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The English Civil War

Author : Timothy Venning
ISBN : 9781473827820
Genre : History
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With hindsight, the victory of Parliamentarian forces over the Royalists in the English Civil War may seem inevitable but this outcome was not a foregone conclusion. Timothy Venning explores many of the turning points and discusses how they might so easily have played out differently. ?What if, for example, Charles I had capitalized on his victory at Edgehill by attacking London without delay? Could this have ended the war in 1642? His actual advance on the capital in 1643 failed but came close to causing a Parliamentarian collapse Ð how could it have succeeded and what then? Among the many other scenarios, full consideration is given to the role of Ireland (what if Papal meddling had not prevented Irish Catholics aiding Charles?) and Scotland (how might Montrose's Scottish loyalists have neutralized the Covenanters?). The author analyses the plausible possibilities in each thread, throwing light on the role of chance and underlying factors in the real outcome, as well as what might easily have been different.


Author : Robert Conroy
ISBN : 9780307414342
Genre : Fiction
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The Civil War comes alive in all its passion and fury–only now the Brits are fighting . . . alongside the Confederacy Outraged when the U.S. Navy seizes three Confederates aboard an English sailing ship, Britain retaliates by entering the fray in support of the Rebels–and suddenly it’s a whole new war. Once again, cotton is king as the North’s blockade crumbles before the might of the Royal Navy. While Lincoln confronts the monumental challenge of vanquishing mighty Britannia, the Redcoats revive their 1812 penchant for burning down American cities, and Union troops see Canada as ripe for the picking. From the Mississippi bayou to the Pennsylvania farmlands to the woods of Maine, the great armies of Generals Grant and Lee face off in the nation’s deadliest conflict. And to the victor goes history. From the Paperback edition.

Stars And Stripes Triumphant

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 9780307416759
Genre : Fiction
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In England, Irish-born citizens are being herded into prison camps. On the high seas, a furious British Navy is seizing American cargo ships bound for Europe. And on the Thames, a new weapon of unparalleled destructive force is sailing toward an impregnable city–spearheaded by a daring act of espionage. For U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, Britain’s Queen Victoria, Lord Palmerston, and a loyal opposition, a day of reckoning is at hand . . . and so is history’s most astounding battle. Harry Harrison’s series of alternate history, based on the U.S. Civil War, stands as a provocative work of imagination, drama, and brilliant historical insight. Now in the thrilling finale, Harrison tells a stunning, action-packed story of America’s rapidly growing military might being locked, loaded, and aimed at the heart of England itself. For the two countries that share a language and a heritage, the conflict began at the dawn of the U.S. Civil War. Just as America was about to tear itself to pieces, Britain itself committed an act of war by seizing a U.S. packet ship. In retaliation, the Confederate States rejoined the Union and took up arms against England. Repulsing a British invasion, and defeating her majesty’s army first in Canada, then in Mexico, then in Ireland, American pride and power swelled. Britain, like a wounded lion, howled in shame and anger. Now, Queen Victoria’s empire is more dangerous than ever before, turning against the Irish on her own soil, flexing her naval might, and all but forcing a weary President Lincoln to authorize the next step in a headlong journey toward war. A tale of daring and strategy, Stars and Stripes Triumphant explores how arrogance turns superpowers into victims, how regional conflicts can explode into world wars, and how the personalities of a few men and women can change the course of history itself–for better or for worse. From the Hardcover edition.

The Rough Guide To England

Author : Robert Andrews
ISBN : 9781405388436
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to England is the definitive guide to this fascinating country with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions in England. Discover England's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from how best to explore England's beautiful countryside to the country's rich collection of castles, cathedrals and prehistoric remains, with plenty of offbeat attractions along the way. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in England, relying on up-to-date reviews of the best hotels and restaurants, the most authentic pubs and clubs, and the most exciting activities and experiences. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you to explore every corner of this superb country, whilst stunning photography makes The Rough Guide to England your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to England.

Alternative History Byzantine Glory

Author : Source: Wikia
ISBN : 1234729032
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 109. Chapters: Nations, Wars, American Revolutionary War, Balkan War, Byzantine-Abyssinian War, Byzantine-Mongol War, Byzantine Civil War, Byzantine Empire, Crusader Wars, Fifth Global War, First Italian War, First Mesoamerican War, First Muslim War, Fourth Global War, Iberia War, Italian Civil War, List of Nations, Second Muslim War, Third Global War, Timeline, Wars, List of Nations, American Revolutionary War, Balkan War, Byzantine-Abyssinian War, Byzantine-Mongol War, Byzantine Civil War, Crusader Wars, Fifth Global War, First Global War, First Italian War, First Mesoamerican War, First Muslim War, Fourth Global War, Franco-English War, Iberia War, Italian Civil War, Second Global War, Second Muslim War, Third Global War. Excerpt: After their success in the Second Global War, Britain had won a major victory, but also had serious war debts to pay. They turned to the Byzantines, who could not help as they themselves had large debts to handle, so payment was denied. The Byzantines had to keep their economy steady as to keep their new overseas territories, and to supply their territories with troops. The Byzantines now showed more support for the reconstructed France than Britain, mainly to help reestablish good relations and support a returned ally. What became known as the Diplomatic Revolution, a new France and Spain became allied to the Byzantines, while Britain, who left the Byzantium Pact in 1769, established good relations with many of the states in Germany, and with Russia, which was increasingly becoming antagonistic to the Byzantines. The Byzantium Pact now consisted mainly of the Byzantine Empire, France, Spain, Prussia, Sweden, and Poland in Europe, against the British alliance of Britain, Austria, Hanover, Hesse, Denmark, the Dutch Republic, and Portugal. Meanwhile, in America, colonists were subjected to increasingly harsh taxes, eventually leading many colonists to feel ...

Fashoda Alternate History Tales

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Is our reality the only one? Our History the only that is real? What if there were parallel dimensions/universes to our own where History has taken different paths? This book is about that possibility. To imagine ?what might have been? is a new (when compared to other science fiction older themes) and fascinating subgenre of Science Fiction called ?Alternate History?. So ?alternate history? is what this book is all about mainly about what if the Fashoda Incident had led to war- Britain and France have always been allies during all the twentieth century. Both nations have fought and won the two World Wars. They have been together (with little disagreement at least) on the same side of Cold War and finally together in the European Union. Therefore, it is difficult to imagine and understandable that so few people today know that in the late nineteenth century, 1898 to be precise, both those ?great allies? were brought to the verge of war! It was the Fashoda Incident. However in our reality the French backed away allowing the British all territorial claims to Fashoda and in exchange France received rights over Morocco. This was the last crisis between the UK and France and from that moment on the ?Entente Cordiale? that allied both countries was born and is still alive today. Nevertheless, that particular crisis might have gone out of control, France might not have yielded its interests to the British what would cause grave consequences. The worst one is that a war might have been fought between the French and British that might have changed all the next century (the twentieth century). Even today's world might be a very different place... However the thematic of a different (and worst) Fashoda incident although the central one it is not the only one in this book, I also imagine others- what if Portugal has never existed? What if the communists (and not the Nazis) have took over Germany in the 1930`s? What if Rasputin has survived and latter turned into a dictator of a Dark Magic regime in Russia? And these are only some examples. Have fun!

Stars Stripes Forever

Author : Harry Harrison
ISBN : 0307416739
Genre : Fiction
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On November 8, 1861, a U.S. navy warship stopped a British packet and seized two Confederate emissaries on their way to England to seek backing for their cause. England responded with rage, calling for a war of vengeance. The looming crisis was defused by the peace-minded Prince Albert. But imagine how Albert's absence during this critical moment might have changed everything. For lacking Albert's calm voice of reason, Britain now seizes the opportunity to attack and conquer a crippled, war-torn America. Ulysses S. Grant is poised for an attack that could smash open the South's defenses. In Washington, Abraham Lincoln sees a first glimmer of hope that this bloody war might soon end. But then disaster strikes: English troops have invaded from Canada. With most of the Northern troops withdrawn to fight the new enemy, General William Tecumseh Sherman and his weakened army stand alone against the Confederates. Can a divided, bloodied America defeat England, or will the United States cease to exist for all time? From the Paperback edition.

The Sailors Snug Harbor

Author : Gerald J. Barry
ISBN : 0823220737
Genre : History
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Four days before his death on June 5th, 1801, Robert Richard Randall signed a remarkable will, which provided that his mansion and 21-acre farm be used to maintain and support "aged, decrepit, and worn out sailors." However, as the 1820's approached, and land values began to soar, the legislature was asked to modify the Randall will so that Sailor's Snug Harbor could be built somewhere other than the Randall farm. In May 1831, a 130-acre farm overlooking Upper New York Bay and the Kill van Kull was purchased on Staten Island for $10,000. Year-by-year, buildings were added until there were 55 major structures. The Harbor produced its own electricity and steam, grew its own food, and had its own water supply, a church, cemetery, hospital, theater, library. At the start of the twentieth century, more than 1,000 old sailors were in residence. Beginning in 1950, as part of a 'modernization and improvement plan, ' two dozen buildings on the Staten Island property were bulldozed. Next on the destruction list were the Sailors' Snug Harbor dormitories which would be replaced by a 120-room modern infirmary insisted upon by the State Department of Health. At this point, the city's new Landmarks Preservation Commission stepped in. On October 14, 1965, at its first designation hearing, the Commission landmarked and saved the old dormitories. Property for a new institution for the old sailors was found in Sea Level, North Carolina, down the road from a hospital just taken over by Duke University Medical Center. Citing the proximity of Duke's hospital to the new Harbor site, New York's surrogate court approved relocation. Mayor John Lindsay, in June 1973, announced a plan to turn the Sailors' Snug Harbor buildings into a national showplace of culture and education. Over the years, the Sailors' Snug Harbor has housed various cultural institutions, including the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Arts, the Staten Island Botanical Gardens, and the Staten Island Children's Museum. Today, Snug Harbor is the most important cultural asset on Staten Island, and one of the fastest-growing arts centers in the city.

British Society 1680 1880

Author : Richard Price
ISBN : 0521657016
Genre : History
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A major interpretation of British history in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

English Presbyterianism 1590 1640

Author : Polly Ha
ISBN : 9780804759878
Genre : History
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Drawing on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, this book challenges the standard narrative that English presbyterianism was successfully extinguished from the late sixteenth century until its prominent public resurgence during the English Civil War.

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