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A History of the Papacy from the Great Schism to the Sack of Rome, Volume II

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Mandell Creighton

Mandell Creighton's history of the Papacy continues in Volume II with the condemnation in 1415 of Jan Hus by the Council of Constance and hi…

Women of Versailles: the Court of Louis XIV

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Arthur-Léon Imbert De Saint-Amand

Jean de La Bruyère famously characterized Versailles as "that region where joys were visible but false, and vexations hidden but…

Charles James Fox

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Henry Offley Wakeman

Charles James Fox (1749-1806) was a prominent British Whig member of Parliament and the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger. A staunch op…


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Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810-1861) was an Italian statesman and a leading figure in the movement for Italian unification. A nobleman…

The History of the Popes During the Last Four Centuries, Volume 1

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Leopold Von Ranke

Leopold von Ranke was a German Lutheran historian and a founder of modern historical writing based on primary sources. This is a panoramic a…

Lives of Greek Statesmen

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George William Cox

In the darkest days of the Persian War when the armies of Xerxes were overrunning northern Greece, Athens faced destruction. The desperate A…

The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner

Samuel Rawson Gardiner remains a respected source on the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), which began as a civil conflict between Protestant p…


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Leslie Stephen

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) famously wrote that in the state of nature "the life of man" was "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, a…

Ch. 1: The Northmen in Their Home A.D. 700-855

In The Normans in Europe

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Arthur Henry Johnson

This short history of the Normans in Europe opens with the invasions of the Vikings, who came from Scandinavian villages among rugged rocks …

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