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Great Tales from English History

Great Tales from English History

Cheddar Man to the Peasants' Revolt

  • Author: Robert Lacey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846320750
  • Category: Audiobooks
  • Page: 480
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Gloria Mendez is thirty-six, single and obsessed with her boss, Carl. For him, she is the 'world's best secretary'. For her, he is her future husband. So when Carl disappears and is later found murdered whilst on a mysterious trip to a small town in Mexico, Gloria's world falls apart. Distraught and restless, she travels to Mexico to try to make some sense of his death. But what she discovers about the man she was in love with shocks her to the core. Nothing about him was as it seemed - from his business interests, to his family background, to his very identity. And the more she discovers about Carl, the closer Gloria comes to the dark forces which claimed her boss's life - and now threaten her own...

Great Tales from British History

Great Tales from British History

Was Queen Victoria Ever Amused? and 39 Other Intriguing Historical Questions Answered

  • Author: Robert Gambles
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445613492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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From Alfred the Great to the Angels of Mons, Robert Gambles tests the truth of forty famous stories. Examines forty legends and stories from the beginning of recorded history to the First World War.

Great Tales from English History

Great Tales from English History

Each Day is Drive Through History: History Books, History of Mathematics, History of Money, History Middle East (110 Pages, Blank, 6 X 9)

  • Author: Lukas Adaga
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781711601045
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  • Page: 100
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Perfect for personal use, or for your whole office. Get yours today! Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Lined notebook Pages: 110

Great Tales from English History (3)

Great Tales from English History (3)

Captain Cook, Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Edward the Abdicator, and More

  • Author: Robert Lacey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0759569894
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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History at its best--the great stories of England's modern age, distilled in Robert Lacey's inimitable style. From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's newest volume offers up the most delightful and intriguing English tales of the last few centuries. Royal families and renowned scientists, highwaymen and war heroes--the most colorful characters of modern English history are here. Samuel Johnson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill--these are but a few of the famous characters to grace the pages of volume three. Robert Lacey once again captivates with the tales of an era's most pivotal moments: the events and extraordinary characters that shaped a great nation.

Great Tales from English History (Book 2)

Great Tales from English History (Book 2)

Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton, and More

  • Author: Robert Lacey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316090395
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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With insight, humor and fascinating detail, Lacey brings brilliantly to life the stories that made England -- from Ethelred the Unready to Richard the Lionheart, the Venerable Bede to Piers the Ploughman. The greatest historians are vivid storytellers, Robert Lacey reminds us, and in Great Tales from English History, he proves his place among them, illuminating in unforgettable detail the characters and events that shaped a nation. In this volume, Lacey limns the most important period in England's past, highlighting the spread of the English language, the rejection of both a religion and a traditional view of kingly authority, and an unstoppable movement toward intellectual and political freedom from 1387 to 1689. Opening with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and culminating in William and Mary's "Glorious Revolution," Lacey revisits some of the truly classic stories of English history: the Battle of Agincourt, where Henry V's skilled archers defeated a French army three times as large; the tragic tale of the two young princes locked in the Tower of London (and almost certainly murdered) by their usurping uncle, Richard III; Henry VIII's schismatic divorce, not just from his wife but from the authority of the Catholic Church; "Bloody Mary" and the burning of religious dissidents; Sir Francis Drake's dramatic, if questionable, part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada; and the terrible and transformative Great Fire of London, to name but a few. Here Anglophiles will find their favorite English kings and queens, villains and victims, authors and architects - from Richard II to Anne Boleyn, the Virgin Queen to Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys to Christopher Wren, and many more. Continuing the "eminently readable, highly enjoyable" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) history he began in volume I of Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey has drawn on the most up-to-date research to present a taut and riveting narrative, breathing life into the most pivotal characters and exciting landmarks in England's history.

Great Tales from British History

Great Tales from British History

On the Eve of the Titanic Disaster

  • Author: W. B. Bartlett
  • Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
  • ISBN: 9781445643687
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Great stories well told. Dive right into the heart of the action of the Titanic disaster

Great Tales from British History The Downfall of Anne Boleyn

Great Tales from British History The Downfall of Anne Boleyn

  • Author: P. Friedmann
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 144564472X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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Great stories well told. Dive right into the heart of the action of the infamous Anne Boleyn's tragic fall.

Great Tales from British History: The Night of the Dam Busters

Great Tales from British History: The Night of the Dam Busters

  • Author: W. B. Bartlett
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445644002
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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Great stories well told. Dive right into the heart of the action of the bouncing bomb attack on German dams in the Second World War

Great Tales from British History: On the Eve of the Titanic Disaster

Great Tales from British History: On the Eve of the Titanic Disaster

  • Author: W. B. Bartlett
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445644010
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 128
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Great stories well told. Dive right into the heart of the action of the Titanic disaster