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Barker, Juliet R. V.

Works: 39 works in 247 publications in 5 languages and 10,972 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Feminist fiction  Military history  Records and correspondence  Educational films  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, 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 )
55 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,817 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 )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,414 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
Tournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle Ages by Richard W Barber( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
Wordsworth : a life by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,232 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
The Brontës : a life in letters by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 820 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 German and held by 740 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 )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
1381 : the year of the Peasants' Revolt by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Written with the fluency readers have come to expect from Juliet Barker, 1381: The Year of the Peasant's Revolt provides an account of the first great popular uprising in England and its background, and paints on a broad canvas a picture of English life in medieval times. Skeptical of contemporary chroniclers' accounts of events, Barker draws on the judicial sources of the indictments and court proceedings that followed the rebellion. This emphasis offers a fresh perspective on the so-called Peasants' Revolt and gives depth and texture to the historical narrative. Among the book's arguments are that the rebels believed they were the loyal subjects of the king acting in his interests, and that the boy-king Richard II sympathized with their grievances. Barker tells how and why a diverse and unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England - from servants and laborers living off wages, through the village elite who served who served as bailiffs, constables, and stewards, to the ranks of the gentry - united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda. Had it been implemented, this agenda would have transformed English society and anticipated the French Revolution by four hundred years. 1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt is an important reassessment of the uprising and a fascinating, original study of medieval life in England's towns and countryside. -- from dust jacket
The Brontës selected poems by Brontë (Family)( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Juvenilia, 1829-1835 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth : a life in letters by William Wordsworth( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The Brontë yearbook by Bronte (Family)( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
England, arise by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Drawing directly on her own experiences, Anne Brontë describes the isolation and dark ambiguity of the governes's life as lived by her fictional heroine Agnes Grey. Mature, insightful, and edged with a quiet irony, this first novel by the youngest of the Brontë displays her keen sense of moral responsibility and sharp eye for bourgeois attitudes and behavior
England, arise : the people, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The king, the campaign, the battle by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 39 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
Bookmark ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Bronte was thought to have died unphotographed. But recently, photographs allegedly of Charlotte show a severe, formidable woman, and new biographies portray her as a jealous sister, spiteful daughter and sexual predator. These revelations have proved a shock for fans who see in Charlotte an idealised image of Victorian womanhood. This program searches for the real woman behind the disputed image
The Brontes three muses and their men ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte were a trio whose writings rocked Victorian England and yet who lived, suffered, and died far from mainstream British society. Featuring dramatizations, excerpts from their letters, and period illustrations, this elegiac program explores the England that they knew and portrayed, their familial relationships, and the men-both real and invented-who loomed large in their lives: their father, Patrick; their brother, Branwell; Professor Constantin Heger; Charlotte's husband, Arthur Bell Nicholls; and Heathcliff, Zamorna, and Rochester. Bronte biographer Dr. Juliet Barker adds authoritative insights. (51 minutes)
Selected poems by Anne Brontë( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Although the Brontës have long fascinated readers of fiction and biography, their poetry was all too little known until this pioneering selection by Stevie Davies, the novelist and critic. Charlotte (1816-1855) is certainly a competent poet, and Anne (1820-1849) developed a distinctive voice, while Emily (1818-1848) is one of the great women poets in English. Read together with their novels, the poems movingly elucidate the ideas around which the narratives revolve. And they surprise us out of our conventional notions of the sisters' personalities: Emily's rebelliousness, for example, is co
Wuthering Heights ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Discusses how the novel, Wuthering Heights, sprang from the burdens of domestic responsibility and near-madness in its author, Emily Brontë. Dramatic reenactments of scenes from the book are combined with those of life in the unusual Brontë household. Brontë biographers Juliet Barker and Edward Chitham provide additional insights into the novel
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Juliet Barker britische Historikerin und Autorin
Juliet Barker British historian
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