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Confident royal
Author: Shrabani BASU
Publisher: Presses de la Cité
ISBN: 2258146879
Pages: 269
Year: 2017-09-21
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La reine et le serviteur " Je l'apprécie tellement. Il est si bon, doux et compréhensif... il m'apporte un réel réconfort. " C'est en ces termes que la reine Victoria parla d'Abdul Karim, un Indien de confession musulmane qui fut son confident et son professeur d'urdu durant les dernières années de son règne. En moins d'un an, ce greffier adjoint de la prison d'Agra, âgé de vingt-quatre ans et fraîchement débarqué en Angleterre pour être serviteur lors du jubilé d'or de la reine, devint l'un des hommes les plus puissants de la Cour britannique. La relation intense et controversée qu'ils entretinrent manqua de déclencher une révolte au sein du Palais royal. Abdul n'en resta pas moins aux côtés de la monarque, jusqu'à la fin, usant notamment de son influence lors des premiers mouvements d'indépendance des colonies. Soigneusement documenté et rédigé dans un style romanesque, ce livre aborde une période méconnue de la vie de la reine Victoria : une amitié extraordinaire et une histoire d'amour inoubliable.
Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-In)
Author: Shrabani Basu
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525434429
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-08-29
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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears, releasing September 22, 2017. History’s most unlikely friendship—this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearestcompanion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim. In the twilight years of her reign, after the devastating deaths of hertwo great loves—Prince Albert and John Brown—Queen Victoria meets tall and handsome Abdul Karim, a humble servant from Agra waiting tables at her Golden Jubilee. The two form an unlikely bond and within a year Abdul becomes a powerful figure at court, the Queen’s teacher, her counsel on Urdu and Indian affairs, and a friend close to her heart. This marked the beginning of the most scandalous decade in Queen Victoria’s long reign. As the royal household roiled with resentment, Victoria and Abdul’s devotion grew in defiance. Drawn from secrets closely guarded for more than a century, Victoria & Abdul is an extraordinary and intimate history of the last years of the nineteenth-century English court and an unforgettable view onto the passions of an aging Queen.
Grand Battery
Author: Jon Sutherland, Diane Canwell
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844159418
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-01-01
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How would you have fared as one Napoleon's marshals, or in command of a division of redoutable British redcoats under Wellington? Grand Battery offers you the chance to find out. This book includes all the rules you need to play miniature wargames set in the Napoleonic Wars, plus plenty of useful background information you need to get started. The book provides a concise historical overview of the events and battles of the period, and includes sections on the weapons and tactics of the various armies. The buyer's guide gives an up-to-date survey of the wealth of ranges of miniatures available and advice on which are compatible with which. Organizational tables give a breakdown of typical formations for all the major combatants and most of the minor ones (any one for a Wurttemburg infantry division?), allowing you to structure your collection and also to organize hypothetical games quickly with 'off the peg' orders of battle. Three historical scenarios are also included, each with their own specific orders of battle, maps, objectives and victory conditions. The rules themselves, which utilize an innovative card-driven turn sequence to simulate the unpredictable ebb and flow of battle, are designed for playability, while still giving 'realistic' results and rewarding sound tactics. Though designed primarily for division level games with 25 or 15mm figures, the command and control system takes account of corps or even the largest army level games and they are easily adaptable to any figure scale. Get ready to march to the sound of the guns!
Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing
Author: Emily A. Winkler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192540432
Pages: 352
Year: 2017-10-19
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It has long been established that the crisis of 1066 generated a florescence of historical writing in the first half of the twelfth century. Emily A. Winkler presents a new perspective on previously unqueried matters, investigating how historians' individual motivations and assumptions produced changes in the kind of history written across the Conquest. She argues that responses to the Danish Conquest of 1016 and the Norman Conquest of 1066 changed dramatically within two generations of the latter conquest. Repeated conquest could signal repeated failures and sin across the orders of society, yet early twelfth-century historians in England not only extract English kings and people from a history of failure, but also establish English kingship as a worthy office on a European scale. Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing illuminates the consistent historical agendas of four historians: William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon, John of Worcester, and Geffrei Gaimar. In their narratives of England's eleventh-century history, these twelfth-century historians expanded their approach to historical explanation to include individual responsibility and accountability within a framework of providential history. In this regard, they made substantial departures from their sources. These historians share a view of royal responsibility independent both of their sources (primarily the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and of any political agenda that placed English and Norman allegiances in opposition. Although the accounts diverge widely in the interpretation of character, all four are concerned more with the effectiveness of England's kings than with the legitimacy of their origins. Their new, shared view of royal responsibility represents a distinct phenomenon in England's twelfth-century historiography.
Forgotten Aviator
Author: Barry S. Martin
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608449297
Pages: 256
Year: 2011
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OUT OR WAR-TORN SKIES, A LEGENDARY PILOT IS BORN Royal Leonard (1905-1962) flew in and out of aviation history - just on the edge of fame. His exploits mirror important developments in the Golden Age of American Aviation (1925-1941) and the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). "If Royal's story were told in a novel," says long-time China pilot and author Felix Smith, "nobody would believe it all could have happened to one man." Royal learned his craft at the West Point of the Air in San Antonio, Texas. As a Western Air Express night mail pilot, he pioneered blind flying along the treacherous Rocky Mountains. As a TWA pilot, he introduced celestial navigation. An early Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) officer, he fought for mail plane safety at the cost of his job. He flew the Lockheed Orion in which Wiley Post and Will Rogers later crashed and attributed their fatal accident to a surprising cause. During the 1930s, a handful of elite pilots were racers. Jackie Cochran selected Royal as a copilot for the MacRobertson Race of the Century between England and Australia. Royal also competed in the Bendix Death Race in a Gee Bee Widow Maker. Before World War II, Royal worked for the Chinese warlord known as the Young Marshal who kidnapped Nationalist dictator Chiang Kai-shek and changed the course of Chinese history. Royal provided Communist political commissar Chou En-lai his first plane ride and later served as Chiang Kai-shek's personal pilot. During the war, Royal's roles were unique. Claire Chennault chose him to command the Flying Tigers Bomber Group. Royal briefed Colonel Jimmy Doolittle on Chinese landing fields for the Tokyo Raid. Royal, Chennault and Madame Chiang Kai-shek planned their own Tokyo bombing raid. Royal survived flying the Skyway to Hell over the Hump for China National Aviation Corporation. No wonder after a perilous flight war correspondent Martha Gellhorn described Royal as her "hero." Author's Biography The author has spent twenty years uncovering a rich trove of private documentary sources about the Forgotten Aviator. Martin is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary and has an M.A. in history from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of California - Berkeley. He is a retired Administrative Law Judge and resides in Sacramento, California with his wife, Carolyn.
The Royal Dictionary Abridged
Author: Abel Boyer
Year: 1771
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The Royal Dictionary, French and English, and English and French ...
Author: Abel Boyer
Year: 1729
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A Queen for the Taking?
Author: Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460327276
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-03-01
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Innocent in the king's bed… Spare to the throne, Alessandro Diomedi never expected to be dragged back to Maldinia and thrust beneath the crown. Upheaval has ravaged his country, but one thing has stayed the same: the woman he must now marry. Trained from birth to be the perfect queen, it's finally time for Liana Aterno to do her duty. But Sandro is not the man she remembers. Cynical and brooding King Sandro unexpectedly ignites a fire in her that sparks rebellion! When their first electrifying kiss nearly proves both their undoing, Sandro is determined to unleash all the passion his mysterious queen has learned to hide so well!
The New Royal and Universal English Dictionary ...
Author: J. Johnson
Year: 1763
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Saving the Royal Mail's universal postal service in the digital age
Author: Richard Hooper, Great BritainDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0101793723
Pages: 49
Year: 2010-09-10
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The Coalition Government asked Richard Hooper to update the 2008 report "Modernise or decline: policies to maintain the universal postal service in the United Kingdom" (Cm. 7529, 2008, ISBN 9780101752923). He finds the universal postal service still under serious threat, with most of the original causes for concern having got worse: the market and Royal Mail's market share continue to decline; the company has still not modernised sufficiently; the accounting pension deficit has grown from £2.9bn to £8.0bn; the current regulatory regime is not fit for purpose. The 2008 recommendation that private sector capital is required by Royal Mail is reiterated, for several reasons. The company is unlikely to generate sufficient cash to finance the modernisation required. Private sector capital will inject private sector disciplines and reduce the risk of political intervention in commercial decisions. And the state of the public finances means that Royal Mail will find it harder to compete for Government capital against other public spending priorities. But private capital will not be attracted without action on the pension deficit and the regulatory regime. The historic pension deficit should be taken over by the public purse. A new regulatory framework must be created that increases certainly for investors in the postal services sector in general and in Royal Mail in particular. Postcomm has recently consulted on a new framework, and this should be built upon. This update sets out the high level principles that should guide regulation, ensuring the overall burden is reduced.
The Royal Dictionary Abridged. I. French and English II. English and French
Author: Abel Boyer
Year: 1751
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Casino Royale
Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 0141187581
Pages: 192
Year: 2004-06-01
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At the casino in Deauville Bond's game is baccarat, for stakes that run into millions of francs. But away from the discreet salons, it's 007 versus one of Russia's most powerful and ruthless agents.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Author: Charles Hutton, Royal Society (Great Britain), Richard Pearson
Year: 1809
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Confident Music Performance
Author: Barbara Schneiderman
ISBN: 0595531326
Pages: 164
Year: 2008
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Pragmatic and poetic... a rational, eminently workable program of personal exploration and discovery to be embraced along with the nuts and bolts of musical study... advice that a healthy attitude toward performance is a skill which can be learned and will be handsomely rewarded. Frank R. Wilson, MD, Health Program for Performing Arts, UCSF An intriguing analysis of the nature of musical performance... Oliver Sacks, MD Artistic in content and style as well as evocative... a reader's invitation to embrace the intimacy of making music... delightfully thoughtful... Kyle Pruett, Psychiatrist, Yale Child Study Center Bravo... a beacon... revealing and illuminating for aspiring performers Aube Tzerko
The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort
Author: Theodore Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108059805
Pages: 598
Year: 2013-04-18
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A lawyer by profession, Theodore Martin (1816-1909) gained literary distinction as both a humorous essayist and versatile translator. He found his greatest success, however, in the role of biographer to Prince Albert (1819-61). Commissioned by Queen Victoria to memorialise her late husband, this five-volume work was first published between 1875 and 1880. Intended as a continuation of the biography begun by Charles Grey (also reissued in this series), it has been described as 'less adulatory in tone than might be expected'. A treasury of letters and memoranda, it presents a detailed portrait of the character, words and deeds of a man whose life was necessarily immersed in the great events of his time. Volume 2 covers the period from 1848 to 1854, the births of Princes Arthur and Leopold, the collapse of the Chartist movement and the 'spectacular success' of the Great Exhibition of 1851.