European House Buch von Images Publishing. Der Bildband präsentiert beeindruckende Domizile, die moderne Architektur in der abwechslungsreichen.... Mehr Details bei Lodenfrey.com!
European House Buch von Images Publishing. Der Bildband präsentiert beeindruckende Domizile, die moderne Architektur in der abwechslungsreichen europä.... Mehr Details bei Lodenfrey.com!
Featuring royal residences and aristocratic splendors such as Blenheim Palace and Highclere Castle - the setting for Downton Abbey - this wonderful publication delves into the history of some of Britain´s most famous historic houses. Secrets of the Manor House provides a fascinating insight into life at these splendid properties down the centuries and profiles the celebrated personalities who have left their mark on these architectural masterpieces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053607/bk_acx0_053607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fue la guerra que enfrentó a los miembros y partidarios de dos casas de alcurnia (la Casa de Lancaster y la Casa de York entre 1455 y 1485) por hacerse del trono de Inglaterra. El nombre de este enfrentamiento, que partió en dos a la nación, fue dado en alusión a los emblemas de ambas casas, la rosa blanca de York y la roja de Lancaster. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. uncredited. http://samples.audible.de/bk/olst/000042/bk_olst_000042_sample.mp3.
Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge: a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes´ walk from the Thames. Consider this: who else has made this their local over the last 600 years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way to Canterbury. Shakespeare may have popped in from the nearby Globe, and we know that Dickens definitely did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, while sailors drank here before sailing. The pub, as Pete Brown points out, is the ´primordial cell of British life´ and in the George he has found the perfect case study. All life is here, from murderers, highwaymen and ladies of the night to gossiping pedlars and hard-working clerks. So sit back and enjoy a tour through six centuries of history, through the stories of everyone that ever drank in one pub. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cameron Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006666/bk_bbcw_006666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is Fast’s powerful denunciation of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, and a remarkable historical document of Spain’s fight for freedom from governmental oppression. Howard Fast was a longtime proponent of the antifascist movement in Spain. During the Spanish Civil War, Fast supported a hospital for Popular Front forces, and in 1950 he was sentenced to three months in jail for refusing to give the names of other supporters of that hospital to the House Un-American Activities Committee. In this pamphlet, published in 1951, Fast gives an overview of Spain under the rule of General Francisco Franco, including the mass strikes that were organized to weaken him. Fast’s fervent appeals to listeners to reject American military agreements with Spain demonstrate his passionate opposition to fascism. As Fast writes, ´´Spain fights on, and in those three words there is a miracle. . . . There is no Spanish worker, professional, intellectual or peasant who strikes a blow for freedom without our being intimately concerned”. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Kipiniak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013742/bk_adbl_013742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A contemporary account taken from the memoirs of Sir Thomas Herbers and Hohn Rushworth. Taken from two main sources, John Rushworth´s Historical Collection (circa 1659) and Sir Thomas Herbert´s memoirs (circa 1678), this book will primarily be of interest to those who have a deep curiosity about this historic event, unprecedented in the history of European nations at that time. It chronicles - sometimes dramatically, sometimes poignantly - the king´s imprisonment after his defeat in the civil war, the events and paliamentary debates leading up to the charges of high treason being brought against the king, and a virtual transcript of the trial itself - bringing into our living-rooms the spirited arguments between Charles and the president of the court, Lord Bradshaw. We are witness to the king´s last hours, his execution in Whitehall - preceeded by his short speech to those around the black-draped scaffold - and so to the poignant scene of his funeral at Windsor Castle. Rushworth was a lawyer/historian and one time clerk-assistant to the House of Commons, later secretary to General Lord Fairfax, and for a short time, to Oliver Cromwell. Herbert was appointed by Parliament to attend the king as Groom of the Bedchamber during the king´s captivity and served him faithfully to the end. Table of Contents: Chapter 01. Introduction and ForewordChapter 02. From Carlsbrook to St. James CastleChapter 03. The TrialChapter 04. The Last HoursChapter 05. The ExecutionChapter 06. The Funeral 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alca/000086/bk_alca_000086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn about the Battle of Waterloo with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Battle of Waterloo was fought on 18 June 1815 between Napoleon’s French Army and the British, Dutch, Belgian, and German forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. It is one of the most famous battles in the world and one of the most decisive events in history. Waterloo marked the endpoint of an extremely turbulent period. In 1789, the French Revolution destroyed the old order of king and church, in the name of liberty, fraternity and equality. Soon the Revolution was immersed in faction fighting and terror. King Louis XVI was executed and Europe’s monarchs, horrified at what the Revolution might mean for them, invaded France. A young army commander, Napoleon Bonaparte, seemed the only one capable of defending France. In 1799, he seized power and in 1804 crowned himself Emperor. Napoleon was a modernizing influence for France, but he was also a conqueror. At his peak, he had invaded and occupied almost all of Europe. These Napoleonic Wars lasted until 1814, when Napoleon was fought to a standstill by the armies of Europe. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000011/bk_imnd_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker, wrote many other novels and works of short fiction. Here are four of his short stories which have some of the same weird, unsettling, and entertaining qualities as his gothic masterpiece. They are ´´The Judge´s House´´, ´´The Secret of the Growing Gold´´, ´´The Squaw´´, and ´´A Dream of Red Hands.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Macready. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000863/bk_bigh_000863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
«V tot rokovoj vecher Ronal´d Ader vernulsja iz kluba v desjat´ chasov. Ni odnogo zvuka ne donosilos´ iz komnaty do dvadcati minut dvenadcatogo, poka mat´ Adera, ledi Mjejnus, i ee doch´ ne vernulis´ domoj. Oni podnjali trevogu, i dver´ v komnatu syna vzlomali. Neschastnyj junosha lezhal na polu, golova ego byla izurodovana revol´vernoj pulej. Jeto zagadochnoe proisshestvie i dolzhen rasputat´ Sherlok Holms.» Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Arcady Bukhmin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000559/bk_agen_000559_sample.mp3.