. Who can have her? Who will wreck her? this is often the tale of Katherine de Valois. 


"Anne O'Brien has joined the specific membership of fine ancient novelists."  —Sunday Express 

"An completely gripping story that's either fantastically written and  meticulously researched."  —The sunlight

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