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The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

Read by Phil Chenevert


James Joseph Walsh


It cannot but seem a paradox to say that the Thirteenth was the greatest of centuries. To most people the idea will appear at once so prepos…

The Tosa Diary

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No Tsurayuki Ki


Ki no Tsurayuki was a Japanese waka poet of the Heian period. In 905, he was one of the poets ordered to compile the "Kokinshu - Collec…

The Story of the Middle Ages

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Samuel B. Harding


Intended for a youthful audience, The Story of the Middle Ages, published in 1906, tells the history of the Middle Ages in simple and entert…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 01 - The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Ab…

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Stephen Leacock


This book describes Canada from the beginning of existence to its first European discoverers and includes a brief history of the aboriginal …

Manners, Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Per…

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Paul Lacroix


A comprehensive and detailed account of medieval life and culture in France, with reference to other parts of Europe, including chapters on …

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England

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The Venerable Bede


Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England gene…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 2

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior…

Life in a Mediaeval City, Illustrated by York in the XVth Century

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Edwin Benson


A short and gentle overview of mediaeval life in a large city. It lightly covers the class structure of society, local government, guilds, p…

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688,…

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David Hume


David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1: The Borgias and The Cenci

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent …

Famous Men of the Middle Ages

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John Henry Haaren


“THE study of history, like the study of a landscape, should begin with the most conspicuous features. Not until these have been fixed in m…

A Popular History of Ireland, Book 02

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee


Thomas D'Arcy McGee was an Irish refugee and a father of the Canadian confederation. His work on Irish history is comprehensive, encompassin…

A Short History of England

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G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interac…

History of the Inquisition of Spain, Vol. 1

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Henry Charles Lea


The first volume of Lea’s monumental work on the Inquisition of Spain, covering its origin and establishment and its relations with the stat…

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 2

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Niccolò Machiavelli


History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Toward the end of 15…

A Short History of Scotland

Read by Sibella Denton


Andrew Lang


A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 1

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior…

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 1

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Niccolò Machiavelli


History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli. Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal…

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

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Sabine Baring-Gould


This volume is an example of Sabine Baring-Gould's extensive research into the middle ages. This volume of 12 curiosities was one of Baring-…

The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 5

Read by Ann Boulais


Agnes Strickland


The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by he…

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