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Mary Queen of Scots - The Final 24 Hours
by Marcella Mayfair

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English

Pages

140

Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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<b> 8th February 1587, by mid morning Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots will be dead </b><br /><br />This is the story of the final 24 hours of the life Mary, Queen of Scots. From the news that after nineteen years in prison she would be finally going to her death, to the final moments of drama on the scaffold at Fotheringhay.<br /><br />The story is told in a dramatic minute by minute countdown which ends with the botched blows of the executioner. <br /><br />The tale is told from the viewpoints of the major players in the events:<br /><br />Francis Walsingham - the man's life over the last fifteen years was to gather evidence incriminating Mary Queen of Scots. Finally, his moment of triumph had come. <br /><br />William Cecil - like Walsingham he was fearful of the catholic threat and at the head of that was Mary Stuart... her death would be the end of it all. <br /><br />The Earl of Shrewsbury - Earl Marshall of England and Mary's longest serving jailor. How would he react when he gave the news to the woman he had fallen in love with that she was going to die? <br /><br />Sir Amyas Paulet - Mary's final jailor and the man responsible for the preparations for her death. <br /><br />Elizabeth I - the fabled queen whose throne that Mary so desired, and the woman who wanted no responsibility for the death of her cousin.<br /><br />And of course... <br /><br />Mary, Queen of Scots herself. How did she feel as she walked those final steps to her death? <br /><br /><br />
The Ancient Irish Church
by John Healy

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English

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Publication Date

August 20, 2017

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A brief history of early christianity within the realm of Ireland and how it developed during the late Roman Empire and throughout the dark ages.
Les Chouans épisodes des guerres de l'Ouest dans les Côtes-du-N...
by Pierre-Marie de Kerigant

Language

French

Pages

165

Publication Date

August 20, 2017

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N'ayant pas la prétention d'écrire une histoire solennelle, mais de rappeler quelques souvenirs de famille, <br />j'ai, pour la facilité du récit et par respect filial, attaché au nom de mon père les épisodes dont il va <br />être question, bien qu'il n'y ait pas toujours assisté ; du reste, les siens et son coeur y étaient quand le <br />devoir l'appelait ailleurs.<br />J'ajouterai que si le dévouement et l'abnégation les plus absolus à une grande cause peuvent donner les mêmes <br />droits à la considération que des qualités ou des talents éminents, mon père l'a pleinement méritée, à tous égards.
The History and Romance of Crime; Italian Prisons
by Arthur Griffiths

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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The Tomb of Hadrian, or Castle of St. Angelo, as it has been called since the famous vision of Gregory the Great, is a familiar object to every stranger in Rome. It stands above the yellow Tiber facing the ancient Aelian Bridge, now called also the Bridge of St. Angelo on the main road to St. Peter’s and the Vatican. It is connected with the latter by a subterranean passage built by Pope Alexander VI in 1500, and used by his successors as a path of retreat to the fortress in times of internal revolt or foreign attack. The great fortress prison, although dismantled of the marble that once covered its stones, is still a most imposing edifice and is second to none in the world in its historic memories, replete with strange and terrible interest. It is an epitome of Roman history, closely associated from the beginning of the Christian era down to the fall of the temporal power of the Popes, with the storms and struggles that have rent the Eternal City. Any account of Italian prisons must thus centre about this grim old relic of the Cæsars,—“this massive mausoleum, by turns a tomb, a fortress, a prison and a palace, a chapel and a treasure-house; now threatening the liberty of Rome, now defending its very existence; now the refuge of the Republic, now the hiding place of the Popes; through war and peace, from the Imperial days on through the Gothic and Mediæval epochs, down to the present hour never ceasing to be a living part of the history of Rome.” Since 1890 it has been used as barracks for a branch of the Italian army, but visitors may yet see the apartments of the Popes and those horrible dungeons into which, in former days, no ray of light could penetrate. Until the French occupation of Rome, when doors were cut into them, they were entered through holes in the vaulted ceiling. Through these the wretched prisoners were let down into the fetid depths of these “sepulchres without the peace of the dead.” In them languished Benvenuto Cellini, the wizard Cagliostro, beautiful, unhappy Beatrice Cenci, and many others famous in song and story.<br /><br />The records of this fortress-prison are largely the history of early and mediæval Rome, and in the severity of its punishments and the ruthless cruelty of its methods it stands as the type “writ large” of the prisons of Italy, for which, as it were, it set the pace.<br /><br />For centuries before its unification under Victor Emanuel I, Italy had been split into many small, independent, and ever-warring states, each with its own penal code and methods of punishment, but each emulating the other in the arbitrariness of its methods and the diabolical cruelty of its punishments. When the prisons were taken over by the present government, they were unspeakably foul and ill-ventilated, and frightfully overcrowded. When Mr. Gladstone, moved by the rumours of their condition at the time of the imprisonment of the Neapolitan patriots, Paerio and Settembrini, penetrated into them in disguise, “he found the prisoners, men of stainless life, ex-cabinet ministers, authors, barristers, chained to common criminals and living in hideous degradation.” In St. Angelo, subterranean cells, which could be entered only by crawling on all fours, often held thrice the number for which they were destined. Here were huddled the innocent and the guilty, the untried and convicted. At this time ordinary prisoners were often employed beyond the gaol, compelled to drag their chains as they worked in the streets or private houses. Within, they were hired out to contractors who were fined for every idle man. Discipline was maintained by confinement in a black hole, or by resort to starvation, irons or the stick. Many such instruments may still be seen by the visitor to St. Angelo. In the Roman prison food was very scarce, and to provide it and otherwise alleviate the sufferings of the wretched inmates, was the special vocation of many pious confraternities, of which some account is given in these pages.
The Puritan in England and New England
by Byington

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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The Puritan in England and New England<br />by Byington, Ezra Hoyt, 1828-1901; McKenzie, Alexander, 1830-1914<br /><br />Publication date 1896<br />Topics Pynchon, William, 1590-1662, Breck, Robert, 1713-1784, Puritans -- England, Puritans -- New ENgland, Witchcraft<br />Publisher Boston : Roberts Bros.<br />Collection Princeton; americana<br />Digitizing sponsor MSN<br />Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary Library<br />Language English<br />The Puritan in England. -- The Pilgrim and the Puritan: which? -- The early ministers of New England. -- William Pynchon, gent. -- The family and social life of the Puritans. -- Religious opinions of the Fathers of New England. -- The case of Reverend Robert Breck, of Springfield. -- The religious life in the eighteenth century in northern New England
Loves in the Shadows: Historical Holocaust Novel
by Hadassa Mor

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English

Pages

488

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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<p>Amazing in its intensity, <b>Loves In The Shadows</b> is a historical novel embracing scores of real events that occurred during the Holocaust and the Second World War.</p><p> In a dramatic suspenseful tapestry, Hadassa Mor describes the fortunes of two families in Poland, who united to one family after great loves that blossomed in the flames and the shadows of the ash: Love in a concentration camp; Love in a Death March; Love during a terrible pogrom; Love by adopting a deserted child during service in the Anders' Army. </p><p>Because of the important message that the author transmits to readers around the world, and because of the fascinating plot and the thrilling stories that fill each page, <b>this book makes an unforgettable reading experience.</b></p>
Stories from English History (Illustrated)
by Hilda Skae

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English

Pages

87

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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There was a time, many years ago, when this England of ours was a savage country.<br />The oldest stories that we read about our island happened so long ago, that the English had not yet come to the land where we live. In those days, the country was not called England but Britain; and the people were the ancient Britons.<br />In the time of the Britons, the greater part of the country was covered with moors and swamps, and with great forests, where dangerous wild animals lived: wolves and bears and wild cats; where herds of deer wandered, and droves of wild cattle.<br />The ancient Britons lived in huts built of branches of trees plastered with mud, very low in the roof, and dark, having no windows; and there were no chimneys to let out the smoke. Their villages were only collections of huts surrounded by a fence or stockade, and a ditch to keep out the wild animals, as well as other Britons who were enemies of the tribe, for these wild people were always fighting among themselves.<br />
Blake family in England
by BLAKE

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English

Pages

15

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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Blake family in England<br />by Blake, Francis Everett<br /><br />Publication date 1891<br />Topics Blake family, genealogy<br />Publisher Boston : D. Clapp<br />Collection allen_county; americana<br />Digitizing sponsor Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center<br />Contributor Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center<br />Language English<br />Reprinted from the New England historical and genealogical register for Jan., 1891<br /><br />Pedigree of the Blakes of Somersetshire, England<br />
Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (Annals of the Four Masters Book...
by John O'Donovan

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (Irish: Annála Ríoghachta Éireann) or the Annals of the Four Masters (Annála na gCeithre Máistrí) are chronicles of medieval Irish history. The entries span from the Deluge, dated as 2,242 years after creation to AD 1616.<br /><br />The annals are mainly a compilation of earlier annals, although there is some original work. They were compiled between 1632 and 1636 at a Franciscan friary near the Drowes river, now in County Leitrim, and on the border with County Donegal and County Sligo. The patron of the project was Fearghal Ó Gadhra, M.P., a Gaelic lord in Coolavin, County Sligo. The chief compiler of the annals was Brother Mícheál Ó Cléirigh from Ballyshannon, who was assisted by, among others, Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh, Fearfeasa Ó Maol Chonaire and Peregrine Ó Duibhgeannain. Although only one of the authors, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, was a Franciscan friar, they became known as 'The Four Friars' or in the original Irish, Na Ceithre Máistrí. The Anglicized version of this was "The Four Masters", the name that became associated with the annals themselves. The annals are written in Irish. The several manuscript copies are held at Trinity College Dublin, the Royal Irish Academy, University College Dublin and the National Library of Ireland.
BRITAIN'S FAR EAST TEA CLIPPERS
by Paul Chell

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English

Pages

21

Publication Date

August 19, 2017

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The Tea Clippers have been described as the fastest sailing ships of their day. They have been reported to have been the most beautiful and most graceful of all the sailing ships. Even by today's standards these ships were fast in the ocean. Britain and America dominated the trading routes with these fast ships. America confined trading mainly between the East Coast and West Coast of America rounding the treacherous Cape Horn. Britain traded mainly with India, China, Australia and New Zealand rounding the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. For the Tea Clippers owners a premium was paid for the first tea to arrive back in London from China. The ship's captain was under pressure to deliver, they were known to ruthlessly work their crews hard to gain that extra knot or so of sailing speed. Finally as all good things come to an end so the Tea Clippers met their end.

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