The bowmen of England : the story of the English longbow by Donald Featherstone

By Donald Featherstone

From the twelfth to fifteenth centuries the longbow used to be the weapon that modified eu heritage greater than the other. within the expert fingers of English and Welsh archers it revolutionized all of the medieval strategies and traditions of conflict. No different weapon ruled the battlefield because it did, and it was once the successful think about each significant conflict from Morlaix in 1342 to Patay in 1429. Donald Featherstone's research of the English longbow from its early improvement until eventually the Wars of the Roses is an inspiring and real reconstruction in human phrases in an age of braveness, power and persistence. He offers a charming footnote to the background of the longbow by way of recording the engagement within which it used to be final used - in France in 1940.

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A Social History of England by Asa Briggs

By Asa Briggs

Ranging commonly over the years and position, Asa Briggs highlights continuities and adjustments in society in England from prehistory to the current day. Literature, paintings and politics are investigated as features and gauges of human event, study in comparable disciplines is mentioned and adjustments in old interpretations defined. the writer additionally deals his personal, own, view of social historical past.

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Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims by Paul Begg

By Paul Begg

The variety of ladies murdered and mutilated by means of Jack the Ripper is very unlikely to understand, even if so much researchers now agree on 5 participants. those 5 canonical instances were tested at size in Ripper literature, yet different modern murders and assaults bearing powerful resemblance to the ugly Ripper slayings have got scant realization. those unsolved situations are the focal point of this exciting book.
the amount devotes separate chapters to a dozen girl sufferers who have been attacked throughout the years of Jack the Ripper’s homicide spree. Their poor stories—a few survived to undergo witness, yet such a lot died in their wounds—illuminate key facets of the Ripper case and the interval: the gangs of London’s Whitechapel district, Victorian prostitutes, the general public panic encouraged by way of the crimes and fueled by way of newshounds, clinical practices of the day, police systems and competency, and the possible lifestyles of different serial killers. The publication additionally considers crimes at the beginning attributed to Jack the Ripper in different elements of england and the area, significantly long island, Jamaica, and Nicaragua. In a last bankruptcy, the force to discover the identification of the Ripper is tested, taking a look at modern and later suspects in addition to numerous very important theories, revealing the lengths to which a few have long gone to assert good fortune in deciding on Jack the Ripper.

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Leadership in Medieval English Nunneries (Studies in the by Valerie G. Spear

By Valerie G. Spear

This e-book is an exam of the overdue medieval English nunnery more advantageous as an influence dealer. dependent essentially upon historic documents of 16 woman homes within the interval from 1280 to 1540, it addresses management types, questions of social identification and ranging perceptions of the function and function of the abbess or prioress. no matter if major an abbey or priory, some of the best discharged accountability for either the religious and financial care of her convent in an period impressive for the subjugation of ladies and for its schizoid view in their actual and non secular attributes. The dialogue is educated by means of a wide variety of documentary proof, together with choices from episcopal registers, account rolls, plea rolls, Chancery records, letters, petitions, medieval literature and comparative fabric from extra nunneries. The subject matter of clash recurs all through, as spiritual girls are published steerage their groups among the directives of the church and! the calls for in their budgets or their secular neighbours. The Dissolution and its results at the morale and behavior of the final superiors finish the research.

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1066 The Conquest by Peter Fieldman

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN background a thousand YEARS in the past ON the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global jam-packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE grew to become the main robust FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND won THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, till the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this can be 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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David Hume: Prophet of the Counter-Revolution by Laurence L. Bongie

By Laurence L. Bongie

Even though Edmund Burke is mostly pointed out because the first to articulate the foundations of a contemporary conservative political culture, he was once truly preceded by means of a Scotsman who's larger recognized for espousing an excellent suggestion of scepticism. David Hume was once unquestionably the eighteenth-century British author whose works have been most generally identified and acclaimed at the Continent in the course of the later Enlightenment interval. Hume's impression [in France] used to be of indisputable value, larger even for a time than the comparable impact of Burke, even though it represents a contribution to French counter-revolutionary suggestion which, not like that of Burke, has been nearly completely neglected by way of historians to this present day.

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The English Village Explained by Trevor Yorke

By Trevor Yorke

The English village inspires a picture of rural concord and of our ancestors woven into the wider festival of England's previous. yet present village histories are usually mere lists of earlier lords of the manor. What we're relatively drawn to is how a village begun, what it will probably have appeared like down the centuries, and what clues to the previous are nonetheless there if you comprehend what to seem for. during this e-book, Trevor Yorke takes at the function of village detective as he files the advance of the English village from pre-Roman settlements to the current day groups. His tremendous drawings illustrate the actual visual appeal of the village via diverse classes of historical past and there are diagrams and pictures of historical positive aspects. there's a separate bankruptcy when you desire to hint the background of a selected village, directory parts during which to start examine, books which can aid, and areas to go to for additional recommendation. Trevor Yorke is a whole time author and clothier. His books contain bushes Framed constructions defined, the rustic apartment defined and British Architectural types.

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Henry VIII and the English Reformation (Lancaster Pamphlets) by David G Newcombe

By David G Newcombe

Whilst Henry VIII died in 1547 he left a church in England that had damaged with Rome - yet was once it Protestant? The English Reformation was once fairly diversified in its equipment, motivations and effects to that happening at the continent.
This book:
* examines the affects of continental reform on England
* describes the divorce of Henry VIII and the holiday with Rome
* discusses the political and non secular effects of the holiday with Rome
* assesses the luck of the Reformation as much as 1547
* offers a transparent consultant to the most strands of historic concept at the topic.

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