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The House Of Beaufort

Author : Nathen Amin
ISBN : 9781445647654
Genre : History
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John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

The House Of Beaufort

Author : Nathen Amin
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John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

Lost Kings

Author : Amy Licence
ISBN : 9780750985000
Genre : History
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The century spanning the wars of the roses and the reigns of the Tudor kings was a volatile time of battle and bloodshed, execution and unexpected illness. Life could be nasty, brutish, and short. Some met their end in battle, others were dragged to the block, losing everything for daring to aspire to the throne. Some were lost in mysterious circumstances, like Edward V, the elder of the Princes in the Tower. But the majority of these young men died in their teens, on the brink of manhood. They represent the lost paths of history, the fascinating "what-ifs" of the houses of York and Tudor. They also diverted the route of dynastic inheritance, with all the complicated implications that brings, passing power into unlikely hands. This book examines 10 such figures, using their lives to build a narrative of this savage century.

Sexuality And Its Impact On History

Author : Hunter S Jones
ISBN : 9781526714510
Genre : History
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Would you swig a magic potion or plot to kill your husband in order to marry your lover? These are just two of the many romantic and sexual customs from British history that you will explore as eight authors take us through the centuries, revealing that truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to love. From bizarre trivia about courtly love, to techniques and prostitution, you’ll encounter memorable nuggets of provocative information that you'll want to share. It's all here: ménage a trois, chastity belts, Tudor fallacies, royal love and infidelity, marriage contracts (which were more like business arrangements), brothels, kept women, and whorehouses. Take a peek at what really happened between the sheets. Each story provides you with shocking detail about what was at the heart of romance throughout British history. Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare chronicles the pleasures and perils of the flesh, sharing secrets from the days of the Anglo-Saxons, medieval courtly love traditions, diabolical Tudor escapades—including those of Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots—the Regency, and down to the ‘prudish’ Victorian Era. This scholarly yet accessible study brings to light the myriad varieties of British sexual mores.

Heroines Of The Medieval World

Author : Sharon Bennett Connolly
ISBN : 1445662647
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The lives and actions of medieval women were carefully controlled and restricted by the men who ruled the homes, countries and world they lived in. Today, it is easy to think that all women from this era were beaten down, retiring and obedient housewives, whose sole purpose was to give birth to children (preferably boys) and serve their husbands. This looks at the lives of the women--some well-known and some almost forgotten to history--who defied social norms and made their own future, consequently changing lives, society and even the course of history. Some you will have heard of, such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was not only a duchess in her own right, but also Queen Consort of France through her first marriage, Queen Consort of England through her second, a crusader, a rebel and Regent of England. Then there are those who have been all but forgotten by history, including Nicholaa de la Haye, the remarkable women who defended Lincoln Castle in the name of King John, and Maud de Braose, who spoke out against the same king's excesses and whose death (or murder) was the inspiration for a clause in the Magna Carta.

The Private Life Of Edward Iv

Author : John Ashdown-Hill
ISBN : 9781445652467
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Edward's secret mistresses, clandestine affairs and the nature of his marriage are revealed in this exciting new work by John Ashdown-Hill, author of The Mythology of Richard III

York Pubs

Author : Nathen Amin
ISBN : 9781445644769
Genre : Cooking
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York Pubs gives a unique and fascinating insight into some of York’s famous and infamous pubs, taverns and inns.

Henry Iii

Author : Darren Baker
ISBN : 9780750985222
Genre : History
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Henry III (1207-1272) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era. Admired for his building projects like Westminster Abbey, he is dismissed by scholars as weak and inept. This biography shows that he was in fact a more than capable ruler. Crowned as a boy, scarred by civil war, he strove to be a good king, but his increasingly insular barons and clergy constantly thwarted his plans to make England a cosmopolitan center. Their resentfulness led to a palace revolution that checked his power. He would have clawed it all back were it not for one man, Simon de Montfort. Yet somehow Henry survived, as he always had, through the remarkable 13th century.

Red Roses

Author : Amy Licence
ISBN : 0750964006
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Red Roses

The Nevills Of Middleham

Author : K. L. Clark
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In 1465, the Nevills must have thought they'd reached the pinnacle of power and influence in England. Richard Nevill was the king's right-hand man and married to the richest woman in the kingdom; John Nevill was an accomplished soldier who'd done much to stabilise the new dynasty; and George Nevill was not only chancellor but newly enthroned as Archbishop of York.The Nevill women were as active as their male counterparts. As sisters and wives, daughters and daughters-in-laws, they had the ears of the elite in England and were not afraid of wielding their influence. And they were not always on the same side.Cracks in the stability of the most powerful family in England began to show. Rivalries led to serious conflict that worsened when King Edward IV impulsively married Elizabeth Wydeville, a choice of bride that did not please everyone.The Nevills had already lost a great deal for the Yorkist cause. Within six years, as the Wars of the Roses turned into one of the bloodiest periods of English history, they'd lose even more for the Lancastrians.

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