A Power in the Land
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Power in the Land by Richard A. Lomas
Book DescriptionThis 'warts and all' account of a great family tells the story of all the earls and dukes of Northumberland, including such memorable characters as Henry Hotspur, immortalized by Shakespeare, the 'Wizard' earl, and Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke and founder of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The narrative fairly buzzes along with political intrigue, battles, executions, the great accumulations and disastrous losses of land and power over much of the last millennium. It is a story of heroism, duplicity, great judgement and equally great lack of it, of warriors, politicians, academics and the women who played vital roles in the fortunes of a dynasty. The Percys were on the brink of disaster so many times, and yet managed to survive and thrive by determination, or by sheer good luck. Their story is carried right up to present-day developments at Alnwick and Syon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862320673
(230mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard A. Lomas
Encyclopaedia of North-East England, Hardback (October 2009)
The North-East of England is a highly distinctive region of the United Kingdom, markedly different in history, tradition and culture from its bordering regions of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland. This encyclopaedia covers an eclectic range of people, from saints to comedians and families who had an important influence on the region.
Fall of the House of Percy, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Richard A. Lomas
The late fourteenth century, from the reign of Richard II to the 'revolution' of 1399, remains of great interest in contemporary times. Influential and instrumental in the events of this era was the Percy family of Northumberland. This book offers a study of the Percys and their strategies, from diplomacy and war to king-making.
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