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The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

Author : Robert Hutchinson
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'A marvellous romp' The Times 'The clash of blades, the whizzing bullets and galloping hooves guarantee nonstop adventure' Literary Review In May 1671, Colonel Blood became the only person ever to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. How did he succeed? Why did King Charles II decide to pardon him, and hire him as his personal spy? In a page-turning narrative that reads like a thriller, Robert Hutchinson tells the compelling story of Colonel Blood: turncoat, fugitive, double agent - and the most wanted man in Restoration England.

The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities

Author : Paul Anthony Jones
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Open The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities and you’ll find both a word and a day to remember, every day of the year. Each day has its own dedicated entry, on which a curious or notable event—and an equally curious or notable word—are explored. On the day on which flirting was banned in New York City, for instance, you’ll discover why to “sheep’s-eye” someone once meant to look at them amorously. On the day on which a disillusioned San Franciscan declared himself Emperor of the United States, you’ll find the word “mamamouchi,” a term for people who consider themselves more important than they truly are. And on the day on which George Frideric Handel completed his 259-page Messiah after twenty-four days of frenzied work, you’ll see why a French loanword, literally meaning “a small wooden barrow,” is used to refer to an intense period of work undertaken to meet a deadline. The English language is vast enough to supply us with a word for every occasion—and this linguistic “wunderkammer” is here to prove precisely that. So whatever date this book has found its way into your hands, there’s an entire year’s worth of linguistic curiosities waiting to be found.

The Jewel House

Author : George John Younghusband
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The Comic History of England With Twenty Coloured Etchings and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech

Author : Gilbert Abbott À Beckett
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The Comic History of England

Author : Gilbert Abbott À Beckett
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The Comic History of England by 1817-1864John Leech, first published in 1864, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Crimes and Criminals

Author : Nick Vandome
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Podroben prikaz kriminalnih dejanj v zgodovini (od tatvine, ponarejanja pa do kanibalizma, množičnih umorov, političnih škandalov /Watergate/ itd.) in njihovih storilcev, med drugimi naprimer Al Capone, Bonnie in Clyde, Oscar Wilde, Peter Sutcliffe, Nelson, Biggs, Moors itd. Vključena so glavna dejstva, izrečene kazni, metode, motivi in posledice kriminalne dejavnosti in miselnosti, pa tudi zabavne anekdote s tega področja.

The Waverley novels 25 vols

Author : sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected])
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Peveril of the Peak Copyright Ed

Author : Walter Scott
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Waverley Novels

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Chambers s Journal

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Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

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Peveril of the Peak

Author : Walter Scott
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Sixty Famous Trials

Author : Richard Huson
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The Last Days of Henry VIII

Author : Robert Hutchinson
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After 35 years in power, Henry VIII was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised by a regent. The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson spent several years in original archival research. He advances a genuinely new theory of Henry's medical history and the cause of his death; he has unearthed some fabulous eyewitness material and papers from death warrants, confessions and even love letters between Katherine Parr and the Lord High Admiral.

The British Army

Author : Sir James Sibbald David Scott
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The British Army

Author : Sir Sibbald David Scott (bart.)
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Thomas Cromwell

Author : Robert Hutchinson
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The rise and fall of Henry's notorious minister - the most corrupt Chancellor in English history The son of a brewer, Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keep of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He maneuvered his way to the top by intrigue, bribery and sheer force of personality in a court dominated by the malevolent King Henry. Cromwell pursued the interests of the king with single-minded energy and little subtlety. Tasked with engineering the judicial murder of Anne Boleyn when she had worn out her welcome in the royal chamber, he tortured her servants and relations, then organised a 'show trial' of Stalinist efficiency. He orchestrated the 'greatest act of privatisation in English history': the seizure of the monasteries. Their enormous wealth was used to cement the loyalty of the English nobility, and to enrich the crown. Cromwell made himself a fortune too, soliciting colossal bribes and binding the noble families to him with easy loans. He came home from court literally weighed down with gold.

Perveril of the Peak

Author : Walter Scott
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The Waverly Novels

Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Henry VIII

Author : Robert Hutchinson
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The Tudors retained only a precarious grip on the crown of England, founded on a title that was both tenuous and legally flimsy. This left them preoccupied by two major obsessions: the necessity for a crop of lusty male heirs to continue the bloodline, and the elimination of threats from dynastic rivals. None was cursed more by this rampant insecurity than Henry VIII, who embodied not only the power and imperial majesty of the monarchy, but also England's military might. His health always had huge political consequences at home and overseas - hence his unbridled hypochondria. Drawing on the latest historical and medical research, Robert Hutchinson reveals the extent to which the king also grappled with accelerating geriatric decay in his last six years, made more acute by medical conditions that were not only painful but transformed the monarch into a 28-stone psychotic monster, suspicious of everyone around him, including those most dear to him.