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  • ISBN 0859972267
  • ISBN13 978-0859972260
  • Language English
  • Author Alfred Duggan
  • Publisher C.Chivers; New edition edition (December 23, 1976)
  • Pages 288
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  • Size ePub 1104 kb
  • Size Fb2 1701 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Alfred (Outro) Lyrics. This concludes our danse macabre Portions of the proceeding were recorded As for the rest of it, I'm very much afraid it was all in your mind I don't intend to indulge in any post-mortem If you haven't been murdered, I can only say Better luck next time If you have been, goodnight wherever you are. More on Genius. Alfred (Outro)" Track Info.

Alfred Duggan's "Devil's Brood" is a rollicking historical lark that explores the diabolical nature of the Angevin family. Sired allegedly by demons, the family cluster of Henry Curtmantle, his wife Eleanor, and their sons Richard Lionheart, Henry III, Geoffrey, and John Lackland defined western Europe in the twelfth century. And Duggan takes great delight in showing how this dastardly bunch of ambitious power-seekers had a lot of fun doing so - even as they tried to tear each other apart.

There have been few historical imaginations better informed or more gifted than Alfred Duggan’s" (The New Criterion). Historian, archaeologist and novelist Alfred Leo Duggan wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about a wide range of subjects, in places and times as diverse as Julius Caesar’s Rome and the Medieval Europe of Thomas Becket.

Historian, archaeologist and novelist Alfred Leo Duggan wrote historical fiction and non-fiction about a wide range of subjects, in places and times as diverse as Julius Caesar’s Rome and the Medieval Europe of Thomas Becket. Although he was born in Argentina, Duggan grew up in Engl "There have been few historical imaginations better informed or more gifted than Alfred Duggan’s" (The New Criterion).

Alfred Duggan (1903–1964) was an English historian and archaeologist, and a bestselling historical novelist in the 1950s. Though brought up in Britain, he had been born Alfredo León Duggan in Lomas de Zamora Buenos Aires, Argentina to a family of wealthy landowners of Irish descent

Alfred Duggan has captured the cultural climate of the times - the Silver Age of Greece - a world alive with new ideas from sculpture to philosophy, and new indomitable men, like Demetrius. Alfred Duggan ‘for those who love him, is a habit’ - Evelyn Waugh.

Alfred Duggan has captured the cultural climate of the times - the Silver Age of Greece - a world alive with new ideas from sculpture to philosophy, and new indomitable men, like Demetrius.

Devil's Brood is a historical novel written by Sharon Kay Penman, published in 2008, and is the third volume in her Plantagenet series, preceded by When Christ and His Saints Slept and Time and Chance, and followed by Lionheart (2011). The novel is about the last two decades in Henry II's life, his imprisonment of his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons who undertake a decade-long rebellion against their father.

Published by Arrow Books. Published by Arrow Books 1960 (1960).

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Great Book, I love the history of old Europe
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Alfred Duggan's "Devil's Brood" is a rollicking historical lark that explores the diabolical nature of the Angevin family. Sired allegedly by demons, the family cluster of Henry Curtmantle, his wife Eleanor, and their sons Richard Lionheart, Henry III, Geoffrey, and John Lackland defined western Europe in the twelfth century. And Duggan takes great delight in showing how this dastardly bunch of ambitious power-seekers had a lot of fun doing so - even as they tried to tear each other apart.

Duggan's work is well-researched, but this is not a scholarly history. Duggan instead is trying to tell a fun story in the guise of history - there's nary a footnote or cross-reference to another modern historian to be found. Rather, this book is written with the confidence of a man who knows his material and finds it fascinating - one can easily imagine this story being told by your uncle who teaches English history at the nearby college in order to liven up a boring family get-together.

Is this a perfect history? Far from it - but it is solid and it is entertaining. Fans of English history of the period may not learn many new facts, but they will surely pick up an appreciation for the vibrant characters who constituted the Devil's Brood.