Middle Ages/Middle History

Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

Read by Peter Yearsley


Edwin Benson


A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, p…

Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Pe…

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Paul Lacroix and Jean De La Lacroix


A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on …

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 1

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Niccolò Machiavelli


History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli. Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior…

History of the Inquisition of Spain, Vol. 1

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Henry Charles Lea


The first volume of Lea’s monumental work on the Inquisition of Spain, covering its origin and establishment and its relations with the stat…

The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

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James Joseph Walsh


It cannot but seem a paradox to say that the Thirteenth was the greatest of centuries. To most people the idea will appear at once so prepos…

The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 5

Read by Ann Boulais


Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

The Tosa Diary

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No Tsurayuki Ki


Ki no Tsurayuki was a Japanese waka poet of the Heian period. In 905, he was one of the poets ordered to compile the "Kokinshu - Collec…

The Dawn of Mediaeval Europe: 476-918

Read by Pamela Nagami


John Howard Bertram Masterman


This volume by the British historian J.H.B. Masterman (1867-1933) is a short survey of the first four centuries after the fall of Rome. The …

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 02

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

The Saga of Erik the Red (Reeves Translation)

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Unknowntranslated Byarthur Middleton Reeves and Translated Byarthur Middleton Reeves


The Saga of Erik the Red is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, a…

Elizabethan Demonology

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Thomas Alfred Spalding


Elizabethan Demonology: An Essay in Illustration of the Belief in the Existence of Devils, and the Powers Possessed By Them, as It Was Gene…

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

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Niccolò Machiavelli


History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Toward the end of 1520, …

The Saga of the Greenlanders (Reeves Translation)

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Unknowntranslated Byarthur Middleton Reeves and Translated Byarthur Middleton Reeves


The Saga of the Greenlanders is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North Americ…

The Vikings

Read by Kevin Johnson


Allen Mawer


This is a concise history of the Vikings by Allen Mawer, MA, Professor of English Language and Literature in Armstrong College, University o…

The Life of Charlemagne

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Thomas Hodgkin


Charlemagne (Charles the Great) c. 742-814 was King of the Franks, conqueror of Lombard Italy, and on Christmas day 800, was crowned by Pope…

The End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453

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Eleanor Constance Lodge


Eleanor Constance Lodge, (1869-1936), was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short sur…

The Life of Alfred the Great

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Bishop Of Sherbourne Asser


A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some…

History of the Norwegian People, Volume 1

Read by Ærik Bjørnsson


Knut Gjerset


A detailed and exhaustive history of the Norwegian People, written in two volumes. The author, Knut Gjerset, was born in Western Norway in 1…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 01 - The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of A…

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Stephen Leacock


This book describes Canada from the beginning of existence to its first European discoverers and includes a brief history of the aboriginal …

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