By Frank Barlow
The Carmen de Hastingae Proelio is without doubt one of the so much mentioned assets for the Norman Conquest of britain. For this moment variation, Frank Barlow has written a wholly new and enormous old advent, incorporating the scholarly examine of a iteration. He has additionally supplied a clean translation and notes, in addition to revising the Latin textual content of the 1972 version by way of Catherine Morton and wish Muntz.
By Donald Olson
Searching for a trip consultant that is going the place different courses worry to tread? person who rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to neatly convey the genuine scoop on a destination's websites and sights? person who dares to be sincere, hip, and enjoyable? glance not more. Frommer's Irreverent go back and forth courses are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly sincere, and downright hilarious, and supply an insider's standpoint on which sights are puffed up vacationer traps and that are the key gemstones that locals love. you will get the lowdown on eating places, accommodation, and purchasing, or even discover what the locals give some thought to you. "Like being taken round by way of a savvy local," acknowledged the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than different guides," concurred Diversion journal. by no means shy approximately confronting the problems, the Irreverents are publications to actual shuttle within the actual global.
London swings once more within the clever, savvy Frommer's Irreverent consultant to London, a deliciously sincere insider's examine nice Britain's Gotham. need to know the place the royals chill? What the locals quite consider Tony Blair's Millennium Dome? the largest shocker approximately tony London inns? The local that is the capital of cool? you will find the simplest spots to have fun with curry, England's new nationwide delicacies, how to define clothier outfits at rock-bottom costs, and the way to get theater tickets whilst the indicates are bought out.
By R E Pritchard
Dickens's England was once a time of remarkable strength and alter which laid the principles of our personal sleek society. there has been a brand new global getting into being: new cities, new machines, new and progressive principles, new songs and dances, music-halls and renowned novels, in addition to new wealth for the arrogant center sessions. For others, even if, there has been poverty, fight and tough labour. Dickens's characters with whom we're so generic - orphan Oliver and crafty Fagin, snobbish Pip, spendthrift Mr Micawber, pompous Podsnap and humourless Gradgrind - develop out of his personal statement. the following, Dickens and his nice contemporaries - John Ruskin, Henry Mayhew, Charles Darwin, Thomas Hardy - take us into the center of what Elizabeth Barrett Browning referred to as 'this stay, throbbing age, that brawls, cheats, maddens, calculates, aspires'. this is often the appropriate ebook for a person eager to comprehend extra concerning the international of our nice novelist Charles Dickens
By Neil Davidson
By Donald M. Nicol
The Byzantine empire within the final centuries of its lifestyles needed to rebuild itself after its conquest and dismemberment by means of the Fourth campaign in 1204. Its emperors in exile recovered Constantinople in 1261 and this e-book narrates their empire's struggles for survival from that date until eventually its ultimate conquest through Ottoman Turks in 1453. First released in 1972, the ebook has been thoroughly revised to take account of contemporary scholarship. It continues to be the easiest synthesis of the political, ecclesiastical and historic occasions of the interval.
By Amy Louise Erickson
This ground-breaking booklet unearths the industrial truth of standard girls among the past due sixteenth and early 18th centuries. Drawing on little-known assets, Amy Louise Erickson reconstructs day by day lives, exhibiting how ladies owned, controlled and inherited estate on a scale formerly unrecognised. Her advanced and engaging learn, which
By Michael J. Braddick, John Walter
Addressing the dynamics of energy in early sleek societies, this ebook demanding situations the present tendency to work out previous societies when it comes to binary oppositions--such as male/female, rich/poor, rulers/ruled. Drawing on contemporary social idea, the essays provide a sequence of micro-sociologies of energy in early glossy society, starting from the politics of age, gender and sophistication to the politics of state-building within the post-Reformation confessional kingdom. Its findings even have relevance for pondering inequality in present-day societies.
By Ian Mortimer
An epic account of King Henry V and the mythical conflict of Agincourt, from the writer of the bestselling Time Traveller's consultant to Medieval England.
Henry V is thought of as the good English hero. Lionised in his personal lifetime for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous software of justice, he used to be increased by means of Shakespeare right into a champion of English nationalism. yet does he quite need to be regarded as 'the maximum guy who ever governed England'?
In Ian Mortimer's groundbreaking e-book, he portrays Henry within the pivotal 12 months of his reign; recording the dramatic occasion of 1415, he bargains the fullest, so much specified and least romanticised view we've of Henry and of what he did. the result's not just a desirable reappraisal of Henry; it brings to the fore many unpalatable truths which biographies and armed forces historians have principally missed. on the centre of the ebook is the crusade which culminated within the conflict of Agincourt: a slaughter floor designed to not strengthen England's curiosity without delay yet to illustrate God's approval of Henry's royal authority on either side of the channel.
1415 was once a yr of spiritual persecution, own pain and one horrendous conflict. this is often the tale of that yr, as visible over the shoulder of its so much cold-hearted, so much formidable and so much celebrated hero.
By David Grummitt
The Wars of the Roses (c. 1450-85) are well known as an infamously savage and tangled slice of English heritage. A bloody thirty-year fight among the dynastic homes of Lancaster and York, they embraced localized vendetta (such because the sour northern feud among the Percies and Nevilles) in addition to the formal conflict of royalist and insurgent armies at St Albans, Ludford Bridge, Mortimer's go, Towton, Tewkesbury and eventually Bosworth, while the usurping Yorkist king Richard was once overwhelmed via Henry Tudor. robust personalities dominate the interval: the charismatic and enigmatic Richard III, immortalized by way of Shakespeare; the slippery Warwick, "the kingmaker," who eventually over-reached ambition to be lower on the conflict of Barnet; and guileful ladies like Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret of Anjou, who for a time governed the dominion in her husband's stead. David Grummitt locations the violent occasions of this advanced time within the wider context of fifteenth-century kingship and the advance of English political tradition. by no means wasting sight of the worrying influence of struggle at the lives of these who both fought in or have been touched by means of conflict, this desirable new background will make compelling examining for college students of the past due medieval interval and Tudor England, in addition to for common readers.
By Gabriel Doherty
Creation through Garret Fitzgerald. This ebook seeks to interpret the occasions of Easter Week 1916 because the vital defining occasion of a 'long revolution' in Irish historical past. The origins of the lengthy revolution lie within the moment 1/2 the 19th century, and its legacy continues to be being performed out within the first years of the twenty-first century. said specialists on particular subject matters search to discover the layered household and overseas, political, felony and ethical facets of this uniquely influential and debatable occasion. members are: Rory O' Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jerome aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy.