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Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Georgette Heyer
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-02-28
  • ISBN : 1446456374
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Georgette Heyer and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-02-28 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer! 'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser 'Once you step into her world, you won't look back.' Katie Fforde 'If you haven't ready Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' Harriet Evans ___________ A veteran campaigner at the age of twenty-five, Brigade-Major Harry Smith is reputed to be the luckiest man in Lord Wellington's army. But at the siege of Badajos, his friends foretell the ruin of his career. For when Harry meets the defenceless Juana, he falls instantly in love. With the selfsame ardour he so frequently displays in battle, Harry dives happily into marriage. In his beautiful young bride, he finds a kindred spirit: bold and courageous, she is his perfect match. But for Juana, who chooses to accompany her new husband's army, a long, perilous year of war must follow ... ___________ Readers love The Spanish Bride . . . ***** 'I'm totally in awe of Georgette Heyer's ability to bring history to life.' ***** 'Her books on the Peninsular War are just... brilliant.' ***** 'Heyer did an amazing job on this one!' ***** 'One of her most exciting books; I couldn't put it down.' ***** 'This book is must read for anyone with a love of period drama, war and romance.'

Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Laurien Gardner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-01-02
  • ISBN : 1101220341
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Laurien Gardner and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-01-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The queen who married a Tudor and a tyrant. Her name was Catherine. For over two decades, she was Queen of England, until her failure to bear the king a son, her advancing age, and King Henry VIII's obsession with Anne Boleyn cost Catherine the crown, her marriage, and her life. This is her story, told from the point of view of Estrella de Montoya, her trusted maid of honor, who traveled from Spain to England with her, and witnessed the triumphs and tragedies of her amazing life.

Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Amanda McCabe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-03-13
  • ISBN : 1101572876
  • Pages : 202 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Amanda McCabe and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A delightful Regency read” (June Calvin) from one of Signet Regency Romance’s beloved authors, Amanda McCabe. Available Digitally For the First Time Six years have passed since Carmen Montero, a Spanish countess, and Peter Everdean, the Earl of Clifton, fell desperately in love on a Spanish battlefield. The two were blissfully married before a congregation of army tents and bursting cannonballs. But after a single night together, Carmen and Peter were separated during the chaos of wartime. Each believing the other dead, they survived the war—if survival is possible after losing one’s heart. Now, fate has reunited the soul mates—but pride and dark secrets stand in the way of recapturing the love they once shared… Amanda McCabe writes “Flawlessly crafted historical romance.”—Chicago Tribune Don’t miss Amanda McCabe’s Scandal in Venice and more of her Signet Regency Romances: Lady Rogue, The Star of India, The Errant Earl, available September 2012, The Golden Feather, available October 2012, One Touch of Magic, available November 2012, and The Rules of Love, available December 2012.

Book Eug  nie  Or  The Spanish Bride

Download or read book Eug nie Or The Spanish Bride written by Florence De Vere and published by . This book was released on 1856 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Georgette Heyer Bundle  The Convenient Marriage The Spanish Bride

Download or read book Georgette Heyer Bundle The Convenient Marriage The Spanish Bride written by Georgette Heyer and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 2 in 1 edition features The Spanish Bride and The Convenient Marriage - two of Georgette Heyer's hugely popular Regency novels. The Spanish Bride Shot-proof, fever-proof and a veteran campaigner at the age of twenty-five, Brigade-Major Harry Smith is reputed to be the luckiest man in Lord Wellington's army. But at the siege of Badajos, his friends foretell the ruin of his career. For when Harry meets the defenceless Juana, a fiery passion consumes him. Under the banner of honour and with the selfsame ardour he so frequently displays in battle, he dives headlong into marriage. In his beautiful child-bride, he finds a kindred spirit, and a temper to match. But for Juana, a long year of war must follow. The Convenient Marriage When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans.

Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Georgette Heyer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1992-01
  • ISBN : 9780749305154
  • Pages : 377 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Georgette Heyer and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1992-01 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Spanish Bridegroom

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  • Author : Jean Plaidy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-09-13
  • ISBN : 1448150302
  • Pages : 308 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bridegroom written by Jean Plaidy and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the pen of international multi-million copy bestseller Jean Plaidy comes a beautifully evocative depiction of the story of Philip II of Spain and the Tudor Queen Mary. Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory. 'Full-blooded, dramatic, exciting' -- Observer 'Outstanding' -- Vanity Fair 'It is hard to better Jean Plaidy when she is in form' -- Daily Mirror 'I was gripped from the first page' -- ***** Reader review 'A riveting read' -- ***** Reader review 'Great story - could not put it' -- ***** Reader review **************************************************************** To restore the power of Spain and bring England back to the iron embrace of the Holy Church, the young Philip agrees to marry Mary Tudor. His golden hair and pale skin fill the middle-aged Queen with thoughts of hitherto forbidden pleasures. Yet Philip is merely playing the servant to his country... Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, this powerful novel traces the story of Philip II - and of the woman who came to know this cold-blooded monster only as a devoted husband and a sensual lover.

Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Walter O'Meara
  • Publisher : Museum of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 1990
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 396 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Walter O'Meara and published by Museum of New Mexico Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Spanish Match

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  • Author : Alexander Samson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-05-15
  • ISBN : 1351881655
  • Pages : 254 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Match written by Alexander Samson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 1623 Charles, Prince of Wales, the young heir to the English and Scottish thrones donned a false wig and beard and slipped out of England under the assumed name of John Smith in order to journey to Madrid and secure for himself the hand of the King of Spain's daughter. His father James I and VI had been toying with the idea of a Spanish match for his son since as early as 1605, despite the profoundly divisive ramifications such a policy would have in the face of the determined 'Puritan' opposition in parliament, committed to combatting the forces of international Catholicism at every opportunity. With the Spanish ambassador, the machiavellian Count of Gondomar's encouragement to 'mount' Spain, Charles impetuously took matters into his own hands and as the negotiations stalled he departed secretly in the guise of Mr Smith to win with his romantic and foolhardy daring what his father could not achieve through diplomacy. The eventual failure and public humiliation that followed his journey to Madrid has been cited as a major influence on Charles's subsequent development and policies as king. Until now, there has been no attempt to systematically explore the failure of the Spanish match from an interdisciplinary perspective, including what it reveals about the practice of diplomacy, the taste, art, and dress of the period, its literature and the long-term consequences for Anglo-Spanish relations. In this volume leading scholars from a variety of disciplines analyse the reactions and representations of Charles's romantic escapade and offer their insights into the affair. In doing so many traditional assumptions about the trip are overturned. By taking into account the political, social, religious and international dimensions of the event, and examining historical, literary and artistic evidence, this volume paints a rounded, lively and vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes of the Jacobean age.

Book The Spanish Bride

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  • Author : Amanda McCabe
  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780451204011
  • Pages : 228 pages

Download or read book The Spanish Bride written by Amanda McCabe and published by Berkley. This book was released on 2001 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Six years after being separated from her new husband, Peter Everdean, the Earl of Clifton, on the battlefields of Spain, Carmen Montero, a Spanish countess, is reunited with him, only to discover that pride and dark secrets threaten to destroy their love. Original.

Book Arthur s Illustrated Home Magazine

Download or read book Arthur s Illustrated Home Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1873 with total page 846 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Parterre of fiction  poetry  history   c

Download or read book The Parterre of fiction poetry history c written by and published by . This book was released on 1835 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Culture of Piracy  1580 1630

Download or read book The Culture of Piracy 1580 1630 written by Claire Jowitt and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By examining the often marginal figure of the pirate (and also the hard-to-distinguish privateer), The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630 shows how flexibly these figures served to comment on English nationalism, international relations, and contemporary politics. The first book-length treatment of the cultural impact of Renaissance piracy, this study underlines how despite its transgressive nature, piracy can be seen as a key mechanism which served to connect peoples and regions.

Book The Politics of Princely Entertainment

Download or read book The Politics of Princely Entertainment written by Valeria De Lucca and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-03 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout early modern Europe, patronage became a means for the dominant classes to highlight their wealth, intellectual finesse, and cultural and political agendas, particularly within the court and religious institutions. Musical events like operas and carnival parades were an especially essential component of this patronage. However, the ways in which music patronage changed during the second half of the seventeenth century have largely remained underexplored. At the time, profound social and cultural transformations influenced the production and consumption of music in radical and permanent ways, not least through the influence of the Colonna family - Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna and his wife Maria Mancini. Two of the most active patrons of seventeenth-century Italy, they were particularly active in the musical life of Rome. Through their sponsorship of an unprecedented number of operas, serenatas, and oratorios, they supported the careers of the most prominent composers, librettists, and musicians of the period. A new exploration of this period of music patronage, The Politics of Princely Entertainment follows Lorenzo Onofrio and Maria beyond the borders of Rome and through their far-reaching personal and institutional travels - to Venice, Naples, and the Kingdom of Aragon. Author Valeria De Lucca traces the journeys of not only scores and librettos, but also the singers, composers, and librettists whose art reached these distant corners of Europe through the Colonna family's patronage activities. The Politics of Princely Entertainment is a welcome addition to scholarly understanding of music patronage beyond traditional boundaries of gender, geography, and institutions.

Book Louis XIV

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  • Author : John S.C. Abbott
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2019-09-25
  • ISBN : 3734074290
  • Pages : 222 pages

Download or read book Louis XIV written by John S.C. Abbott and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Louis XIV by John S.C. Abbott

Book Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest

Download or read book Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest written by Agnes Strickland and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest  By Agnes Strickland      A New Edition  Carefully Revised and Augmented  In Six Volumes

Download or read book Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest By Agnes Strickland A New Edition Carefully Revised and Augmented In Six Volumes written by Agnes STRICKLAND and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: