Victoria: The Widow and Her Son #ad - As victoria’s mourning begins to impact her rule, young Edward is torn between his youthful, pleasure-seeking nature and his duties as heir to the throne. Victoria and edward are here given equal attention, with their often-conflicting perspectives presented without bias or retrospective judgement. In this biography, hector bolitho paints a fascinating portrait of the life of the two monarchs, focusing on how their contentious relationship evolved after the death of Victoria’s beloved Prince Consort.
Under bolitho’s sympathetic eye, these two giants of British history are, finally, rendered human. Bolitho begins the narrative in 1861 with the death of Albert and Queen Victoria’s inconsolable grief at the loss of her love.
Queens of Georgian BritainPen & Sword History #ad - An easy and informative read. Historical Novels Review. An account of four royal women that’s “as inherently fascinating as it is exceptionally informative. . . Queens of georgian britain offers a chance to step back in time and meet the women who ruled alongside the Georgian monarchs, not forgetting Sophia Dorothea of Celle, the passionate princess who never made it as far as the throne.
A lively deep dive into the lives of four women regularly overshadowed by their husbands. . . From lonely childhoods to glittering palaces, and plenty of scheming, via family feuds, strapping soldiers, smallpox, these are the queens who shaped an era. Yet what of the remarkable women who were crowned alongside them? From the forgotten princess locked in a tower to an illustrious regent, and a notorious party girl, a devoted consort, the queens of Georgian Britain lived lives of scandal, romance, and turbulent drama.
Queens of Georgian Britain #ad - An extraordinary read from beginning to end” Midwest Book Review. Hailing from germany, these occasionally mad, bad, and infamous sovereigns presided over a land in turmoil. Once upon a time there were four kings called George who, thanks to a quirk of fate, ruled Great Britain for over a century. Curzon is a captivating writer and this book is an impressive addition to her existing Georgian books.
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The Brontës: Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary FamilyPegasus Books #ad - The tragic story of the brontë family has been told many times: the half-mad, repressive father; the drunken, drug-addicted brother; wildly romantic Emily; unrequited Anne; and “poor Charlotte. But is any of it true? these caricatures of the popular imagination were created by amateur biographers like Elizabeth Gaskell who were more interested in lurid tales than genuine scholarship.
It demolishes the myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling—but true. . Juliet barker’s landmark book is the first definitive history of the Brontës. Based on firsthand research among all the Brontë manuscripts and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Brontë biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable.
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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ: A Priceless Relic in the Dawn of the Christian Era and the Men Who Swore to Protect ItSkyhorse Publishing #ad - The author of thetemplars: the secret historyrevealed continues her stunning investigation into the legendary knightly sect and the Shroud of Turin… In recent years the Knights Templar—the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages—has become the focus of countless books and movies focusing on their legendary lost treasures.
Worshipped in absolute secrecy and known in its intimate nature by only a handful of the order’s officials, the fabric was kept in the central treasury of the Knights Templar, who were known for their expertise in the field of relics. By tracing faint clues concerning the shroud’s movements during medieval times, Vatican Secret Archives historian Barbara Frale reaches back through the centuries and explores numerous complex hypotheses on the shroud’s origins and legends, offering an enlightening new viewpoint on this controversial relic.
The Templars and the Shroud of Christ: A Priceless Relic in the Dawn of the Christian Era and the Men Who Swore to Protect It #ad - In an age of doctrinal confusion, the shroud might have represented for the Knights Templar a powerful antidote against the spread of heresy. But what is less known is that the Templars almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that Christ was said to be buried in—the Shroud of Turin. Winner of the national Cultural Prize of the Cultural Association of Marina di Carrara.
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When Grief Calls Forth the Healing: A Memoir of Losing a TwinOpen Road Media #ad - A windblown branch from an azalea bush scratched the surface of the glass, making a discordant sound. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. The ‘s’ sound. Like a thin knife, it slipped deep inside me. Missing. No resistance, just a sharp, knowing pain and then shimmering silence.
Adapted from Chapter One. Mike, my twin brother, was missing off the coast of New Guinea. By the window, my two brothers and I are clustered around my mother, wary, and watching him. A window in the corner of my parents’ living room drew my attention. What followed were mary’s twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin’s death, which haunted her relationships and controlled her life.
When Grief Calls Forth the Healing: A Memoir of Losing a Twin #ad - In this startlingly frank and moving memoir, Mary R. Father held a yellow cablegram in his hand. It was barely two months since Father had separated from her. My father stands out clearly, his figure powerful and solid next to the soft, down-pillowed sofa. Morgan struggles to claim an individual identity, which enables her to face Michael’s death and the huge loss it engendered.
Amid the glare of international public interest, Michael’s twin, along with his daughter Mary, set off on a futile search, the governor, only to return empty handed and empty hearted.
Victoria of EnglandAgora Books #ad - You call me the little queen, ’ she told her uncle the King of the Belgians; ‘my body is little, but my heart is not. Edith sitwell’s endearing portrait of the young victoria chronicles her unlikely ascension to the throne: spanning the succession crisis of King George III, her enduring love and marriage to Prince Albert, and her strength and power in a male-dominated world.
Victoria of England #ad - A rich exploration of victoria’s reign and a social document of Victorian Britain, Victoria of England vividly illustrates the life of the iconic monarch with insight and emotion. Weaving in victoria’s personal letters and diaries, Sitwell breathes life into the queen’s relationships with her family and her court.
A lively, opinionated biography of the queen, and a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century England, from a literary icon.
The King Maker: The Man Who Saved George VIOpen Road Media #ad - A treasure trove that throws new and entertaining light” on the friendship between the WWII-era king and the man who inspired The King’s Speech The Times, London. Louis greig, and friend to a young and hesitant prince albert, physician, entered the privileged world of the British royal family as mentor, a war hero and rugby international, the man who became King George VI and whose challenges were so vividly brought to life in the award-winning film The King’s Speech.
Greig’s influence helped to guide the prince from a stammering, shy schoolboy to become one of the most respected constitutional monarchs, seeing the nation through the Second World War and bringing the monarchy closer to the people. Geordie greig, grandson of louis Greig, has drawn on private family papers and public archives to reveal an intimate friendship that lasted almost half a century.
Dynasty of Death: A Novel The Barbours and Bouchards Series Book 1Open Road Media #ad - As the years pass, Ernest proves himself invaluable to Barbour & Bouchard. Their shy and sensitive younger son, but what troubles him most is the cruelty and violence he sees in his older brother, is also homesick, Martin, Ernest. A man of vision, joseph foresees a time when wars will not be won with courage and brave hearts but rather by the nations with superior firearms.
Ruthless and ambitious, he takes what he wants. Two families grow a small munitions factory into a global empire in this saga by a New York Times–bestselling author spanning from 1837 to the eve of World War I. Martin’s fears come to fruition when Joseph forms a gunpowder firm with Armand Bouchard, who lives with his wife and three sons down the road from the Barbours.
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Joseph and his family settle in a rural Pennsylvania village, but his wife, Hilda, is unhappy and longs to return to England. In 1837, joseph barbour, an upper servant in an English village, immigrates with his family to America so he can make his fortune in the nascent artillery business.
Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558 History of TerrorPen & Sword Military #ad - In bloody mary, the unfulfilled potential of her reign, historian Phil Carradice investigates the backstory behind the queen’s violent loathing for the religion her father established, and the needless bloodshed that became her tragic legacy. Noblemen like the duke of northumberland, would-be queens like Lady Jane Grey, churchmen like Thomas Cranmer and bishops Latimer and Ridley, all fell victim to Mary’s fires or the executioner’s axe.
When mary tudor, eldest daughter of henry viii, succeeded to the throne of England in 1553, she enjoyed a degree of popularity rarely seen on the accession of a British monarch. The change of public opinion was not without reason. Yet at her death only five years later, she was so reviled by her people that she was posthumously awarded the sobriquet Bloody Mary.
Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558 History of Terror #ad - . The tragic history of queen Mary I and her brief reign of terror against Protestants in sixteenth century England—includes illustrations. During her short reign, mary restored the Catholic faith to England and had over 280 Protestant martyrs burned at the stake.
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No Need to Knead: Handmade Artisan Breads in 90 Minutes #ad - Suzanne dunaway was the owner and head baker of Buona Forchetta Handmade Breads in Los Angeles, hailed as one of the seven best bakeries in the world by W Magazine. A great bread making class for all of us lazy bread makers. Foodepedia “Fabulous. The telegraph. Her ingredients are simply flour, yeast, water, salt—and passion.
Gourmet called her breads “addictive. If kneading makes you need a sit down and need a rest, then this book will encourage you back into the kitchen.