Lords and Ladies

Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Lords and Ladies wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350244821

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 682

It's Midsummer Night – no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place – to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven of witches are up against real elves. And they're spectacularly nasty creatures. Even in a world of dwarves, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers – and the odd orang-utan – this is going to cause trouble... Adapted by Terry Pratchett's long-time collaborator Stephen Briggs, this play text version of Pratchett's bestselling Discworld novel Lords and Ladies wittily and faithfully reimagines the story for the stage.

Knights Lords and Ladies

This vernacular literature spoke most directly to the lords, ladies, and knights
themselves at the turn of the century, but it was composed almost entirely of
fictional tales. Actual deeds and events were recounted for the most part in
histories, ...

Author: John W. Baldwin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812296281

Category: History

Page: 432

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At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves, terrorizing the countryside, harassing churchmen and peasants, pillaging, and committing unspeakable atrocities. By the end of the century, during the reign of Philip Augustus, the situation was dramatically different. The king had created the principal governmental organs of the Capetian monarchy and replaced the feudal magnates at the royal court with loyal men of lesser rank. The major castles had been subdued and peace reigned throughout the countryside. The aristocratic families remain the same, but no longer brigands, they had now been recruited for royal service. In his final book, the distinguished historian John Baldwin turned to church charters, royal inventories of fiefs and vassals, aristocratic seals and documents, vernacular texts, and archaeological evidence to create a detailed picture of the transformation of aristocratic life in the areas around Paris during the four decades of Philip Augustus's reign. Working outward from the reconstructed biographies of seventy-five individuals from thirty-three noble families, Baldwin offers a rich description of their domestic lives, their horses and war gear, their tourneys and crusades, their romantic fantasies, and their penances and apprehensions about final judgment. Knights, Lords, and Ladies argues that the aristocrats who inhabited the region of Paris over the turn of the twelfth century were important not only because they contributed to Philip Augustus's increase of royal power and to the wealth of churches and monasteries, but also for their own establishment as an elite and powerful social class.


Lords and Ladies

Presents three Regency romance novels, including "A Very Dutiful Daughter," about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal, and "The Counterfeit Husband," in which a countess pretends that she is married to avoid matchmaking efforts.

Author: Elizabeth Mansfield

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451413468

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

View: 147

Presents three Regency romance novels, including "A Very Dutiful Daughter," about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal, and "The Counterfeit Husband," in which a countess pretends that she is married to avoid matchmaking efforts.





Lords and Ladies and Their Duties Children s Medieval History Books

Royalty also had different responsibilities. Have you ever wondered how it would be like to live in the medieval ages? Stop wondering and open this book instead!

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 154190785X

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 392

In the medieval ages, there were specific societal structures and classes that pretty much dictate how lives were lived. For instance, lords and ladies performed different duties compared to the serfs and slaves. Royalty also had different responsibilities. Have you ever wondered how it would be like to live in the medieval ages? Stop wondering and open this book instead!










My Lords Ladies and Marjorie

The tinny orchestra struck a crashing chord and Lady Bywater climbed onto the
rostrum infront of the band. “My lords, ladies ... and Marjorie, where is Marjorie?
Anyway, my lords, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to unmask!

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472101391

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 999

The thirteenth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Edwardian Candlelight series. Miss Marjorie Montmorency-James was lovely, young, and very impressionable. All these characteristics contrived to help her fall in love with a certain Lord Philip's picture when it appeared in the newspaper. Until the day she saw Lord Philip's photo, she had only fantasized about a mysterious lover whose shadowy features were never quite clear. Now she had a real live nobleman to dream about. Little did she suspect that she would soon meet Lord Philip in the flesh. How could she imagine such a thing? After all, what could justify a daughter of the middle class rubbing shoulders with the nobility? Then suddenly that great day was upon her; she was to meet Lord Philip. But nothing turned out the way Marjorie expected it would. Love - and danger - lay waiting for Marjorie in London... The Edwardian Candlelight Series chronicles young, passionate girls who come to understand the nature of true love despite overwhelming odds. From a penniless pauper, a stenographer, a governess to an accused murderess, these ladies in love overcome incredible odds with grit and sophistication to find and keep true love.