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.

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.

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.

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.

Sword Song The Last Kingdom Series Book 4

  • Filename: sword-song-the-last-kingdom-series-book-4.
  • ISBN: 9780007279654
  • Release Date: 2010-12-09
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



BBC2’s major TV series THE LAST KINGDOM is based on Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. SWORD SONG is the fourth book in the series. Season 2 of the epic TV series premiers this March.

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.

Waterloo The History of Four Days Three Armies and Three Battles

  • Filename: waterloo-the-history-of-four-days-three-armies-and-three-battles.
  • ISBN: 9781312925229
  • Release Date: 2015-02-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc



From the New York Times bestselling author comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the two-hundreth anniversary of Napoleon's last stand. On June 18, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which the town gave its name would become a landmark in European history.

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction

  • Filename: of-sex-and-faerie-further-essays-on-genre-fiction.
  • ISBN: 9781847601735
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 393
  • Author: John Lennard
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.

Excalibur

  • Filename: excalibur.
  • ISBN: 9780141929743
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



From Bernard Cornwell. the creator of the No. 1 bestselling Sharpe novels. Arthur seeks peace, with the aid of his sword Excaliber . . . After rebellions and betrayals by those he believed loved him most, Arthur looks at his most weak. His Saxon enemies decide to strike before he regains his strength, plunging Britain into war. It will require all Arthur's leadership and military cunning to win this last battle. But in this final struggle of the warlord, the intrigues of Mordred, now the adult heir to the throne of Britain, and the dark magic of the priestess Nimue could conspire to bring about Arthur's downfall. Even his trusty blade Excaliber may not be sharp enough to save him . . . Bernard Cornwell concludes The Warlord Chronicles, bringing the Arthurian legend to thrilling new life. 'A powerful and dramatic retelling of the Arthurian legend' Sharon Penman 'Of all the books I have written these are my favourites' Bernard Cornwell

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.

Read On History

  • Filename: read-on-history.
  • ISBN: 9781610694322
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Tina Frolund
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

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