Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Croom Brown

Chapters include: Childhood And Betrothal To Charles Of Castile; European Complications; A Campaign And A Courtship; The Duchess Repudiates Her Suitor And The Princess Breaks Her Contract; Betrothal To Louis XII. Of France; Queen Of France; The Englishmen In Paris; The White Queen And The Duke. The Secret Marriage; Confession And Penance; The Lovers Come Home; and, Afterwards.

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The Psychology of Revolution

The Psychology of Revolution

Gustave Le Bon

Chapters include: Scientific And Political Revolutions; Religious Revolutions; The Action Of Governments In Revolutions; The Part Played By The People In Revolutions; Individual Variations Of Character In Time Of Revolution; The Mystic Mentality And The Jacobin Mentality; The Revolutionary And Criminal Mentalities; The Psychology OF Revolutionary Crowds; The Psychology Of The Revolutionary Assemblies; The Opinions Of Historians Concerning…

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A History of the Huguenots

A History of the Huguenots

W. Carlos Martyn

This is an excellent and inspiring tale of the Huguenots, an ethnoreligious group of French Protestants. John Calvin was a Frenchman and his reformation in the French speaking Swiss city of Geneva had a profound impact on his homeland. The story of these heroic Christians and their struggles for the faith is an edifying exercise for those who desire to know more of their spiritual heritage. The book starts with the history of pre-Reformation…

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Bulfinch’s Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

Bulfinch's Mythology, Legends of Charlemagne

Thomas Bulfinch

This is the third and last part of Bulfinch’s Mythology, the previous two being The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, and The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur. Chapters include: The Peers, Or Paladins; The Tournament; The Siege Of Albracca; Adventures Of Rinaldo And Orlando; The Invasion Of France; Bradamante And Rogero; Astolpho And The Enchantress; The Orc; Astolpho’s Adventures Continued…

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Bulfinch’s Mythology, The Age of Fable

Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable

Thomas Bulfinch

The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes is the first part of Bulfinch’s Mythology, the other two being The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur, and, Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages. Chapters include: Prometheus and Pandora; Apollo and Daphne — Pyramus and Thisbe — Cephalus and Procris; Juno and Her Rivals, Io and Callisto — Diana and Actaeon — Latona and the Rustics…

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Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods

Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods

Richard Wagner

In the second part of Margaret Armour’s translation of possibly Wagner’s best-known work ‘The Ring of the Nibelung’, the last two opera’s in the cycle, ‘Siegfried’ and ‘The Twilight of the Gods’, are reproduced with colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Rackham’s hauntingly dark illustrations, are perfectly suited to the drama – an epic story that charts the struggles of gods, heroes and mythical creatures…

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Basque Legends

Basque Legends

Wentworth Webster

Chapters include: The Tartaro; Errua, The Madman; The Three Brothers, The Cruel Master, And The Tartaro; The Tartaro and Petit Perroquet; The Grateful Tartaro and the Heren-Suge; The Seven-Headed Serpent; The Serpent in the Wood; Acheria, The Fox; The Ass and the Wolf; Basa-Jauna, The Wild Man; The Servant at the Fairy’s; The Fairy in the House; The Pretty But Idle Girl; The Devil’s Age; The Fairy-Queen Godmother…

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Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

Lewis Spence

This is Lewis Spence’s retelling of the legends and sagas of the Rhine. Many of these tales have supernatural or pagan elements, although most are set in the middle ages, with the crusades, chivalry, knights, damsels in distress and castles. Many stories center around desperate bargains with the devil. One of the best parts of this book is Spence’s discussion of the historical basis of the Nibelunglied…

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The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied

Daniel B. Shumway

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem originally written in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the court of the Burgundians, how he was murdered, and of his wife Kriemhild’s revenge. It is based on pre-Christian Germanic heroic motifs (the Nibelungensaga), which include…

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Folk Tales of Brittany

Folk Tales of Brittany

Elsie Masson

Fully illustrated, this is a selection of folk-tales from Brittany by Elsie Masson. Chapters include The Castle Of Comorre; The Basin Of Gold And The Diamond Lance; Lady Yolanda’s Thimble; The Witch Of Lok Island; Little White-Thorn And The Talking Bird; Princess Ahez And The Lost City; The Changeling; The Foster Brother; The Hunchback…

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Legends and Romances of Brittany

Legends and Romances of Brittany

Lewis Spence

In this fully illustrated book, Lewis Spence recounts tales of knights, kings and saints, some more or less historical in nature, others set in the timeless land of the fairy-tales. Brittany also has extensive lore of fairy-folk, including several unique species, such as the Korrigan, Nain, Goric, and the dread Ankou, a female spirit of…

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