The Cost of the Crown


Author: Claudia Esh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781933753058
Category: Anabaptists
Page: 122
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"The dark bloody battle of the sixteenth-century Reformation rages in the hearts of young Margriete and her closest friend, Grietje. Go with them as they decide if they are willing to pay the cost of the crown"--Back cover.

The Cost of Empire

The Finances of the Kingdom of Naples in the Time of Spanish Rule
Author: Antonio Calabria
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522281
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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A uniquely broad, comprehensive and sophisticated analysis of an early modern fiscal system.

The Crown and Canadian Federalism


Author: D. Michael Jackson
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 145970990X
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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More than ever Canada’s constitutional monarchy should be treasured as a distinct asset for the nation. Following Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author D. Michael Jackson traces the story of the monarchy and the Crown and shows how they are integral to Canada’s parliamentary democracy. His book underscores the Crown’s key contribution to the origins, evolution, and successful functioning of Canadian federalism, while the place of the monarchy in francophone Canada and the First Nations receives special attention. Complex issues such as the royal prerogative, constitutional conventions, the office of lieutenant governor, and Canada’s honours system are made readily accessible to the general reader. Jackson examines the option of republican governance for Canada and concludes that responsible government under a constitutional monarchy is far preferable. He further argues that the Crown should be treasured as a distinct asset for Canada.

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1852


Author: Various
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108054447
Category: History
Page: 726
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The 1852 Nautical Magazine reports on the Arctic, China and Turkey, British docks, collieries and shipbuilding, and the Great Exhibition.

Ministers of the Crown


Author: Rodney Brazier
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 9780198259886
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 379
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In the first work of its kind, Brazier successfully tackles the Herculean task of describing and evaluating contemporary Ministerial life and how it is affected by the law, constitutional convention, and political practice. Ministers of the Crown provides a detailed and concise description of the legal and political position of Ministers, and of their work within the contemporary British governmental system. It covers the daily work of Ministers in their departments and collectively in government; their benefits andpay; as well as how politicians prepare themselves for office and the legal and other qualifications which are required for appointment. Detailed coverage is given to Ministers as legislators, how Ministers are required to exercise their legal powers, and the position of Ministers as plaintiffs anddefendants. Finally, the loss of office, and its consequences, is considered. As a detailed assessment of Ministerial life this book is invaluable, but Brazier's capacity to bring the Ministerial world to life using a wealth of contemporary and fascinating detail, transforms a potentially dry subject.

Die Normannin


Author: Patricia Bracewell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644537917
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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«Was für ein großartiges Buch! Eine faszinierende, kaum bekannte Epoche, eine spannende, dicht erzählte Geschichte und Figuren von großer Lebendigkeit.» (Diana Gabaldon) Im Jahre des Herrn 1001 beginnt für die junge Emma ein neues Leben. Ihr Bruder, Herzog der Normandie, gibt sie dem englischen Herrscher zur Frau. Es geht um Macht und Politik, um Emma geht es nicht. Und König Æethelred scheint auch alles andere als in Liebe zu seinem neuen Weib entbrannt. Emma wird schnell bewusst, dass sie nicht nur Königin ist, sondern mehr noch eine Gefangene, Geisel in einem bösen Spiel. Doch so zart die junge Frau wirkt, so unbeugsam kämpft sie um ihren Weg zur Macht und für ihren Sohn. Doch dann befällt Unglück das Land: Sven Gabelbart, König der Dänen, überzieht mit seinen Wikingerhorden die englischen Reiche mit Brand, Raub und Mord. Und wieder ist Emmas Schicksal offen ...

The Cost of This Crown

The Heightened Need for Intervention in a Unipolar System
Author: Ali S. Zaidi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781401058388
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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"The collapse of the Soviet Union produced the greatest change in global power relationships since World War II. With Moscow's headlong fall from super power status, the bipolar structure that had shaped the security policies of the major powers for nearly half a century vanished and the United States emerged as the sole surviving superpower. This new era presents new opportunities and challenges for those who make American foreign policy and for those who teach and study it. In this book, Ali Zaidi presents a three-part theorum: (1) unipolarity is good, peaceful, and worth preserving, (2) the chief threat to unipolarity is U.S. failure to do enough. U.S. must answer calls for intervention by intervening in a substantial and complete way, (3) in the present system, the alternatives to unipolar unilateral action are inefficient and unsound." --Back cover.

Der Feuerstein

Roman
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641105463
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 528
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Die beste Heldin aller Zeiten Endlich wieder eine Heldin, die man lieben muss! Prinzessin Elisa, Trägerin des Feuersteins und kluge Königstochter, könnte alles sein für ihr Volk – Retterin und Auserwählte. Doch Elisa ist dick und von Selbstzweifeln geplagt, und weder ihr Vater noch ihre schöne Schwester oder ihr viel zu gut aussehender Bräutigam scheinen der schüchternen und mehr als rundlichen Sechzehnjährigen sonderlich viel zuzutrauen. Erst als Elisa entführt wird und nicht nur ihr Leben in Gefahr ist, zeigt sie, was in ihr steckt ... Alle hundert Jahre wird ein Mensch auserwählt, den göttlichen Feuerstein zu tragen. Prinzessin Elisa von Orovalle ist so eine Steinträgerin. Aber Elisa ist auch dick und außerdem nur die Zweitgeborene. Diejenige, die noch nie etwas Herausragendes vollbracht hat – und die auch nicht glaubt, das jemals tun zu können. Doch dann wird sie an ihrem sechzehnten Geburtstag die geheime Ehefrau eines schönen und mächtigen Königs – eines Königs, dessen Reich im Innern von Intrigen und von außen von grausamen Invasoren bedroht wird und der eine Heldin und keine Versagerin an seiner Seite braucht. Er ist jedoch nicht der Einzige, der Elisa für seine Zwecke einspannen will. Als die Prinzessin von mysteriösen Rebellen entführt wird, nimmt sie ihr Schicksal erstmals selbst in die Hand: Mit all ihrem Mut, ihrer Entschlossenheit und Klugheit schließt sie sich den Aufständischen an und kämpft gegen die feindliche Armee. Denn Elisa weiß, der Feuerstein, der in ihrem Nabel schlummert, könnte ihr unglaubliche Macht verleihen. Falls es ihr gelingt, seine Magie zu entfesseln. Falls sie nicht zu früh stirbt. Denn das ist das Schicksal der meisten Auserwählten ...

The Cost of a Crown, a Story of Douay & Durham; A Sacred Drama in Three Acts


Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781378058091
Category: History
Page: 150
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The King, the Crown, and the Duchy of Lancaster

Public Authority and Private Power, 1399-1461
Author: Helen Castor
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191542480
Category: History
Page: 358
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In 1399 Henry Bolingbroke, duke of Lancaster, seized the throne of England to become Henry IV. From 1399, therefore, the Lancastrian kings - unlike their royal predecessors - commanded not only the public authority of the crown, but also the private power of the Duchy of Lancaster. Until now, this has been seen simply as an advantage to the Lancastrian crown, and as an uncontroversial part of the evolution of a 'royal affinity' during the later middle ages. However, this study makes clear that profound tensions existed between the role of the king and that of his alter ego, the duke of Lancaster. This book examines the complex relationship between the king, the crown and the Duchy of Lancaster at both a national and a local level, focusing particularly on the north midlands and East Anglia and, in so doing, sheds light on the nature and functioning of the late medieval English monarchy.

The Cost of Counterterrorism

Power, Politics, and Liberty
Author: Laura K. Donohue
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139469579
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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In the aftermath of a terrorist attack political stakes are high: legislators fear being seen as lenient or indifferent and often grant the executive broader authorities without thorough debate. The judiciary's role, too, is restricted: constitutional structure and cultural norms narrow the courts' ability to check the executive at all but the margins. The dominant 'Security or Freedom' framework for evaluating counterterrorist law thus fails to capture an important characteristic: increased executive power that shifts the balance between branches of government. This book re-calculates the cost of counterterrorist law to the United Kingdom and the United States, arguing that the damage caused is significantly greater than first appears. Donohue warns that the proliferation of biological and nuclear materials, together with willingness on the part of extremists to sacrifice themselves, may drive each country to take increasingly drastic measures with a resultant shift in the basic structure of both states.

The Cambridge History of India


Author: Mortimer Wheeler
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
Page: 96
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Court Culture and the Origins of a Royalist Tradition in Early Stuart England


Author: R. Malcolm Smuts
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216967
Category: History
Page: 322
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Court Culture and the Origins of a Royalist Tradition in Early Stuart England R. Malcolm Smuts "The sharpest feature of this book is that it takes poetry, pictures, and architecture seriously by seeing these as major items of historical testimony. . . . An engaging and sensitive study."--"American Historical Review" "Smuts's great strength is his grasp of the politics of the age. . . . At every point he is able to buttress his arguments about Charles I's 'cultural policy' by reference to Charles's social, economic, and foreign policy."--"Journal of Modern History" "The book's virtues are numerous. Smuts, a historian, has read widely, pulling together much valuable information while offering intelligent insights of his own. . . . Particularly valuable is the book's emphasis on the social and factional complexity of the court and thus of the art it produced and consumed."--"Sixteenth Century Journal" "Smuts's book deserves a wide readership. Provocative in the best sense of the word, it challenges the reader at every turn and offers a running commentary on possibilities for future research."--"Journal of British Studies" In this work R. Malcolm Smuts examines the fundamental cultural changes that occurred within the English royal court between the last decade of the sixteenth century and the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642. R. Malcolm Smuts is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is editor of "The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture" and author of "Culture and Power in England, ca. 1585-1685." 1987 - 336 pages - 6 x 9 - 30 illus. ISBN 978-0-8122-1696-7 - Paper - $24.95s - 16.50 World Rights - History, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts"

The Price of Glory

Verdun 1916
Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937521
Category: History
Page: 400
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The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. Its aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death and a battleground whose once fertile terrain is even now a haunted wilderness. Alistair Horne's classic work, continuously in print for over fifty years, is a profoundly moving, sympathetic study of the battle and the men who fought there. It shows that Verdun is a key to understanding the First World War to the minds of those who waged it, the traditions that bound them and the world that gave them the opportunity.

A Brief Review of the Rise and Progress, Services and Sufferings, of New England

Especially the Province of Massachuset's-Bay. Humbly Submitted to the Consideration of Both Houses of Parliament
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 32
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Journals of the House of Lords


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Appendices accompany vols. 64, 67-71.

The procurement of legal aid in England and Wales by the Legal Services Commission

ninth report of session 2009-10 : report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215543660
Category: Political Science
Page: 43
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The Legal Services Commission spends £2.1 billion a year on buying civil and criminal legal aid, mainly from solicitors and barristers, and a further £125 million on administration. The Commission has successfully arrested the increase in legal aid spending in the last five years, but the Committee found it is an organisation with poor financial management and internal controls and deficient management information. These weaknesses resulted in the Commission having its annual accounts qualified for 2008-09 and an assessment that its procurement and administration of criminal legal aid posed risks to value for money. The Committee reports confusion and uncertainty about the respective roles of the Commission and the Ministry of Justice which has led to duplication of effort on some issues and a lack of clarity about who should be responsible for others. The Commission is the sole buyer of legal aid and it is important that it knows it is paying the right price for this. But it does not know enough about the costs and profitability of firms to know if it has set its fees at an appropriate level or whether they give value for money. The Commission has been responsible for implementing significant reforms to legal aid, which were recommended by Lord Carter of Coles in 2006. However, constant changes in staff at senior level and poor planning of the changes has meant that reforms have often been delayed, have not always kept to their timetable and have not been properly evaluated to assess their impact.

Statistics in Engineering

A Practical Approach
Author: Andrew Metcalfe
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780412492204
Category: Mathematics
Page: 456
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Statistics in Engineering provides a succinct introduction to statistics. The ideas are introduced with examples set in their practical context. The underlying mathematics are given in an informal way and are included for those who find that mathematical justification helps their understanding of concepts, and for anyone who needs to take the subject further The author indicates sections that can be omitted without any loss of continuity. The book is kept as simple as possible, and assumes only some familiarity with elementary calculus and matrices. The first seven chapters of the book cover a typical 40-hour statistics module taken by engineering or science students who are beginning the subject. This includes the basic ideas, relationships between variables, and the design and analysis of experiments. The final chapter looks at some important engineering situations that are not fully covered by the methods of the preceding chapters.

The Nautical Magazine for 1872


Author: Various authors,Various
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108056512
Category: History
Page: 630
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The 1872 Nautical Magazine combines reports on science and technology, popular literature, and comment on political, legal and commercial matters.