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The mammoth book of how it happened

The mammoth book of how it happened

World War I

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Published by Robinson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Jon E. Lewis.
    GenrePersonal narratives.
    ContributionsLewis, Jon E., 1961-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 495 p. :
    Number of Pages495
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21995030M
    ISBN 10184119803X
    OCLC/WorldCa59285112

    Firstly, they could not be sure whether the year recorded was calculated from the birth of Christ or from his baptism, usually treated as twenty-eight years later, or from his death and resurrection, variously thirty-three or thirty-five years later. Nothing significant by any other contemporary writer survives, apart from a few church writings which tell us virtually nothing about the state of Britain. Then there is the problem of names — both personal and place names. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address.

    Copyists trying to update records from ancient documents encountered several problems. The great puzzle Arthur lived at that one period of British history when historians looked the other way. He knows, as strongly as he's known anything, that Kimberly's story-a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood-is how it happened. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. Add to that books about the Arthurian legend, Merlin, Lancelot, Guenevere and the Holy Grail, and you have a library of books, articles and academic studies vast enough to daunt even the most dedicated enthusiast.

    And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left. But it was entirely possible, if working from an incomplete manuscript, to lose track of which Easter cycle was being covered. No one had much time to keep written records, and those that may have been kept have not survived the centuries. Ironically, it is this lack of evidence that makes the search for the real Arthur so compelling, because there is a fair amount of circumstantial evidence to show that someone who was a great leader must have existed. You might think it ought to be straightforward. Fifteen hundred years of legend is a lot to cover in one book, but before launching into the hunt we need to ponder for a moment the problems and pitfalls ahead.


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The same applies to place names, which are further complicated by their having evolved over time, and by many places throughout Britain having the same name. Finally, the copyist might simply misread a figure, especially The mammoth book of how it happened book working from a crumpled or charred document all but destroyed in a Viking raid.

They alert us when OverDrive services are not working as expected. Some annals recorded events on an Easter cycle. To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our privacy policy. This section retells his story, and those of his companions, allowing us to identify the originals.

Add to that books about the Arthurian legend, Merlin, Lancelot, Guenevere and the Holy Grail, and you have a library of books, articles and academic studies vast enough to daunt even the most dedicated enthusiast. The Arthur of legend has been constantly recreated and reborn, a multiple personality composed of a myriad of historical Arthurs.

You might think The mammoth book of how it happened book ought to be straightforward. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.

No matter how diligent the copyists were, mistakes could have crept in — in fact, some mistakes are all too obvious, as we shall see. The copyist would use his best judgement, but could be out by 19 years. The biggest problem is one of dates. Their lives, which only show dimly through the veils of history, soon became submerged into the oral tradition that created the Arthur of legend, a whole amalgam of historical and legendary characters spread across a wide period of history.

Copyists trying to update records from ancient documents encountered several problems. Once the mistake is made and the original lost, who is there to correct it? The same is true for other surviving texts, especially the Welsh Annals and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as the copies we have were created several centuries later from long-lost sources.

Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features. In this book I will bring everything together — the facts, the theories, the legend — and try and make some sense of them all.

That is one of the reasons why there are so many theories about the real Arthur and why he is so difficult to pin down. Unfortunately, Gildas was not interested in recording history, and certainly not in noting dates, being more concerned with reprimanding the aberrant rulers whose waywardness had brought down the wrath of God by way of the Saxon invasion.

Perhaps the same happened with Arthur. Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. The book is divided into three main parts.

Nothing significant by any other contemporary writer survives, apart from a few church writings which tell us virtually nothing about the state of Britain. The first covers the historical Arthur.

The twentieth century passion for fantasy fiction has seen a remarkable growth in the number of books about the Arthurian world, from the pioneering works of T. He knows, as strongly as he's known anything, that Kimberly's story-a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood-is how it happened.

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If original Celtic or local names have died out and been superseded by Saxon or Norman names, and no documentation survives to identify the place, then tracking it down is as likely as winning the lottery. No one had much time to keep written records, and those that may have been kept have not survived the centuries.

This is certainly evident in early entries in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, as we shall see. Just think how many rivers are called Avon or towns called Newtown.

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