When Stuart Tremaine, portrait painter for the highest society of Regency London, sees Polly Butler in the public room of a remote village inn, he knows that she is the model he has always looked for, and that he must paint her portrait, even if only on the sign of her husband's inn, THE IMPERIAL MAUD. What he does not know is that he will fall in love with his model, or that he already has two rivals: Will Butler, who wants to keep her as an unpaid servant in his inn, and Jack Waggoner, who would broaden her horizons by taking her to London-and a life of prostitution. Then the presence in the same village of the mad Countess of Westbury, whose husband has stolen Tremaine's wife, and the Countess's distraught companion, Mary Grey, adds confusion to the mix.
THE IMPERIAL MAUD Q? Robert E. Moore The Imperial Maud All Rights Reserved © 2004 by Robert. iUniverse, Inc. New York Lincoln Shanghai miuniyersecom ISBN: 0-595-32972-1 ISBN: 978-0-5957-7758-7 (ebook) Printed in the United.
Author: Robert Moore
Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, ruled from 1100 to 1135, a time of fundamental change in the Anglo-Norman world. This long-awaited biography, written by one of the most distinguished medievalists of his generation, offers a major reassessment of Henry’s character and reign. Challenging the dark and dated portrait of the king as brutal, greedy, and repressive, it argues instead that Henry’s rule was based on reason and order. C. Warren Hollister points out that Henry laid the foundations for judicial and financial institutions usually attributed to his grandson, Henry II. Royal government was centralized and systematized, leading to firm, stable, and peaceful rule for his subjects in both England and Normandy. By mid-reign Henry I was the most powerful king in Western Europe, and with astute diplomacy, an intelligence network, and strategic marriages of his children (legitimate and illegitimate), he was able to undermine the various coalitions mounted against him. Henry strove throughout his reign to solidify the Anglo-Norman dynasty, and his marriage linked the Normans to the Old English line. Hollister vividly describes Henry’s life and reign, places them against the political background of the time, and provides analytical studies of the king and his magnates, the royal administration, and relations between king and church. The resulting volume is one that will be welcomed by students and general readers alike.
Orderic exaggerates just slightly, for we know of one Norman in Maud's entourage, Henry archdeacon of Winchester, ... It must also have disappointed Maud that although her husband had received the imperial crown from the pope, ...
Author: C. Warren Hollister
Publisher: Yale University Press
Mary Fawler Maude. a once flourished in Judæa . ... An imperial guard was appointed to watch over them ... but such care has been unavailing ; not a root nor a branch of the balsam - tree is now to be found in all Palestine .
Author: Mary Fawler Maude
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A Novel Maude Whiteford (fict.name.) CHAPTER XIII . RAYMO AYMOND ERLE was punctual in his fulfilment of the appointment he made to look Ward up in the evening , and was quite sober when he did so . It was daily becoming more difficult ...
Author: Maude Whiteford (fict.name.)
Mary Fawler Maude ... “ Glancing onwards from the Colosseum to the right , the eye rests upon the arch of Constantine , the first Christian emperor of Rome - Christian , alas ! whose way to the imperial purple was tracked in blood .
Author: Mary Fawler Maude
This eBook edition of "Anna Karenina (Annotated Maude Translation)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Widely considered a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first real novel and Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as a work of art". His opinion was shared by Vladimir Nabokov, who especially admired "the flawless magic of Tolstoy's style", and by William Faulkner, who described the novel as "the best ever written". Plot: A bachelor, Vronsky is willing to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky eventually takes Anna to Europe where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828 – 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Aylmer Maude (1858-1938) and Louise Shanks Maude (1855-1939) is highly considered by scholars.
When the deacon had finished the prayer for the Imperial family, the priest holding a book turned to the bride and bridegroom. 'Eternal God who joinest them that were separate,' he read.
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life. A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year Love, murder, war, betrayal This is the story of the five extraordinary queens who helped the Norman kings of England rule their dominions. Recognised as equal sharers in the royal authority, their story is packed with tragedy, high drama, even comedy. Heroines, villains, stateswomen, lovers Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conqueror in his invasion of England in 1066, and culminating in the turbulent life of the Empress Maud, whoc claimed to be queen of England in her own right and fought a bitter war to the end, the five Norman queens are revealed as hugely influential figures and fascinating characters. In Alison Weir's hands, these pioneering women reclaim their rightful roles at the centre of English history.
ON 7 JANUARY 1114 , Maud, now nearly twelve, was married to the Emperor Heinrich, who was twenty-seven. They celebrated their nuptials at Worms Cathedral 'with great magnificence', the bride 'bearing herself with all the dignity of a ...
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
Maud Essulton was I had been a year at Shrewsbury : more like wine of Cyprus , or that It was again autumn - a clear ... Under mobile , eloquent ; Olive's were re- that plane - tree - nobler than the solute , imperial ; Maud's were ...
Against the seething political intrigues of twelfth-century Europe, two royal heirs surrender to passion as they vie for the English throne. At nine, Maud, an English princess, was sent to Germany to become the bride of the Holy Roman Emperor—a political alliance with a man her father’s age. At twenty-five, the widowed Maud must marry once again, this time to fourteen-year-old Geoffrey Plantagenet. But it is with Stephen of Blois, Maud’s fiercest rival for the British throne, that the headstrong princess discovers the true meaning of desire. Stephen, a descendant of William the Conqueror, believes absolutely in his God-given right to rule. Torn between his illicit passion for Maud and his own towering ambition, he knows he must choose. Stephen’s decision will wrench him from the arms of the woman he loves, ignite civil war, and lead to a shattering act of betrayal that, decades later, will come full circle and change the course of English history.
ALMOST FIVE YEARS later Maud was a widow, in May 1125 the Emperor died, and with his passing her glorious years of prestige and authority came to an abrupt end. As Maud had borne no children, the Imperial throne passed to a cousin of ...
Author: Ellen Jones
Publisher: Open Road Media