Barker, Juliet R. V.
Most widely held works by Juliet R. V Barker
The Brontës by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,933 libraries worldwide
The story of the Brontes as an apparently doomed family of genius was created by biographers who were primarily novelists. However, this book, based on first-hand research amongst all the Bronte manuscripts and amongst contemporary historical works, claims to tell the true story.
Wordsworth : a life by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,188 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.
Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made England by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,019 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 )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail.
The Brontës : a life in letters ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
The tournament in England, 1100-1400 by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Agincourt : the King, the campaign, the battle by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Conquest : the English kingdom of France, 1417-1450 by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 232 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 216 libraries worldwide
Juvenilia, 1829-1835 by Charlotte Brontë ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The Brontës selected poems ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth : a life in letters ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Selected poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The Brontë yearbook ( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Agnes Grey ; and, poems by Anne Brontë ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The Brontës : a life in letters by Juliet R. V Barker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The story of the Brontes have never been told more compellingly than in their own words. In this carefully chosen selection of their letters, diaries and autobiographical fragments, we hear the authentic voices of the three novelists, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, as well as their brother Branwell and father, the Reverend Patrick Bronte. We follow their progress from exuberant childhood to years of hardship, followed by immense literary success and then the tragic later years. Here Juliet Barker, author of the acclaimed biography The Brontes, has created an intimate portrait of one of our best-loved families.
Die Geschichte des Turniers by Richard Barber ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Wordsworth : a life in letters by William Wordsworth ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The Brontës : a life in letters by Brontë ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The Brontës three muses and their men ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 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.
Agincourt, Battle of (France : 1415) Authors, English Authors, English--Family relationships Baptists Biography Brontë, Anne,--1820-1849 Brontë, Charlotte,--1816-1855 Brontë, Emily,--1818-1848 Brontë, Patrick,--1777-1861 Brontë, Patrick Branwell,--1817-1848 Brontë family Caring for Life (Organization) Charles--VII,--King of France,--1403-1461 Children's writings, English Chivalry Church work with ex-convicts Church work with the homeless Civilization, Medieval Criticism and interpretation England England--Yorkshire English poetry Europe Fiction France France--Agincourt Great Britain Heathcliff (Fictitious character : Brontë) Henry--V,--King of England,--1387-1422 History Joan,--of Arc, Saint,--1412-1431 Knights and knighthood Literature Manners and customs Military history Novelists, English Poets, English Records and correspondence Sports tournaments Tournaments, Medieval Women and literature Women authors, English Women novelists, English Wordsworth, William,--1770-1850 Wuthering Heights (Brontë, Emily)
Barker, Juliet, 1958-
Barker, Juliet R. 1958-