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Great Tales from English History (Book 2): Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton, and More

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Publisher Comments:

The greatest historians are vivid storytellers, Robert Lacey reminds us, and in Great Tales from English History, he proves his place among them, illuminating in unforgettable detail the characters and events that shaped a nation. In this volume, Lacey limns the most important period in England's past, highlighting the spread of the English language, the rejection of both a religion and a traditional view of kingly authority, and an unstoppable movement toward intellectual and political freedom from 1387 to 1689. Opening with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and culminating in William and Mary's "Glorious Revolution," Lacey revisits some of the truly classic stories of English history: the Battle of Agincourt, where Henry V's skilled archers defeated a French army three times as large; the tragic tale of the two young princes locked in the Tower of London (and almost certainly murdered) by their usurping uncle, Richard III; Henry VIII's schismatic divorce, not just from his wife but from the authority of the Catholic Church; "Bloody Mary" and the burning of religious dissidents; Sir Francis Drake's dramatic, if questionable, part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada; and the terrible and transformative Great Fire of London, to name but a few. Here Anglophiles will find their favorite English kings and queens, villains and victims, authors and architects - from Richard II to Anne Boleyn, the Virgin Queen to Oliver Cromwell, Samuel Pepys to Christopher Wren, and many more. Continuing the "eminently readable, highly enjoyable" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) history he began in volume I of Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey has drawn on the most up-to-date research to present a taut and riveting narrative, breathing life into the most pivotal characters and exciting landmarks in England's history.

Synopsis:

Unforgettable stories from the England of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and beyond-the rich second volume of great tales by a master of British popular history.

Table of Contents

v. 3 — Tale of a Whale — John Locke and Toleration — 'Remember the Boyne!'-the Birth of the Orangemen — Britannia Rules the Waves-the Triangular Trade — Jethro Tull's 'Drill' and the Miner's Friend — Marlborough Catches the French Sleeping at the Village of the Blind — Union Jack — Made in Germany — South Sea Bubble — Britain's First Prime Minister — Born Again — Dick Turpin-'Stand and Deliver!' — God Save the King! — Dr Johnson's Dictionary — General Wolfe and the capture of Quebec — James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny — Captain Cook-Master of the Pilotage — The Boston Tea Party — Thomas Clarkson-The Giant with One Idea — The Madness of King George III — 'Breadfruit Bligh' and the Mutiny on the Bounty — Thomas Paine and the Rights of Man — Mary Wollstonecraft and the Rights of Woman — England Expects ... — Fanny Burney's Breast — Who Was Ned Ludd? — Wellington and Waterloo — Stone Treasures-Mary Anning and the Terror Lizards — Blood on the Tracks — The Lung Power of Orator Hunt — The Tolpuddle Martyrs — 'I Will Be Good'-Victoria Becomes Queen — 'God's Wonderful Railway'-Isambard Kingdom Brunel — Rain, Steam & Speed-the Shimmering Vision of J.M.W. Turner — Prince Albert's Crystal Palace — 'Women and Children First!'-the Birkenhead Drill — Into the Valley of Death — The Lady of the Lamp and the Lady with the Teacup (plus the Odd Sip of Brandy) — Charles Darwin and the Survival of the Fittest — The Great Stink-and the Tragedy of the Princess Alice — Lord Rosebery's Historical Howler — Annie Besant and 'Phossy Jaw'-the Strike of the Match Girls — Diamond Jubilee-the Empire Marches By — Slaughter on Spion Kop — Edward VII and the Entente Cordiale — Cellar Murderer Caught by Wireless-Dr Crippen — 'I May Be Some time . . .'-the Sacrifice of Captain Oates — The King's Horse and Emily Davison — When Christmas Stopped a War — Patriotism Is Not Enough-Edith Cavell — Your Country Needs You!-the Sheffield Pals — A Country Fit for Heroes? — The Greatest History Book Ever — Not Cricket- 'Bodyline' Bowling Wins the Ashes — Edward the Abdicator — Peace for Our Time!-Mr Chamberlain Takes a Plane — Dunkirk-Britain's Army Saved by the Little Boats — Battle of Britain-the Few and the Many — Code-making, Code-breaking- 'The Life That I Have' — Voice of the People — Decoding the Secret of Life — Bibliography and Source Notes — Acknowledgements — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316090391
Subtitle:
Joan of Arc, the Princes in the Tower, Bloody Mary, Oliver Cromwell, Sir Isaac Newton, and More
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Co.
Author:
Lacey, Robert
Author:
Robert Lacey
Author:
"Bloody Mary" and the burning of religious dissidents
Subject:
History : Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Great Britain-General History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050602
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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