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The Hideout
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The HideoutThe Hideout

 A powerful and moving novel about one man's final, fatal, heroic act of resistance in Nazi France.
 
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Tags: heroic, resistance, France, Hideout, fatal
Edward I: A New King Arthur?
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Edward I: A New King Arthur?Edward I (1272-1307) is one of the most commanding of all English rulers. He fought in southwest France, in Wales, In Scotland and in northern France, he ruled with ruthlessness and confidence, undoing the chaotic failure of his father, Henry III's reign. He reshaped England's legal system and came close to bringing the whole island of Great Britain under his rule. He promoted the idea of himself as the new King Arthur, his Round Table still hanging in Winchester Castle to this day. His greatest monuments are the extraordinary castles--Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Harlech and Conwy--built to ensure his rule of Wales and some of the largest of all medieval buildings.
 
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Tags: Arthur, Wales, Edward, France, Round
Henry V: Playboy Prince To Warrior King
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Henry V: Playboy Prince To Warrior KingForemost medieval historian Anne Curry offers a new reinterpretation of Henry V and the battle that defined his kingship: Agincourt
Henry V's invasion of France, in August 1415, represented a huge gamble. As heir to the throne, he had been a failure, cast into the political wilderness amid rumours that he planned to depose his father. Despite a complete change of character as king - founding monasteries, persecuting heretics, and enforcing the law to its extremes - little had gone right since. He was insecure in his kingdom, his reputation low. On the eve of his departure for France, he uncovered a plot by some of his closest associates to remove him from power.
 
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Tags: Henry, France, extremes, little, right
The Birth of Nobility : Constructing Aristocracy in England and France, 900-1300
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The Birth of Nobility : Constructing Aristocracy in England and France, 900-1300

For 300 years separate and mutually uncomprehending English and French historiographies have confused the history of medieval aristocracy. Unpicking the basic assumptions behind both national traditions, this book explains them, reconciles them and offers entirely new ways to take the study of aristocracy forward in both England and France.
 
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Tags: aristocracy, France, England, entirely, 900-1300
The Rough Guide Snapshot France: Burgundy
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The Rough Guide Snapshot France: Burgundy

The Rough Guide Snapshot France: Burgundy is the ultimate travel guide to this delightful region at the very heart of France, celebrated for its food and wine. It leads you through Burgundy with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from visiting Roman remains in Autun to feasting on boeuf bourguignon, sipping Chablis and settling into a château.
 
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Tags: Burgundy, France, Rough, Snapshot, Guide