Middle Ages/Middle History

The Age of the Condottieri: A Short History of Mediaeval Italy from 1409-1530

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Oscar Browning


Italy from 1409 to 1530 is synonymous with the Renaissance, but this was also the age of the condottieri, Italian captains of mercenary comp…

Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life And Death

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Margaret O. Oliphant


The story of Jeanne d'Arc, or Joan of Arc , has passed into folklore and has been retold by many. The young teenager was sent by an as-yet u…

Stupor Mundi: The Life and Times of Frederick II Emperor of the Romans King of …

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Lionel Allshorn


Frederick II (1194-1250), under whose reign the Holy Roman Empire reached its greatest territorial extent, was called by his contemporaries …

The World’s Story Volume IX: England

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Eva March Tappan


This is the ninth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History

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Martin A. S. Hume


King Henry VIII is so often depicted as a far-seeing statesman, pressing forward through a lifetime with his eyes firmly fixed upon the goal…

The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth

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John Bagnell Bury


John Bagnell Bury was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University in the early twentieth century. In The Idea of Progress, he…

The Normans in Europe

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Arthur Henry Johnson


This short history of the Normans in Europe opens with the invasions of the Vikings, who came from Scandinavian villages among rugged rocks …

Henry the Seventh

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James Gairdner


Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty, less known than his son, Henry VIII, or granddaughter Elizabeth I, is often overlooked. This K…

The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

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Charles F. Horne


A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narrati…

The Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII

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Charles Edward Moberly


Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. T…

The waning of the middle ages: a study of the forms of life, thought and art in…

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Johan Huizinga


The Waning of the Middle Ages (also known as The Autumn of the Middle Ages, or Autumntide of the Middle Ages), subtitled A study of the form…

The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 05

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Charles F. Horne


A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narrati…

History of England In Words of One Syllable

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Helen W. Pierson


A simple history of England written principally with words of one syllable. Books of these kind, I understand, are helpful for both beginnin…

A Popular History of England, From the Earliest Times to the Reign of Queen Vic…

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


This is volume one in this series of books and deals with history from Caractacus and his Wife before Claudius to the death of Wat Tyler. Th…

The Pilgrims' Way from Winchester to Canterbury

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Julia Mary Cartwright


"This account of the Way trodden by the pilgrims of the Middle Ages through the South of England to the shrine of St. Thomas of Canterb…

The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 06

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Charles F. Horne


A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narrati…

The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 08

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Charles F. Horne


A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narrati…

Scholasticism: A Lecture Delivered Before the University of Oxford

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Walter Waddington Shirley


Walter Waddington Shirley was made Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford in 1863. This short work co…

A Short Description of Torre Abbey

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Hugh Robert Watkin


Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the time of Henry VIII, a significant part of the buildings of Torre Abbey, particularly the…

Henry the Fifth

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Alfred John Church


A brief history of the life Henry the Fifth. - Summary by KevinS

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