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The Lady of the Rivers

By Philippa Gregory
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 141656392X
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 185
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to life the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman of passion and of legend who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses to bring her family unimaginable power. When the young and beautiful Jacquetta is married to the older Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta has visions of the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of their royal York rivals. Jacquetta fights for her king and queen, as she sees an extraordinary and unexpected future for her daughter Elizabeth: a change of fortune, the white rose of York, and the throne of England…

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1451626169
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 824
  • File Pdf: the-king-s-curse.pdf

Book Summary:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the acclaimed Starz series The White Queen comes the story of lady-in-waiting Margaret Pole and her unique view of King Henry VIII’s stratospheric rise to power in Tudor England. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret is seen by the King’s mother, the Red Queen, as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudor supporter—Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales—and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret’s destiny, as cousin to the White Princess, is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty, yet a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII’s court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true...

A Lineage of Grace

By Francine Rivers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1414357478
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: a-lineage-of-grace.pdf

Book Summary:

The complete biblical historical fiction compilation by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. The Bible is filled with inspiring stories of unlikely candidates God chose to change eternity. This bestselling compilation in one volume contains five novellas about such people—women in the family tree of Jesus Christ. Tamar. Rahab. Ruth. Bathsheba. Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. But they had courage. They lived daring lives. Sometimes they made mistakes—big mistakes. And yet God, in His infinite mercy, used them to bring forth the Christ, the Savior of the world. Their stories still hold great meaning and inspiration for us today. Tamar risked her life and her reputation to be the woman she was called to be. See how God uses our circumstances and our steps toward Him, however faltering, to fulfill His plan. Rahab was exploited by men who saw only her beauty, yet she held fast to her faith in God and was rewarded. Discover how God seeks and finds those whose hearts are tender toward Him, no matter how far away they are. Ruth’s loyalty, especially toward her mother-in-law Naomi, helped her to persevere in the face of tragedy, and God gave her a second chance at love. Be encouraged that God will provide even when all hope seems lost. Bathsheba’s scandalous affair with David did not end in one night. Learn that God is willing to restore those lost in the depths of despair who call out to Him. Mary is one of the most revered women in history. But first, she was an ordinary woman striving to please God in the same way that women still do today. When God spoke, Mary responded in obedience which changed the world forever. Each novella includes an in-depth Bible study perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.

Women in Medieval England

By Lynda Telford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445668696
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 783
  • File Pdf: women-in-medieval-england.pdf

Book Summary:

This fascinating book explores the status of women in medieval England, both before and after the Norman Conquest.

The Lady of Saron (The Land of the Blood of Allaron Legend)

By Jayne Kinch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jayne Kinch
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 274
  • File Pdf: the-lady-of-saron.pdf

Book Summary:

A new tale in The Land of the Blood of Allaron Legend series, set over four hundred years before the events in The Daughter of Teragon. A time when vampires are nothing more than a myth and the Blood of Allaron Legend is yet to come into being. When Princess Felicity Saron helps Prince Viktor Saron and his brothers obtain the power contained within a magical dagger said to belong to the long-dead Mages of Thiar, little does she know it will release an ancient evil that will see two of the brothers following a dark path which will eventually lead to the murder of their brother and Prime, and will turn Viktor's love for Felicity into an obsession, with devastating consequences. But while it may be too late for Viktor and his brothers, Felicity still has the chance to save the Allaron blood line. Each book in The Land of the Blood of Allaron Legend series is stand-alone, but for the greatest enjoyment, the following reading order is recommended: The Daughter of Teragon The Fair Isle Princess The Guardsman's Lover The Warrior Queen The Lady of Saron Note to readers: please be aware that this book contains depictions of domestic violence and sexual violence that some readers may find distressing. Contains content of a sexual nature. Mature readers only.

The Lady of the Jewel Necklace & The Lady who Shows her Love

By Harsha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 0814744893
  • Pages : 514
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 968
  • File Pdf: the-lady-of-the-jewel-necklace-the-lady-who-shows-her-love.pdf

Book Summary:

King Harsha, who reigned over the kingdom of Kanauj from 606 to 647 CE, composed two Sanskrit plays about the mythical figures of King Udayana, his queen, Vásava·datta, and two of his co-wives. The plays abound in mistaken identities, both political and erotic. The characters masquerade as one another and, occasionally, as themselves, and each play refers simultaneously to itself and to the other. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

The English Civil War and Revolution

By Keith Lindley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136223940
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 407
  • File Pdf: the-english-civil-war-and-revolution.pdf

Book Summary:

The origins, nature and consequence of the English Civil War are subjects of continuing historical controversy. The English Civil War and Revolution is a wide ranging, accessible sourcebook covering the principal aspects of the mid-seventeenth century crisis. It presents a comprehensive guide to the historiographical debates involved. Drawing on a variety of source material such as official records, private correspondence, diaries, minutes of debates and petitions, this text provides: * contextual introductions to documents * a comprehensive glossary of seventeenth century terms * a chronology of events for reference * illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts. While familiarising students with some of the main sources drawn upon by historians working in the field, The English Civil War and Revolution contains many extracts from unpublished, manuscript sources. By taking sources from all levels of society and grouping them thematically, this book offers a number of viewpoints on the civil war and revolution, thus aiding understanding of this complex period.

The Lady of the Aroostook

By William Dean Howells
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 177667605X
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 212
  • File Pdf: the-lady-of-the-aroostook.pdf

Book Summary:

After having been orphaned at a young age, Lydia Blood has been shuffled between relatives for much of her life. At the age of 19, she is being sent to live with an aunt who lives in Venice, where Lydia hopes to find success as a singer. But her plans are swayed after a life-changing encounter on the journey to Italy.

Dark Tides

By Philippa Gregory
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501187201
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 255
  • File Pdf: dark-tides.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Tidelands—the “searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People)—returns with an evocative historical novel tracking the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy nobleman seeking the lover he deserted twenty-one years earlier. Now James Avery has everything to offer: a fortune, a title, and the favor of the newly restored King Charles II. He believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing he cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and tells her of the death of Rob—Alinor’s son—drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Meanwhile, Alinor’s brother Ned, in faraway New England, is making a life for himself between in the narrowing space between the jarring worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move towards inevitable war. Alinor writes to him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. But how can she prove it? Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.

In the Garden of the Gods

By Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317117751
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 455
  • File Pdf: in-the-garden-of-the-gods.pdf

Book Summary:

Examining the evolution of kingship in the Ancient Near East from the time of the Sumerians to the rise of the Seleucids in Babylon, this book argues that the Sumerian emphasis on the divine favour that the fertility goddess and the Sun god bestowed upon the king should be understood metaphorically from the start and that these metaphors survived in later historical periods, through popular literature including the Epic of Gilgameš and the Enuma Eliš. The author’s research shows that from the earliest times Near Eastern kings and their scribes adapted these metaphors to promote royal legitimacy in accordance with legendary exempla that highlighted the role of the king as the establisher of order and civilization. As another Gilgameš and, later, as a pious servant of Marduk, the king renewed divine favour for his subjects, enabling them to share the 'Garden of the Gods'. Seleucus and Antiochus found these cultural ideas, as they had evolved in the first millennium BCE, extremely useful in their efforts to establish their dynasty at Babylon. Far from playing down cultural differences, the book considers the ideological agendas of ancient Near Eastern empires as having been shaped mainly by class — rather than race-minded elites.

HE VENICE NOVELS: A Foregone Conclusion, Ragged Lady & The Lady of the Aroostook

By William Dean Howells
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026849337
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 732
  • File Pdf: he-venice-novels.pdf

Book Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE VENICE NOVELS: A Foregone Conclusion, Ragged Lady & The Lady of the Aroostook" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. William Dean Howells spent few years in Venice as a consul and he wove the life of the town and country into fiction in a charming manner. Images of this can be found especially in "A Foregone Conclusion", one of his "Venice novels". The history and the background of Venice represent the major part of the incredible story. In "Ragged Lady" he tells an amazing story of a girl who goes to Venice where she meets a men destined to be her husband. As in most of his novels, characters are quite realistic and narrative is tinted with soft humor. "The Lady of the Aroostook" is a novel about the passage of innocence to experience for a young girl and also about the breaking of old customs and traditions. Lydia is gifted with beauty and an astonishing singing voice. She is traveling to Venice aboard the Aroostook in order to live with her Aunt and Uncle and to cultivate her voice. Throughout her journey on the Aroostook and her interactions with her shipmate James Staniford in particular, she begins to fall in love and pass from an innocent young girl to an experience mature woman. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States.