Books on History of William the Conqueror

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Title: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

"So engrossing, clearheaded, and lucid that its arrival is not just welcome but cause for celebration."—Dan Cryer, Newsday

Stephen Greenblatt, the charismatic Harvard professor who "knows more about Shakespeare than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did" (John Leonard, Harper's), has written a biography that enables us to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life; full of drama and pageantry, and also cruelty and danger; could have become the world's greatest playwright. A young man from the provinces—a man without wealth, connections, or university education—moves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an achievement to be explained?

Will in the World interweaves a searching account of Elizabethan England with a vivid narrative of the playwright's life. We see Shakespeare learning his craft, starting a family, and forging a career for himself in the wildly competitive London theater world, while at the same time grappling with dangerous religious and political forces that took less-agile figures to the scaffold. Above all, we never lose sight of the great works—A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and more—that continue after four hundred years to delight and haunt audiences everywhere. The basic biographical facts of Shakespeare's life have been known for over a century, but now Stephen Greenblatt shows how this particular life history gave rise to the world's greatest writer. Bringing together little-known historical facts and little-noticed elements of Shakespeare's plays, Greenblatt makes inspired connections between the life and the works and deliver "a dazzling and subtle biography" (Richard Lacayo, Time). Readers will experience Shakespeare's vital plays again as if for the first time, but with greater understanding and appreciation of their extraordinary depth and humanity.

A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2004; Time magazine's #1 Best Nonfiction Book; A Washington Post Book World Rave ; An Economist Best Book ; A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book; A Christian Science Monitor Best Book; A Chicago Tribune Best Book; A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Best Book ; NPR's Maureen Corrigan's Best.

Finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction

Author(s): Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN 13: 9780393327373
Pages: 448
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Title: The Top 10 Greatest Generals: Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, William the Conqueror, Saladin, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Robert E. Lee, and George Patton

Includes pictures depicting important people, places, and events in each man's life.
Author(s): Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN 13: 9781492767732
Pages: 384
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Title: The Infortunate

First published by Penn State Press in 1992, The Infortunate has become a staple for teachers and students of American history. William Moraley’s firsthand account of bound servitude provides a rare glimpse of life among the lower classes in England and the American colonies during the eighteenth century. In the decade since its original publication, Susan Klepp and Billy Smith have unearthed new information on Moraley’s life, both before his ill-fated venture as an indentured servant from England to the “American Plantations” and after his return to England. This revised edition features this additional information while presenting the autobiography in a new way, offering more explicit emphasis for students and teachers in college, university, and high school about how to read and interpret Moraley’s autobiography.

Author(s): William Moraley
ISBN 13: 9780271026763
Pages: 208
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Title: William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror was a formidable personality, whose political imagination and ruthless will were the driving force of the Norman Conquest of England. In this biography, David Bates describes the full scope of William’s achievements in both Normandy and England, setting them firmly in the context of Europe in an age of change and turmoil. William showed himself to be an outstanding soldier and an extremely effective ruler, who combined great fortitude with an unbending insistence on his own authority. He was also cruel, greedy, and intolerant—a man who pitilessly stamped out opposition and shamelessly manipulated facts to justify dubious enterprises.

Author(s): David Bates
ISBN 13: 9780752429601
Pages: 320
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Title: History of William the Conqueror

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Author(s): Jacob Abbott
ISBN 13: 9781616088477
Pages: 176
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Title: William the Conqueror

Author(s): Hilaire Belloc
ISBN 13: 9780895554680
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Title: William the Conqueror (Yale English Monarchs Series)

Author(s): David C. Douglas
ISBN 13: 9780300078848
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Title: William the Conqueror

Author(s): Peter Rex
ISBN 13: 9781445606989
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Title: William Rufus

William II, better known as William Rufus, was the third son of William the Conqueror and England's king for only 13 years (1087-1100) before he was mysteriously assassinated. In this vivid biography, here updated and reissued with a new preface, Frank Barlow reveals an unconventional, flamboyant William Rufus-a far more attractive and interesting monarch than previously believed. Weaving an intimate account of the life of the king into the wider history of Anglo-Norman government, Barlow shows how William confirmed royal power in England, restored the ducal rights in France, and consolidated the Norman conquest.
Author(s): Frank Barlow
ISBN 13: 9780300082913
Pages: 512
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Title: William the Conqueror

A masterful biography of the Norman king who conquered England in 1066 and changed the country forever.
Author(s): Peter Rex
ISBN 13: 9781445660172
Pages: 304
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Title: The Plantagenets

An epic history of the Plantagenet royal dynasty traces its first king's inheritance of a violence-stricken realm through the family's growth of a powerful empire that stretched from Scotland to Jerusalem, citing the enduring influences of ...
Author(s): Dan Jones
ISBN 13: 9780143124924
Pages: 560
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Title: History of William the Conqueror: Makers of History

Author(s): Jacob Abbott
ISBN 13: 9781605207971
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Title: The Wars of the Roses

The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret ...
Author(s): Dan Jones
ISBN 13: 9780143127888
Pages: 416
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Title: The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestry

Author(s): Trevor Rowley
ISBN 13: 9780752460253
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