In Search Of England

Autore: Henry Vollam Morton
Editore: Dodd Mead
ISBN:
Grandezza: 41,89 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9431
Download

A well-known travel writer introduces the reader to the land, people, and historical past of England

In Search Of England

Autore: Michael Wood
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520232181
Grandezza: 32,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8345
Download

A historical exploration of the myths, legends, and events that have shaped the English identity examines the tales surrounding King Arthur, Robin Hood, Alfred the Great, and others to offer revealing insights about the beginnings of English culture.

In Search Of England

Autore: H.v. Morton
Editore: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306811050
Grandezza: 58,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6854
Download

Currently in its 40th printing with its original publisher in the UK, this is the book that one British newspaper has called "travel writing at its best. Bill Bryson must weep when he reads it." Whether describing ruined gothic arches at Glastonbury or hilarious encounters with the inhabitants of Norfolk, Morton recalls a way of life far from gone even at the beginning of a new century.

Edmund

Autore: Francis Young
Editore: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781350165250
Grandezza: 16,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1229
Download

What buried secret lies beneath the stones of one of England's greatest former churches and shrines, the Benedictine Abbey of Bury St Edmunds? As Edmund: In Search of England's Lost King suggests, present obscurity may conceal a find as significant as the emergence from beneath a Leicester car-park of the remains of Richard III. For Bury, Francis Young now reveals, is the probable site of the body - placed in an `iron chest' but lost during the Dissolution of the Monasteries - of Edmund: martyred monarch of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia and, well before St George, England's first patron saint. After the king was slain by marauding Vikings in the 9th century, the legend which grew up around his murder led to the foundation in Bury of one of the pre-eminent shrines of Christendom. In showing how Edmund became the pivotal figure around whom Saxons, Danes and Normans all rallied, this fascinating book points to the imminent rediscovery of the ruler who created England.

The Domesday Quest

Autore: Michael Wood
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446417573
Grandezza: 75,21 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2071
Download

In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because 'like the day of judgement, its decisions are unalterable'. In Search of the Roots of England is not only a study of the ancient manuscript but an attempt to analyse the world that Domesday Book so vividly portrayed. By skilful use of the Domesday record historian Michael Wood examines Norman society and the Anglo-Saxon, Roman, and even the Iron Age cultures that preceded it. 'Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion.' Sunday Times 'Wood is a lively storyteller.' Washington Post

In Search Of Scotland

Autore: H. V. Morton
Editore: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 9781406796926
Grandezza: 79,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7366
Download

A book by H. V. Morton is more than a travel book: it is a sensitive interpretation of a country's people and their history. The success of his first book on England, established the popularity of something new and refreshing in this type of literature. Mr Morton's travels have gained him thousands of readers in all parts of the world. The author has frequently been requested to define the secret of writing a travel book. He always replies: 'There is no secret. You either enjoy yourself or you do not. If you do, say so; if you do not - say so!' This disarming sincerity is, perhaps, responsible for the charm and fascination of his books. The feel and smell of the countryside, also a sense of movement, find their way into these light-hearted wanderings, and, combined with humour, acute observation, sympathy and an engaging curiosity, have justly gained for them a wide and increasing popularity. Contents Include: I Go in Search of Scotland - I Explore Edinburgh - I See the Castle of Roslin - Tells how I go on Through Rain to Lochleven - In Which I Climb into the Highlands - I Describe a Mystery of Aberdeen - Describes a Sincere Scottish Breakfast - In Which I Work East to West - I Go by Sea to Sky - How I Break the Sabbath - I Sail up the Clyde into Glasgow - In Which I Encounter Men Who Melt Steel

In Search Of England

Autore: Roy Hattersley
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748118160
Grandezza: 26,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9057
Download

Passionate, affectionate and indefatigably curious, In Search of England joins a tradition of writing, from William Cobbett to JB Priestley, that makes a journey around the English countryside and character. England is the most various of countries; within its borders, life changes mile on mile. Roy Hattersley celebrates crumbling churches and serene Victorian architecture, magnificent hills and wind-whipped coast, our music, theatre and local customs, and, above all, the quirky good humour and resilience of England's denizens. In Search of England is an unapologetic love story, a paean of praise for all the fascinating variety and flavour of England's places and people.

Gropings In Search Of The Church Of England By A Benighted Layman Signed R G B

Autore: R. G. B.
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 16,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8140
Download


Domesday

Autore: Michael Wood
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 63,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9338
Download

In 1086 the Domesday Book was compiled - a survey of England made at the behest of the Norman Conqueror. This text presents the manuscript, attempts to analyse the world it portrays, examines Norman society, and penetrates beyond it into the Anglo Saxon, Roman and even Iron Age cultures.

The Adventures Of A Gentleman In Search Of The Church Of England

Autore: Charles Audley Assheton Craven
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 25,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4637
Download


In Search Of The Dark Ages

Autore: Michael Wood
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0563522763
Grandezza: 14,76 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4900
Download

This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain. 'With In Search of the Dark Ages, Michael Wood wrote the book for history on TV.' The Times 'Michael Wood is the maker of some of the best TV documentaries ever made on history and archaeology.' Times Literary Supplement

In Search Of Vikings

Autore: Stephen E. Harding
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482207591
Grandezza: 44,66 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 622
Download

The Viking Age lasted a little over three centuries, but has left a lasting legacy across Europe. These dynamic warrior-traders from Scandinavia, who fought and interacted with peoples as far apart as North America, Russia, and Central Asia, are some of the most recognizable historical figures in the western world. In the modern imagination they represent ruthlessness, heroism, adventurousness, and a unique prestige embellished by the wondrous tales and poetry of the sagas. Yet the sum of evidence for the Viking presence is far less clear than their reputation implies. In Search of Vikings presents a collection of papers from experts in a broad range of disciplines, including history, archaeology, genetics, and linguistics, to provide a detailed understanding of the Vikings in peace and in war. This book focuses on one particularly exciting area of the Viking world, namely the north-west region of England, where they are known to have settled in large numbers. North-west England was the crossroads between Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It was a battleground for distant powers and dynasties, and its Irish Sea coastline created opportunities for trading and settlement. Silver hoards, burials, and Old Norse place-names attest to the Viking presence, and Scandinavian DNA is detectable amongst the modern population. The 12 integrated studies in this book are designed to reinvigorate the search for Vikings in this crucial region and to provide must-reading for anyone interested in Viking history.

All Together Now

Autore: Mike Carter
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 1783351586
Grandezza: 54,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7035
Download

'This important, disturbing and frequently heartbreaking book should be read by every politician in Westminster.' Adrian Tempany, Observer 'In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.' In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country. As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought. All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.

Letters Of An Egyptian Kafir On A Visit To England In Search Of A Religion Enforcing Some Neglected Views Regarding The Duty Of Theological Inquiry Etc

Autore: EGYPTIAN KAFIR.
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,62 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6697
Download


In Search Of Ireland

Autore: H. V. Morton
Editore: Methuen Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780413548504
Grandezza: 34,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2573
Download

One of the classic travel books about Ireland by one of the century's best-selling writers. Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H. V. Morton goes in search of Ireland by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishermen, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara, and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and wayside conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century. Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight, and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.

In Search Of Albion

Autore: Colin Irwin
Editore: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233001166
Grandezza: 18,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2101
Download

Offering a warm, amusing, and largely anecdotal commentary on modern England, Colin Irwin seeks out the traditional events, festivals and gigs that are becoming increasingly sidelined in our rapidly changing era of instant communication, multi-culturalism and Pop Idol. During his travels, Irwin drinks with eccentrics, sings with strangers and visits a succession of seriously bizarre events and rituals, such as a concert in Dartmoor Prison, sedan-chair racing in Lancaster, people flying in Bognor, and swimming in the Serpentine on Christmas Day. He discovers that there's an increasing tendency for communities to look inwardly at their own heritage, and while the old ways may be in hiding, they still thrive.

Freedom Of Expression In England And Under The Echr

Autore: Heleen Bosma
Editore: Intersentia Uitgevers N V
ISBN:
Grandezza: 58,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3059
Download

6 Contempt of Court

Travels Of An Irish Genthleman In Search Of A Religion

Autore: Thomas Moore
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3931
Download


In Search Of Silent Spaces

Autore: Richard England
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 71,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2338
Download


In Search Of Authority

Autore: Paul Avis
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567567184
Grandezza: 66,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8262
Download

Anglican theology has been a hotbed of debate about the issue of authority since the Reformation. What do we really appeal to when attempting to decide matters of doctrine, worship, ministry or ethics? The debate is very much alive today, between Evangelical, Liberal and Catholic Anglicans around the world. This proposed book focuses on the understanding of authority in Anglican theology. It looks at the way that Anglican theologians, in the past and today, have developed their theories of authority in relation to burning issues. Avis critiques them in a continuous dialogue or running commentary and set them in an ecumenical context, comparing Anglican positions with Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant ones. In each area - Bible, tradition, reason, experience -he sets out a new understanding of authority in a constructive and persuasive way, moving to a series of overall conclusions and recommendations. The sharp critiques of various positions will help to make it the subject of discussion and debate.