Author: Martin Archer
"The Archers Castle" is the second book in an exciting action-packed saga set in medieval England during the days of King Richard and King John prior to the Magna Carta. It is the tale of an English serf who rises to become the captain of a company of archers and leads its survivors as they fight their way back to dangerous and brutal feudal England after King Richard suddenly abandons his crusade--and what happens to him and his archers when they return. Most of the archers do not return as a result of the intense fighting against the invading Saracens, but some of the former serfs and free men do return - as battle hardened veterans determined to improve their lot in cruel and brutal feudal England. This exciting novel combines action-packed historical fiction with a family saga set in an era of non-stop war and action."The Archer's Castle" is the second novel in the saga. William, his brother Thomas, and William's son George finally reach feudal England with the surviving archers and become embroiled in a war with the Earl of Cornwall that will change England forever.Readers interested in the following themes will enjoy this epic saga:Military Historical FictionAction and adventure fictionAction and adventure War & MilitaryWorld history medievalThriller and SuspenseFamily saga fictionHistorical militaryHistorical fictionAction and adventure romanceWar fictionBritish & Irish HistoricalGenre fiction warGenre fiction sagaGenre fiction historicalAlternative historyFans of the following authors may also enjoy the book.Andy farman,Andrew Wareham,Martin archer,Archer,Archer book,Archer game,Medieval times,Medieval romance,Medieval saga,Medieval knights,Medieval authors,Medieval fiction,Ben Avery,Bernard Cornwell,Book of life,Books for men,Book for soldier,Book for marine,Book for sailor,c. j. carella,C. May,C. Ryder,Archer captain,Colin Gee,Christopher Nicole,Christopher Nuttall,Cornwall,About England,Company of archers,Dan eldredge,David Allin,David Black,David downing,David piling,England,English saga,British saga,Fiction books,English book,English story,Feudal times,Game of thrones,Fiction for men,Action adventure,Military book,War book,War story,Military story,Solders story,Marine story,Fredrik nath,Game books,Game of thrones books,C. Martin,Game of thrones throne,Free book,George shipway,Giles Kristian,Grant blackwood,Gordon landsborough,Grant blackwood,Hornblower,C. Forrester,Griff Hosker,H. Culley,Harold Coyle,Larry Bond,Harry Homewood,Harry Kellogg,Hector Bywater,Historical fiction,Historical saga,Historical story,Historical novel,English fiction,Ira Tabankin,J payne,Hunter goforth,Jack badelaire,James Hogan,James nelson,Jason born,James mace,James rosone,Jerry autieri,Joe weber,John Bainbridge,John Birmingham,h. Culley,Harold coyle,Larry bond,Tom Clancy,Historical fiction,Military fiction,War fiction,Harry kellog,Historical fiction England,Historical fiction Britain,Historical fiction uk,Historical fiction story,Historical fiction novel,Historical fiction,Feudal times,Medieval times,Medieval knights,Knights Templar,Richard lionheart,King Richard,Ira tabankin,j. swift,j payne,john danielski,john schettler,john Thomas,Justin conboy,Conroy,Jonaathan braze,Ken hagen,Kenneth macksey,Larry bond,Larry schwikert,Magna carta,Captains men,Medieval,Feudal,Medieval archer,English archer,English soldier,Marine,Medieval life,Medieval story,Medieval love,Medieval armour,Feudal times,Medieval England,Medieval armour,Armour,Armor,Swords,Battle axe,Medieval pirates,Michael farmer,Michael Cunningham,Mike Crawshaw,Cornwell,Mike miller,Nicholas sansbury,Game of ThronesThronesMedieval thrones
Author: Martin Archer
This is a the sixth book in the exciting saga of an Englishman who rose during the turbulent years following the death King Richard. It is action-packed historical fiction about medieval life and the constant warfare of the Middle Ages during England's feudal times after Richard the lionhearted. More specifically, it is the sixth novel in Martin Archer's epic feudal saga about the English farmer who rose to be the captain of a company of English Archers in Medieval England. Richard has died and John is to be crowned king in his place. There is action and excitement as Pope Innocent III calls for another crusade to free Jerusalem and the cities of the Holy Land. William's priestly brother Thomas and the archers become involved when the Pope asks Thomas to help one of his assistants carry a "cease and desist" message to the crusaders - it's a message some the crusaders' leaders and their Venetian allies know about and are willing to go to war to prevent it from being delivered.This particular book will appeal to readers interest in the following authors and genre:Richard Cornwell,feudal England,King Richard the Lionhearted,Genre fiction sagas,war and military,fiction war,the crusades,the middle ages,war and defense operations,wars, battles, and campaigns,British and Irish historical,adventure stories and action,action and adventure romance,alternative history,black death,anglo-saxon 500-1000,historical fiction,historical alternative history,fantasy alternative history,action and adventure,history medieval,history feudal,history England,history Britain,literature and fiction,genre fiction war,fantasy alternative fiction,action and adventure,historical military,genre fiction war,historical fiction Irish,historical fiction England,Historical fiction Britain,historical fiction Wales,historical fiction Scotland,King of England,Cornwall,King Alfred,kings of England,war fiction,war & military action fiction,alternative history,action & adventure fiction,saga fiction,family saga fiction,genre fiction war,genre fiction saga,world history medieval,literature & fiction action & adventure,action & adventure romance,action & adventure war & military,literature & fiction,thriller & suspense,genre fiction historical,historical military,British & Irish fiction,
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
One of England's most dramatic victories, the battle of Agincourt is more than history; it is legend. Immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry V, the against-all-odds fight pitted the undermanned and overwhelmed English against their tireless French adversaries. Following the whole campaign of 1415, from the disasters at the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the field at Agincourt, this exhilarating epic of survival and slaughter is at once a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination, as the author brings to life the inspiring story of the common men who were responsible for the uncommon victory.
Author: Martin Archer
Publisher: Company of Archers
Arrows fly, swords clash, nobles and church men are gulled out of their coins, and the French and Venetians are successfully blamed for things they did not do. This is the first book in Martin Archer's action-packed saga of Cornwall's Company of Archers at the dawn of Britain's military supremacy and the beginning of its great merchant companies. It is an enjoyable and sometimes witty read that sticks pins into the church and nobility along the way. The on-going saga of the Company of Archers is set in dangerous and gritty medieval England during a time when there was great upheaval in Britain as the barons rose against the king, the Saracens were lashing out against the Christians in the Holy Land for starting another crusade, and Islamic pirates from the Barbary Coast were fighting for control of the Mediterranean. This is British and English historical fiction at its action-packed best. It will appeal to readers who enjoy books such as George R. R. Martin's The Game of Thrones and authors such as Bernard Cornwell, Jeffrey Archer, C.S. Forester, Griff Hosker, Peter Darman, and Jerry Auteri.
Author: Stephen Turnbull
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. Driven by strict codes of honour and bound by deep allegiances of rank, family or religion, the elite warriors of medieval Japan were bold fighters, loyal comrades and deadly enemies, With rare material from Japanese sources and lavish artwork and photography, this book examines the military lives, beliefs and battle experience of four formidable warrior types Â? samurai, ninja, warrior monk and ashigaru foot soldier Â? resulting in a highly authoritative account of Japan's warrior elite.
Author: David Ditchburn, Angus Mackay
Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends to the broadest definition of Europe from the Atlantic coast to the Russian steppes * each map approaches a separate issue or series of events in Medieval history, whilst a commentary locates it in its broader context * as a body, the maps provide a vivid representation of the development of nations, peoples and social structures. With over 140 maps, expert commentaries and an extensive bibliography, this is the essential reference for those who are striving to understand the fundamental issues of this period.
Author: J. Cohen
This study examines the monsters that haunt twelfth-century British texts, arguing that in these strange bodies are expressed fears and fantasies about community, identity and race during the period. Cohen finds the origins of these monsters in a contemporary obsession with blood, both the literal and metaphorical kind.
Author: David Gilman
Publisher: Head of Zeus
'Like a punch from a mailed fist, MASTER OF WAR gives a true taste of the Hundred Years War. It is a gripping chronicle of pitched battle, treachery and cruelty. The stench and harshness of medieval life is ever present' ROBERT FABBRI, bestselling author of the Vespasian series. England, 1346: For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy – dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or take up his war bow and join the king's invasion of France. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone will learn the brutal lessons of war – from the terror and confusion of his first taste of combat, to the savage realities of siege warfare. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare, a battle that will change the course of Blackstone's life, a battle that is just the first chapter in a book of legend – Blackstone: Master of War.
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publisher: Random House
Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries, and guilty passions, Tuchman re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal “Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary NOTE: This edition does not include color images.
Author: Walter Rodney
Publisher: Verso Books
The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for working class Black Power. His deportation catalyzed 20th century Jamaica's most significant rebellion, the 1968 Rodney riots, and his scholarship trained a generation how to think politics at an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding of the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the 38-year-old Rodney would be assassinated. In his magnum opus, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Rodney incisively argues that grasping "the great divergence" between the west and the rest can only be explained as the exploitation of the latter by the former. This meticulously researched analysis of the abiding repercussions of European colonialism on the continent of Africa has not only informed decades of scholarship and activism, it remains an indispensable study for grasping global inequality today.
Author: Geraldine Heng
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics. In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that "thinking out loud" process. It is an absorbing record of two friends trying to explain to one another their views on the problems and events that determined their destinies. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.
Author: Stephen Harris, Bryon L. Grigsby
Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages unravels some of the many misinterpretations that have evolved concerning the medieval period, including: the church war science art society With an impressive international array of contributions, the book will be essential reading for students and scholars involved with medieval religion, history, and culture.