This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849019398
Size: 44.86 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 4422

Download Read Online

This Sceptred Isle. What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

This Sceptred Isle 55bc 1087

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Publishing
ISBN: 9780563553557
Size: 41.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 3893

Download Read Online

This Sceptred Isle 55bc 1087. Covers the years 55BC to 1087. Tells the beginning of the story of Britain: 400 years of peace under the Romans before the ininvasion of those who would become the English - Angles, Saxons, Danes and Norwedians.

This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd
ISBN: 9781845299941
Size: 61.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1349

Download Read Online

This Sceptred Isle. What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during the past 2000 years. Following the thought-provoking style of the original This Sceptred Isle, this new volume brings to life the character and frustrations so carefully studied by allies and enemies for twenty-one centuries - from Romans to al-Qaeda. Here Lee makes all the connections with institutions and changing industrial and social characteristics that even show us that Britishness is not exclusively British. At a time when a major section of the British, the English, appear to be less and less sure who they are and who they are meant to be, This Sceptred Isle confirms who it is we really are.

This Sceptred Isle

Author: Christopher Lee
Publisher: Bbc Publications
ISBN: 9780563537489
Size: 32.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3760

Download Read Online

This Sceptred Isle. In this work, Christopher Lee tells the stories of some of the most powerful families that have shaped the history of the British Isles over the past thousand years—many families that were older and more powerful than the monarchy itself. Influential families, including the Churchills, the Cavendishes, and the Norfolks are discussed, as well as several powerful Scottish and Irish clans. Finally, there is a consideration of those, who, in a wholly new arena, have continued the tradition of dynastic power through the 20th century and into the 21st—the so-called "media barons."

Shakespeare And National Culture

Author: John J. Joughin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719050510
Size: 45.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1229

Download Read Online

Shakespeare And National Culture. Shakespeare continues to feature in the construction and refashioning of national cultures and identities in a variety of forms. There is, and was, a German Shakespeare (East and West); there is the contested legacy of a colonial Shakespeare in former British possessions; there is the post-national Shakespeare who has become the focus of debates concerning multiculturalism. Shakespeare has often been co-opted to serve nationalism yet it has also served to contest and transform it in complex and contradictory ways. The examples are legion. In situating the question of Shakespeare and national culture in its global perspective this volume draws together original essays by the leading scholars in the field.

Spectred Isle

Author: KJ Charles
Publisher: KJC Books
ISBN: 0995799075
Size: 47.24 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 1545

Download Read Online

Spectred Isle. Archaeologist Saul Lazenby has been all but unemployable since his disgrace during the War. Now he scrapes a living working for a rich eccentric who believes in magic. Saul knows it’s a lot of nonsense...except that he begins to find himself in increasingly strange and frightening situations. And at every turn he runs into the sardonic, mysterious Randolph Glyde. Randolph is the last of an ancient line of arcanists, commanding deep secrets and extraordinary powers as he struggles to fulfil his family duties in a war-torn world. He knows there’s something odd going on with the haunted-looking man who keeps turning up in all the wrong places. The only question for Randolph is whether Saul is victim or villain. Saul hasn’t trusted anyone in a long time. But as the supernatural threat grows, along with the desire between them, he’ll need to believe in evasive, enraging, devastatingly attractive Randolph. Because he may be the only man who can save Saul’s life—or his soul. Book 1 of the Green Men series