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The Autobiography of Henry VIII
Author: Margaret George
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429924705
Pages: 960
Year: 2010-04-01
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The Autobiography of Henry VIII is the magnificent historical novel that established Margaret George's career. Evocatively written in the first person as Henry VIII's private journals, the novel was the product of fifteen years of meticulous research and five handwritten drafts. Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical Henry VIII: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant him the divorce he wanted; who married six women and beheaded two of them; who executed his friend Thomas More; who sacked the monasteries; who longed for a son and neglected his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth; who finally grew fat, disease-ridden, dissolute. Now, in her magnificent work of storytelling and imagination Margaret George bring us Henry VIII's story as he himself might have told it, in memoirs interspersed with irreverent comments from his jester and confident, Will Somers. Brilliantly combining history, wit, dramatic narrative, and an extraordinary grasp of the pleasures and perils of power, this monumental novel shows us Henry the man more vividly than he has ever been seen before.
The Trojan War
Author: Barry Strauss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743264428
Pages: 288
Year: 2007-08-21
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Drawing on archaeological research, an expert account of the famous historical battle confirms many details recounted in Homer's epic account, from Troy's alliance with the Hittite Empire to the significant fire at the end of the twelfth century and facts
Author: Alessandro Barbero
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520239431
Pages: 426
Year: 2004-09-10
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A sweeping biography of Charlemagne brings to life his physical appearance, family life, ideas and actions, and the events of his reign and provides an in-depth analysis of what it meant to be ruler of an empire that stretched across Europe.
Saggio sopra i principi della composizione storica, e loro applicazione alle opere di Tacito
Author: John Hill
Pages: 111
Year: 1789
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The Pagan Lord
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006219934X
Pages: 320
Year: 2014-01-07
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The seventh installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and his son Edward reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred’s great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, the impregnable Northumbrian fortress Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall as each Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes—a war that will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation. With The Pagan Lord, New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—"the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal)—continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages, vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances, violent combat, and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nation.
Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017822X
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-08-19
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WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD By the Author of Stoner In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the epistolary novel, a genre that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.
Ali Pacha
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1787243001
Pages: 108
Year: 2017-07-03
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The beginning of the nineteenth century was a time of audacious enterprises and strange vicissitudes of fortune. Whilst Western Europe in turn submitted and struggled against a sub-lieutenant who made himself an emperor, who at his pleasure made kings and destroyed kingdoms, the ancient eastern part of the Continent; like mummies which preserve but the semblance of life, was gradually tumbling to pieces, and getting parcelled out amongst bold adventurers who skirmished over its ruins.
The Empty Throne
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062250744
Pages: 320
Year: 2015-01-06
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The eighth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. My name is Uhtred. I am the son of Uhtred, who was the son of Uhtred . . .’ Britain, early tenth century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. When Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, dies, he leaves no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Æthelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Æethelred. Widely loved and respected, Æthelflaed has all the makings of a leader—but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler? The stage is set for rivals to fight for the empty throne. With this eighth entry in the epic Saxon Tales series, we are reminded once again why New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell is “the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal).
Only Time Will Tell
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312539568
Pages: 464
Year: 2012-02-28
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Bristol dock worker Harry Clifton's unexpected scholarship leads him to pursue a very different life while uncovering the truth about his father's identity.
Tribune of Rome
Author: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 085789482X
Pages: 496
Year: 2014-04-01
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One man, born in rural obscurity, destined to become one of Rome's greatest Emperors26 AD: 16-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army, but he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink. The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere—careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends—like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up a position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Even here, rebellion is in the air and unblooded and inexperienced, Vespasian must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes. Vespasian will soon realize that he can't escape Roman politics any more than he can escape his destiny.
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402254253
Pages: 432
Year: 2015-06-09
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As Seen on Masterpiece on PBS®: Book 2 of the beloved Poldark series In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham's beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband's chance at happiness? Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Roman Wall
Author: Bryher
Pages: 192
Year: 1955
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Gli imperatori romani
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854146978
Pages: 524
Year: 2012-11-20
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Grandezza militare e debolezze umane, valore strategico e spregiudicatezza politica, «vizi privati e pubbliche virtù» degli uomini che ressero le sorti della roma imperialeLa storia di uno dei più grandi imperi multietnici che il mondo abbia mai conosciuto ci viene riproposta in questo volume attraverso le biografie dei novantadue imperatori che ne furono protagonisti, fino al 476 d.C. Novantadue profili umani e morali, ma anche novantadue modi diversi di gestire, modificare e condizionare un contesto sociale, politico, culturale e storico di straordinaria importanza. Avvalendosi anche di citazioni dirette, Grant ha saputo infatti cogliere il ruolo che ciascun personaggio ha rivestito nella storia dell’Impero, ne ha evidenziato il valore strategico e la spregiudicatezza politica, ma anche le doti umane, artistiche e culturali. Ne emerge un ampio affresco che, partendo da Augusto e dalla dinastia Giulio-Claudia, arriva fino a Romolo Augustolo e alla sua deposizione.Michael Grant(1914-2004), illustre storico inglese, è stato presidente della Classical Association, Fellow del Trinity College di Cambridge, Professor of Humanity all’Università di Edimburgo e presidente della Queen’s University di Belfast. Tra le sue numerose opere ricordiamo la biografia di Cesare e, pubblicato in Italia dalla Newton Compton, Cleopatra.
Eagles in the Storm
Author: Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409052206
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-03-23
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AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren’t nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion’s eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius – devious, fearless – is burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Soon Tullus finds himself in a cauldron of bloodshed, treachery and danger. His mission to retrieve his legion’s eagle will be his most perilous yet...
At The Wolf's Table
Author: Rosella Postorino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925791971
Pages: 304
Year: 2019-01-23
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The international bestseller based on the shocking true story of the women conscripted to risk their lives as Hitler’s food tasters 'They called it the Wolfsschanze, the Wolf’s Lair. 'Wolf' was his nickname. As hapless as Little Red Riding Hood, I had ended up in his belly. A legion of hunters was out looking for him, and to get him in their grips they would gladly slay me as well.' Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer’s parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines. Alone, she has little choice but to leave war-torn Berlin behind and live with her in-laws in a village near the Wolfschanze, the Wolf’s Lair, Hitler’s hidden headquarters. Convinced that the enemy wants to poison him, Hitler conscripts ten women, including Rosa, to be his food tasters. Even though food is a luxury, eating the rich and decadent feasts Hitler will soon be served is an act of torture - after each meal, the women must wait an hour to see if they will die. Every minute seems like an eternity. None of the women are allowed to meet Hitler, none can enter the Wolfschanze, but the Führer is a constant presence. He is in every conversation, in Rosa's thoughts, and forever on the radio. He looms large above them all, like some kind of deity. As the war outside goes from bad to worse, so do the lives of the ten women trapped in the tasting room, forced to eat what may kill them. Rosa's friends are keeping explosive secrets, the vindictive SS officer put in charge of the tasters takes a special liking to her, and Rosa must figure out how she can stay alive as it becomes clear that she and her friends, her Hitler, everyone she knows, are on the wrong side of history.