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A Brief History of the Vikings
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Jonathan Clements
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'From the Fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord.' Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and
A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Tom Bowling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From Stevenson's Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in popular culture has long been with us. But pirates are not all as charming as Johnny Depp. In ancient times Thracians, Cilicians and Illyrians terrorised traders in the Mediterranean, while the Barbary pirates of North
A Brief History of Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Richard Killeen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: Hachette UK

From the dawn of history to the decline of the Celtic Tiger - how Ireland has been shaped over the centuries. Ireland has been shaped by many things over the centuries: geography, war, the fight for liberty. A Brief History of Ireland is the perfect introduction to this exceptional place,
A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Martyn Whittock
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life in this fascinating new portrait that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Thus we glimpse 11th-century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of
A Brief History of the Knights Templar
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Helen Nicholson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history of this legendary medieval order now writes a full account of the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon, to give them their full title, bringing the latest findings to a