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Mercenaries To Conquerors


Author : Paul Brown
language : en
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date : 2016-10-14


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When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a generation these men would have seized control of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? Paul Brown, in this thoroughly researched and absorbing study, seeks to answer these questions and throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean. Throughout he focuses on the military side of their progress, as they advanced from mercenaries to conquerors, then crusaders. The story of the campaigns they undertook in Italy, Sicily, the Balkans and the Near East reveals their remarkable talent for war. The dominant role played by a succession of Norman leaders is a key theme of the narrative – a line of ambitious and ruthless soldiers that ran from Robert Guiscard and Bohemond to Roger II and Tancred.

Mercenaries And Paid Men


Author : John France
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2008-01-01


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Why were mercenaries such a commonplace of war in the medieval and early modern periods and why have they traditionally been so poorly regarded? Who were mercenaries, and how were they distinguished from other soldiers? The contributors to this volume attempt to cast light on these questions.

Mercenaries


Author : Jack Ludlow
language : en
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Release Date : 2011-01-24


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Six brothers, trained since birth to become great warriors, prepare to experience their first taste of battle... 1033, the Norman/French border. The sons of Tancred de Hautville are following in their father's footsteps. As knights, they have but one true purpose: to fight. But denied service with their duke, they are forced to take employment as mercenaries: their unequalled battle skills are for hire to the highest bidder. Victory and defeat, betrayal and revenge combine as the desperation to rule the wealthy Norman lands becomes an intense battle, testing even the strongest of ties.

The Conqueror S Lady The Mercenary S Bride His Enemy S Daughter


Author : Terri Brisbin
language : en
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Release Date : 2012-07-01


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The Conqueror's Lady To save her people and lands, the lady Fayth is forced to marry a powerful Breton knight. Brave and honourable, Giles Fitzhenry is a born warrior who has never been able to shake off the shame of his illegitimate birth. Giles has conquered all, but the ultimate battle will be for his new lady's love…and her utter surrender! The Mercenary's Bride Brice Fitzwilliam is awarded the title and lands of Thaxted…now the warrior waits to claim his promised virgin bride! But Gillian of Thaxted will be no man's prize! She will however submit to the conquering knight's powerful physique and dark, piercing eyes. Brice thought he would pleasure his new wife out of duty – but it's become a nightly pleasure! The chink in his armor will be if he gives his heart to his new bride… His Enemy's Daughter Once irresistible to women, Soren Fitzrobert's life was changed forever by a brutal wound. Now Soren has taken revenge by claiming his enemy's daughter. Left temporarily blind by his invasion, innocent Sybilla trembles before the scarred barbarian. But it's not entirely out of fear. Forced into marriage, Sybilla must surrender to Soren's seduction, one sense at a time…

The Genuine Works Of Flavius Josephus The Jewish Historian


Author : Flavius Josephus
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1824


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The English And Their History


Author : Robert Tombs
language : en
Publisher: Knopf
Release Date : 2015-10-27


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"The English and Their History presents the momentous story of England "first as an idea, and then as a kingdom, as a country, a people and a culture." Here, in a single volume, is a fresh and comprehensive account of the English and their history. With extraordinary insight, Robert Tombs examines language, literature, law, religion, politics, and more while investigating the sources of England's collective memory and belief. The English and Their History spans 700,000 years, from the island's very first inhabitants to the present day, stopping along the way to recount the tales of conquerors, kings, and queens; a nation's myths and legends, facts and extraordinary truths. No history of England has come close to matching the scale and scope of this historical masterwork--with an eye for detail to rival his ambition, Tombs has managed to cover every significant happening and development over hundreds of thousands of years while accessibly explaining how they connect. But The English and Their History is more a work of narrative nonfiction than one of reference or record, expertly guiding the reader from footprints in the mud of early Homo sapiens through Shakespeare, Reformation, revolution, and industrialization in a narrative stretching all the way to the present"--

Edinburgh Review Or Critical Journal


Author :
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1859


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