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The Wild Rose of Lancaster

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Publisher: Ambassador International
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When her young husband dies, Elizabeth Davidson Cameron attempts to make a life for herself and her young son. Alone, and overwhelmed by grief, she loses everything—even her faith. Forced to return to Wildrose, the family-owned farm situated in the picturesque Ohio Valley, Elizabeth defies social proprieties and seeks employment. Born with the fiery blood of her Scottish father and grandfather, sons of clan Davidson, Elizabeth vows to succeed without the aid of God or family. Bitter toward God over the untimely death of her husband, Elizabeth refuses help from her affluent father, the controlling and powerful Isaac James Davidson. Isaac is angered when Elizabeth takes a job as a nurse for a local doctor and his invalid wife. Their bitter clashes drive Elizabeth from Wildrose—but not from the prayers of her Christian mother and devoted brother, Jacob. Befriended by the doctor and his wife, Elizabeth is challenged to return to her faith, but not without facing herself in a tempestuous struggle of wills.


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Author: Christine Elaine Black
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Taurus by Christine Elaine Black Book Resume:

Rebellious and strong-willed Kalliassa flees a political betrothal arranged by her brother, the emperor of Rome. She runs to the one man capable of preventing the match -- her brother's sworn enemy. Unwittingly, she throws her fortunes into the hands of a man pledged to destroy Roman rule. Taurus, proud Governor of Panua, would do anything to provoke the emperor, even ruin an imperial sister. But Kallie is like no woman he's ever met, and she tests his strength of will and his solemn vow to end the reign of her family forever. Can true love overcome lust, lies, and deceit?

The Brothers York

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Author: Thomas Penn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Brothers York by Thomas Penn Book Resume:

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this “gripping, complex, and sensational” (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses—a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Richard III. In 15th-century England, two royal families, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, fought a bitter, decades-long civil war for the English throne. As their symbols were a red rose for Lancaster and a white rose for York, the conflict became known as the War of the Roses. During this time, the house of York came to dominate England. At its heart were three charismatic brothers–King Edward IV, and his two younger siblings George and Richard—who became the figureheads of a spectacular ruling dynasty. Together, they looked invincible. But with Edward’s ascendancy, the brothers began to turn on one another, unleashing a catastrophic chain of rebellion, vendetta, fratricide, usurpation, and regicide. The brutal end came at Bosworth Field in 1485, with the death of the youngest, then Richard III, at the hands of a new usurper, Henry Tudor, later Henry VII, progenitor of the Tudor line of monarchs. The Brothers York recounts a conflict that fractured England for a generation “with masterly skill” (The Wall Street Journal) in which “the tragedy and brutality of the Wars of the Roses jumps out from every page” (Financial Times). As gripping as any historical fiction, Thomas Penn paints “a dramatic portrait of 15th-century England…[and] brings keen understanding and a sharp eye for detail to his prodigiously researched, engrossing history of the decades-long fight between Lancaster and York” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

The Wars of the Roses

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Author: John Ashdown-Hill
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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John Ashdown-Hill, whose research was instrumental in the discovery of Richard III’s remains, offers a meticulous and engaging insight into the famous Wars of the Roses.

Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County Book #3)

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Author: Leslie Gould
Publisher: Bethany House
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Amish Weddings (Neighbors of Lancaster County Book #3) by Leslie Gould Book Resume:

Gould's Series Concludes in Love and Marriage Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler--until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition. When her sister Lila's buggy is rear-ended and Lila is horribly injured, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced. Everyone is so concerned about Lila that no one realizes Rose is sneaking out with Trevor. Except for Reuben. But in his usual passive way, he doesn't confront her, nor does he address the situation with her Dat or anyone else in the district. Rose appreciates Reuben's discretion, but she also resents it. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part of her wishes Reuben would "fight" for her, as much as any Amish man would. Too late, she realizes the foolish choice she's made. Has she ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

The Red Queen

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Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne. Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (New Edition)

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Author: Terry Deary
Publisher: Scholastic UK
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Horrible Histories: Measly Middle Ages (New Edition) by Terry Deary Book Resume:

Readers can discover all the foul facts about the MEASLY MIDDLE AGES, including why chickens had their bottoms shaved, a genuine jester's joke and what ten-year-old treacle was used for. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.

The Rose at Twilight

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Author: Amanda Scott
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Two enemies during the War of the Roses must marry by decree of the conquering king Proud and beautiful Lady Alys Wolveston is left without a protector at the end of a decisive battle in the bloody War of the Roses. She refuses to accept Henry Tudor as the legitimate king; her loyalty is to the late Richard III and his Queen Anne, her beloved foster mother. But the Welsh knight Sir Nicholas Merion prevents Alys from returning home and carries her off to London to become the King’s ward . . . and, eventually, Sir Nicholas’s wife. She refuses to submit to the arrogant Welsh warrior, plotting with his enemies and fiercely denying her attraction to him. But as she comes to know the battle-hardened man’s humor and generosity, and experiences his thrilling touch and the comfort of his strength, she can’t help but lose her heart to him. Now Alys will find herself trapped in deadly political intrigues that demand that she choose between love and loyalty to a once-great king.

Perilous Escapades

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Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: McFarland
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Perilous Escapades by Gary Hoppenstand Book Resume:

 Adventure fiction is one of the easiest narrative forms to recognize but one of the hardest to define because of its overlap with many other genres. This collection of essays attempts to characterize adventure fiction through the exploration of key elements—such as larger-than-life characters and imperialistic ideas—in the genre’s 19th- and 20th-century British and American works like The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy and Captain Blood by Sabatini. The author explores the cultural and literary impact of such works, presenting forgotten classics in a new light.

Grail Alchemy

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Author: Mara Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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An experiential guide to the spiritual path of the Holy Grail • Traces the evolution of the Holy Grail from the sacred vessel of the Celtic goddess to the Cup of Christ and how it represents the longing for the divine feminine • Provides exercises, meditations, and rituals to connect you with the powers of the Cauldron of Rebirth, the Chalice of Healing, the Sword of Light, and the Holy Grail • Explains how attaining the Grail brings full consciousness of the soul and Divine influence for the healing of self and others The primary myth of Western culture, the quest for the Holy Grail persists through the centuries like a recurring dream, embodying the longing for the divine feminine suppressed for more than two thousand years. The Holy Grail emerged not only as a symbol of the feminine but also as a symbol of the soul, for hidden within the sacred Grail legends lies an initiatory path that leads to the highest realms of consciousness and spiritual illumination. By working with the symbols of the Grail tradition we can gaze into our own hidden depths and heal the separation between masculine and feminine, Spirit and Matter, and Heaven and Earth. Mara Freeman traces the evolution of the Grail from the sacred vessel of the Celtic goddess to the Cup of Christ, revealing a spiritual path rooted in the mysteries of the Goddess, the Grail, and the Sword. She explains how the Sword has dominated over the Goddess and the Grail for far too long, leading to a spiritual wasteland as foretold in the Grail stories. She provides a practical workbook of exercises, visualizations, and magical rituals to restore the power of the divine feminine through spiritually transformative experiences with the Cauldron of Rebirth, the Chalice of Healing, the Sword of Light, and the Holy Grail itself. Drawing on folk traditions and medieval Arthurian romances as well as alchemy and the wisdom of the mystics of Glastonbury, Freeman reveals the ancient Celtic teachings of the Western Mystery tradition. She shows that attaining the Grail involves achieving full consciousness of the soul. Then, as a Grail-bearer, you can bring the light of the Grail into the world for the healing of self and others.

The Sunne In Splendour

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Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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The Sunne In Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman Book Resume:

The classic, magnificent bestselling novel about Richard III, now in a special thirtieth anniversary edition with a new preface by the author In this triumphant combination of scholarship and storytelling, Sharon Kay Penman redeems Richard III—vilified as the bitter, twisted, scheming hunchback who murdered his nephews, the princes in the Tower—from his maligned place in history. Born into the treacherous courts of fifteenth-century England, in the midst of what history has called The War of the Roses, Richard was raised in the shadow of his charismatic brother, King Edward IV. Loyal to his friends and passionately in love with the one woman who was denied him, Richard emerges as a gifted man far more sinned against than sinning. With revisions throughout and a new author's preface discussing the astonishing discovery of Richard's remains five centuries after his death, Sharon Kay Penman's brilliant classic is more powerful and glorious than ever.

Fatal Colours

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Author: George Goodwin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Fatal Colours by George Goodwin Book Resume:

A gripping account of the Wars of the Roses battle of Towton - the most brutal day in English history. 'Vivid, humane and superbly researched' David Starkey 'The story has never been told so well or so excitingly' Desmond Seward The Battle of Towton in 1461 was unique in its ferocity and brutality, as the armies of two kings of England engaged with murderous weaponry and in appalling conditions to conclude the first War of the Roses. Variously described as the largest, longest and bloodiest battle on English soil, Towton was fought with little chance of escape and none of surrender. Fatal Colours includes a cast of strong and compelling characters: a warrior queen, a ruthless king-making earl, even a papal legate who excommunicates an entire army. Combining medieval sources and modern scholarship, George Goodwin colourfully recreates the atmosphere of 15th century England and chronicles the vicious in-fighting as the increasingly embittered royal factions struggle for supremacy.

The Rose of York: LOVE & WAR

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Author: Sandra Worth
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
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The Rose of York: LOVE & WAR by Sandra Worth Book Resume:

2005 GLYPH AWARD WINNER A story so incredible it can only be true. Adventure, deadly passion and intrigue... History's most enduring mystery... A love story that may have inspired a beloved fairy tale and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet... Known as Shakespeare's villain, Richard III is also the king who gave mankind "Blind Justice" and the legal concepts that flowered into modern Western democracy. Against the sweep of England's fifteenth century Wars of the Roses, Love & War, the first book in The Rose of York series, recreates Richard's tumultuous early years and his love affair with Anne Neville, the traitor's daughter he made his queen. With a Foreword by Roxane C. Murph, M.A., Former Chairman, Richard III Society, and author of Richard III: The Making of a Legend "A deftly written, reader engaging, thoroughly entertaining and enthusiastically recommended historical novel that documents its author as a gifted literary talent.” —Midwest Book Review "A hugely interesting project." —Dennis Huston, Ph.D.,1989 Carnegie Mellon Professor of the Year "Sandra Worth has crafted a historical fiction novel that is a true 'classic'."—Viviane Crystal, Reviewers International Organization "A beautifully written novel, etched by a masterful storyteller."—Wendy J. Dunn, author of Dear Heart, How Like You This?, Winner of the 2003 Glyph Award for Best Fiction – Adult

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Richard Folkard
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom by Richard Folkard Book Resume:

THE analogy existing between the vegetable and animal worlds, and the resemblances between human and tree life, have been observed by man from the most remote periods of which we have any records. Primitive man, watching the marvellous changes in trees and plants, which accurately marked not only the seasons of the year, but even the periods of time in a day, could not fail to be struck with a feeling of awe at the mysterious invisible power which silently guided such wondrous and incomprehensible operations. Hence it is not astonishing that the early inhabitants of the earth should have invested with supernatural attributes the tree, which in the gloom and chill of Winter stood gaunt, bare, and sterile, but in the early Spring hastened to greet the welcome warmth-giving Sun by investing itself with a brilliant canopy of verdure, and in the scorching heat of Summer afforded a refreshing shade beneath its leafy boughs. So we find these men of old, who had learnt to reverence the mysteries of vegetation, forming conceptions of vast cosmogonic world- or cloud-trees overshadowing the universe; mystically typifying creation and regeneration, and yielding the divine ambrosia or food of immortality, the refreshing and life-inspiring rain, and the mystic fruit which imparted knowledge and wisdom to those who partook of it. So, again, we find these nebulous overspreading world-trees connected with the mysteries of death, and giving shelter to the souls of the departed in the solemn shade of their dense foliage. Looking upon vegetation as symbolical of life and generation, man, in course of time, connected the origin of his species with these shadowy cloud-trees, and hence arose the belief that humankind first sprang from Ash and Oak-trees, or derived their being from Holda, the cloud-goddess who combined in her person the form of a lovely woman and the trunk of a mighty tree. In after years trees were almost universally regarded either as sentient beings or as constituting the abiding places of spirits whose existence was bound up in the lives of the trees they inhabited. Hence arose the conceptions of Hamadryads, Dryads, Sylvans, Tree-nymphs, Elves, Fairies, and other beneficent spirits who peopled forests and dwelt in individual trees—not only in the Old World, but in the dense woods of North America, where the Mik-amwes, like Puck, has from time immemorial frolicked by moonlight in the forest openings. Hence, also, sprang up the morbid notion of trees being haunted by demons, mischievous imps, ghosts, nats, and evil spirits, whom it was deemed by the ignorant and superstitious necessary to propitiate by sacrifices, offerings, and mysterious rites and dances. Remnants of this superstitious tree-worship are still extant in some European countries. The Irminsul of the Germans and the Central Oak of the Druids were of the same family as the Asherah of the Semitic nations. In England, this primeval superstition has its descendants in the village maypole bedizened with ribbons and flowers, and the Jack-in-the-Green with its attendant devotees and whirling dancers. The modern Christmas-tree, too, although but slightly known in Germany at the beginning of the present century, is evidently a remnant of the pagan tree-worship; and it is somewhat remarkable that a similar tree is common among the Burmese, who call it the Padaytha-bin. This Turanian Christmas-tree is made by the inhabitants of towns, who deck its Bamboo twigs with all sorts of presents, and pile its roots with blankets, cloth, earthenware, and other useful articles.

The Rose Code

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Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn Book Resume:

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Cap-Badges of the British Army 1939-45

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Author: G L D Alderson
Publisher: The History Press
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Cap-Badges of the British Army 1939-45 by G L D Alderson Book Resume:

The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which , in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that formed the bulk of the infantry) throughout the two world wars. Here is a comprehensive illustrated collection of the cap badges of the Second World War, the images taken from the author’s own collection. The commentary on each badge explains the joining together of battalions as the war progressed and a regimental index makes finding the badges easy. This is a complex subject clarified in one volume for the first time.

The Rose Demon

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Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
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The Rose Demon by Paul Doherty Book Resume:

Matthias Fitzosbert is the illegitimate son of the parish priest of the village of Sutton Courteny. Despite the recent spate of murders, each day he braves the dark woods to visit his friend, a mysterious hermit who shows him many strange and beautiful things. Though enthralled, the boy is always puzzled by his lessons with the hermit - never more so than the night the villagers hunt the hermit down, and burn him, believing him to be responsible for the many deaths. THE ROSE DEMON explores Matthias's unique relationship with a spirit he strives to placate but ultimately flees from. His story is played out against the vivid panorama of medieval life; the fall and sack of Constantinople, the turbulent Wars of the Roses, the terror of witchcraft, the battlefields of Spain and finally the lush jungles of the Caribbean where the Rose Demon and Matthias have one final, dramatic confrontation.

Lancaster And York

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Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
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Lancaster And York by Alison Weir Book Resume:

The war between the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England was characterised by treachery, deceit and - at St Albans, Blore Hill and Towton, - some of the bloodiest and most dramatic battles on England's soil. Between 1455 and 1487 the royal coffers were bankrupted and the conflict resulted in the downfall of the houses of Lancaster and York and the emergence of the illustrious Tudor dynasty. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history, on the people and personalities involved in the conflict. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York and Henry's rival, and most important of all, Margaret of Anjou, Henry's wife who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled for many years in a violent man's world.

Strange but True

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Author: Monica-Maria Stapelberg
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
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Strange but True by Monica-Maria Stapelberg Book Resume:

Why do we: • Christen ships and sailing vessels or refer to them as ‘she’? • Avoid the number thirteen, breaking mirrors or walking under ladders? • Use the phrase having a ‘skeleton in the cupboard’? • Dress baby boys in blue, speak of ‘true blue’ or ‘blue-blooded’? • Decorate the Christmas Tree or eat Easter Eggs? • Kiss under the mistletoe or 'trick or treat’ on Halloween? In this easy-to-read book – a revised and updated re-publication of her previous book, Curious and Curiouser! – author, lecturer and public speaker, Dr. Monica-Maria Stapelberg, shares the results of her many years of research to uncover the historical background behind numerous commonly-held beliefs and traditions. These range from general popular beliefs to the more specific and enlightening traditions of western culture. Strange but True also brings to light how many of our day-to-day words, phrases and actions are anchored in past ritual or sacrificial observances, or simply based on fearful superstitious notions. This book is a must read for a curious mind!

No Fear Gardening

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Author: Charlie Hart
Publisher: Constable
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No Fear Gardening by Charlie Hart Book Resume:

Desperate to use this time to get out into your garden but don't know where to start? This is the book you need! 'An easy read with no gardening know-how required . . . Hart's enthusiasm flows from the page . . . Up-to-date thinking on wildlife, wellbeing and no-dig cultivation pop up too, which are applicable to gardens big and small, making this a perfect introduction to gardening without the fear of doing something wrong' Gardens Illustrated Are you frightened of your garden? Terrified of accidentally bringing death to a sap-filled friend? Put off by the overwhelming number of species of plants and their baffling Latin names? Whether your garden is a sprawling country plot or a kitchen windowsill, gardening is good for the mind, body and soul. Yet just the thought of picking up a pair of secateurs can strike fear into even the bravest of hearts, meaning we often don't make the most of our personal Edens. Charlie's 'no fear' approach to gardening will help you find the easy path to beautiful borders and jampacked vegetable beds. A reassuring, simple-to-use handbook, No Fear Gardening is aimed at all budding gardeners and anyone who might be missing out simply because they don't know how and where to start. Whatever the reason, this book will answer all your questions. From digestible lists of what seeds to plant where, guides to pruning and how to cope with difficult spots to Charlie's favourite vegetables to grow (and, more importantly, eat) and essential pieces of kit, Charlie has condensed a wealth of gardening know-how into easy-to-follow and practical tips. With its unique, liberating approach, No Fear Gardening will inspire you to dust the cobwebs off your watering can and get your garden blooming, whatever the weather or season.

Antique Roses for the South

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Author: William C. Welch
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
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Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch Book Resume:

"Belinda's Dream", "Katy Road Pink" and "Georgetown Tea." The names alone evoke images of glorious cottage gardens and arching trellises laden with perfumed blossoms. Offering gardeners hardiness and ease of care, some roses have even lived for decades untended. All provide their admirers with years of pleasure and enticing fragrances. In this revised edition, rose expert Bill Welch updates the latest information and top sources for antique roses. The improved Antique Roses for the South is filled with gorgeous images and offers chapters on care and propagation, landscaping and arranging, and rose crafts. The comprehensive dictionary lists more than 100 of these magnificent flowers, complete with helpful descriptions.

Trudeau: La Vie en Rose

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Author: George A. Walker
Publisher: The Porcupine\'s Quill
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Trudeau: La Vie en Rose by George A. Walker Book Resume:

Pierre Elliott Trudeau was one of Canada’s most charismatic--and polarizing--politicians. His tenures as Prime Minister during the 1970s and 80s were marked by conflict and crisis but also by a sense of nationalism, the development of multiculturalism and Canadian pride. He is known for invoking the War Measures Act in response to FLQ terrorism during the October Crisis; for introducing the Official Languages Act to improve the position of francophones in Canada; and, perhaps most memorably, for the patriation of the Canadian constitution and the establishment of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Trudeau: La Vie en Rose pays tribute to the life and career of this influential Canadian. In a series of eighty wood engravings, George A. Walker documents Trudeau’s political achievements, events of cultural significance and famous friends while also capturing Trudeau’s confidence, passion and irreverence. Presented without captions and open to interpretation in any language, it is a testament to the multilingual culture of Canada and a celebration of the man whose political legacy has had a profound influence on the definition of Canadian culture. Trudeau: La Vie en Rose originated as a limited edition of 17 copies hand printed in Walker’s studio in Leslieville, Toronto.

The Mysterious Lady of Hever and the Dukes of Lancaster

The Mysterious Lady of Hever and the Dukes of Lancaster [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Yvonne K. Lehman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Mysterious Lady of Hever and the Dukes of Lancaster by Yvonne K. Lehman Book Resume:

As Lady Lilybeth summers with her father at Hever castle she happens upon the Duke of Lancaster. With Lady Walsingham’s help they devise and implement a plan to restore the John of Gaunt’s line to succession, House of ‘Vere Star.’ Henry VI has been kidnapped by Edward IV, the House of ‘Rose-en-soleil,’ Plantagenet's Master of the Guard, Warwick ‘The Kingmaker.’ In the process Lilybeth falls in love with the Duke to find out there are two Dukes of Lancaster.She finds herself torn between a Duke who seeks to secure his line of succession and hopefully advance to the throne and the other who seeks reward and excitement elsewhere.A tale on the historic ‘War of the Roses’ in the time of Henry VI.

Mosaic Reader – 6

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Author: Anuradha Murthi
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
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Mosaic Reader – 6 by Anuradha Murthi Book Resume:

Mosaic, a complete multi-skill package, is based on the ICSE pattern. Through its child-centred, interactive approach, it brings out the best of both modern and traditional ELT practices.

Love, Honour and Royal Blood: Book Three: Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster

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Author: Carol Sargeant
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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Love, Honour and Royal Blood: Book Three: Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster by Carol Sargeant Book Resume:

Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt lived in a world peopled by some of the greatest minds the world has known, the movers and shakers of history - Geoffrey Chaucer; John Wycliffe; Richard II; Henry IV and Henry V to name just a few. The powerful people in Katharine Swynford's world changed the course of history! She interacted with them, was affected by them, argued with them, loved or hated them. Katharine Swynford's world was truly amazing. Enter her world in the magnificent trilogy Love, Honour and Royal Blood by Carol Sargeant. The third book in the well-researched historical trilogy, Love, Honour and Royal Blood, tells the story of one of the world's great romances - the great love that John of Gaunt bore for Katherine Swynford. Katharine Swynford fell in love with John of Gaunt, the man, but found herself living in the world of intrigue, danger, and compromise that the great Duke of Lancaster inhabited. The Duke of Lancaster was the most powerful prince in Europe; it was not all that easy for him to marry a commoner. The treacherous and erratic King of England, Richard II, was on their side, but the wedding had to be kept secret, or it would never take place. Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster is the story of how they accomplished the impossible, and were allowed to wed! Katharine Swynford is the girl who married a prince and started not just one dynasty - the Tudors - but a legacy. All the kings and queens of England since her time have descended from John of Gaunt. 'Can Carol Sargeant's version of the Katherine Swynford story complement Anya Seton's famous novel Katherine? The answer is a resounding yes! Carol Sargeant's Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster lights up and illuminates the world in which Katharine Swynford lived, loved, and influenced world history' Rose Red, Royal Blue Lancaster tells a story that has even more impact than an unlikely romance that changed dynastic history. Behind this great historical romance between John of Gaunt and Katharine Swynford lies the untold story of the very beginning of the Protestant Reformation, bringing to life the huge risks faced by early reformers and their underground movement. Danger, intrigue, and triumph are the threads woven into the tapestry that is Katharine Swynford's love story.

Rose of Honor

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Author: Harold Covington
Publisher: iUniverse
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In the fifteenth century, England is shaken to the foundation by the bloody Wars of the Roses fought over the throne between the two rival Plantagenet houses of Lancaster and York. To the intrigue-riddled court of the Lancastrian queen has come a young knight named John Redmond, seeking the hand in marriage of the high-born girl he loves. He gets the chance to wed her, but only at the cost of betraying his family and his own honor and integrity. John Redmond makes a fateful choice, a decision that leads to murder and tragedy and the loss of the one great love of his life. But in the turbulent times of treachery and civil war in which he lives, Sir John is able to land on his feet. He changes sides and joins the rebel Duke of York in his bid for the crown of England. He shares the adventures, the danger and hardship of the young prince who becomes King Edward the Fourth. Along the way he gains wealth, land, and marriage to another beautiful and passionate young noblewoman. The wars end and it seems that John Redmond is set for a life of peace and prosperity and contentment. But then his past returns to confront him. Sir John learns that the choice he made long ago must still be paid for, and the price will be higher than he ever before feared.

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

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Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson,James Harkin,Andrew Hunter Murray
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd,John Mitchinson,James Harkin,Andrew Hunter Murray Book Resume:

The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? What did Lady Godiva do? What can you legally do if you come across a Welshman in Chester after sunset?

Reader's Digest Essential Book of Herbs

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Author: Reader's Digest
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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A full color illustrated guide to growing and using herbs to enhance your health and your cooking. This beautifully illustrated, complete guide to herbs unlocks the secrets of these wonder plants—from planting and harvesting to cooking and storing—including their health benefits. Now you can discover the joy and pleasure of growing your own herbs—for spicing up meals, creating crafts, treating ailments, and more. In this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated herbal guide you’ll find information on their history, cultivation, propagation, and harvesting, along with a wealth of great ideas for using herbs everyday in a variety of ways. This guide unravels the mysteries of these versatile plants, with savvy tips and simple formulas for maximizing their powers. Did you know? · Mint can repel ants, flies, mice, and moths · Garlic can seriously lower cholesterol · Chives, fennel, tarragon, thyme, oregano, and winter savory are perennials · Rosemary was used in the Middle Ages for its tranquilizing effects, and it is still a digestion aid


Scent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Elise Vernon Pearlstine
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Scent by Elise Vernon Pearlstine Book Resume:

A fascinating exploration of the natural history of scent and human perceptions of fragrance from the viewpoint of plant and pollinator Plants have long harnessed the chemical characteristics of aromatic compounds to shape the world around them. Frankincense resin from the genus Boswellia seals injured tissues and protects trees from invading pathogens. Jasmine produces a molecule called linalool that attracts pollinating moths with its flowery scent. Tobacco uses a similarly sweet-smelling compound called benzyl acetone to attract pollinators. Only recently in the evolutionary history of plants, however, have humans learned to co-opt their fragrances to seduce, heal, protect, and alter moods themselves. In this wide-ranging and accessible new book, biologist-turned-perfumer Elise Vernon Pearlstine turns our human-centered perception of fragrance on its head and investigates plants' evolutionary reasons for creating aromatic molecules. Delving into themes of spirituality, wealth, power, addiction, royalty, fantasy, and more, Pearlstine uncovers the natural history of aromatic substances and their intersection with human culture and civilization.

Folk-lore of Shakespeare

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Author: T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
Publisher: Good Press
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Folk-lore of Shakespeare by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer Book Resume:

"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by T. F. Thiselton-Dyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Royal Gardeners

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Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: Random House
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Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a fascinating tour through the history of Britains royal gardens from medieval times to the present day. Taking in existing royal gardens as well as many that now only exist in paintings, Alan uncovers the stories behind the gardens and the colourful monarchs who created them. From Hampton Court Palace to Kew Palace and Gardens, to Osborne House and through to the modern day developments at the Prince of Wales' home at Highgrove, Alan takes a highly personal canter through Britains gardening heritage. Fully illustrated with original plans, designs, letters, planting records and full colour diagrams of the major surviving gardens, this is a sumptuous book charting some of the most outstanding gardens in Britain.


Herbal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Deni Bown
Publisher: Pavilion
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Herbal by Deni Bown Book Resume:

Produced in association with the Chelsea Physic GardenSuperbly illustrated with photographs from the author's own herb garden, Chelsea Physic Garden and travels worldwide as well as plates from ancient herbalsAn authoritative but accessible text designed to appeal to experts and novicesHerbs contribute to many aspects of everyday living. Healing herbs have always been used as remedies; herbs are used in the kitchen for flavour and aroma; herbs fragrance perfumes and cosmetics and are used for aromatherapy oils. More than that, herbs are easy to grow and provide fragrance, colour and texture in the garden. In this fascinating book, Deni Bown tells the story of each herb, providing an intimate portrait of its power and properties. The profiles feature the most popular and productive uses and provide notes to gardeners on how to grow each herb. Special features discuss a wider variety of herbs grouped as herbal relaxants, stimulants, balsams, colourings, tonics and poisons. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and botanical plates from ancient herbals, this book is a source book for mind, body and soul, as well as a testament to the natural power and beauty of herbs.

Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest

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Author: Nita-Jo Rountree
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
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Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest by Nita-Jo Rountree Book Resume:

Many gardeners dream of filling their garden with lush, healthy roses—but growing roses can be tricky, especially under the Northwest’s moody skies. Luckily this definitive guide will help you build your garden sanctuary without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest guides you through every step, including choosing rose varietals for your climate, landscape design, planting, harvesting, and basic care, as well as invaluable tips for nurturing a show-stopping rose garden. Growing no-spray roses has never been easier! The book features information on popular rose types like David Austin, Hybrid Tea, Climbing, and Old Garden, and such stunning cultivars as Boscobel and Lady of Shalott. With full-color illustrations of the 90 best cultivars for the region, this visual guide is a go-to resource for everyone; whether you live east or west of the Cascades in Washington, Oregon, or British Columbia and are an urban gardener or have room to spread out, you’ll soon be surrounded by roses in full bloom.

The Little Book of Lancashire

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Author: Alexander Tulloch
Publisher: The History Press
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The Little Book of Lancashire by Alexander Tulloch Book Resume:

If you’re looking for a book which is fun and at the same time informative about Lancashire then this is the one for you. If you want to sit down and read it from cover to cover you will be fascinated by the things you did not know about this amazing part of England. On the other hand, if you just want something to dip into on the train or bus or to read for five minutes in bed before you fall asleep, this book will also do the job. Did you know for instance that in Wigan, Eccles cakes used to be called ‘slow walking cakes’ because they were offered to mourners at funerals? Or that that St Walburge’s Church in Preston was named after the Patron Saint of people suffering from rabies? Thought not.

The Poems

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Author: D.H. Lawrence
Publisher: Rosetta Books
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The Poems by D.H. Lawrence Book Resume:

A collection of modern English poetry from the celebrated author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover. This definitive collection of D. H. Lawrence’s poems, both previously published and some not, presents here with the poems in their intended forms, reversing censorship and correcting long-missed errors for the first time. The texts are accompanied by a comprehensive study of the composition, publication and reception of Lawrence’s most iconic poetry.

Reluctant Quuen

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Author: Geraldine Evans
Publisher: Solo Books
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Reluctant Quuen by Geraldine Evans Book Resume:

RELUCTANT QUEEN: A TUDOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL ABOUT HENRY VIII’s LITTLE SISTER ‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author's love of the Tudor period shines through.' Historical Novels Review One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives, most of whom, given his short-lived dynasty and shaky right to the crown, the always insecure Henry had executed throughout his reign in order to secure his throne. Can you imagine what it must be like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII? Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives, two of whom he had beheaded. And although the teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister (he even named his famous ship after her), his shifting alliances and ruthless desire to have his own way, made him push the young and lovely Mary into a hateful state marriage with the ailing and ancient King Louis XII of France. But a reluctant Mary Rose, as strong-willed as Henry, and passionately in love for the first time, doesn't give in easily. After a relentless campaign by her loving brother to get her to say yes, before agreeing to the match, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep. ‘Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made a Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable to the reader.’ READER REVIEW ‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’ READER REVIEW Geraldine Evans also writes the Rafferty & Llewellyn British Mystery Series and the Casey & Catt British Mystery Series. KEYWORDS: Tudor, Renaissance, 16 Century, Coming of Age, religious and inspitational historical, Christian historical, literature classics, historical fiction british, british biographical historical fiction, historical fiction, Tudor historical,

Lies Told Under Oath

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Author: Beth Lane
Publisher: iUniverse
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Lies Told Under Oath by Beth Lane Book Resume:

In 1912, a prosperous Illinois farm familyCharles; his wife, Mathilda; their fifteen-year-old daughter, Blanche; and boarding schoolteacher Emma Kaempenwere brutally murdered, the crime concealed by arson, and the familys surviving son, handsome Ray Pfanschmidt, arrested. He was convicted by the press long before trial. In Lies Told Under Oath, author Beth Lane retells the story of the murders, the trial, the verdict, and the aftermath. Using information culled from actual trial transcripts and newspaper accounts, Lane presents the day-to-day testimony as Rays battle for his life surged through three courtroomsthe drama complicated by brilliant attorneys, allegations of perjury, charges of rigged evidence, jailhouse informants, legal loopholes, conflict over the large estate being inherited by the alleged murderer, and appeals to the state supreme court. The remaining family became divided over Rays guilt while his fiance staunchly stood by him. Lies Told Under Oath provides a fascinating, historical account of the times and the peoplewhen science was in its infancy, telephones meant shared party lines, bloody evidence was contested (or contrived), and automobiles competed with bloodhounds and buggies. It captures the essence of an emotional crime that rocked this small Illinois community.

Days of Yore

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Author: Betty Hamby Gripentog
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Days of Yore by Betty Hamby Gripentog Book Resume:

I started to write a story about my parents and grandparents that I knew and remembered. I especially wanted to write about the changes in the way they lived and how so many things have changed even in my lifetime. I was born in 1931, in a different world than my grandchildren live in today. The changes and inventions that have occurred in the last 100 years and the ways they have changed the way we live are remarkable. The more research I did, the more involved and interested I became in history. No longer were the Puritans and Quakers just people that came to this country seeking religious freedom they were our grandparents. They helped to settle this great country of ours, endured all the hardships making it and us what we are today. I found many events that I had skipped over in history or had forgotten, but when you find your ancestors were there living those times they take on a different meaning. Fern Lancaster, my Uncle Jacks wife, was a Mormon or Latter Days Saint member and they are very big into genealogy. She was working on the Lancaster ancestry and my sister Donna and I assisted her in helping our parents and grandparents to remember. She would give me copies of the records she had made and I would toss them into a desk drawer, thinking someday I would like to do a little more on them. A Bob Hamby came thru Paducah, Kentucky and called our brother Bill, aka Sonny, and asked what his grandfathers name was? Bob explained he was a long distance truck driver and every time he went to a different city, he would look up the Hambys to see if they were related. He was from Florida. Bill told him he did not know his grandfathers name as he had died about the time he was born, but his sister, Donna, could give him that information. They exchanged telephone numbers. Donna and Bob played phone tag for several months, one day they connect. She told him her grandfather was William Logan Hamby. Bob told her, he had his ancestry and would mail it to her. Donna received the information and since she now lived in Kentucky and most of the Hambys had moved to Kentucky years and years before and stayed there, she was in the right place for researching. Donna started checking with people especially Dee Kunnecke. Every time I made a trip to Kentucky we checked censuses, graveyards and libraries to see what more we could find. Unfortunately, most of it was tossed into that drawer with all the other papers to work on at another time. Fern and Donna passed away and I thought if this is going to get done, I had better get busy: as I am not getting any younger. About a year and a half ago, I got out the drawer with all the papers and started trying to assemble them. I heard about Ancestry.Com and started looking up family trees. Some had very good information, others not so good, but helpful to say the least. Pretty soon I was an Ancestry.com junkie! (Note; not all the info is correct, you have to pick and choose.) My children gave me an I Pad for my birthday and a new world opened up to me. I found Google! Be-tween Ancestry.Com and Google I used reams of paper copying and comparing everything. I hope some of you will read my book and get as excited as I have been and continue to add to it for future generations. I have enjoyed writing this book, but what I have learned from the research about our families, ancestry and history of our country and how it was settled are too numerous to write. I feel that I have gotten to know these people and they are no longer just names. As I am computer illiterate, this book would never have gotten finished had it not been for the help that daughter Linda Nelson, granddaughter Candice Nelson-Hayes and grandson Jeff Workman gave me. They came running every time I yelled for help! Thank You! My daughter, Gail Kaiser, came to my aid with the pictures and captions, Thank you. Please do not grade me on my typing or grammar. Hopefully this book will give you a

The Death of Elizabeth I

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Author: C. Loomis
Publisher: Springer
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The Death of Elizabeth I by C. Loomis Book Resume:

The death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603 was greeted by an outpouring of official proclamations, gossip-filled letters, tense diary entries, diplomatic dispatches, and somber sermons. English poets wrote hundreds of elegies to Elizabeth, and playwrights began bringing her onto the stage. This book uses these historical and literary sources, including a maid of honor's eyewitness account of the explosion of the Queen's corpse, to provide a detailed history of Elizabeth's final illness and death, and to show Elizabeth's subjects - peers and poets, bishops and beggars, women and men - responding to their loss by remembering and reconstructing their Queen.