The Match Of The Century

Author: Cathy Maxwell
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062388622
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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans— and heart—into a tailspin Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London's most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict. Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet "family obligations," now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire. As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty...?

Women And Marriage In Nineteenth Century England

Author: Mrs Joan Perkin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134985649
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The 'bonds of matrimony' describes with cruel precision the social and political status of married women in the nineteenth century. Women of all classes had only the most limited rights of possession in their own bodies and property yet, as this remarkable book shows, women of all classes found room to manoeuvre within the narrow limits imposed on them. Upper-class women frequently circumvented the onerous limitations of the law, while middle-class women sought through reform to change their legal status. For working-class women, such legal changes were irrelevant, but they too found ways to ameliorate their position. Joan Perkin demonstrates clearly in this outstanding book, full of human insights, that women were not content to remain inferior or subservient to men.

A Date At The Altar

Author: Cathy Maxwell
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062388665
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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love. And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men . . .

Imperial Ladies Of The Ottonian Dynasty

Author: Phyllis G. Jestice
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319773062
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In tenth-century Europe and particularly in Germany, imperial women were able to wield power in ways that were scarcely imaginable in earlier centuries. Theophanu and Adelheid were two of the most influential figures in the Ottonian reich along with their husbands, who relied heavily on their support. Phyllis G. Jestice examines an array of factors that produced their power and prestige, including societal attitudes toward women, their wealth, their unction as queens, and their carefully constructed image of piety. Due to their influential positions, Theophanu and Adelheid reclaimed control of the young Otto III despite fierce opposition from Henry the Quarrelsome during the throne struggle of 984. In examining how they successfully secured the regency, this book confronts the outmoded notion of exceptionalism and illuminates the lives of powerful Ottonian women.

Religion Reform And Modernity In The Eighteenth Century

Author: Robert G. Ingram
Editor: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843833482
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A new interpretation of English history and religion in the eighteenth century.

Highlander Meines Herzens

Author: Kinley MacGregor
Editor: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641079101
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Braden MacAllister, ein englischer Baron und stolzer Highland-Krieger, hat den Ruf, jedes Frauenherz im Sturm zu erobern. Doch nicht das von Maggie – so scheint es jedenfalls. Denn die Schöne mit der feuerroten Mähne hat eine List ersonnen, um den schon lange tobenden Kämpfen zwischen den verfeindeten Clans Einhalt zu gebieten: Die Frauen sollen sich ihren Männern verweigern – so lange, bis der letzte Krieger seine Waffen streckt. Doch wie lange wird Maggie ihre Leidenschaft für den unverschämt attraktiven Braden zügeln können?

Die Prinzessin Von Cl Ves

Author: Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne de La Fayette
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ISBN: 9783150079867
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Eine Englische Liebe

Author: Daisy Goodwin
Editor:
ISBN: 9783499256745
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Die reiche Amerikanerin Mrs. Cash scheint mit der Heirat ihrer Tochter Cora und einem englischen Herzog am Ziel ihrer Träume. Während Cora Ivo tatsächlich liebt, gibt es Gerüchte, dass der verarmte Herzog sie nur des Geldes wegen geheiratet hat.

The Seventeenth Century Literature Handbook

Author: Marshall Grossman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390117
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The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers