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England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307367556
Genre : Fiction
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Grotesque visionary Sir Jack Pitman has an idea. Since most people are too lazy to travel from landmark to landmark, why not simplify things and create a new England on the Isle of Wight? Unfortunately, his idea is a huge success, and the resulting theme park threatens to supersede the original. Called England, England, it has all the elements of "Old England" in one convenient location. Wander into the new Sherwood Forest and you may spot Robin Hood and his now sexually ambiguous Merrie Men. Or take a stroll to see Stonehenge and Anne Hathaway's Cottage, enjoy a ploughman's lunch atop the White Cliffs of Dover, then pop over to see the Royals, now on contract to Sir Jack, in their scaled-down version of Buckingham Palace. Every detail has been considered: even the postcards come pre-stamped! Julian Barnes' first novel in six years is a ferociously funny examination of the search for authenticity and truth in a fabricated world. From the Hardcover edition.

Foundation

Author : Peter Ackroyd
ISBN : 9781250013675
Genre : History
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The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has since been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.

A Relation Or Rather A True Account Of The Island Of England

Author : Charlotte Augusta Sneyd
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033582896
Genre : England
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The Expansion Of England

Author : Bill Schwarz
ISBN : 0415060265
Genre : History
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This book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. It provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic identities underpinning & shaping the experiences of men and women in the 19th century.

England

Author : Erinn Banting
ISBN : 0778793214
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the geography, climate, history, cities, agriculture, transportation, business and trade, and wildlife of England.

England

Author : Tracey Boraas
ISBN : 0736809376
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of England.

The Medieval Castle In England And Wales

Author : Norman J. G. Pounds
ISBN : 0521458285
Genre : History
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This original and pioneering book examines the role of the castle in the Norman conquest of England and in the subsequent administration of the country. The castle is seen primarily as an instrument of peaceful administration which rarely had a garrison and was more often where the sheriff kept his files and employed his secretariat. In most cases the military significance of the castle was minimal, and only a very few ever saw military action. For the first time, the medieval castle in England is seen in a new light which will attract the general reader of history and archaeology as much as the specialist in economic and social history.

Genealogical Research In England S Public Record Office

Author : Judith P. Reid
ISBN : 0806316322
Genre : Reference
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The History Of England

Author : Tobias Smollett
ISBN : NYPL:33433075872634
Genre : Great Britain
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A General History Of England

Author : Thomas Carte
ISBN : UOM:39015023127452
Genre : Great Britain
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