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A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland

By Bernard Burke
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  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: the-priest-hunters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating investigation the lives of four priest hunters – Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia. Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and Irish nationalism became inexorably linked and priests were outlawed. The Priest Hunters shines a light on these men who hunted them. Sean naSagart was Irishman who was been condemned to death for horse stealing but was reprieved on condition he become a priest hunter. Edward Tyrrell was an English mercenary driven solely by greed. Barry Lowe indulged in such acts as tying a priest behind his horse and dragging him through the brush. John Garzia, who had fled the Spanish Inquisition, arrived in Ireland and evidently sought revenge hunting down priests. An incredible account of some of the most hated men in Ireland.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

By David Hey
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191044938
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: the-oxford-companion-to-family-and-local-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

Bound for the East Indies

By Andrew Norman
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  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: bound-for-the-east-indies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The loss of East Indiaman HCS `Halsewell' on the coast of Dorset in southern England in January 1786, touched the very heart of the British nation. `Halsewell' was just one of many hundreds of vessels which had been in the service of the Honourable East India Company since its foundation in the year 1600. In the normal course of events, `Halsewell' would have been expected to serve out her working life, before passing unnoticed into the history books. However, this was not to be. Halsewell's loss was an event of such pathos as to inspire the greatest writer of the age Charles Dickens, to put pen to paper; the greatest painter of the age J. M. W. Turner, to apply brush to canvas, and the King and Queen to pay homage at the very place where the catastrophe occurred. Artefacts from the wreck continue to be recovered to this very day which, and for variety, interest, curiosity, and exoticism, rival those recovered from Spanish armada galleons wrecked off the west coast of Ireland two centuries previously. Such artefacts shed further light both on `Halsewell' herself, and on the extraordinary lives of those who sailed in her.

Romantic Women Writers Reviewed, Part II vol 6

By Ann R Hawkins,Stephanie Eckroth
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000748537
  • Total of Pages : 1312
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: romantic-women-writers-reviewed-part-ii-vol-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This multi-volume reset collection will address a significant shortfall in scholarly work, offering contemporary reviews of the work of Romantic women writers to a wider audience.

Family Nibbles - Volume 3

By Mark Jarvis
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  • Publisher : Mark Jarvis
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 464
  • Pdf File: family-nibbles-volume-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Family Nibbles - Volume 3, Stories of Our Jarvis English Heritage" is a compilation of stories from the blog site familynibbles.com. These stories include genealogy research on one line of Jarvis/Jervis families in the English Midlands, as well as some historical context and events. Join our journey as we search for an elusive ancestor, Elizabeth Jervis. We believe she's a widow and a Quaker, and left England for Pennsylvania around 1682. How in the world is it possible to find her in England? We get help along the way from a great genealogist and historian. And a DNA match pulls another Jervis family into the story. With this help, we begin to piece together the story of the Jervis families at the confluence of Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire. We discover some Jervis gentry families in this area, and learn that Jervises were here back in the 13th century. Using our DNA, we learn how our families migrated from Scandinavia. We study Quakers and Quaker meeting records. Piece by piece, our search builds a story of people, hopes and troubles, hardships and charity. In the end we find Elizabeth Jervis, but the journey has been the fun part.

Poetic Sisters

By Deborah Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 1611484863
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: poetic-sisters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poetic Sisters explores the personal and literary connections among five eighteenth-century women poets. Anchored in the work of Anne Finch, author of “A Nocturnal Reverie,” this book explores a female literary network, and emphasizes the range and extent of these writers’ poetic achievement and its resonance for the twenty-first-century reader.

Astronomy in India, 1784-1876

By Joydeep Sen
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822981653
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: astronomy-in-india-1784-1876.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientific observational astronomy.

A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

By Jane Kamensky
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393608611
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: a-revolution-in-color.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A stunning biography…[A] truly singular account of the American Revolution." —Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire Through an intimate narrative of the life of painter John Singleton Copley, award-winning historian Jane Kamensky reveals the world of the American Revolution, rife with divided loyalties and tangled sympathies. Famed today for his portraits of patriot leaders like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, Copley is celebrated as one of America’s founding artists. But, married to the daughter of a tea merchant and seeking artistic approval from abroad, he could not sever his own ties with Great Britain. Rather, ambition took him to London just as the war began. His view from abroad as rich and fascinating as his harrowing experiences of patriotism in Boston, Copley’s refusal to choose sides cost him dearly. Yet to this day, his towering artistic legacy remains shared by America and Britain alike.

Family Matters

By Michael Sharpe
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  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Book Code : 1844686507
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: family-matters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Family history is one of Britain's most popular pastimes. Around six million people in Britain are researching their family trees, and genealogy is one of the top categories for online searches. The opening up of public records, the growth of family history societies and the introduction of computers and the internet have made the subject accessible to everyone. Yet, while there is no shortage of books on how to do family history, few writers have attempted to put the field itself into a historical and social context, and no popular history of the subject has been published in Britain in the last 50 years. That is why Michael Sharpes new history is so significant. He traces the rise of genealogy from an esoteric interest of gentlemen and scholars to a mainstream hobby enjoyed by millions. He describes in vivid detail the landmark events and the personalities behind them, telling the story of the evolution of family history through the eyes of those involved. His original and highly readable work offers a fresh perspective on an activity that is not just a fast-growing leisure pursuit but also a rapidly expanding business sector and an important field for public policy.

English Country Houses and Landed Estates

By Heather Clemenson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000393801
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: english-country-houses-and-landed-estates.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1982, and based on extensive research in estates’ archives, this book outlines the changing fate of the 500 largest estates in England over the centuries. It examines estates in their heyday and looks at their changing role as they declined in the twentieth century, showing how some estates have survived and describing the differing uses to which country houses have been put.

Perilous Passages

By Julie Chappell
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137277688
  • Total of Pages : 173
  • Category : History
  • Members : 220
  • Pdf File: perilous-passages.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study will significantly further our interpretations of the unique autobiography of Margery Kempe, lay woman turned mystic and visionary. Following the manuscript from a Carthusian monastery through history, Chappell bridges the gaps in our understanding of the transmission of texts from the medieval past to the present.

The Richest Woman in America

By Janet Wallach
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385531982
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: the-richest-woman-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A captivating biography of America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time. No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal to more than 2 billion dollars today. A strong believer in women being financially independent, she offered valuable lessons for the present times. Abandoned at birth by her neurotic mother, scorned by her misogynist father, Hetty set out as a child to prove her value. Following the simple rules of her wealthy Quaker father, she successfully invested her money and along the way proved to herself that she was wealthy and therefore worthy. Never losing faith in America's potential, she ignored the herd mentality and took advantage of financial panics and crises. When everyone else was selling, she bought railroads, real estate, and government bonds. And when everyone was buying and borrowing, she put her money into cash and earned safe returns on her dollars. Men mocked her and women scoffed at her frugal ways, but she turned her back and piled up her earnings, amassing a fortune that supported businesses, churches, municipalities, and even the city of New York itself. She relished a challenge. When her aunt died and did not leave Hetty the fortune she expected, she plunged into a groundbreaking lawsuit that still resonates in law schools and courts. When her husband defied her and sank her money on his own risky interests, she threw him out and, marching down to Wall Street, quickly made up the loss. Her independence, outspokenness, and disdain for the upper crust earned her a reputation for harshness that endured for decades. Newspapers kept her in the headlines, linking her name with witches and miscreants. Yet those who knew her admired her warmth, her wisdom, and her wit. Set during a period of financial crisis strikingly similar to our current one, acclaimed author Janet Wallach's engrossing exploration of a fascinating life revives a rarely-mentioned queen of American finance.