The Hundred Year House

The Hundred Year House

The grass was wet and cold, and he probably wanted to stay off it until he reached the path to the Longhouse. but it made it look, Grace realized ... They took the back corner table at Pasquali's, and George THE HUNDRED'YEAR HOUSE 2.37.

Author: Rebecca Makkai

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448185764

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents’ wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can tell your lot in life by looking at your teeth; and Bruce, her step-father, stockpiling supplies for the Y2K apocalypse and perpetually late for his tee time. Then there’s Violet Devohr, Zee’s great-grandmother, who they say took her own life somewhere in the vast house, and whose massive oil portrait still hangs in the dining room. Violet’s portrait was known to terrify the artists who resided at the house from the 1920s to the 1950s, when it served as the Laurelfield Arts Colony – and this is exactly the period Zee’s husband, Doug, is interested in. An out-of-work academic whose only hope of a future position is securing a book deal, Doug is stalled on his biography of the poet Edwin Parfitt, once in residence at the colony. All he needs to get the book back on track – besides some motivation and self-esteem – is access to the colony records, rotting away in the attic for decades. But when Doug begins to poke around where he shouldn’t, he finds Gracie guards the files with a strange ferocity, raising questions about what she might be hiding. The secrets of the hundred-year house would turn everything Doug and Zee think they know about her family on its head – that is, if they were to ever uncover them. In this brilliantly conceived, ambitious, and deeply rewarding novel, Rebecca Makkai unfolds a generational saga in reverse, leading the reader back in time on a literary scavenger hunt as we seek to uncover the truth about these strange people and this mysterious house. With intelligence and humor, a daring narrative approach, and a lovingly satirical voice, Rebecca Makkai has crafted an unforgettable novel about family, fate and the incredible surprises life can offer.
Categories: Fiction

The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War

Sumption, J., The Hundred Years War, vol. III, Divided Houses (London, 2009). Sutton, A. F., and Visser-Fuchs, L., with Griffiths, R. A., The Royal Funerals of the House of York at Windsor (London, 2005). Swanson, H., 'The Illusion of ...

Author: David Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134513

Category: History

Page: 339

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What life was like for ordinary French and English people, embroiled in a devastating century-long conflict that changed their world The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict in history. Historian David Green focuses on the ways the war affected different groups, among them knights, clerics, women, peasants, soldiers, peacemakers, and kings. He also explores how the long war altered governance in England and France and reshaped peoples' perceptions of themselves and of their national character. Using the events of the war as a narrative thread, Green illuminates the realities of battle and the conditions of those compelled to live in occupied territory; the roles played by clergy and their shifting loyalties to king and pope; and the influence of the war on developing notions of government, literacy, and education. Peopled with vivid and well-known characters--Henry V, Joan of Arc, Philippe the Good of Burgundy, Edward the Black Prince, John the Blind of Bohemia, and many others--as well as a host of ordinary individuals who were drawn into the struggle, this absorbing book reveals for the first time not only the Hundred Years War's impact on warfare, institutions, and nations, but also its true human cost.
Categories: History

Seats of Power in Europe during the Hundred Years War

Seats of Power in Europe during the Hundred Years War

Penshurst Place, Sir John Pulteney's country estate, and de la Pole's houses in Hull and Wingfield.18 To these, we may also add others such as the first phase of Faulkbourne Hall (c.1439) by Sir John Montegomery who served under the ...

Author: Anthony Emery

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785701047

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is a story of an epic conflict between two nations whose destinies became inextricably entwined throughout the later Middle Ages. During that time the balance of architectural power moved from religious to secular domination, the Gothic form continued to grow and the palace-fortress was in the ascendancy. Seats of Power in Europe is a major new study of the residences of the crowned heads and the royal ducal families of the countries involved in the Hundred Years’ War. Though they were the leading protagonists and therefore responsible for the course of the war, do their residences reflect an entirely defensive purpose, a social function, or the personality of their builders? As well as the castles of England and France it also looks at rulers residences in other European countries who supported one of the protagonists. They include Scotland, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Portugal, the Low Countries, the imperial territories of Bohemia, and the papacy in Avignon and then Rome. The study concentrates on sixty properties extending from the castles at Windsor and Denilworth to those at Saumur and Rambures, and from the palaces at Avignon and Seville to the manor-houses at Germolles and Launay. A number of subsidiary or associated properties are also considered in more broad-based sections. Each region and its residences are prefaced by supporting historical and architectural surveys to help position the properties against the contemporary military, financial, and aesthetic backgrounds. Extensively illustrated in full color with over 120 photographs and over 70 plans this is an attractive and accessible overview of how architecture both shaped and was influenced by events during this tumultuous period in the history of Europe. Essential reading for students of architecture, architectural historians, historians and those interested in Medieval Europe. The Hundred Years’ War between England and France is a story of an epic conflict between two nations whose destinies became inextricably entwined throughout the later Middle Ages. During that time the balance of architectural power moved from religious to secular domination, the Gothic form continued to grow and the palace-fortress was in the ascendancy. Seats of Power in Europe is a major new study of the residences of the crowned heads and the royal ducal families of the countries involved in the Hundred Years’ War. Though they were the leading protagonists and therefore responsible for the course of the war, do their residences reflect an entirely defensive purpose, a social function, or the personality of their builders? As well as the castles of England and France it also looks at rulers residences in other European countries who supported one of the protagonists. They include Scotland, Castile, Aragon, Navarre, Portugal, the Low Countries, the imperial territories of Bohemia, and the papacy in Avignon and then Rome. The study concentrates on sixty properties extending from the castles at Windsor and Denilworth to those at Saumur and Rambures, and from the palaces at Avignon and Seville to the manor-houses at Germolles and Launay. A number of subsidiary or associated properties are also considered in more broad-based sections. Each region and its residences are prefaced by supporting historical and architectural surveys to help position the properties against the contemporary military, financial, and aesthetic backgrounds. Extensively illustrated in full color with over 120 photographs and over 70 plans this is an attractive and accessible overview of how architecture both shaped and was influenced by events during this tumultuous period in the history of Europe. Essential reading for students of architecture, architectural historians, historians and those interested in Medieval Europe.
Categories: History

The Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years War

by further feuding among the nobility, and the eventual extirpation of the House of Burgundy. ... agreed and the turning point at Agincourt at least arguable, it is less easy to be certain how and when the Hundred Years War began.

Author: Robin Neillands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134507405

Category: History

Page: 324

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The Hundred Years War was the longest war in European history, a quarrel between two cousins resulting in decades of violence in the battle for the French throne. It was a war which wrought great change in two medieval societies, ushering in the Renaissance and having repurcussions down to the present day.
Categories: History

The Hundred Years Farce

The Hundred Years Farce

As Smith sauntered into the courtyard in the center of the quadrangle the woman of the house followed him yammering a mile a minute. He couldn't understand a word she said. "Tranquila, sefiora, tranquila, " he tried to placate her.

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Publisher: Scott Skipper

ISBN: 9781301250769

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One Hundred Years of Social Protection

One Hundred Years of Social Protection

USA (Union of South Africa) (1951) Debates of the House of Assembly (Hansard), fourth session—Tenth Parliament. 19th January to 22nd June 1951. Vols. 74, 75, and 76. Cape Town: Cape Town Ltd. USA (Union of South Africa) (1952) Debates ...

Author: Lutz Leisering

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030549596

Category: Political Science

Page: 437

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While the rise of social protection in the global North has been widely researched, we know little about the history of social protection in the global South. This volume investigates the experiences of four middle-income countries - Brazil, India, China and South Africa - from 1920 to 2020, analysing if, when, and how these countries articulated a concern about social issues and social cohesion. As the first in-depth study of the ideational foundations of social protection policies and programmes in these four countries, the contributions demonstrate that the social question was articulated in an increasingly inclusive way. The contributions identify the ideas, beliefs, and visions that underpinned the movement towards inclusion and social peace as well as counteracting doctrines. Drawing on perspectives from the sociology of knowledge, grounded theory, historiography, discourse analysis, and process tracing, the volume will be of interest to scholars across political science, sociology, political economy, history, area studies, and global studies, as well as development experts and policymakers.
Categories: Political Science

The Hundred Years War Volume 4

The Hundred Years War  Volume 4

House. of. France. (not complete) Pierre, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1356) JOHN II King of France (d. 1364) Louis II Duke of Bourbon (d. 1410) Jeanne de Bourbon m CHARLES V King of France (d. 1380) Louis I Duke of Anjou (d.

Author: Jonathan Sumption

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812223880

Category: History

Page: 928

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The eagerly anticipated fourth volume of Jonathan Sumption's prize-winning history of the Hundred Years War.
Categories: History

The Piglys and the Hundred Year Mystery

The Piglys and the Hundred Year Mystery

What they do is give Pigville a one-hundred-year statute of limitations.” The three Piglys still looked blank. “What's a statue of limitations?” “Statute, not statue,” replied Mr. Verity, patiently. “In your case, it means that property ...

Author: Mary Coons

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480801394

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 216

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In 1873, Persistence P. Pigly builds a beautiful brick home on the top of Pigville Hill that houses wonderful dreams. But as one disaster after another befalls Mr. Pigly's mansion, it slowly becomes nothing more than dusty remains of a time long forgotten. Even the rumors that there is a treasure buried somewhere within the house begin to fade away. Decades after the mansion's glory days, three intrepid pigs Parker, Elsa, and Annabelle Pigly find themselves fighting a century-old curse on their family, a plot against Pigville, and a weapon with the potential to burn down their entire town. Determined not to surrender to the Curse of the Piglys, the trio of pigs embark on a perilous path through the past, hoping to reclaim their honor and restore their family fortune. But it is not long before they discover that their town's history has been rewritten and that brute force has been exerted to keep the Piglys from receiving what is rightly theirs. In this charming children's mystery tale, three pigs must rely on a book of antique poetry and their beliefs as they courageously battle a modern-day villain determined to destroy their town.
Categories: Brothers and sisters

One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

One Hundred Stories for One Hundred Years

As the number of children increases, house-parents and cooks are hired to complement a very small staff group. (An average of one hundred children live at the home at any given time.) The board of trustees is headed by Mr. W. Snaddon.

Author: Clem Martini

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550595352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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For 100 years, Wood’s Homes has offered a lifeline to children and their families who have nowhere else to turn. A multiservice, non-profit children’s mental health organization based in Calgary, Wood’s Homes serves communities throughout Alberta and in the Northwest Territories. In honour of the 100th anniversary of Wood’s Homes in 2014, this collection of 100 stories celebrates the deep and lasting impact the organization has had on those who have lived and worked there. The stories—sometimes quirky, sometimes raw, but always coming from the heart—also reveal the dramatic changes in the needs of young people and their communities over the last century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography