Long Live the Queens: Mighty, Magnificent and Bloody Marvellous Monarchs History’s Forgotten [Audiobook]

Long Live the Queens: Mighty, Magnificent and Bloody Marvellous Monarchs History’s Forgotten [Audiobook]
Long Live the Queens: Mighty, Magnificent and Bloody Marvellous Monarchs History’s Forgotten [Audiobook] by Emma Marriott, read by Sherry Baines
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6h 46m | 186.07MB

Powerful and influential kings have long dominated our view of global history, their queens often relegated to the shadows, their influence, deeds and sacrifices unacknowledged and lost in the passing of time. But not anymore....

This book chronicles the forgotten queens from across the globe - those who ruled in their own right, and those who were wives or mothers of reigning kings. All of whom wielded significant power.

A smattering of queens, such as Queen Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great of Russia, are known and celebrated, but many more have been glossed over, maligned by historians or dismissed as mere bit players on the world stage. We are all familiar with the great Roman emperors, but what of Queen Zenobia, a rebel queen of the Middle East who took on the Roman Empire? William the Conqueror, the Norman invader of England in 1066, is an iconic figure in history, but how much do you know about his powerful ally and wife, Matilda of Flanders?

Long Live the Queens rescues these phenomenal women from obscurity, exploring their achievements and deeds, and shedding light on the sacrifices female rulers throughout history have had to make in a patriarchal world.

Learn about the trailblazers, game changers and mighty monarchs who have no business in being forgotten.

The Germans in Normandy [Audiobook]

The Germans in Normandy [Audiobook]
The Germans in Normandy [Audiobook] by Richard Hargreaves, read by Chris MacDonnell
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12h 49m | 352.47MB

An account of the D-Day invasion - from the German point of view.

The Allied invasion of Northern France was the greatest combined operation in the history of warfare. Up until now, it has been recorded from the attackers' point of view - whereas the defenders' angle has been largely ignored.

While the Germans knew an invasion was inevitable, no one knew where or when it would fall. Those manning Hitler's mighty Atlantic Wall may have felt secure in their bunkers, but they had no conception of the fury and fire that was about to break. After the initial assaults of June established an Allied bridgehead, a state of stalemate prevailed. The Germans fought with great courage - hindered by lack of supplies and overwhelming Allied control of the air. This book describes the catastrophe that followed, in a unique look at the war from the losing side.

First World War for Dummies [Audiobook]

First World War for Dummies [Audiobook]
First World War for Dummies [Audiobook] by Dr Sean Lang, read by Nigel Patterson
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 16h 11m | 444.67MB

From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War for Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation's story fits into the wider one.

Coverage also includes: the origins of the war and a snapshot of what the world looked like at the beginning of the 20th century; the battles of Western Europe, and action in the Southern and Eastern Fronts; the war at home - the civilian war, propaganda, opposition, politics, protests, and more; 1918: The German spring offensive, the Allied success, and the beginning of the end; and the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, and the effect on the future.

First World War for Dummies is the go-to source for listeners seeking to learn more about the fundamental event of the 20th century.

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