Download E-books Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny,and Desire PDF

By Leslie Carroll

A humorous, raucous, and delightfully soiled 900-year historical past of the royal marriages of Europe's so much famous-and infamous-monarchs.

on the grounds that time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and nearly every thing to do with international relations and dynasty. Clashing personalities have joined in unholy matrimony to shape such notorious as Russia's Peter II and Catherine the nice, and France's Henri II and Catherine de Medici-all with the aim of begetting a male inheritor. yet with tensions excessive and silverware flying, kings like England's Henry II have fled to the beds in their nubile mistresses, whereas queens corresponding to Eleanor of Aquitaine have plotted their revenge...

packed with the juicy gossip and undesirable habit that characterised Royal Affairs, this ebook chronicles the love-hate marriages of the topped heads of Europe-from the Angevins to Charles and Di-and ponders how dynasties ever survived in any respect.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny,and Desire PDF"

Download E-books The Little Book of Dorset PDF

The Little publication of Dorset is a humorous, fast moving, fact-packed compendium of one of these frivolous, magnificent, or just unusual details which no-one may want to be with no. The county's most unique crimes and punishments, eccentric population, well-known little children, royal connections, and actually hundreds and hundreds of wacky evidence approximately Dorset's panorama, fossil-rich coast, cities, and villages (plus a few authentically extraordinary bits of historical trivia), come jointly to make it crucial studying for viewers and locals alike. From Mary Anning to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and from the Tolpuddle Martyrs to seashore nostalgia, no stone is left unturned.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books The Little Book of Dorset PDF"

Download E-books Exploration in the World of the Ancients (Discovery & Exploration) PDF

By John Stewart Bowman

"Exploration on the earth of the Ancients, Revised variation" examines who the 1st explorers have been and defines the geographic parts of Earth, exhibiting while and the way they have been first populated via people. between Western historians, this era is taken into account to start with the 1st writing structures, which might be approximately 3500 or 3000 BCE, and finish approximately 500 CE. This publication examines the various earliest bills of Egyptian and Mesopotamian explorations, in addition to masking the Romans, Greeks, Phoenicians, and different historical peoples. It concludes at the start of the center a while, while a lot of Earth's lands and seas have been 'known', yet many civilizations remained unknown to each other. The assurance contains: the 1st watercraft; Herodotus's travels and his historical past of the realm till his time; The lighthouse and library of Alexandria; Alexander the Great's accomplishments as a warrior and an explorer; and, China's and Japan's roles in exploration, together with the unfold of Buddhism.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Exploration in the World of the Ancients (Discovery & Exploration) PDF"

Download E-books Execution: A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty. Geoffrey Abbott PDF

Execution is a gruesomely interesting account of tools of judicial execution from all over the world and during the a while, and comprises such hair-raising different types as demise by way of cannibalism, being sewn into an animal's stomach and 1000 cuts. In his personal darkly funny variety, Geoffrey Abbott describes the tools used and their effectiveness, and divulges the macabre origins of well-known words resembling 'gone west' or 'drawn a blank', in addition to the jargon of the underworld. From the guidance of the sufferer to the disposal of the physique, Execution solutions the entire questions you're ever prone to ask, and a few you are going to by no means are looking to think.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Execution: A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty. Geoffrey Abbott PDF"

Download E-books Ghosthunting North Carolina (America's Haunted Road Trip) PDF

By Kala Ambrose

Journey with writer Kala Ambrose as she explores the main terrifying paranormal spots within the kingdom of North Carolina. She starts off within the coastal wetlands of East Carolina the place she explores haunted lighthouses, battleships, forts, and the shipwrecked shorelines the place Blackbeard and his pirates nonetheless roam. She excursions the Piedmont zone of NC and visits the main actively haunted capitol within the US and interacts with the ghost of a former NC nation Governor. Her trip keeps west into the Blue Ridge Mountains the place the ghost often called the red girl and her associates wait for your presence on the historical Grove Park hotel, the place many presidents, celebrities and ghosts have stayed over the decades.

Travel info is equipped to every haunted place for these courageous adequate to make the adventure in individual and for paranormal researchers who're drawn to exploring haunted North Carolina. subscribe to Kala Ambrose as your advisor to Ghosthunting North Carolina as she takes you behind the curtain with particular information regarding each one destination.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Ghosthunting North Carolina (America's Haunted Road Trip) PDF"

Download E-books Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion To ""Abe Lincoln At Last!"" (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker) PDF

To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES simply. arriving from their most up-to-date time-traveling experience along side the sixteenth president, Jack and Annie examine numerous questions about the period of time they visited, from what it was once prefer to develop up in a log cabin and what Lincoln's relatives lifestyles was once like, to how Lincoln turned president and the explanations for the U.S. Civil battle.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Abraham Lincoln: A Nonfiction Companion To ""Abe Lincoln At Last!"" (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Magic Tree House Fact Tracker) PDF"

Download E-books Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples PDF

By Sean Michael Wilson

Named certainly one of tough Trade’s top Books of 2013

According to Gandhi, the 4 levels of Protest are as follows: First they forget about you. Then they ridicule you. Then they try you. then you definitely win!

In Fight the Power!, comics authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson workforce up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to teach how this technique has been performed out many times all through history--and has slowly yet absolutely resulted in hard-won rights for the folks alongside the way in which. concentrating on the English-speaking international locations, Wilson and Dickson chronicle the struggles of the Luddites and Swing Riots within the early 1800s, during the Irish Rebellions that lasted via 1922; from the suffragettes in 1918 to Rosa Parks and the bus boycott of the mid-1950s; from the trial of Nelson Mandela to the Occupy circulate that has in simple terms simply began. via illuminating the range of protests--and the dear connections between them--through an available artwork form, struggle the Power! indicates that there's a element to the fight, struggle through struggle, win via win.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples PDF"

Download E-books Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece (Ancient Warfare and Civilization) PDF

By Robin Waterfield

The Romans first set army foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; simply sixty or so years later it was once far and wide, and soon thereafter Greece turned one of many first provinces of the rising Roman Empire. It was once a massive trip - a quick, brutal, and decided conquest of the land to whose artwork, philosophy, and tradition the Romans owed loads.

Rome came across the jap Mediterranean divided, in an risky stability of energy, among 3 nice kingdoms - the 3 Hellenistic kingdoms that had survived and flourished after the wars of Alexander the Great's Successors: Macedon, Egypt, and Syria. inner issues took Egypt roughly out of the image, however the different have been lowered via Rome. Having proven itself, via its defeat of Carthage, because the sole superpower within the western Mediterranean, Rome then systematically went about
doing an identical within the east, till the full Mediterranean was once less than her keep an eye on.

Apart from the exciting army motion, the tale of the Roman conquest of Greece is significant to the tale of Rome itself and the empire it created. As Robin Waterfield indicates, the Romans constructed a hugely subtle approach to dominance via handheld remote control over the Greeks of the jap Mediterranean - the inexpensive alternative of utilizing authority and international relations to maintain order instead of status armies. And it's a tale that increases a couple of interesting questions on Rome, her empire, and her
civilization. for example, to what quantity was once the Roman conquest a deliberate and planned coverage? What used to be it approximately Roman tradition that gave it the sort of will for conquest? And what used to be the impression on Roman highbrow and creative tradition, on their very identification, in their entanglement with an older Greek
civilization, which the Romans themselves well-known as best?

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Taken at the Flood: The Roman Conquest of Greece (Ancient Warfare and Civilization) PDF"

Download E-books The Story of Boston PDF

By Richard Gurnham

Boston occupies a distinct position in English social background. based by means of a Norman baron almost immediately after the Conquest of 1066, it quickly turned the main winning and busiest English port outdoors London. the tale of the town's beginning and development are vividly dropped at existence during this e-book. the good wealth dropped at Boston through the wool alternate within the 13th and fourteenth centuries ended in the construction of the biggest parish church within the nation, the attractive St Botolph's, recognized this day easily because the Bston Stump. in the course of the 17th century the city used to be a hotbed of militant Puritanism, and as a result a company supporter of the Parliamentary reason within the English Civil struggle. looking for non secular freedom, greater than two hundred of its population emigrated to the USA within the 1620s and 1630s to discovered the recent urban of Boston, Massachusetts; and a few of these who later grew to become well-known because the Pilgrim Fathers have been imprisoned within the town's medieval Guildhall, which survives. the expansion of the port within the past due eighteenth century left a legacy of excellent Georgian structures, a lot of that are illustrated. Boston's tale introduced correct modern, celebrating the total background of this magnificent Lincolnshire city in a quantity that would pride locals and viewers alike.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books The Story of Boston PDF"

Download E-books The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800 PDF

During this vigorous and pathbreaking booklet, William Monter sketches Europe's expanding recognition of self sufficient woman rulers among the past due center a while and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental files of Europe's thirty ladies monarchs—the well-known (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, Catherine the nice) in addition to the imprecise (Charlotte of Cyprus, Isabel Clara Eugenia of the Netherlands)—describing how every one of them completed sovereign authority, wielded it, and (more frequently than males) deserted it. Monter argues that Europe's woman kings, who governed by means of divine correct, skilled no major political competition regardless of their gender.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800 PDF"