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The Woman Who Would Be King

Author : Kara Cooney
ISBN : 9781780746517
Genre : History
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Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king’s son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh.

The Man Who Would Be King

Author : Ben Macintyre
ISBN : 9781466803794
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Riveting Account of the American Who Inspired Kipling's Classic Tale and the John Huston Movie In the year 1838, a young adventurer, surrounded by his native troops and mounted on an elephant, raised the American flag on the summit of the Hindu Kush in the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. He declared himself Prince of Ghor, Lord of the Hazarahs, spiritual and military heir to Alexander the Great. The true story of Josiah Harlan, a Pennsylvania Quaker and the first American ever to enter Afghanistan, has never been told before, yet the life and writings of this extraordinary man echo down the centuries, as America finds itself embroiled once more in the land he first explored and described 180 years ago. Soldier, spy, doctor, naturalist, traveler, and writer, Josiah Harlan wanted to be a king, with all the imperialist hubris of his times. In an extraordinary twenty-year journey around Central Asia, he was variously employed as surgeon to the Maharaja of Punjab, revolutionary agent for the exiled Afghan king, and then commander in chief of the Afghan armies. In 1838, he set off in the footsteps of Alexander the Great across the Hindu Kush and forged his own kingdom, only to be ejected from Afghanistan a few months later by the invading British. Using a trove of newly discovered documents and Harlan's own unpublished journals, Ben Macintyre's The Man Who Would Be King tells the astonishing true story of the man who would be the first and last American king.

That Woman

Author : Anne Sebba
ISBN : 9781429962452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The King's Speech. This is the story of the American divorcee notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne. "That woman," so called by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was born Bessie Wallis Warfield in 1896 in Baltimore. Neither beautiful nor brilliant, she endured an impoverished childhood, which fostered in her a burning desire to rise above her circumstances. Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers an eye-opening account of one of the most talked about women of her generation. It explores the obsessive nature of Simpson's relationship with Prince Edward, the suggestion that she may have had a Disorder of Sexual Development, and new evidence showing she may never have wanted to marry Edward at all. Since her death, Simpson has become a symbol of female empowerment as well as a style icon. But her psychology remains an enigma. Drawing from interviews and newly discovered letters, That Woman shines a light on this captivating and complex woman, an object of fascination that has only grown with the years.

Second Chance King Of Kemet

Author : R Richard
ISBN : 9781927337059
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In this non-stop action packed 13th novel in the Second Chance series there are organizations that want to impede and/or halt the extraction of oil from the ground in Justin's Kingdoms.Justin's security people want to catch the troublemakers and throw them in jail.Justin can read minds, at least to some extent. However, to conceal this talent, he uses a method of gathering intelligence, called by security people, 'beating the crap out of the troublemakers.'Justin then gathers a Commando strike force and raids a terrorist base. During the raid, Justin finds that the terrorists have been dealing with a 'minor bureau' in the nation of Ruthenia. Jason sends 'a communique' to the very same 'minor bureau.'Near the North coast of Ifrequeh, there's a large valley, known as the Qattara Depression. The valley is both large and deep. It's really of very little use at the present, however, Justin has a plan.Justin has managed to contact an advanced civilization and has managed to obtain a number of very powerful atomic explosion devices. Justin plans to use the atomic devices to blast a channel from the sea to the valley and change the very climate of the region for the better.As the sea begins to fill the depression, the people of the country of Kemet begin to rejoice. Their country was, very long ago, the preeminent country on Corin. Now, a major engineering project has brought back some of the glory of the old days.However, the celebration turns to rioting, when the police try to stop things.Justin can then use his new found fame to become the King of Kemet, after he topples the old government.A spaceship has dropped a young woman off with the battlewagon that defends Corin. The young woman is dazzlingly beautiful. The young woman wants to see Justin. Justin realizes that the young woman has probably been sent to control or kill him, but then again ...Justin then becomes involved with pirates. In the process of dealing with the pirates, Justin learns that an advanced civilization is going to invade another world. Justin suspects that the reason for the invasion is an interplanetary gate that leads to his world, Corin.

The Women Of The Cousins War

Author : Philippa Gregory
ISBN : 9780857201799
Genre : History
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Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen(2009), Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen(2010), and Jacquetta, Lady Rivers, The Rivers Woman(2011) are the subjects of the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series, and of the three biographical essays in this book. Philippa Gregory and two historians, leading experts in their field who helped Philippa to research the novels, tell the extraordinary 'true' stories of the life of these women who until now have been largely forgotten by history, their background and times, highlighting questions which are raised in the fiction and illuminating the novels. With a foreword by Philippa Gregory - in which Philippa writes revealingly about the differences between history and fiction and examines the gaps in the historical record - and beautifully illustrated with rare portraits, The Women of the Cousins' Waris an exciting new addition to the Philippa Gregory oeuvre.

A Touch Of Irish

Author : Wendy A. Wilson
ISBN : 9781477100967
Genre : Fiction
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As the daughter of a powerful Irish king, Lady Morghan 0 Cehealahn knew she would be given in marriage to a knight of William ls choosing. She hoped it would be the man whos touch made her heart race, and her body heat. Lord Edwin de Ballard thought he would return to Normandy and wed the woman he chose. But the King demanded he prove his loyalty by wedding the one of his choosing. While Edwin decides to never accept the woman, Morghan hopes her touch will bring them true love, or will it tear them apart.

The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments According To The Authorized Version

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The Lady In The Tower

Author : Jean Plaidy
ISBN : 9781448150526
Genre : Fiction
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One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy. Anne Boleyn was not beautiful but she was irresistible and captured the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was taught to court and marry well and raise the family’s fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations. Although his queen was loving and loyal, King Henry VIII swore he would put her aside and make Anne his wife. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come. Loathed by the English people, who called her “the King’s Great Whore,” Anne Boleyn was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. Political rivals surrounded her at court and, when she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, they closed in, preying on the king’s well-known insecurity and volatile temper. Wrongfully accused of adultery and incest, Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, where she was at the mercy of her husband and of her enemies.

Genesis The King Promised

Author : Joseph W Jackson
ISBN : 9781490828008
Genre : Religion
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Genesis: The King Promised is the culmination of thirty years of study into the Bible and into many varied and diverse scientific disciplines, all brought together to provide this expositional commentary on the book of Genesis. You will find answers to many of your questions pertaining to Genesis by understanding the cultural influences and the history of the times surrounding this book of origins. By looking at the science and the latest in scholarship regarding the translation of the original languages, while incorporating all of the sciences that are applicable, we can now see the most complete picture of the truths that are captured in Genesis. Included are the apologetic tools that will enable you to defend your faith using up to date science that supports the Biblical account of creation, including the issues of the speed of light, the flood, and other areas that have been questioned in times past. In Genesis: The King Promised, you will see an explanation of who and what were the persons known as the nephilim, what part they played in the history of the earliest civilization before and after the flood, and whether they still exist today. Genesis: The King Promised cannot provide the answers to all of your questions regarding the beginnings of our world--as no single book could. But by including theology, history, cultural studies, science, and linguistics, this work gives a clearer look at this wondrous book--the Bible.

Elizabeth S Bedfellows

Author : Anna Whitelock
ISBN : 9781408833636
Genre : History
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Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very state itself. This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty.

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