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Barker, Juliet R. V.

Works: 44 works in 306 publications in 6 languages and 11,637 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Records and correspondence  Educational films  Internet videos  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4168, B
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Most widely held works by Juliet R. V Barker
The Brontës by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

94 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,684 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member 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 )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text describe medieval tournaments in detail
Conquest : the English kingdom of France, 1417-1450 by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and German and held by 742 WorldCat member 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."--Publisher Website
1381 : the year of the Peasants' Revolt by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member 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 tournament in England, 1100-1400 by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brontës selected poems by Brontë (Family)( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth : a life in letters by William Wordsworth( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection of letters and autobiographical fragments introduces us to the real Wordsworth: the rebellious schoolboy who vandalized his family portraits, became a supporter of the French Revolution and fathered an illegitimate daughter in France; the radical poet whose flouting of the conventions of the day attracted the ridicule of the reviewers and forced him to endure thirty years of rejection, obscurity and financial hardship before achieving belated critical and popular success; the devoted brother, husband and father who could still write passionate love letters to his wife after ten years of marriage and the birth of five children; and, finally, the revered patriarch whose poetry formed the hearts and minds of a generation, whose opinions were sought by writers, politicians, churchmen and educationalists throughout the English-speaking world, but who thought nothing of vaulting walls, skating on the Lakes or climbing Helvellyn even in his seventies."--BOOK JACKET
Juvenilia, 1829-1835 by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, arise by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle ages. The same highly successful techniques she deployed inAgincourt andConquest will this time be brought to bear on civilian society, from the humblest serf forced to provide slave-labour for his master in the fields to the prosperous country goodwife brewing, cooking and spinning her distaff and the ambitious burgess expanding his business and his mental horizons in the town.The book will explore how and why such a diverse and unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda which, had it been implemented, would have fundamentally transformed English society and anticipated the French Revolution by four hundred years. The book will not only provide an important reassessment of the revolt itself but will also be an illuminating and original study of English medieval life at the time
The Brontë yearbook by Bronte (Family)( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte des Turniers by Richard W Barber( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookmark( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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
Agnes Grey ; and, poems by Anne Brontë( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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 43 WorldCat member 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
The Brontes : three muses and their men( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member 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
Les Tournois by Richard W Barber( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English kingdom of France in the hundred years war by Juliet R. V Barker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

* The thirty years of English rule in France that followed the battle of Agincourt - by the acclaimed author of AGINCOURT: THE KING, THE CAMPAIGN, THE BATTLE
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The Brontës
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Juliet Barker britische Historikerin und Autorin

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English (245)

German (7)

Japanese (4)

French (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

Agincourt : Henry V and the battle that made EnglandWordsworth : a lifeTournaments : jousts, chivalry, and pageants in the Middle AgesConquest : the English kingdom of France, 1417-1450The tournament in England, 1100-1400The Brontës selected poemsWordsworth : a life in lettersJuvenilia, 1829-1835