Vikings in America [EPUB]
10 January 2014, 13:08
2012 | EPUB + MOBI | 2.78/3.22MB
The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia Pope claimed it as a New World for Catholic Spain, the Vatican started a 500 hundred year conspiracy to conceal the true story of Viking America.
In this groundbreaking new work by the author of The Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. For four centuries or more, from their first visits around AD 1000 to the eve of the Columbus voyages, the Vikings explored and settled thousands of miles of the coasts and rivers of North America. From New York's Long Island to the Canadian High Arctic the New World was a playground for Viking adventurers. And the name the Vikings gave to this New World - America.
The London Compendium [EPUB]
10 January 2014, 13:07
2004 | EPUB + MOBI | 2.29/1.37MB
The streets of London resonate with secret stories, from East End lore to Cold War espionage, from tales of riots, rakes, brothers, anarchy and grisly murders, to Rolling Stones gigs, gangland drinking dens, Orwell's Fitzrovia and Lenin's haunts. Ed Glinert has walked the city from Limehouse to Lambeth, Whitehall to Whitechapel, unravelling its mysteries along the way. This is London as you have never seen it before.
The Reign of Arthur [EPUB]
10 January 2014, 13:06
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 680.57/ 917.41KB
In this work, Christopher Gidlow takes look at the early sources describing Arthur's career and compares them to the reality of fifth and sixth-century life in Britain, presenting a case for the existence of Arthur.
Medieval legends of Arthur abound and, until recently, were thought to preserve historical evidence from the Arthurian age. Modern research has overturned that idea but the resulting backlash against the dark-age sources is, as Gidlow shows, an overreaction. Working from history to legend, he compares the earliest references to Arthur - a late sixth-century comparison between him and a slain northern warrior and a detailed account of Arthur's career in the Historia Brittonum three centuries later - with contemporary testimony, archaeological discoveries and Arthurian legends. The picture which emerges - the only one to fit all the facts - is that of a dark-age general who united the Kings of the Britons and led them to fight against the invading Saxons. There is evidence for the existence of this war-leader, and no other name for him but Arthur.
The Reign of Arthur includes a new setting for Arthur's greatest battle, a likely place for his last battle and fresh suggestions about his tomb at Glastonbury. It also identifies an areas of operations in the region of Hay-on-Wye. Based on the latest research, this book is a addition to our knowledge of the elusive Arthur.