New England Home – March/April 2019
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Overview: New England Home showcases nice properties from throughout New England — taking you inside of ocean entrance estates, rustic mountain retreats, and trendy Boston townhouses. Every factor accommodates gorgeous pictures of lovely sumptuous properties. Don’t omit a unmarried factor of this nice new mag.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Wealth of England : The Medieval Wool Trade and Its Political Importance 1100-1600 by Susan Rose
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Overview: The wool trade was undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the British economy throughout the medieval period – even the seat occupied by the speaker of the House of lords rests on a woolsack. In The Wealth of England Susan Rose brings together the social, economic and political strands in the development of the wool trade and show how and why it became so important. The author looks at the lives of prominent wool-men; gentry who based their wealth on producing this commodity like the Stonors in the Chilterns, canny middlemen who rose to prominence in the City of London like Nicholas Brembre and Richard (Dick) Whittington, and men who acquired wealth and influence like William de la Pole of Hull. She examines how the wealth made by these and other wool-men transformed the appearance of the leading centres of the trade with magnificent churches and other buildings. The export of wool also gave England links with Italian trading cities at the very time that the Renaissance was transforming cultural life. The complex operation of the trade is also explained with the role of the Staple at Calais to the fore leading to a discussion on the way the policy of English kings, especially in the fourteenth century, was heavily influenced by trade in this one commodity. No other book has treated this subject holistically with its influence on the course of English history made plain.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
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Overview: ‘He were a dark prince, and infinitely suspicious, and his times full of secret conspiracies and troubles’ Sir Francis Bacon
In his remarkable debut, Penn vividly recreates the dark and turbulent reign of Henry VII. He traces the transformation of a young, vulnerable boy, Prince Henry, into the aggressive teenager who would become Henry VIII, and of Catherine of Aragon, his future queen. And at the book’s heart is the tragic, magnetic figure of Henry VII – controlling, paranoid, avaricious, with a Machiavellian charm and will to power.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories from a Farmer’s Daughter by Jessica Robinson
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Overview: New England Farmgirl invites readers to learn about growing a garden, buying local, and choosing organic foods. The ultimate delight: it is filled with family heritage recipes-from grandfather’s fudge to greatgrandmother’s molasses cookies, along with recipes created by the author to use the great products harvested in New England. Maple Peach Barbecue Sauce, Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles, Farmhouse Pumpkin Pound Cake and so many more delightful recipes bring New England farm products to your table.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
England’s Last War Against France: Fighting Vichy 1940-42 by Colin Smith
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Overview: Genuinely new story of the Second World War – the full account of England’s last war against France in 1940-42.
Most people think that England’s last war with France involved point-blank broadsides from sailing ships and breastplated Napoleonic cavalry charging red-coated British infantry. But there was a much more recent conflict than this. Under the terms of its armistice with Nazi Germany, the unoccupied part of France and its substantial colonies were ruled from the spa town of Vichy by the government of Marshal Philip Petain. Between July 1940 and November 1942, while Britain was at war with Germany, Italy and ultimately Japan, it also fought land, sea and air battles with the considerable forces at the disposal of Petain’s Vichy French.
When the Royal Navy sank the French Fleet at Mers El-Kebir almost 1,300 French sailors died in what was the twentieth century’s most one-sided sea battle. British casualties were nil. It is a wound that has still not healed, for undoubtedly these events are better remembered in France than in Britain. An embarrassment at the time, France’s maritime massacre and the bitter, hard-fought campaigns that followed rarely make more than footnotes in accounts of Allied operations against Axis forces. Until now.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
TTC – History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts
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Sex and Satiric Tragedy in Early Modern England: Penetrating Wit by Gabriel A. Rieger
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Overview: Drawing upon recent scholarship in Renaissance studies regarding notions of the body, political, physical and social, this study examines how the satiric tragedians of the English Renaissance employ the languages of sex – including sexual slander, titillation, insinuation and obscenity – in the service of satiric aggression. There is a close association between the genre of satire and sexually descriptive language in the period, author Gabriel Rieger argues, particularly in the ways in which both the genre and the languages embody systems of oppositions. In exploring the various purposes which sexually descriptive language serves for the satiric tragedian, Rieger reviews a broad range of texts, ancient, Renaissance, and contemporary, by satiric tragedians, moralists, medical writers and critics, paying particular attention to the works of William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and John Webster
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literature, Criticism
Peters War: A New England Slave Boy and The American Revolution [Audiobook]
Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England: A Northamptonshire Maid’s Tragedy (Studies in Modern British Religious History) by Peter Lake , Isaac Stephens
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Overview: This book starts with an extraordinary event and document. The event is the trial and execution for infanticide of a puritan minister, John Barker, along with his wife’s niece and their maid, in Northampton in 1637; the document, what appears to be a virtual transcript of Barker’s last speech on the gallows. His downfall soon became polemical fodder in scribal publications, with Puritans circulating defences of Barker and anti-Calvinists producing a Laudian condemnation of the minister. Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England uses Barker’s crime and fate as a window on the religious world of early modern England. It is based upon an extraordinary deposit of manuscript and printed sources, all produced between 1637 and 1640 by people living in close proximity to one another and all of whom knew one another, either as friends or more often as enemies. Marshalling evidence from public polemical sources and from almost entirely private ones – a diary, private letters and a spiritual autobiography – the book is able to examine the same events and persons, and beliefs and practices, from multiple perspectives: the micro and the macro, the personal and the political, and the affective and the doctrinal. Throughout, we meet a range of very different people putting various bodies of religious theory into practice, connecting the most local and particular of events and rivalries to the great issues of the day and responding, in certain cases, to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the temptations of the devil. This approach enables a whole series of generalisations to be explored: about the relation between politics and religion, devotion and polemic, puritans and their enemies, local and national affairs; between rumour, manuscript and print; and, finally, about gender hierarchy and the social roles of men and women. The result is an extraordinarily detailed and intimate portrait of the religio- political scene in an English county on the eve of civil war. PETER LAKE is Distinguished University Professor of early modern English history at Vanderbilt. He is the author of several studies of English religion, culture and politics in the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods. ISAAC STEPHENS is Assistant Professor of History at Saginaw Valley State University and has published on early modern marriage, religion, and life-writing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Great Britain > England