The Perfect King

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407066420

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 2735


From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father's throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Nineteenth century historians saw in Edward the opportunity to decry a warmonger, and painted him as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet, in this first full study of the King's character and life, Dr Ian Mortimer unveils that behind the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man - resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family, and the father of both the English nation and the English people. 'A fascinating portrait. At times, the reader seems almost able to reach across time and touch this man' - The Economist

Edward III

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795335466

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 9861


A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one. Noted historian Ian Mortimer offers the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. The Perfect King was often the instigator of his own drama, but also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Mortimer traces how Edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, this lively book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, artistic traditions, language, and architecture of the country. “The most remarkable medieval historian of our time.” —The Times (London)

Rex

Author: José Manuel Prieto

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802199917

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7456


Now in paperback, José Manuel Prieto’s Rex is a sexy, zany, and sophisticated literary game rife with allusions to Proust and Borges, set in a world of wealthy Russian expats and mafiosos who have settled in western Europe. J. is a young Cuban man who, thanks to his knowledge of Russian and Spanish, has become the tutor of the young son of a wealthy Russian couple living in Marbella, in the part of southern Spain that the Russian mafia has turned into its winter quarters. As J. attempts to give the boy a general grade-school education by exclusively reading him Proust, he also becomes the personal secretary of the boy’s father, Vasily, an ex-scientist that J. suspects is on the run from gangsters. Vasily’s wife, Nelly, a seductive woman always draped in mind-boggling quantities of precious stones, believes the only way to evade the gangsters is an extravagant plan linking Vasily to the throne of the czars. Rex is an unforgettable achievement: an illusory, allusive gem of a novel that confirms José Manuel Prieto as one of the most talented writers of his generation.

Medieval Intrigue

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847065899

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 8520


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The Perfect King

Author: Ian Mortimer,Roger Moorhouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anti-Nazi movement

Page: 580

View: 5518


He ordered his uncle to be beheaded, and usurped his father’s throne. Yet under his rule, England experienced its longest period of domestic peace in the Middle Ages. In this first full biography of Edward III (1327-77), he emerges as the father of the English nation and the English people.

The Book Jesus Loved

Author: Sunny Thomas

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482873656

Category: Religion

Page: 572

View: 4084


The uniqueness of the book of Psalms is that Christ is hidden in it. It is the wisdom of God to hide his secrets and it is the glory of the kings to unravel it. THE BOOK THAT JESUS LOVED will help you unravel this mystery and feel the spiritual thrill of doing so. The Psalms are full of surprises which you never expected in the first place. In going through each Psalm carefully, you will discover the drama behind it, with a subtle plot planted skillfully. As you delve deeper, you drink from the eternal fountain of the wellspring of God. The book offers profound psychological insights. The burden of Davids guilt is juxtaposed with those of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, bringing in Shakespearian analogies to illustrate the monstrous reality of guilt. Macbeth had conscious guilt, while Lady Macbeth had subconscious guilt because she was trying to suppress it; but David had confessed guilt, confessed and forgiven, because he has a God who forgives sin. While David rejoiced and Macbeth was depressed, Lady Macbeth started sleep-walking, constantly trying to wipe the traces of blood she imagined were in her hands: Here's the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. O, O, O! In the end, unable to bear the burden of her guilt, she commits suicide. Reading through THE BOOK JESUS LOVED is a life-transforming experience you should never miss.

Jesus

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310758084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 384

View: 5947


Jesus isn’t just found in the New Testament of the Bible—mentions and whispers and echoes of him can be found throughout the Bible. There are hundreds of clues and promises about Jesus in the Old Testament, which are fulfilled in the New Testament. This 365-day devotional for ages 8–12 unpacks those verses from the beginning of the Bible story to the wedding of the Lamb in Revelation. Each devotional includes a Scripture, an explanation, and a prayer for reflection to help children discover the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus is a promised fulfilled for all of us. God promised he would send a deliverer, and he did. Jesus is ready and waiting for you.

The Queen and the Mistress

Author: Gemma Hollman

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 1803992328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 2759


‘Hollman combines scrupulous research with spellbinding storytelling; The Queen and the Mistress will keep you turning the pages.’ - Sylvia Barbara Soberton, author of Ladies-In-Waiting: The Women Who Served Anne Boleyn ‘A must-read for anyone interested in medieval women’s or royal history.’ - Catherine Hanley, author of Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior ‘In The Queen and the Mistress, Gemma Hollman challenges much of the misinformation and misconceptions which have surrounded both women for centuries ... A triumph of historical research and interpretation.’ - Sharon Bennett Connolly, author of Ladies of Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth Century England ‘The Queen and the Mistress is an absorbing and masterful historical work, which you might not even notice because it is also incredibly fun. Hollman writes with obvious joy and sensitivity towards her subjects, bringing these complex women and their world to glorious life. I couldn’t put it down.’ - Eleanor Janega, Going Medieval Podcast IN A WORLD WHERE MAN IS KING, CAN WOMEN REALLY HAVE IT ALL – AND KEEP IT? Philippa of Hainault was Queen of England for forty-one years. Her marriage to Edward III, when they were both teenagers, was more political transaction than romantic wedding, but it would turn into a partnership of deep affection. The mother of twelve children, she was the perfect medieval queen: pious, unpolitical and fiercely loyal to both her king and adopted country. Alice Perrers entered court as a young widow and would soon catch the eye of an ageing king whose wife was dying. Born to a family of London goldsmiths, this charismatic and highly intelligent woman would use her position as the king’s favourite to build up her own portfolio of land, wealth and prestige, only to see it all come crashing down as Edward himself neared death. The Queen and the Mistress is a story of female power and passion, and how two very different women used their skills and charms to navigate a tumultuous royal court – and win the heart of the same man.

The Games of God

Author: Anay Seth

Publisher: Pencil

ISBN: 9356102716

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 646


About the book: This is the novel about the historical partnership between Lantin and Mark Jr. and how hapless events unfurl which lead to the break up of this partnership. This fictional novel is about an heir of God, Mark Jr. All his grandfathers were prominent figures in the advancement of the universe and had achieved for themselves the title of God. Mark Jr. was also entitled to do the same. He was always looking forward to impressing his forefathers. While he was attempting to impress his father, by keeping his word to guard a temple, he gets distracted to save an old woman who implores and calls out for him. When he leaves the temple alone, to save the old woman, he finds his archnemesis tricking him. His father reluctantly curses his son for what he had done to live in the harshest forest for his life. The obsequious son obeyed his father. The son asked God to give him a companion with whom he could spend his life. God created another species of creatures, which were named, ‘The Manjhanas’. God then gave him the immaculately built king of the Manjhanas to be his permanent companion. A series of events took place in the life of our protagonist before his death.