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Book The Sunne In Splendour

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2008-01-22
  • ISBN : 1429930098
  • Pages : 945 pages

Download or read book The Sunne In Splendour written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2008-01-22 with total page 945 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Sunne in Splendour

Download or read book The Sunne in Splendour written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Pan. This book was released on 2014 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was seven months short of his nineteenth birthday when he bloodied himself at the battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury, earning his legendary reputation as a battle commander and ending the Lancastrian line of succession. But Richard was far more than a warrior schooled in combat. He was also a devoted brother, an ardent suitor, a patron of the arts, an indulgent father, a generous friend. Above all, he was a man of fierce loyalties, great courage and firm principles, who was ill at ease among the intrigues of Edward's court.

Book Here Be Dragons

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  • Author : Gary Russell
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release : 2021-05-26
  • ISBN : 1913256774
  • Pages : 82 pages

Download or read book Here Be Dragons written by Gary Russell and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2021-05-26 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many centuries ago, before Robin, before King Richard and Prince John, before even Herne the Hunter, there was Sherwood Forest. And at the heart of it, mystical paths were drawn together to protect the future. But something or someone in Robin’s time has chosen now to make a stand and destroy the past, the present and the future; with the help of the dragons, the ancient beasts of legend. And it will take a true hero to stop them. Alone and bewildered, Robin must put right a blood-debt he had no idea had even been raised. And who will fight at his side? Should he fail, Sherwood will merely be the first loss that England will face - and not the last… Here Be Dragons is the fourteenth book in Spiteful Puppet’s Robin of Sherwood collection, based in the Robin Hood universe of the classic ITV series.

Book Devil s Brood

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-10-07
  • ISBN : 1440642397
  • Pages : 754 pages

Download or read book Devil s Brood written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-10-07 with total page 754 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A breathtaking and sweeping epic of a family at its breaking point, Devil’s Brood shows how Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine—two monumental figures once bound by all-consuming love—became the bitterest of adversaries... A.D. 1172. Henry II’s three eldest sons conspire against him and align themselves with his greatest enemy, King Louis of France, but it’s Eleanor of Aquitaine’s involvement in the plot to overthrow her husband that proves to be the harshest betrayal. As a royal family collapses and a marriage ends in all but name, the clash between these two strong-willed and passionate souls will have far-reaching and devastating consequences throughout Christendom.

Book The Land Beyond the Sea

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 1101621753
  • Pages : 688 pages

Download or read book The Land Beyond the Sea written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-03-03 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman comes the story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer, is the land far beyond the sea. Baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in the early twelfth century, the kingdom defined an utterly new world, a land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, a place where enemies were neighbors and neighbors became enemies. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy committed to the welfare and protection of his people. But despite Baldwin's dedication to his land, he is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle. As political deception scours the halls of the royal court, the Muslim army--led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin--is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few able to maintain the peace. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel brings a definitive period of history vividly alive with a tale of power and glory that will resonate with readers today.

Book When Christ and His Saints Slept

Download or read book When Christ and His Saints Slept written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In When Christ and His Saints Slept master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the lesser-known but fascinating periods of English history. The next addition in this highly acclaimed historical fiction series of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. When Christ and His Saints Slept begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.

Book Lionheart

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-10-04
  • ISBN : 1101547871
  • Pages : 608 pages

Download or read book Lionheart written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.”—Margaret George A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richard’s surviving brother, the younger John, is left behind—and conspires with the French king to steal his brother’s throne. Only their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, now freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richard’s interests and secure his destiny. In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a novel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. Lionheart is a sweeping tale of a heroic figure—feared by his enemies and beloved by those he commanded—who became a legend in his own lifetime. “[Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved.”—Booklist “The beautifully described settings and the characters’ interactions are simply outstanding.”—The Historical Novels Review “Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level.”—The Sacramento Bee “[A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic.”—Publishers Weekly Don’t miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.

Book Time and Chance

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2002-03-04
  • ISBN : 1101157410
  • Pages : 575 pages

Download or read book Time and Chance written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2002-03-04 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sequel to Sharon Kay Penman's acclaimed novel When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance recounts the tempestuous marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II in a magnificent story of love, power, ambition, and betrayal. He was nineteen when they married, she eleven years his senior, newly divorced from the King of France. She was beautiful, headstrong, intelligent, and rich. It was said he was Fortune's favorite, but he said a man makes his own luck. Within two years, Henry had made his, winning the throne of England and exercising extraordinary statecraft skills to control his unruly barons, expand his own powers, and restore peace to a land long torn by banditry and bloodshed. Only in one instance did Henry err: Elevating his good friend and confidant Thomas Becket to be Archbishop of Canterbury, he thought to gain control over the Church itself. But the once worldly Becket suddenly discovered God, and their alliance withered in the heat of his newfound zeal. What Becket saw as a holy mission-to protect the Church against State encroachments-Henry saw as arrant betrayal, and they were launched inevitably on the road to murder. Rich in character and color, true to the historical details, sensitive to the complex emotions of these men and women, Time and Chance recreates their story with all the drama, pain, and passion of the moment.

Book A King s Ransom

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  • Author : Sharon Kay Penman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-03-04
  • ISBN : 0698167171
  • Pages : 704 pages

Download or read book A King s Ransom written by Sharon Kay Penman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with this vivid and heart-wrenching New York Times bestseller about the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion. November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his crew are overcome by a sudden storm, its fierce winds propelling the ship onto the Sicilian shore. But this misfortune is just the beginning. Forced to make a dangerous choice, Richard finds himself in enemy territory, where he is captured—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—and handed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned in the notorious fortress at Trifels, from which few ever leave alive, Richard, for the first time in his life, experiences pure, visceral fear—while his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, moves heaven and earth to secure his release. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and illness, Richard’s courage and intelligence will become legend.

Book Prince of Darkness

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  • Author : Barbara Michaels
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061842451
  • Pages : 350 pages

Download or read book Prince of Darkness written by Barbara Michaels and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A town harboring sinister secrets panics at the arrival of an enigmatic foreigner in this gothic romance by a New York Times–bestselling author. A stranger has come to Middleburg, Maryland, a visitor from abroad with a mysterious purpose. But this quaint, affluent community has dark secrets of its own. And when the interloper, Peter Stewart, becomes involved with the bewitching, seductive ward of noted local author Kate More, the townfolk fear the chilling past they are hiding will no longer be safe. For Middleburg has a colonial history of malevolent sorceries and obscene sacrifice. And when the terrible pot is stirred, murder may be the least of the evils to emerge from the unholy brew. Praise for Prince of Darkness “Suspense, romance, and terror in a gripping story of Black Magic and the occult.” —Boston Herald Traveler “Full of witches, sabbats, human sacrifices, and devil worship . . . beautifully told with enough excitement to keep you glued to the pages.” —Book Press

Book Sunflower Splendor

Download or read book Sunflower Splendor written by Wuji Liu and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1975 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive anthology of Chinese poetry from the 12th century B.C. to the present. "This magnificent collection has the effect of a complete library rather than of an anthology of poetry.... A lyric quality comes through into our own language... Every page is alive with striking and wonderful things, immediately accessible." -- Publishers Weekly "Sunflower Splendor is the largest and, on the whole, best anthology of translated Chinese poems to have appeared in a Western language." -- The New York Times Book Review "This remarkably fine anthology should remain standard for a long time." -- Library Journal ..". excellent translations by divers hands. Open to any page and listen to the still, sad music... " -- Washington Post Bookworld

Book The Sun in Splendour

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  • Author : Jean Plaidy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-02-15
  • ISBN : 1446428117
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book The Sun in Splendour written by Jean Plaidy and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jean Plaidy's hugely popular Plantagenet series draws to a dramatic close with this final volume. Reckoned by those about him to be the most handsome man in the country, Edward the fourth has risen to the throne with the help of Warwick, the kingmaker. But even Warwick's trusted advice cannot convince the King to ignore his passion for the beautiful widow, Elizabeth Woodville - and when she refuses to become his mistress the two are married. Beloved of the people, Edward proves himself to be a strong king, but his love of luxurious living soon begins to impact on his royal duties. Despite his mistresses, Elizabeth is loyal to the illustrious king, providing him with many children, among them Edward the fifth and Richard Duke of York. But Edward lived recklessly and on his death an incident from his past comes to light that will change the course of history ...

Book The Sun in Splendour

Download or read book The Sun in Splendour written by Juliet Dymoke and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Splendor Solis

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  • Author : Dr. Stephen Skinner
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release : 2019-03-19
  • ISBN : 1786782596
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book Splendor Solis written by Dr. Stephen Skinner and published by Watkins Media Limited. This book was released on 2019-03-19 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only high-quality yet affordable edition available of the classic alchemical manuscript Splendor Solis, described as "the most magnificent treatise on alchemy ever made". Includes up-to-date commentary from experts in the field and a modern translation of the 16th-century text. A magnificent edition of the Splendor Solis for all those interested in alchemy, magic and mysterious manuscripts. Popularly attributed to the legendary figure Salomon Trismosin, the Splendor Solis ('Splendour of the Sun') is the most beautiful alchemical manuscript ever made, with 22 fabulous illustrations rich in allegorical and mystical symbolism. The paintings are given a fitting showcase in this new Watkins edition, which accompanies them with Joscelyn Godwin's excellent contemporary translation of the original 16th-century German text, as well as interpretation from alchemical experts Stephen Skinner and Georgiana Hedesan, and from Rafal T. Prinke, an authority in central and Eastern European esoteric manuscripts. Stephen Skinner explains the symbolism of both the text and the illustrations, suggesting that together they describe the physical process of the alchemical transmutation of base metal into gold. Rafal T. Prinke explains the theories about the authorship of both text and illustrations, discussing Splendor Solis as the turning point in alchemical iconography passing from the medieval tradition to that of the Baroque and the reasons for the misattribution of Splendor Solis to Poysel and Trismosin. Georgiana Hedesan looks at the legendary figure of Salomon Trismosin and his creation by followers of Theophrastus Paracelsus as part of an attempt to integrate their master in a lineage of ancient alchemical philosophers. The images are taken from the British Library manuscript Harley 3469, the finest example of the Splendor Solis to survive.

Book The Splendor Before the Dark

Download or read book The Splendor Before the Dark written by Margaret George and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nero’s ascent to the throne was only the beginning....Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome’s most infamous emperor cements his place in history. With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero commands the Roman empire, ushering in an unprecedented era of artistic and cultural splendor. Although he has yet to produce an heir, his power is unquestioned. But in the tenth year of his reign, a terrifying prophecy comes to pass and a fire engulfs Rome, reducing entire swaths of the city to rubble. Rumors of Nero’s complicity in the blaze start to sow unrest among the populace—and the politicians.... For better or worse, Nero knows that his fate is now tied to Rome’s—and he vows to rebuild it as a city that will stun the world. But there are those who find his rampant quest for glory dangerous. Throughout the empire, false friends and spies conspire against him, not understanding what drives him to undertake the impossible. Nero will either survive and be the first in his family to escape the web of betrayals that is the Roman court, or be ensnared and remembered as the last radiance of the greatest dynasty the world has ever known. “A resplendent novel filled with the gilt and marble of the ancient world.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Romanov Empress

Book Falls the Shadow  The Welsh Princes Trilogy 2

Download or read book Falls the Shadow The Welsh Princes Trilogy 2 written by Sharon Penman and published by Pan. This book was released on 2012-08-01 with total page 829 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the international bestselling author of The Sunne in Splendour and Lionheart This novel about the struggle for power in England in the Middle Ages centres on the life of Simon de Montfort, a French nobleman who came to England to lay claim to an earldom, married the King's sister, and eventually mounted a civil war against Henry III.

Book Aunt Sophie s Diamonds

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  • Author : Joan Smith
  • Publisher : Belgrave House
  • Release : 2010-09-16
  • ISBN : 1610840178
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Aunt Sophie s Diamonds written by Joan Smith and published by Belgrave House. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claudia Milmont has lived most of her joyless life with her grandparents, though her mother enjoys the fringes of society in London. When Claudia’s Aunt Sophie dies, a whole new world opens up for her. Cantankerous Sophie has instructed that her diamonds be buried with her—and Claudia is determined to help her cousin retrieve them. But the charming Sir Hillary Thoreau, a nonesuch, is co-executor of Sophie’s will and he’s keeping a sharp eye out for any mischief—and for Claudia, too, it would seem. Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Fawcett