Fiction

Grey Lady

Grey Lady

Author: Jenny Maxwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748109098

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Ben Jacardi was the first of his family to make his life on the canals - as a bargeman and also as the builder of the narrowboat, Grey Lady. His mentor was Josiah Armstrong who had taken him in as an apprentice and who came to regard him as the son he'd wanted his own to be, but who flitted with all his savings. Ben's awkward courtship and early years of marriage to Faith eventually settles into a strong partnership, further enhanced with the birth of James. And it is James who discovers his father's true ancestry and learns how he has unwittingly followed the footprints of his forebears.
Baronetage

The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for ...

The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland for ...

Author: Robert Phipps Dod

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555073873

Category: Baronetage

Page: 576

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The Peerage Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland...

The Peerage Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland...

Author: Charles R. Dodd

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10455088

Category:

Page:

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Nobility

The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, for ...

The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, for ...

Author: Charles Roger Dod

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101015307554

Category: Nobility

Page: 762

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History

Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Author: James Daybell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192566683

Category: History

Page: 351

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Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England represents one of the most comprehensive study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period to be undertaken, and acts as an important corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, male, and non-political. Based on over 3,000 manuscript letters, it shows that letter-writing was a larger and more socially diversified area of female activity than has been hitherto assumed. In that letters constitute the largest body of extant sixteenth-century women's writing, the book initiates a reassessment of women's education and literacy in the period. As indicators of literacy, letters yield physical evidence of rudimentary writing activity and abilities, document 'higher' forms of female literacy, and highlight women's mastery of formal rhetorical and epistolary conventions. Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England also stresses that letters are unparalleled as intimate and immediate records of family relationships, and as media for personal and self-reflective forms of female expression. Read as documents that inscribe social and gender relations, letters shed light on the complex range of women's personal relationships, as female power and authority fluctuated, negotiated on an individual basis. Furthermore, correspondence highlights the important political roles played by early modern women. Female letter-writers were integral in cultivating and maintaining patronage and kinship networks; they were active as suitors for crown favour, and operated as political intermediaries and patrons in their own right, using letters to elicit influence. Letters thus help to locate differing forms of female power within the family, locality and occasionally on the wider political stage, and offer invaluable primary evidence from which to reconstruct the lives of early modern women.

The Well in the Desert: An Old Legend of the House of Arundel

The Well in the Desert: An Old Legend of the House of Arundel

Author: Emily Sarah Holt

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465582522

Category:

Page:

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Gentry

A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland

A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: John Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293008495610

Category: Gentry

Page:

View: 978

“The” Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, of Great Britain and Ireland

“The” Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, of Great Britain and Ireland

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z20262030X

Category:

Page: 768

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History

An Account of an Elizabethan Family

An Account of an Elizabethan Family

Author: Jo Ann Moran Cruz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108492515

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 432

This volume is an invaluable portrait of family, kinship, regional and national dynamics in the Tudor and early Stuart period. Based on letters and papers that Cassandra Willoughby found in the family library, her Account focuses on the women of the family, and offers insight into sixteenth-century family dynamics, gentry culture and court connections.

The Well in the Desert (Esprios Classics)

The Well in the Desert (Esprios Classics)

Author: Emily Sarah Holt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794862906

Category:

Page: 114

View: 822

England

A General Index to the Historical and Biographical Works of John Strype

A General Index to the Historical and Biographical Works of John Strype

Author: John Strype

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433070299429

Category: England

Page:

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