The Death of Kings

A King's death was a critical and highly dramatic moment, often with major political consequences. This is an account of what is known about the deaths of all medieval English kings.

The Death of Kings

Author: Michael Evans

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852855857

Page: 288

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A King's death was a critical and highly dramatic moment, often with major political consequences. This is an account of what is known about the deaths of all medieval English kings.

Death of Kings

But the challenge to him, as the king's warrior, is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.This novel is a ...

Death of Kings

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007331796

Page: 400

View: 545

As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.Uhtred's loyalty - and his vows - were to Alfred, not to his son, and despite his long years of service to Alfred, he is still not committed to the Saxon cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost lands and castle to the north. But the challenge to him, as the king's warrior, is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.This novel is a dramatic story of the power of tribal commitment and the terrible difficulties of divided loyalties.

Death of Kings

And how could I, a humble player, protect the Chamberlain's? Was this scrap of
paper, found in a dead man's hand, really from Nemo? This was about the only
point that I was able to answer with a degree of assurance. Probably it was his;
the ...

Death of Kings

Author: Philip Gooden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472103831

Page: 288

View: 763

Elizabeth I is nearing the end of her reign with no direct heir and plots and rumours of rebellion abound. The Queen's former favourite, the Earl of Essex, appears to be eager to protect the throne, but some believe he intends to seize it. In the world of the theatre, the Chamberlain's Men are approached by a member of Essex's inner circle. He offers them money to put on a special performance of Shakespeare's Richard II - the treasonous drama of monarchy deposed and murdered. And player Nick Revill finds himself forced to act as a government spy and keep watch on his own company. But then the murders start... Praise for Philip Gooden: 'Highly entertaining.' Sunday Times 'Welcome to Elizabethan England where... Gooden will give you a gratifying taste of the danger and excitement of that lusty place and time.' Publishers Weekly

Death of Kings The Last Kingdom Series Book 6

*Don’t miss War Lord, the epic conclusion to the globally bestselling Last Kingdom series, available to pre-order now* The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation.

Death of Kings  The Last Kingdom Series  Book 6

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007331827

Page: 384

View: 955

The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation.

The Death of Kings

Haunted by a dark prophecy, the once-just King Saul becomes suddenly cruel and tyrannical, persecuting David, the handsome and heroic young soldier destined to replace him on the throne. Original.

The Death of Kings

Author: Peter Danielson

Publisher: Domain

ISBN: 9780553561463

Page: 244

View: 763

Haunted by a dark prophecy, the once-just King Saul becomes suddenly cruel and tyrannical, persecuting David, the handsome and heroic young soldier destined to replace him on the throne. Original.

Emperor

Emperor

Author: Conn Iggulden

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440240956

Page: 560

View: 213

After being captured and ransomed by pirates and left to seek revenge on foreign soil, Julius Caesar is reunited with his lifelong friend, Marcus Brutus, to protect the city of Rome from an uprising led by rebel slave Spartacus.

Emperor

From the Hardcover edition.

Emperor

Author: Conn Iggulden

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0385343027

Page: 469

View: 514

Brilliant…stunning,” raved the Los Angeles Times about Conn Iggulden’s first novel, Emperor: The Gates of Rome. “Iggulden is a grand storyteller,” declared USA Today. Now Iggulden returns to the landscape of ancient Rome and the life of Julius Caesar in a new novel filled with all the sumptuous storytelling that distinguished his first book. Sweeping from the windswept, pirate-ruled seas to the stifling heat of the Roman senate, Iggulden takes us further down the path to glory as Julius Caesar comes into his own as a man, warrior, senator, husband, leader. In a sweltering, sparsely settled region of North Africa, a band of disheveled soldiers turn their eyes toward one man among them. Ragged, dirty, and half starved, the men will follow their leader into the mad, glorious fight for honor and revenge that only he wants to fight. Their leader is named Julius Caesar. The soldiers are Roman legionaries. And their quarry is a band of pirates who made the mistake of seizing Julius Caesar—and holding him for ransom. Now, to get his revenge, Caesar will turn peasants into soldiers, building a shipborne fighting force that will not only decimate a pirate fleet but will dominate the Mediterranean, earning him the coveted title Military Tribune of Rome. While Caesar builds a legend far from Rome, his friend Gaius Brutus is fighting battles of another sort, rising to power in the wake of the shocking assassination of a dictator. Once Brutus and Caesar were as close as brothers, both devoted to the same ideals and attracted to the same forbidden woman. Now, when Caesar returns—with the winds of glory at his back—they will find themselves at odds. For each has built an army of elite warriors—Caesar’s forged in far-flung battles, Brutus’ from Rome’s political killing fields. But in an era when men die for their treachery and their allegiances, the two men will soon be united by a shock wave from the north. There, a gladiator named Spartacus is gathering strength, building an army of seventy thousand desperate slaves—to fight a cataclysmic battle against Rome itself. Filled with unforgettable images—from the death throes of a king to the birth of Caesar’s child, from the bloody battlefields of Greece to the silent passion of lovers—Emperor: The Death of Kings is an astounding work, a stunning blend of vibrant history and thrilling fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Falconer and the Death of Kings

'And your uncle Richard, King of Germany, died in the April of the same year.'
Edward nodded, and Falconer continued. 'But it could not have been the same
person involved, as the two incidents were thousands of miles apart.' 'I
understand ...

Falconer and the Death of Kings

Author: Ian Morson

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 178010183X

Page: 224

View: 798

Master William Falconer returns in this chilling and atmospheric medieval murder mystery. - Oxford, January 1273. When Regent Master William Falconer receives a cryptic message from Friar Roger, an old friend whose experimental scientific ideas the church consider heretical, he travels to Paris to find him. On arrival, he discovers his friend has been incarcerated in a friary, and he must work to ensure that his scientific theories are not lost forever. But, unbeknownst to Falconer, King Edward has a task for him – one that will test even the Regent Master’s legendary powers of deduction.

The Death of Kings

On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales.

The Death of Kings

Author: Rennie Airth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781501932502

Page:

View: 432

On a hot summer day in 1938, a beautiful actress is murdered on the grand Kent estate of Sir Jack Jessup, close friend of the Prince of Wales. The arrest of an ex-convict and his subsequent confession swiftly bring the case to a close, but in 1949, the reappearance of a jade necklace raises questions about the murder. Was the man convicted and executed the decade before truly guilty? Though happily retired from the police force, John Madden is persuaded to investigate the case afresh.

A Death of Kings

A Death of Kings

Author: Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780972588041

Page: 210

View: 122

This novel continues the story of Hársan, as he voyages out to the Far Eastern coast of Salarvyá. The country is in chaos as various factions fight for power after the death of the '"Mad King," Griggatsétsa. Hársan and his companions struggle through the riot-torn streets of the capital, Tsatsayágga, and then on to distant Jækanta. On their voyage, they obtain new insights into the mysterious College at the End of Time, the Undying Wizards, and the Unstraightened City.

The Death of Kings A John Madden Novel 5

. . PRAISE FOR THE DEATH OF KINGS "All the books by the less-than-prolific Rennie Airth are worth waiting for, and this fifth entry in the Inspector Madden series is outstanding." Sunday Express

The Death of Kings  A John Madden Novel 5

Author: Rennie Airth

Publisher: Mantle

ISBN: 1760551864

Page: 320

View: 129

I have reason to believe that the jade pendant accompanying this letter is the same one that disappeared from Miss Portia Blake's body in August 1938 . . . Since the piece could not have been stolen by the man who was hanged for Miss Blake's murder, the question arises: who else could have taken it? And why? 1949. An unsigned letter arrives on the desk of Chief Inspector Derry of the Canterbury police. Enclosed is a jade pendant, identical to the one that went missing from the body of Portia Blake, an actress murdered a decade previously. The case had been shut quickly at the time - the accused vagrant giving a written confession and sentenced to the gallows - but in the police's haste to close the inquiry, the necklace was never recovered. Until now. Inspector Madden is asked to investigate the letter's worrying claims by his old friend, and former Chief Inspector, Angus Sinclair, who fears the wrong man may have been hanged on his watch. But with a world war separating Madden from the murder, the truth will not come easy . . . PRAISE FOR THE DEATH OF KINGS "All the books by the less-than-prolific Rennie Airth are worth waiting for, and this fifth entry in the Inspector Madden series is outstanding." Sunday Express

The Death of Kings

The book concludes with a location list of royal tombs.

The Death of Kings

Author: Clifford Brewer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780902920996

Page: 264

View: 163

A catalogue of the ailments of Britain's monarchs of from Edward the Confessor to Victoria, written by a surgeon. Using the most up-to-date research, Brewer interprets historic accounts of symptoms, odd behaviour and murder to identify the cause of death for each monarch, including new diagnoses for the conditions of Queen Anne and George III. The book concludes with a location list of royal tombs.

Death of a King

The thrilling second book in Robert Evert's YA fantasy series is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Kristin Cashore

Death of a King

Author: Robert Evert

Publisher: Quest of Kings Trilogy

ISBN: 9781635761849

Page: 324

View: 131

The thrilling second book in Robert Evert's YA fantasy series is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Kristin Cashore

Death and the King s Horseman

Colonial District Officer Simon Pilkings and his protege, Olunde, whose medical training in England Pilkings arranged, clash over Pilkings' determination to interfere with Olunde's father's ritual suicide, traditionally required of a dead ...

Death and the King s Horseman

Author: Wole Soyinka

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322996

Page: 77

View: 493

Colonial District Officer Simon Pilkings and his protege, Olunde, whose medical training in England Pilkings arranged, clash over Pilkings' determination to interfere with Olunde's father's ritual suicide, traditionally required of a dead king's chief horseman.

Imagining the King s Death

The result, he argues, was the invention of a new and imaginary reading, a "figurative" treason, by which the question of who was imagining the king's death, the supposed traitors or those who charged them with treason, became inseparable.

Imagining the King s Death

Author: John Barrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198112921

Page: 737

View: 865

It is high treason in British law to imagine the king's death. But after the execution of Louis XVI in 1793, everyone in Britain must have found themselves imagining that the same fate might befall George III. How easy was it to distinguish between fantasising about the death of George and imagining it, in the legal sense of intending or designing? John Barrell examines this question in the context of the political trials of the mid-1790s and the controversies they generated. He shows how the law of treason was adapted in the years following Louis's death to punish what was acknowledged to be a "modern" form of treason unheard of when the law had been framed. The result, he argues, was the invention of a new and imaginary reading, a "figurative" treason, by which the question of who was imagining the king's death, the supposed traitors or those who charged them with treason, became inseparable.

Israel in the Book of Kings

I accept Talshir's reading, and view Kings as indicating that Josiah went to meet
Pharaoh in peace. There is more irony than Halpern and Vanderhooft recognize
in Josiah's death at the hands of an ally. Josiah seems to have done what ...

Israel in the Book of Kings

Author: James Richard Linville

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567516911

Page: 331

View: 346

Linville argues that a new approach to the book of Kings is needed because of the failings of the usual historical-critical methods. He adopts a holistic approach which sees the book as a Persian-era text intended to articulate politically and religiously significant symbols within the book's monarchic history. These express the producer's reactions to important issues of Jewish identity in the continuing Diaspora and in Jerusalem. In the story of the schisms and apostacies of Israel's defunct monarchies both the Diaspora and cultural pluralism are legitimized. Rival versions of Israelite heritage are reconciled under an overarching sense of a greater Israelite history and identity.