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Dennison, Matthew

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Works: 13 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 2,309 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography 
Classifications: DA559.B4, B
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The last princess : the devoted life of Queen Victoria's youngest daughter by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of Queen Victoria's youngest child, Beatrice, explores the close relationship between the princess and her mother, her romance with Prince Henry of Battenberg, and her role as literary executer after her mother's death
Livia, Empress of Rome : a biography by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second wife of the emperor Augustus, mother of his successor Tiberius, grandmother of Claudius, and great-grandmother of Caligula, the empress Livia lives close to the center of Roman political power for eight turbulent decades. In this new biography of the infamous empress Livia, Matthew Dennison brings to life a woman long believed to be one of the most feared villainesses of history
The twelve caesars : the dramatic lives of the emperors of Rome by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The twelve Caesars by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of them was a military genius; one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned; another earned the nickname 'sphincter artist'. Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide - and five of them were elevated to the status of gods. They have come down to posterity as the 'twelve Caesars' - Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. Under their rule, from 49 BC to AD 96, Rome was transformed from a republic to an empire, whose model of regal autocracy would survive in the West for more than a thousand years. Matthew Dennison offers a beautifully crafted sequence of colourful biographies of each emperor, triumphantly evoking the luxury, licence, brutality and sophistication of imperial Rome at its zenith. But as well as vividly recreating the lives, loves and vices of this motley group of despots, psychopaths and perverts, he paints a portrait of an erao of political and social revolution, of the bloody overthrow of a proud, 500-year-old political system and its replacement by a dictatorship which, against all the odds, succeeded more convincingly than oligarchic democracy in governing a vast international landmass
Empress of Rome : the life of Livia by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second wife of the emperor Augustus and the mother of his successor Tiberius, Livia has been vilified by posterity (most notably by Tacitus and Robert Graves) as the quintessence of the scheming Roman matriarch, poisoning her relatives one by one to smooth her son's path to the imperial throne. In this elegant and rigorously researched biography, Matthew Dennison rescues the historical Livia from this crudely drawn caricature of the popular imagination
At home with colour by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen Victoria had a very complicated and psychologically fascinating personality and only a very talented biographer could get to the key of her character. Fortunately in Matthew Dennison's pithy, well-researched, beautifully written and very accessible book, she has found one' Andrew Roberts In this brilliant, concise new biography Queen Victoria is shown as Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of regal vehemence and wifely submission; deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; romantic longing and prudishness, she became a spirit of the age to which she gave her name. Victoria embraced photography, railway travel and modern art; she resisted compulsory education for the working classes and recommended for a leading women's rights campaigner 'a good whipping'. She detested smoking and believed whole-heartedly in the health-giving properties of fresh air, strong draughts and cold. She may or may not have been amused. Melbourne and Disraeli wooed her; Peel and Palmerston infuriated her; fatally Gladstone failed to 'pet' her. She loved dancing and the opera and, in her mourning of Prince Albert, sought consolation in the poetry of Tennyson and a long exchange of letters between sovereign and Laureate. Meanwhile she reinvented the monarchy and wrestled with personal reinvention. She lived in the shadow of her mother and then under the tutelage of her husband: during her protracted widowhood she belatedly embraced self-reliance
Theory and simulation of liquid crystalline phases by Matthew Dennison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Akers Douglas : new paintings ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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