The Murder Of King James I

Author: Alastair Bellany
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021782X
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A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly forty years. In this exhaustively researched new book, two leading scholars of the era, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, uncover the untold story of how a secret history of courtly poisoning shaped and reflected the political conflicts that would eventually plunge the British Isles into civil war and revolution. Illuminating many hitherto obscure aspects of early modern political culture, this eagerly anticipated work is both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.

The Anglo Norman Language And Its Contexts

Author: Richard Ingham
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1903153301
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Collection examining the Anglo-Norman language in a variety of texts and contexts, in military, legal, literary and other forms.

Female Transgression In Early Modern Britain

Author: Richard Hillman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317135881
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Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The essays presented here cover a range of ’transgressive’ women: daughters, witches, prostitutes, thieves; mothers/wives/murderers; violence in NW England; violence in Scotland; single mothers; women as (sexual) partners in crime. Contributions illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring female transgression as a process, not of crossing fixed boundaries, but of negotiating the epistemological space between representation and documentation.

Pahlavi Texts

Author: Edward William West
Size: 63.49 MB
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