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The Scarlet Lion

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William Marshal's prowess and loyalty as a knight in the English royal household has been rewarded by marriage to Isabelle de Clare, heiress to great estates in England, Normandy and Ireland. But their contentment and security is shattered when King Richard dies and is succeeded by his brother John, who takes the Marshals' sons hostage and seizes their lands. Now William must face the conflict between remaining loyal or rebelling against these injustices - and the struggle threatens to tear his marriage apart. Fiercely intelligent and courageous, Isabelle too must come to terms with what the future holds . . . The Scarlet Lion is the final novel in an unforgettable standalone trilogy about William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Regent of England - and one of the country's greatest forgotten heroes.

The Once & Future King

The Once & Future King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. H. White
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
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The definitive modern take on the timeless tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round table. The legends of King Arthur date back to medieval Europe, and have become some of the dominant myths of Western culture. In The Once & Future King, T. H. White reinvents the story for a modern audience. The novel starts by introducing the reader to a young Arthur – just a child, and far from the King he will become – as he is raised by the wizard Merlyn, and moves on to chronicle his rise to Kingship, the affair between Guinevere and Lancelot, and the eventual destruction of the round table. The first section, released independently as The Sword in the Stone, was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Pictures. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The First Crusade

The First Crusade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Asbridge
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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'A nuanced and sophisticated analysis... Exhilarating' Sunday Telegraph Nine hundred years ago, one of the most controversial episodes in Christian history was initiated. The Pope stated that, in spite of the apparently pacifist message of the New Testament, God actually wanted European knights to wage a fierce and bloody war against Islam and recapture Jerusalem. Thus was the First Crusade born. Focusing on the characters that drove this extraordinary campaign, this fascinating period of history is recreated through awe-inspiring and often barbaric tales of bold adventure while at the same time providing significant insights into early medieval society, morality and mentality. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two world religions on a course towards deep-seated animosity and enduring enmity. The chilling reverberations of this earth-shattering clash still echo in the world today. '[Asbridge] balances persuasive analysis with a flair for conveying with dramatic power the crusaders' plight' Financial Times

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pyle
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Wherefore if it will please you to read that which is hereinafter set forth, you will be told of how Sir Launcelot slew the great Worm of Corbin; of the madness that afterward fell upon him, and of how a most noble, gentle, and beautiful lady, hight the Lady Elaine the Fair, lent him aid and succor at a time of utmost affliction to him, and so brought him back to health again. And you may herein further find it told how Sir Launcelot was afterward wedded to that fair and gentle dame, and of how was born of that couple a child of whom it was prophesied by Merlin (in a certain miraculous manner fully set forth in this book) that he should become the most perfect knight that ever lived and he who should bring back the Holy Grail to the Earth.

Le Morte D'Arthur

Le Morte D'Arthur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Malory
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624663613
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This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

The Knight Who Saved England

The Knight Who Saved England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Brooks
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Knight Who Saved England by Richard Brooks Summary

In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, Richard Brooks blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history – overshadowing even Agincourt.

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald Morris
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547529868
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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris Summary

Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant Knights of the Round Table. Of these worthy knights, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so honorable, so…shiny as the dashing Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless and protecting the weak, just as long as he’d had his afternoon nap. Behold the very exciting and very funny adventures of Lancelot the Great, as only acclaimed Arthurian author Gerald Morris can tell them.

William Marshal

William Marshal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Crouch
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317283090
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David Crouch’s William Marshal, now in its third edition, depicts this intriguing medieval figure as a ruthless opportunist, astute courtier, manipulative politician and a brutal but efficient soldier. Born the fourth son of a minor baron, he ended his days as Earl of Pembroke and Regent of England, and was the only medieval knight to have a contemporary biography written about him. Using this biography in addition to the many other primary sources dedicated to him, the author provides a narrative of William Marshal and a survey of the times in which he lived and also considers the problems and questions posed by the History. The third edition has been extensively updated and revised, and now includes: expanded sections on the reality of medieval tournaments and warfare as it is described in the biography an in-depth study of Marshal’s family life and children based on the latest research including material from the new edition of the Marshal family acts and letters more on Marshal’s royal patrons and contemporaries, in particular the relationship between Marshal and his nemesis, King John. William Marshal explores the world of medieval knighthood and the the aristocratic life of the times in engaging, readable prose, and is a unique resource for students of medieval history.

Rules for a Knight

Rules for a Knight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ethan Hawke
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 0307962342
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Rules for a Knight by Ethan Hawke Summary

From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee—twice for writing and twice for acting—an unforgettable fable about a father's journey and a timeless guide to life's many questions. A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time. His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty.

The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681778076
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The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior by Michael Jones Summary

The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages—and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteen century. As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating surrender that marked the zenith of England’s dominance in the Hundred Years War. As lord of Aquitaine, he ruled a vast swathe of territory across the west and southwest of France, holding a magnificent court at Bordeaux that mesmerized the brave but unruly Gascon nobility and drew them like moths to the flame of his cause. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, and better known to posterity as “the Black Prince.” His military achievements captured the imagination of Europe: heralds and chroniclers called him “the flower of all chivalry” and “the embodiment of all valor.” But what was the true nature of the man behind the chivalric myth, and of the violent but pious world in which he lived? This exemplary new history uses contemporary chronicles plus a wide range of documentary material—including the Prince's own letters and those of his closest followers—to tell the tale of an authentic English hero and to paint a memorable portrait of society in the tumultuous fourteenth century.

The Crusades

The Crusades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Asbridge
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061981364
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The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge’s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.

The Greatest Knight

The Greatest Knight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Editor: Sphere
ISBN: 0748113045
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'An author who makes history come gloriously alive' The Times 'Stunning' Barbara Erskine ***Elizabeth's new novel TEMPLAR SILKS is OUT NOW in hardback, ebook and audio, and available to pre-order in paperback.*** ************************************ Normandy, 1167 A penniless young knight with few prospects, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity when he saves the life of Henry II's formidable queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him tutor to the heir to the throne. However, being a royal favourite brings its share of conflict and envy as well as fame and reward. William's influence over the volatile, fickle Prince Henry and his young wife is resented by less favoured courtiers who set about engineering his downfall. In a captivating blend of fact and fiction, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects one of England's greatest forgotten heroes, restoring him to his rightful place at the apex of the Middle Ages. Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick 'Enjoyable and sensuous' Daily Mail 'Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable' Barbara Erskine 'Meticulous research and strong storytelling' Woman & Home 'A sumptuous ride' Daily Telegraph

Lancelot: The Greatest Knight in Camelot | Children's Arthurian Folk Tales

Lancelot: The Greatest Knight in Camelot | Children's Arthurian Folk Tales Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Baby Professor
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
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Lancelot: The Greatest Knight in Camelot | Children's Arthurian Folk Tales by Baby Professor Summary

Did you know that the Arthurian Folk Tales are some of the most well-known stories in the history of literature? And there’s good reason for that! You see, these stories consist of romance, adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. In this book, we’re going to read about Lancelot. Are you ready?

Lives of the Necromancers (The Greatest Paranormal Legends Throughout the Ages)

Lives of the Necromancers (The Greatest Paranormal Legends Throughout the Ages) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Godwin
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Lives of the Necromancers (The Greatest Paranormal Legends Throughout the Ages) by William Godwin Summary

Lives of the Necromancers; or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, who have Claimed for themselves, or to whom has been imputed by others, the Exercise of Magical Power was the final book written by English author William Godwin. The book concerns paranormal legends from western and middle-eastern history.

The Ill-Made Knight

The Ill-Made Knight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Cameron
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 1409142434
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The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron Summary

An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War. September, 1356. Poitiers. The greatest knights of the age were ready to give battle. On the English side, Edward, the Black Prince, who'd earned his spurs at Crecy. On the French side, the King and his son, the Dauphin. With 12,000 knights. And then there is William Gold. A cook's boy - the lowest of the low - who had once been branded as a thief. William dreams of being a knight, but in this savage new world of intrigue, betrayal and greed, first he must learn to survive. As rapacious English mercenaries plunder a country already ravaged by plague, and the peasantry take violent revenge against the French knights who have failed to protect them, is chivalry any more than a boyish fantasy?

The Champions of the Round Table

The Champions of the Round Table Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pyle
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The Champions of the Round Table by Howard Pyle Summary

The Champions of the Round Table consists of many Arthurian legends, including those concerning of the young Sir Lancelot, Sir Tristan, and Sir Percival. Sir Lancelot du Lac is one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend and King Arthur's greatest companion, the lord of Joyous Gard and the greatest swordsman and jouster of the age. Sir Tristan is a Cornish knight of the Round Table, the son of Blancheflor and Rivalen, and the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall. He is best known as the hero of the Arthurian Tristan and Iseult story. Sir Percival is one of King Arthur's legendary Knights of the Round Table most well known for being the original hero in the quest for the Holy Grail.

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Howard Pyle
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682999602
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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur by Howard Pyle Summary

IN this volume there follows the fourth and last series of those histories relating to the life and to the kingship of Arthur, King of England. In this it shall first be told how it befell with Sir Geraint; then it shall be told how the Holy Grail was achieved by Sir Galahad, the son of Sir Launcelot; and then it shall be told how King Arthur passed from this life, and how, after doing battle right royally for his crown and having overcome his enemies, he was slain by one of them whom he had wounded to death. Much in this is sad, but much is not sad; for all endings are sad, and the passing of any hero is a sad thing to tell of; but the events and the adventures and the achievements of such a man are not sad.

Richard I (Penguin Monarchs)

Richard I (Penguin Monarchs) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Asbridge
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976861
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Richard I (Penguin Monarchs) by Thomas Asbridge Summary

Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully cultivated reputation for bravery, prowess and knightly virtue, but this supposed paragon of chivalry butchered close to 3,000 prisoners in cold blood on a single day. And, though revered as Christian Europe's greatest crusader, his grand campaign to the Holy Land failed to recover the city of Jerusalem from Islam. Seeking to reconcile this conflicting evidence, Thomas Asbridge's incisive reappraisal of Richard I's career questions whether the Lionheart really did neglect his kingdom, considers why he devoted himself to the cause of holy war and asks how the memory of his life came to be interwoven with myth. Richard emerges as a formidable warrior-king, possessed of martial genius and a cultured intellect, yet burdened by the legacy of his dysfunctional dynasty and obsessed with the pursuit of honour and renown.

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas J. Collins,Vivienne J. Rundle
Editor: Broadview Press
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory by Thomas J. Collins,Vivienne J. Rundle Summary

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory is the most comprehensive collection of poetry from the period ever published. Included are generous selections from the work of all major poets, and a representation of the work of virtually every poet of significance, from Thomas Ashe at the beginning of the era to Charlotte Mew at its end. The work of Victorian women poets features very prominently, with extensive selections not only from canonical poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, but also from poets such as Augusta Webster for which high claims have recently been made by critics. The anthology reflects (and will contribute to) the ongoing reassessment of the canon that is central to English Studies today; in all, sixty-six poets are represented. The editors have included complete works wherever feasible—including the complete texts of Tennyson’s In Memoriam and of a number of other long poems. A headnote by the editors introduces the work of each poet, and each selection has been newly annotated. The inclusion of twenty-five selections of the poetic theory from the period is an important feature rounding out the anthology. This anthology is also available in a concise edition.

Sorcerer's Ring Bundle (Books 10-11)

Sorcerer's Ring Bundle (Books 10-11) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morgan Rice
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ISBN: 1632916142
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Sorcerer's Ring Bundle (Books 10-11) by Morgan Rice Summary

“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.”--Books and Movie Reviews. This bundle includes books #10 (A SEA OF SHIELDS) and #11 (A REIGN OF STEEL) in Morgan Rice’s #1 Bestselling fantasy series THE SORCERER’S RING, a 17 book epic fantasy series with over 1,000 five star reviews. The series begins with A QUEST OF HEROES! In A SEA OF SHIELDS (Book #10), Gwendolyn gives birth to a child, amidst powerful omens. With a son born to them, Gwendolyn and Thorgrin’s lives are changed forever, as is the destiny of the Ring; Reece, despite himself, falls in love with his cousin, a love affair which will threaten the entire Ring; and Romulus, in the Empire, discovers a new form of magic which may just destroy the Shield for good. In A REIGN OF STEEL (Book #11), Gwendolyn must protect her people as she finds King’s Court under siege; Romulus invades with his host of dragons; Erec and Alistair journey to the Southern Isles; and Thor embarks on the quest of his life in the Land of the Druids, trekking across a fearsome and magical land to try to reach his mother. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, THE SORCERER'S RING is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. All 17 books in THE SORCERER’S RING are now available!