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  • Edgehill from the keyole – The first clash of the English civil war
    • Edgehill from the keyole – The first clash of the English civil war
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    • The Battle of EdgeHill of 22 October 1642 was the first great engagement of the English Civil War. It was fought in the open fields between the villages of Radway and Kineton in Warwickshire. At the end of the day, although neither side at Edgehill could claim a decisive victory, the result was that Charles "won" in so far as the road to London was now open to him. However, Charles did not take advantage of his opportunity. His natural…
  • Maximilian Affair – A Woman reportage of French-Mexican war
    • Maximilian Affair – A Woman reportage of French-Mexican war
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    • Of all the Eye-Witness books the Sara Yorke Stevenson's Maximilian in Mexico: A Woman's Reminiscences of the French Intervention 1862 - 1867 is one of the most lucid, informed, and balanced. He write this reportage during the brief reign of Maximilian, at the time the author was a young girl living with her family in Mexico City. Fascinating, terrific and dramatic. It's a super fast read. Several great unpublished colored photos with incredible details are added, for this superb and…
  • The battle of Matilda – A girl witness at Gettysburg 1863
    • The battle of Matilda – A girl witness at Gettysburg 1863
    • 4,99
    • If you're a history nerd, you will love this book. It's a firsthand account of the battle at Gettysburg from the perspective of a Young 14-year-old resident who tried to flee the inevitable battle by going to a neighbor's home on the outskirts of town (the Jacob Weikert farm). Instead she ended up square and center of it for the three days, helping care for the wounded in that farmhouse basement. Fascinating. Horrific. Scandalous. It's a super fast read. Bought…
  • Salus Vienna Tua – The great siege of 1683
    • Salus Vienna Tua – The great siege of 1683
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    • A splendid book this"Salus Vienna Tua", from the orginal work of British historian Henry Elliot Malden thet provides a detailed account of the intricate machinations between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans. Malden’s description of the siege itself is masterly and always a fresh reading. Very clearly are the detail of the negotiations among the Christian princes and charting the march of the various armies. He seems to know every inch of ground, every earthwork and fortification around the Imperial City,…
  • Lucknow 1857 – A terrible siege
    • Lucknow 1857 – A terrible siege
    • 4,99
    • Feroce e diretto resoconoto del sanguinario assedio di Lucknow, avvenuto durenta la rivolta dei Sepois del  1857 India. Una testimonianza incredibile e scioccante, narrata dalla moglie del comandante della guarnigione britannica, asseragliata per mesi nel ristrettoperimetro della Residenza britannica nell'affascinate e magica città di Lucknow. L'autrice Julia Selina Inglis, era infatti moglie del Major-General Sir John Eardley Inglis. Dal giugno 1857, lei e suoi tre figli insieme a molti europei e servitori indigeni vissero sotto le fuciliere e i bombardamenti…
  • The war of Roger & Fanny
    • The war of Roger & Fanny
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    • Un libro formidabile, un incredibile e vivida testimonianze sulla guerra di Crimea. A scrivere è una signora vittoriana: Fanny Duberly, moglie di un ufficiale degli ussari di sua maestà britannica. Per la prima volta questo godibile libro viene arricchito con le foto di Fenton rivisitate  in una nuova colorazione formidabile e inedita! Fanny era una ragazza allegra e vivace, ma anche uno scrittore di notevole talento. Diffamata da alcuni dei suoi contemporanei perché non abbastanza in sintonia con l'immagine vittoriana…
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