Stonehenge A Novel of 2000 BC

  • Filename: stonehenge-a-novel-of-2000-bc.
  • ISBN: 9780007338771
  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A novel by Bernard Cornwell that follows the enormous success of his Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur) tells the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that creates the great temple.

Stonehenge

  • Filename: stonehenge.
  • ISBN: 0060956852
  • Release Date: 2004-12-14
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell takes us back four thousand years, to a vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice that is at once timeless and wholly original. This historical novel unlocks the mystery of Britain's most haunting and puzzling structure, and tells a tale of three brothers—fierce rivals—who are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest brother, kills his own father to become chief of his tribe. Camaban, the illegitimate middle brother, is determined to have a massive temple built in his own honor. And Saban, the youngest, who actually builds Stonehenge, must act as mediator between the other two. Stonehenge is the enthrallingly dramatic story of patricide, betrayal, and murder; of bloody brotherly rivalry; and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.

The Stonehenge People

  • Filename: the-stonehenge-people.
  • ISBN: 9781134953516
  • Release Date: 2002-01-31
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Rodney Castleden
  • Publisher: Routledge



Rodney Castleden presents an illuminating and convincing interpretation of Stonhenge's cultural context and historical meaning.

Sharpe s Sword

  • Filename: sharpe-s-sword.
  • ISBN: 1101191333
  • Release Date: 2004-08-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin



The greatest threat to Wellington's Salamanca Campaign is not Napoleon's Army but France's deadliest assassin. He's already failed to kill Captain Richard Sharpe once. Now, he's getting a second chance.

Sarum

  • Filename: sarum.
  • ISBN: 9781446472026
  • Release Date: 2011-04-30
  • Number of pages: 1376
  • Author: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Publisher: Random House



The towering story of five families through 100 centuries of turmoil, tyranny, passion and prosperity from Edward Rutherford, the author of London, Russka and New York. In a novel of extraordinary richness the whole sweep of British civilisation unfolds through the story of one place, Salisbury, from beyond recorded time to the present day. The landscape - as old as time itself - shapes the destinies of the five families. The Wilsons and the Shockleys, locked in a cycle of revenge and rivalry for more than 400 years. The Masons, who pour their inspired love of stone into the creation of Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. The Porters, descended from a young Roman soldier in exile. And the aristocratic Norman Godefrois, who will fall to the very bottom of the social ladder before their fortunes revive.

Sharpe s Gold

  • Filename: sharpe-s-gold.
  • ISBN: 1101210168
  • Release Date: 2004-08-03
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin



With Wellington outnumbered, the bankrupt army's only hope of avoiding, collapse is a hidden cache of Portuguese gold. Only Captain Richard Sharpe is capable of stealing it—and it means turning against his own men.

Harlequin The Grail Quest Book 1

  • Filename: harlequin-the-grail-quest-book-1.
  • ISBN: 9780007338788
  • Release Date: 2009-07-24
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Harlequins are lost souls, so loved by the devil that he would not take them to hell, but left them to roam the earth. In French, the word is hellequin – the name given to the English archers who crossed the Channel to lay waste the towns and countryside.

Sharpe s Regiment 8

  • Filename: sharpe-s-regiment-8.
  • ISBN: 1101153555
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin



"Apart from the rousing battle scenes, the author is as his best in evoking a long-gone era through clever detail."--The New York Times Book Review A corrupt political enemy is determined to disband the South Essex Regiment -- and to destroy Major Richard Sharpe. Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge. "A ripping yarn."--The Washington Post "Consistently exciting . . . these are wonderful novels."--Stephen King

Hengeworld

  • Filename: hengeworld.
  • ISBN: 9781446441350
  • Release Date: 2011-01-18
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Michael Pitts
  • Publisher: Random House



In November 1997 English Heritage announced the discovery of a vast prehistoric temple in Somerset. The extraordinary wooden rings at Stanton Drew are the most recent and biggest of a series of remarkable discoveries that have transformed the way archaeologists think of the great monuments in the region, including Avebury and Stonehenge; one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments, top tourist site and top location for summer solstice celebrations. The results of these discoveries have not been published outside academic journals and no one has considered the wider implications of these finds. Here Mike Pitts, who has worked as an archaeologist at Avebury, and has access to the unpublished English Heritage files, asks what sort of people designed and built these extraordinary neolithic structures - the biggest in Britain until the arrival of medieval cathedrals. Using computer reconstructions he shows what they looked like and asks what they are for. This is the story of the discovery of a lost civilisation that spanned five centuries, a civilisation that now lies mostly beneath the fields of Southern England.

Azincourt

  • Filename: azincourt.
  • ISBN: 9780007287918
  • Release Date: 2008-11-12
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A unique novel, looking at one the greatest battles, a battle that was a turning point in history, from many points of view, by a master storyteller.

Stonehenge City

  • Filename: stonehenge-city.
  • ISBN: 9781476611341
  • Release Date: 2003-08-29
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Leon Stover
  • Publisher: McFarland



Stonehenge dates its Bronze Age phase to 2000 B.C. (but with a history stretching back yet another thousand years to Neolithic times). It attracts more than a million tourists a year, but is more than an array of great standing stones. Stonehenge was indeed its own city, the metropolitan center of a powerful kingdom heretofore unsuspected. That city is reconstructed by the author from the archaeological evidence--royal palace, banquet hall and tomb, among other buildings. Here (apart from Homer) begins European literature, derived from oral traditions. The entire book is richly illustrated.

Sharpe s Company

  • Filename: sharpe-s-company.
  • ISBN: 9780006165736
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



The year is 1812, and Richard Sharpe has one mission: to thwart Napoleon's dream of empire. Sharpe and the fighting men of the Light Company must gain control of two fortress cities in Spain if Wellington's army is to stem the Napoleonic tide.

Sword Song

  • Filename: sword-song.
  • ISBN: 9780060888640
  • Release Date: 2008-01-22
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord—warrior by instinct, Viking by nature—has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs: a dead man has risen, and new Vikings have arrived to occupy the decayed Roman city of London. Their dream is to conquer Wessex, and to do it they need Uhtred's help. Alfred has other ideas. He wants Uhtred to expel the Viking raiders from London. Uhtred must weigh his oath to the king against the dangerous turning tide of shifting allegiances and deadly power struggles. And other storm clouds are gathering: Ætheleflæd—Alfred's daughter—is newly married, but by a cruel twist of fate, her very existence now threatens Alfred's kingdom. It is Uhtred—half Saxon, half Dane—whose uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future. A gripping story of love, deceit, and violence, Sword Song is set in an England of tremendous turmoil and strife—yet one galvanized by the hope that Alfred may prove an enduring force. Uhtred, his lord of war and greatest warrior, has become his sword—a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain.

The Making of Stonehenge

  • Filename: the-making-of-stonehenge.
  • ISBN: 9781134886371
  • Release Date: 2002-11-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Rodney Castleden
  • Publisher: Routledge



Every generation has created its own interpretation of Stonehenge, but rarely do these relate to the physical realities of the monument. Rodney Castleden begins with those elements which made possible the building of this vast stone circle: the site, the materials and the society that undertook the enormous task of transporting and raising the great vertical stones, then capping them, all to a carefully contrived plan. What emerges from this detailed examination is a much fuller sense of Stonehenge, both in relation to all the similar sites close by, and in terms of the uses to which it was put. Castleden suggests that there is no one 'meaning' or 'purpose' for Stonehenge, that from its very beginning it has filled a variety of needs. The Romans saw it as a centre of resistance; the antiquaries who 'rediscovered' it in the seventeenth century saw a long line of continuity leading back into the nation's past. The archaeologists see it as a subject for rational, scientific investigation; The National Trust and English Heritage view it as an unfailing magnet for visitors; UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site, the cultural property of the whole of humanity. Lost to view amid competing interests over the millenia are the uses it has served for those who live within its penumbra, for whom Stonehenge has never been 'lost' or 'rediscovered'. It exists in local myth and legend, stretching back beyond history.

How the Neolithics Influenced Rock n Roll

  • Filename: how-the-neolithics-influenced-rock-n-roll.
  • ISBN: 9781446191385
  • Release Date: 2010-10-13
  • Number of pages: 78
  • Author: Andrew Johnstone
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



This book sets out to explore the connections between megalithic monuments and Rock 'n' Roll music by first addressing what the megalithic structures would have originally meant to the builders and users of these sites and at the statements they were making at that time. It then looks at how Rock 'n' Roll artists have incorporated images of these monuments into album cover designs by looking at specific examples, in an attempt to understand why, despite being separated by millennia from the original builders, they chose to use such places to represent the statements they are making through their music in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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