Martyr

John Shakespeare 1

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848542232

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1581

For fans of CJ Sansom and SJ Parris, MARTYR is the first of Rory Clements' acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers. Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, 'does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times England is close to war. Within days the axe could fall on the neck of Mary Queen of Scots, and Spain is already gathering a battle fleet to avenge her. Tensions in Elizabeth I's government are at breaking point. At the eye of the storm is John Shakespeare, chief intelligencer in the secret service of Sir Francis Walsingham. When an intercept reveals a plot to assassinate England's 'sea dragon', Francis Drake, Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. With Drake on land fitting out his ships, he is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. In a London rife with rumour, Shakespeare must decide which leads to follow, which to ignore. When a high-born young woman is found mutilated and murdered at an illicit printing house, it is political gunpowder - and he has no option but to investigate. But why is Shakespeare shadowed at every turn by the brutal Richard Topcliffe, the blood-drenched priest-hunter who claims intimacy with Queen Elizabeth herself? What is Topcliffe's interest in a housemaid, whose baby has been stolen? And where do two fugitive Jesuit priests fit into the puzzle, one happy to die for God, the other to kill for Him? From the splendour and intrigue of the royal court, to the sleek warships of Her Majesty's Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems . . .
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Der Pfeil der Rache

Historischer Kriminalroman

Author: C.J. Sansom

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010757

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 4417

Juni 1545: Michael Calfhill war Lehrer bei der Familie Hobbeys und wurde nicht müde, auf das schreiende Unrecht hinzuweisen, das den beiden Mündeln Emma und Hugh widerfuhr. Doch nun ist er tot – erhängt. Die Ermittlungen in diesem Fall führen Matthew Shardlake nach Portsmouth, wo die gesamte englische Flotte vor Anker liegt. Gefahr und Angst liegen in der Luft, denn eine Invasion der Franzosen wird befürchtet. Als Shardlake das Geheimnis der Hobbeys zu ergründen versucht, ist auch sein Leben bedroht.
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The Noise of Threatening Drum

Dramatic Strategy and Political Ideology in Shakespeare and the English Chronicle Plays

Author: Larry S. Champion

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874133875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 9573

This work focuses on thirteen English Renaissance plays: the Anonymous Famous Victories of Henry V and Edward III, the apocryphal plays Sir John Oldcastle and Thomas, Lord Cromwell, the pseudo-Shakespearean Edmund Ironside, and Shakespeare's 1, 2, 3 Henry VI, King John, Richard II, 1, 2 Henry IV, and Henry V. Discussed are the spectators in the socially mixed audience who responded differently, depending on individual political biases, and who had to be considered if the plays were to reach the stage.
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Corpus

Roman

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 384371603X

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 533

1936: Eine Mordserie erschüttert Cambridge. Internationale Kräfte kämpfen um Einfluss. Der nächste Weltkrieg steht kurz bevor. Europa ist in Aufruhr. Die Nazis haben das Rheinland besetzt, Stalin entfesselt in Russland den großen Terror, in Spanien ist der Bürgerkrieg ausgebrochen. Eine Studentin aus Cambridge reist nach Berlin, um einem jüdischen Wissenschaftler gefälschte Papiere zu überbringen. Wenige Wochen später wird sie tot aufgefunden. Nur ihre beste Freundin Lydia glaubt nicht an einen Unfall und vertraut ihren Verdacht Thomas Wilde an. Der Geschichtsprofessor ist in der Universitätsstadt ein Außenseiter, allein schon weil er Amerikaner ist. Dann wird ein politisch exponiertes Ehepaar ermordet. Wilde muss all sein Wissen und Können unter Beweis stellen, um weitere Morde zu verhindern und um die Frau zu retten, die er liebt.
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Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays

Author: David N. Beauregard

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874130027

Category: Drama

Page: 226

View: 4570

Explores and reexamines Shakespeare's theology from the standpoint of revisionist history of the English Reformation.
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Shakespeare's Professional Career

Author: Peter Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666411

Category: Drama

Page: 236

View: 6276

Describes Shakespeare at work in the context of Elizabethan and Jacobean social and professional life.
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München

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364121372X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3142

September 1938 – in München treffen sich Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini und Daladier zu einer kurzfristig einberufenen Konferenz. Der Weltfrieden hängt am seidenen Faden. Im Gefolge des britischen Premierministers Chamberlain befindet sich Hugh Legat aus dem Außenministerium, der ihm als Privatsekretär zugeordnet ist. Auf der deutschen Seite gehört Paul von Hartmann aus dem Auswärtigen Amt in Berlin zum Kreis der Anwesenden. Den Zugang zur Delegation hat er sich erschlichen. Insgeheim ist er Mitglied einer Widerstandszelle gegen Hitler. Legat und von Hartmann verbindet eine Freundschaft, seit sie in Oxford gemeinsam studiert haben. Nun kreuzen sich ihre Wege wieder. Wie weit müssen sie gehen, wenn sie den drohenden Krieg verhindern wollen? Der neue Politthriller von Robert Harris – ein Roman über Hochverrat und Unbestechlichkeit, über Loyalität und Vertrauensbruch. Und wie immer bei Robert Harris lassen sich über die historischen Figuren und Ereignisse erhellende Bezüge zur aktuellen Weltpolitik herstellen.
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The Greenwood companion to Shakespeare. 1. Overviews and the history plays

Author: Joseph Rosenblum

Publisher: Greenwood Press

ISBN: 9780313327803

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1372

View: 1666

Written especially for students, this set provides fresh, concise interpretations of the plays and poems, along with background information, discussions of characters and themes, and explications of key passages.
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Shakespeare and the Truth of Love

The Mystery of 'The Phoenix and Turtle'

Author: J. Bednarz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230393322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 7646

A comprehensive study of Shakespeare's forgotten masterpiece The Phoenix and Turtle . Bednarz confronts the question of why one of the greatest poems in the English language is customarily ignored or misconstrued by Shakespeare biographers, literary historians, and critics.
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Shakespeare, the Earl, and the Jesuit

Author: John Klause

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 9419

The name of the Jesuit Robert Southwell has been linked with Shakespeare's, but vaguely and tentatively. The name of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd earl of Southampton, has perennially been linked with Shakespeare's. This book offers reasons for believing in a relationship among these 3 men, who were kinsmen as their contemporaries understood the term.
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191608394

Category: Drama

Page: 1424

View: 7188

The second Oxford edition of Shakespeare's Complete Works reconsiders every detail of their text and presentation in the light of modern scholarship. The nature and authority of the early documents are re-examined, and the canon and chronological order of composition freshly established. Spelling and punctuation are modernized, and there is a brief introduction to each work, as well as an illuminating and informative General Introduction. Included here for the first time is the play The Reign of King Edward the Third as well as the full text of Sir Thomas More. This new edition also features an essay on Shakespeare's language by David Crystal, and a bibliography of foundational works.
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The Heretics

A John Shakespeare Mystery

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062301888

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8507

An exorcism … a siege … a stealthy killer … What else could go wrong? John Shakespeare—intrepid private detective and brother to a rising young playwright in Elizabethan London—is approached by a condemned Jesuit priest with an unusual proposition: the Father is haunted by the memory of Thomasyn Jade, a teenage girl subjected to brutal exorcism rites a decade past. He wants Shakespeare to track her down and offer reparations for her treatment. As Shakespeare begins his investigation, a plot to assassinate the Queen is underway, and rumors of a papist conspiracy begin swirling from Seville. And when, one by one, Shakespeare’s trusted spies are horribly murdered, all clues seem to be linked to the mysterious Thomasyn Jade … Heart-pounding and packed with fascinating historical detail, The Heretics is a thriller to rival the best of C. J. Sansom and Alex Grecian.
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William Shakespeare: 'Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2'

Author: C W R D Moseley

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847601510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 91

View: 5678

Students with little or no prior experience of studying Shakespeare in depth will find very useful the summaries of the conclusions of recent research into theatrical conditions, conventions and concepts in the time of Shakespeare. After an overview of Shakespeare’s life and career, the book summarises Elizabethan attitudes to History and Politics, concepts of the cosmos, theological issues such as Free Will and the Fall of Man, and the tensions that ultimately destroyed consensus on these matters. Discussion of expectations of different types of plays then precedes detailed analysis of Henry IV’s structure, genres and literary strategies, and of the major themes it explores. The play is firmly placed in the sequence of history plays from Richard II to Henry V. A chapter examines fully the issues surrounding the Education of a Prince for rule, concluding with full exploration of the part played by Falstaff. The final chapters examine the conceptual and ideological implications of the play’s languages and styles, and the career of the play, which, especially in Part 1, has been greatly successful in later ages when its original topicality is quite forgotten. There is an Appendix listing some extant History Plays, and copious explanatory hyperlinks.
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Shakespeare - wie ich ihn sehe

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641090555

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9790

Typisch Bill Bryson: eine humorvolle und leicht verständliche Einführung in Shakespeares Leben, seine Werke und seine Zeit Mensch oder Mythos – wer war William Shakespeare wirklich, der geistige Vater von Romeo und Julia, von Hamlet und Macbeth? Gab es den Menschen Shakespeare überhaupt? Ist der Name womöglich das Pseudonym eines Unbekannten, der seine Identität verschleiern wollte? Bill Bryson schließt die Wissenslücken um den bekanntesten und rätselhaftesten Autor der Welt. Dabei lädt er seine Leser ein zu einer vergnüglichen Reise durch das elisabethanische England. Ein echter Bill Bryson: eloquent, klug und mit einem Augenzwinkern geschrieben.
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Traitor

John Shakespeare 4

Author: Rory Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544316

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 623

*****FANS OF THE EXPLOSIVE BBC TV SERIES 'GUNPOWDER' STARRING KIT HARRINGTON will love the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award***** '[Clements] does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times ********** The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets - its operative William Ivory, known as the 'Queen's Eye', and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety. But his mission is far from straightforward. Dee's host, the Earl of Derby, cousin to Elizabeth, is dying in agony, apparently poisoned. Who wants him dead and why? What lies behind the lynching of the recusant priest Father Matthew Lamb? And what exactly is the connection between these events and the mysterious and beautiful Lady Eliska? While Shakespeare attempts to untangle a plot that points to treachery at the very highest reaches of government, he also faces serious accusations far closer to home. With so much at stake, must he choose between family and his duty to Queen and country? Moving from the Catholic heartlands of Lancashire to a vagabond camp in the heart of England, and from the deck of Admiral Frobisher's flagship off the Brittany coast to the secret meetings of Elizabeth's closest associates, Traitor is award-winning writer Rory Clements' most intriguing and compelling novel to date.
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John Florio: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England

Author: Frances A. Yates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521170745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

View: 8057

John Florio is best known to the present day for his great translation of Montaigne's Essays. To his contemporaries he was one of the most conspicuous figures of the literary and social cliques of the time. By her reconstruction of Florio's life and character, Frances Yates' 1934 text throws light upon the vexed question of his relations with Shakespeare.
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Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare: Later English history plays: King John. Henry IV. Henry V. Henry VIII

Author: Geoffrey Bullough

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 534

View: 7267

Surveying the expanding conflict in Europe during one of his famous fireside chats in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt ominously warned that "we know of other methods, new methods of attack. The Trojan horse. The fifth column that betrays a nation unprepared for treachery. Spies, saboteurs, and traitors are the actors in this new strategy." Having identified a new type of war -- a shadow war -- being perpetrated by Hitler's Germany, FDR decided to fight fire with fire, authorizing the formation of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to organize and oversee covert operations. Based on an extensive analysis of OSS records, including the vast trove of records released by the CIA in the 1980s and '90s, as well as a new set of interviews with OSS veterans conducted by the author and a team of American scholars from 1995 to 1997, The Shadow War Against Hitler is the full story of America's far-flung secret intelligence apparatus during World War II. In addition to its responsibilities generating, processing, and interpreting intelligence information, the OSS orchestrated all manner of dark operations, including extending feelers to anti-Hitler elements, infiltrating spies and sabotage agents behind enemy lines, and implementing propaganda programs. Planned and directed from Washington, the anti-Hitler campaign was largely conducted in Europe, especially through the OSS's foreign outposts in Bern and London. A fascinating cast of characters made the OSS run: William J. Donovan, one of the most decorated individuals in the American military who became the driving force behind the OSS's genesis; Allen Dulles, the future CIA chief who ran the Bern office, which he called "the big window onto the fascist world"; a veritable pantheon of Ivy League academics who were recruited to work for the intelligence services; and, not least, Roosevelt himself. A major contribution of the book is the story of how FDR employed Hitler's former propaganda chief, Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstengl, as a private spy. More than a record of dramatic incidents and daring personalities, this book adds significantly to our understanding of how the United States fought World War II. It demonstrates that the extent, and limitations, of secret intelligence information shaped not only the conduct of the war but also the face of the world that emerged from the shadows.
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