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Barker, Juliet R. V.

Works: 50 works in 239 publications in 4 languages and 10,107 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Records and correspondence  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Speaker, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PR4168, B
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Publications about Juliet R. V Barker
Publications by Juliet R. V Barker
Most widely held works by Juliet R. V Barker
The Brontës by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
47 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,907 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of the Bronte family is well known, replete with a half-mad father, a wastrel of a brother, and three uniquely gifted - and oppressed - sisters. But beyond these familiar details, the Brontes' story has remained largely obscure. This landmark book is the first definitive history of this fascinating family. Based on eleven years of research among newly discovered letters by every member of the family, original manuscripts, and the newspapers of that time, it gives a new and fuller picture of the Brontes' lives from beginning to end and, in the process, demolishes many myths. The father, Patrick, was not, as commonly believed, the cold patriarch of a family of victims. Charlotte, ruthlessly self-willed, ran roughshod over her sisters and went so far as to alter or destroy their manuscripts when she disapproved. Emily was so psychologically and physically dependent on her fantasy life that she could not survive in the outside world. Anne, widely regarded as the gentlest of the sisters, had a core of steel and was a more daring and revolutionary author than Charlotte. Branwell, the adored brother, was a talented poet who provided much of Charlotte's inspiration
Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
"Two armies face off across a sodden plateau in northeastern France, each waiting for the other to make the first move. On one side are the English, suffering from dysentery and starvation, their numbers devastated. Arrayed against them is a rested and well-fed French army, a sea of burnished armor and menacing weaponry primed to slaughter the foolish invaders. Nevertheless, the charismatic and brilliant English king, twenty-eight-year-old Henry V, defies conventional military wisdom and leads his "band of brothers" forward. His troops are outnumbered six to one." "What follows is one of the most remarkable battles in history, celebrated for almost six centuries as the classic triumph of the underdog in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Immortalized by Shakespeare and by contemporary historians, the battle of Agincourt has been embellished and edited by the quill of unbridled nationalism. Now, drawing on a wide range of primary sources and original research, medievalist Juliet Barker casts aside the myth and shows us the truth behind Henry's invasion of France and the showdown at Agincourt. She paints a narrative of the entire campaign, from the preparations to the reaping of the spoils. We are there in the English camps as common men struggle to secure buckles and laces with numb fingers; in the French front lines as petulant noblemen squabble over positions in the vanguard; and in the deep mud as heavily armed knights stumble and struggle under a barrage of arrows so thick and fast that it darkens the skies." "Barker also takes us beyond the battlefield to bring into focus the dynamics of medieval life in peace and war. We meet ordinary and extraordinary people such as Margaret Merssh, a female blacksmith who forges arms in the Tower of London; Lord Grey of Codnor, who pawns his own armor to pay his soldiers' wages; and Raoul de Gaucourt, the gallant French knight who surrenders himself into English custody simply because the code of chivalry compels him to do so."--BOOK JACKET. Also includes information on archers, armour, chivalry, coats of arms, gunpowder, heralds, horses, knights, men at arms, prisoners, ships, tournaments, Tower of London, wine, women, etc
Wordsworth : a life by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
Orphaned and dependent on the charity of unsympathetic relatives, Wordsworth became the archetypal teenage rebel. He went to Revolutionary France, where he fathered an illegitimate daughter and became a committed republican. His poetry was as revolutionary as his politics, challenging convention in form, style, and subject, and earning him the contempt of critics. Only the encouragement of a group of supporters, above all Coleridge, kept him true to his poetic vocation. In the half-century that followed, his reputation was transformed. His advocacy of imagination and feeling touched a chord in an increasingly industrial, mechanistic age, and his influence was profoundly felt in every sphere of life. In the last decade of his life, his home became a place of pilgrimage for people who came to pay their respects to his genius. His legacy, as a poet and as the spiritual founder of the conservation movement, remains with us today.--From publisher description
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
The Brontës : a life in letters by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Barker's selection of letters reveals the authentic voices of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, as well as their brother, Branwell, and father, Reverend Patrick Bronte. Charlotte was a letter writer of supreme ability, ranging from facetious notes and intimate gossip to artfully composed pages of literary criticism, while Emily and Anne remain tantalizingly evasive, as few of their letters are extant. The letters detail the siblings' strange, self-absorbed childhood, highlighted by wild imaginative games and the years of struggle to earn a living before Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall took the literary world by storm. The letters continue through the final years and the terrible marring of success as one by one Branwell, Emily, and Anne died tragically young and as Charlotte, battling against grief, loneliness and ill-health, emerged from anonymity to take her place in London literary society and, finally, found all too brief happiness in marriage to her father's curate
Conquest : the English kingdom of France, 1417-1450 by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
"For thirty dramatic years, England ruled a great swath of France at the point of the sword--an all-but-forgotten episode in the Hundred Years' War that Juliet Barker brings to vivid life in Conquest."--Jacket
The tournament in England, 1100-1400 by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Juvenilia, 1829-1835 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry and regents in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth : a life in letters by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The Brontës selected poems ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The Brontë yearbook by Bronte (Family)( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Die Geschichte des Turniers by Richard W Barber( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Agnes Grey ; and, poems by Anne Brontë( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth : a life in letters by William Wordsworth( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
De Brontës : biografie over de familie Brontë by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de 19e-eeuwse Britse schrijversfamilie
The Brontes three muses and their men ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were a trio whose writings rocked Victorian England and yet who lived, suffered, and died far from mainstream British society. One constant of their fiction is their familial relationships, and the men--both real and invented--who loomed large in their lives: their father, Patrick; their brother, Branwell; Professor Constantin Héger; Charlotte's husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls; and Heathcliff, Zamorna, and Rochester. Featuring dramatizations, excerpts from their letters, and period illustrations, this elegiac program explores the England that they knew and portrayed with insight and compassion
Les Tournois by Richard W Barber( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The king, the campaign, the battle by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In this landmark study of Agincourt, Juliet Barker draws upon a huge range of sources to give a compelling account of the battle. But she also looks behind the action on the field to paint a portrait of the age, moving from the ambition of kings to the dynamics of daily life in peace and war. Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2005
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English (187)
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