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Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England   By: (-1580?)

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In "Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England" by Raphael Holinshed, readers are taken on a captivating journey through the history of England. This particular installment serves as the eighth book in the series, delving into a crucial period in England's past.

Holinshed's meticulous research and attention to detail shine through in this book, making it a must-read for history enthusiasts. The author paints a vivid picture of the events, personalities, and societal changes that shaped England during this time. Through his narrative, Holinshed invites readers to explore the country's history from a fresh perspective.

One of the remarkable aspects of Holinshed's work is his ability to immerse readers in the time period. He accomplishes this through his engaging storytelling style, which effortlessly combines historical facts with fictionalized elements. This fusion creates a sense of authenticity while also making the narrative accessible and compelling.

Furthermore, Holinshed's inclusion of various sources adds depth and credibility to his storytelling. He weaves together accounts from chronicles, letters, and historical accounts to present a comprehensive and well-rounded view of the events. By utilizing a diverse range of sources, Holinshed ensures that his readers are presented with a holistic understanding of England's history.

Another strength of this book lies in its exploration of the complex political landscape of England during this period. Holinshed skillfully navigates the intricate webs of alliances, rivalries, and power struggles, painting a fascinating portrait of the dynamics at play. Through his detailed descriptions of key figures and their motivations, readers gain insight into the intricacies of English politics.

While the book is undoubtedly informative and well-researched, at times, the sheer volume of historical detail can be overwhelming. Some readers may find themselves struggling to keep up with the numerous names, dates, and events presented. However, those with a genuine interest in history will likely appreciate the level of granularity Holinshed provides.

In conclusion, "Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England" by Raphael Holinshed is a compelling installment in his historical series. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Holinshed brings England's past to life. While the extensive historical detail may be overwhelming at times, it ultimately contributes to the book's comprehensiveness and authenticity. History enthusiasts looking for a deep dive into England's history will find this book a valuable addition to their collection.

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Edward the third of that name is chosen king of England by a generall consent, ambassadours are sent to attend him homewardes to his kingdome, and to informe him of his election, William duke of Normandie accompanieth him, Edward is crowned king, the subtill ambition or ambitious subtiltie of earle Goodwine in preferring Edward to the crowne and betraieng Alfred; the Danes expelled and rid out of this land by decree; whether earle Goodwine was guiltie of Alfreds death, king Edward marieth the said earles daughter, he forbeareth to haue carnall knowledge with hir, and why? he useth his mother queene Emma verie hardlie, accusations brought against hir, she is dispossessed of hir goods, and imprisoned for suffering bishop Alwine to haue the vse of hir bodie, she purgeth and cleareth hir selfe after a strange sort, hir couetousnesse: mothers are taught (by hir example) to loue their children with equalitie: hir liberall deuotion to Winchester church cleared hir from infamie of couetousnesse, king Edward loued hir after hir purgation, why Robert archbishop of Canturburie fled out of England into Normandie.


[Sidenote: EDWARD. Hen. Hunt. ] Immediatlie vpon the deth of Hardiknought, and before his corps was committed to buriall, his halfe brother Edward, sonne of king Egelred [Sidenote: Polydor ] begotten of quéene Emma, was chosen to be K... Continue reading book >>

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