Surrender To The Knight

Author: Tatiana March
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460319257
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Scotland, 1541 Having lost his claim to his family estate, Olaf Stenholm has no choice but to accept the bride and lands chosen for him by King James. He knows Brenna Kilgarren will be reluctant, but he doesn't expect the fiery beauty to greet him at the point of her sword. Yet her passion only makes him more determined to take her to the marriage bed… Brenna has sworn never to submit to any man, but from the moment she sees her latest suitor, her resolve begins to crumble. Perhaps here at last is a warrior who will fight by her side by day—and show her the true meaning of desire by night…

The Seventh Unicorn

Author: Kelly Jones
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110156928X
Size: 18,18 MB
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By the author of The Woman Who Heard Color... In her quest to discover a medieval treasure, curator Alex Pellier visits a convent in Lyon, but its storehouse of items dating back to the thirteenth century turns up little. Then, Alex discovers a centuries-old poem and sketches. These suggest to her that there may be a seventh, yet undiscovered tapestry in the world-renowned Lady and the Unicorn series. Now a journey of mystery begins that could lead Alex to a career-making find--and to the man she thought she had lost forever.

Jaufre Routledge Revivals

Author: Ross G. Arthur
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317693639
Size: 13,93 MB
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This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a total transformation in his followers by inducting them into the order of knighthood. As his quest proceeds, he learns the mistake in his idealised view of chivalry and his uncompromising view of pure justice, untempered by mercy. By charting the choices Jaufre makes in military and amorous encounters and the effectiveness of his responses to social trials and temptations, the audience discerns the route to independent adulthood, prestige and virtue, as the poet conceives of them. This fascinating reissue will be of particular value to students and academics researching the concepts typically explored within medieval ballads and romances.

An Historical And Descriptive Account Of The Battle Of Poictiers Explanatory Of Mr C Bullock S Sic Panstereomachia Or Model Of That Memorable Victory Etc

Author: Charles BULLOCK (of 209 Regent Street.)
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The Court And Reign Of Francis The First King Of France

Author: Julia Pardoe
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108074456
Size: 16,62 MB
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This two-volume 1849 work attempts to remove the accretions of myth clinging to Francis I and to his court.

Knights The Blood Of Kings

Author: Robert E. Keller
Editor: Robert E. Keller
Size: 18,86 MB
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The shadow of war continues to darken Silverland, as one of the major cities falls victim to an evil cult. And a mighty foe arises to challenge Lannon Sunshield and bring about Dremlock Kingdom's doom. All the while, the threat of Bellis and its mad king grows, leaving the army of Divine Knights weary, uncertain, and stretched thin. The deception of the Deep Shadow is lurking everywhere, waiting to snare the Divine Shield and the White Flamestone. Not even the High Council of Dremlock is safe from the cunning and evil forces seeking to open the gateway to war. Series keywords: epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, magic, quest, swords, dragons, fantasy series, monsters, young adult, children's, wizards, heroic fantasy, coming of age fantasy, teen's, action, adventure

Whispers At Court

Author: Blythe Gifford
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460382900
Size: 18,44 MB
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They make an unlikely alliance… Lady Cecily scorns the French hostages held at court. Treated as honored guests, the men play at love games and Cecily fears her mistress, the princess, could be disgraced. War-weary chevalier Marc de Marcel wants only to return home. Uncertain whether his ransom will ever be paid, he makes an unlikely alliance with enticing, fire-and-ice Cecily. He'll help her keep the princess safe from ruin if she'll help him escape. A pact which could lead them into a scandal all their own… Royal Weddings A hint of scandal this way comes!

The Templars

Author: Piers Paul Read
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780225989
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The dramatic, ultimately tragic history of the Knights Templar, the largest and most powerful military order of the Crusades. Sifting myth from history, Piers Paul Read reveals the Templars - the multinational force of warrior monks, in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail. They were not only unique among Christian institutions but constituted the first uniformed standing army in the western world and became pioneers of international banking. Expropriated by Philip IV of France in 1307, and confessing under torture to blasphemy, heresy and sodomy, the Order was finally suppressed by Pope Clement V in 1312. In a narrative that incorporates the story of the crusades and the many colourful characters who had links with the Templars, Piers Paul Read examines the question of their guilt and identifies their relevance to our own times.

The Surrender Of Miss Fairbourne

Author: Madeline Hunter
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560894
Size: 11,34 MB
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A woman defies expectations—including those of an arrogant earl—in the first regency romance in New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter's Fairbourne Quartet. Despite the limits of her sex, Emma Fairbourne intends to run her late father's prestigious London auction house. Of course, she's not addlepated enough to do it openly and scare away her wealthy collectors. Instead, she and her friend concoct a deception, hiring a handsome and charming front man who will do her bidding... All would have proceeded smoothly—if it weren’t for the maddening interference of Darius, the arrogant Earl of Southwaite, who was her father’s “silent partner”. Darius has no interest in running an auction house—and he's certainly not interested in allowing the lovely Miss Fairbourne to run it either, her ludicrous scheme notwithstanding. But headstrong Emma is like no other lady he has ever encountered, refusing to follow his dictates. Holding his temper in check, Darius decides to attack on a different front. There is another way to achieve her surrender, one far more pleasurable for both of them...

War And Chivalry

Author: Matthew Strickland
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521443920
Size: 14,41 MB
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This is the first detailed study of the behavior in war of the military aristocracy in England and Normandy from the Norman Conquest to the reign of King John (1066-1217). Though methods of warfare are integral to the book, the emphasis is on conduct in battle and siege rather than with tactics and strategy. It explores ideas of ransom and the treatment of prisoners, the extent to which there was a "brotherhood in arms" among noble opponents, and how the knights treated the peasantry and churchmen in wartime.