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    • Henry VIII

    • By: Abigail Archer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 to 1547. As a young man, he was fond of sports and hunting and was said to be uncommonly handsome. Standing more than six feet tall, he loomed large in the lives and minds of his subjects as he navigated his country through the tricky diplomatic and military hazards of the 16th century.

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    • Elizabeth I

    • By: Abigail Archer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    England's first Queen Elizabeth gave her name to an age. Inheriting a bankrupt, famished, and powerless country, she healed its religious rifts, replenished its treasury, redefined diplomatic guile, defeated the Spanish Armada, and inspired a new flowering of English culture. Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth was declared a bastard. As Henry kept marrying and discarding wives, she had to be adroit and canny to avoid being snared in the schemes of courtiers plotting to win the crown.

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    • The Crusades

    • By: Abigail Archer
    • Narrated by: Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Looking into the past, the Crusades seem incomprehensible. What combination of religious fervor, hatred of people of different faiths, and gall led Europeans of AD 1100 to make their way thousands of miles to conquer the Holy Land? Why did they continue for 200 years? How did the Crusades change the world? The intriguing story is peppered with colorful characters. Over the centuries crusaders saw - and participated in - the evolution of warfare and the transformation of society from feudal fiefdoms to nations and empires.

    Regular price: $17.47