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Anarchy Making of England #3 Read & download Æ 102 Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Stewart Binns Stewart Binns ↠ 2 Free download G microcosm of the times Born of noble blood and legendary lineage he is one of the nine founders of the Knights Templar and a survivor of the fearsome battles of the Crusader States in the Holy LandHarold is loyal warrior in the cause of the Empress Matilda On his broad shoulders Harold carries the legacy of England's past and its dormant hopes for the futur A must read for all fans of historic novels

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Anarchy Making of England #3 Read & download Æ 102 Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Stewart Binns Stewart Binns ↠ 2 Free download Anarchy is the knuckle whitening third novel in Stewart Binns' The Making of England seriesRuthless brutality greed and ambition the AnarchyThe year is 1186 the thirty second year of the reign of Henry IIGilbert Foliot Bishop of London has lived through long Henry's reign and that of his grandfather Henry I He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between He Set out as uite a few books set in this period are by someone telling the story of someone else or someone telling their story to someone elseget over the initial groans and you ve got a really good involving interesting and evocative story Here it s even a bit convoluted as the story teller is telling a story as it was told to him by Harold of Hereward in letters to his church friend high up in the Vatican However It continues and fits seamlessly after the previous book Crusade and I think may well turn out to be the best of the series though there s only one to go Hereward s descendants are still involved but of course as the story moves on there are fewer who actually knew him and his legend grows Though for all his multifarious exploits in foreign climes as told in these books and James Wilde s books if you think about it his exploits never seem to have reached back to England There there is still mystery and intrigue surrounding him explained here and by James Wilde as the result of a pact made with King William to cease the resistance leave England and never come backI found no real fault in the uality of the writing but I can imagine uite a few aficionados will There s a real fluid flow to the story a sense of purpose and no one can argue he doesn t know his way around a story or how to tell it If you take the time to think about the story the people the times you could end up as me feeling uite affected by the concepts of loyalty to people and ideals that are expressed here I was very sad to finish the book As in there being a slight watering of the eyes that people gave their own futures for the futures of others and theres no surprise he is a former soldier and teacher has also written books on WWI and WWII People who put their own hopes and dreams to the side for the sake of other people Most poignant of all the link to Harold Hereward and what might have been on Senlac Hill if just five minutes had gone differently in 1066Say what you like about the writing the books they do inspire to maybe go find out about the periods If only to see if the people did really do all the things he has them doing Anyway uite apart from feeling proud that there were such men who called themselves Englishmen and were willing to lay down their lives or change their lives for the ideal of an England their children could be proud ofAll my reviews in one place Why yes Speesh Reads

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Anarchy Making of England #3 Read & download Æ 102 Summary Ú PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Stewart Binns Stewart Binns ↠ 2 Free download Nry II's mother the Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen; a time so traumatic it becomes known as the AnarchyThe greatest letter writer of the 12th Century Folio gives an intimate account of one of England's most troubled eras Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier Harold of HerefordHarold's life is an intriguin Harold of Hereford is a man born of history and will grow up with the destiny of England in his graspDescended from a line of English heroes who have all fought for English liberty from Norman rule he must learn the ways of a warrior if he is to continue the fightSent from England to hone his skills in the war torn Christian states of the Middle East Harold and his loyal retainer Eadmer first travel to Venice to enlist in the Doges Navy Tasked with helping defend Venice s vast merchant fleet Harold must learn fast as pirates and the elements give him an education and experience he will never forgetHarold is then chosen top help escort the Doges sister Lady Livia to her husband to be Roger Regent of AntiochDisaster and misfortune dog the mission and Harold must use all of his new found experience to safely deliver Livia to her husband but a betrayal will leave him bitter and discharged from the Doges service Knighted by the Doge and with a reputation as a fighter Harold soon comes to the attention of a new fighting force in the Crusader statesAs a founder member of the Templers he is sent to England to raise money and recruit for them but he finds England in turmoilKing Henry is dead and the land is locked in a civil war between his chosen heir Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen who has usurped the throneHarold is drawn to Matilda s cause She may be the daughter of the Norman King Henry but in her runs the blood of English Saxon kings and she is the only hope for a fairer EnglandWith Harold as her Military adviser she sets of to win back her rightful throne but on the way her and Harold become lovers and Harold will influence the English monarchy in ways he could never of imagined This is the third book from Stewart Binns and one of the strengths of the previous books has been the character development and this continues with Harold of Hereford From a young man struggling to live up to his families past and successes he uses the almost constant state of warfare to learn his skills and grow as a person and goes from a inexperienced young solider to a battle hardened and tough captain of menA relatively unusual aspect of the book is the strong women characters From Harold s Mother via the Venetian Princess Livia to the Empress Matilda they are strong dominant and they have a profound influence on Harold While he maybe inspired by the tales of this male relatives exploits its the women in his life who mold and make the manThis gives the book a much softer side to an often brutal and bloody period of history and really adds another dimension to the story We still get plenty of fighting and hacking scenes and the naval scenes in particular are very good so there is something for everyoneThis book is set in one of the most traumatic periods in European history with a state of constant small scale warfare between England and France Mediterranean city states vying for trade and a battle of survival in the Christian states in the Middle East Anarchy is an apt name for this bookThis book brings to life those turbulent times and populates it with a great cast of characters I can highly recommend this book

  • Paperback
  • 544
  • Anarchy Making of England #3
  • Stewart Binns
  • English
  • 21 September 2019
  • 9780718194598