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His Royal Favorite

Author : Lilah Pace
ISBN : 9781101989111
Genre : Fiction
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The conclusion of Lilah Pace’s racy, romantic male/male duology following His Royal Secret... James, Prince of Wales, is making history. He's decided to come out to his subjects—and the world. However, telling the truth means exposing his relationship with lone-wolf reporter Benjamin Dahan. Although Ben never wanted commitment, the unexpected depth of his feelings leads him to join James in the media's harsh spotlight. When the news story explodes across the globe, Ben can endure the mockery and dirty jokes. But after his tragic past is cruelly revealed, his life begins to implode. Can even his love for James be worth this? James has it no easier. His revelation divides the country and sparks turmoil within the royal family. He must struggle to defend not only himself and Ben, but also his younger sister, who hovers on the brink of a breakdown that could endanger her life. Is Ben strong enough to survive the onslaught and stand by James' side? And will James have to make a choice between Ben and the crown?

His Royal Secret

Author : Lilah Pace
ISBN : 9781101989128
Genre : Fiction
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The first in an enchanting new male/male romantic duology from Lilah Pace, author of Asking for More and Begging for It .... James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he's keeping a king-sized secret...James, next in line for the throne, is gay. He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie. While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James's eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James. But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have to decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth... “I'm absolutely desperate to read the next book. This is the kind of male/male romance I hunt down and devour. Hats off to Ms. Pace.”--Anna Zabo, author of Due Diligence "His Royal Secret is delightful and romantic, with a wonderfully fresh take on a modern-day handsome prince." --C.S. Pacat, author of Captive Prince

Majesty And Humanity

Author : Alban K. Forcione
ISBN : 9780300153309
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In reinterpreting two of Lope de Vega's plays, Forcione places his texts in the context of political and institutional history philosophy, theology, and art history. In doing so he shows how Spanish theatre anticipated the decisive changes in human consciousness that characterized the ascendence of the absolutist state.

Literature And Favoritism In Early Modern England

Author : Curtis Perry
ISBN : 9781139450805
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For writers in the early modern period, thinking about royal favorites inevitably meant thinking about the uneasy intersection of the personal and the public in a political system traditionally organized around patronage and intimacy. Depictions of favoritism - in a variety of texts including plays, poems, libels, and pamphlets - explore the most fundamental ideological questions concerning personal monarchy and the early modern public sphere, questions about the nature and limits of prerogative and about the enfranchisement or otherwise of subjects. In this study, Curtis Perry examines the ideological underpinnings of the heated controversies surrounding powerful royal favorites and the idea of favoritism in the late Elizabethan and early Stuart period. Perry argues that the discourse of corrupt favoritism is this period's most important unofficial vehicle for exploring constitutional unease concerning the nature and limits of personal monarchy within the balanced English constitution.

Swords Of The Spirit

Author : Marilyn Kohinke Washburn
ISBN : 9781456726218
Genre : Fiction
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Swords of the Spirit is historical fiction set in 16th century England and Scotland. It is the sequel to A Rose Without a Thorn. This epic novel begins in the 1540’s. It is set at the powerful but contentious Royal Courts of their Catholic Majesties James V and Queen Marie of Scotland, and Protestant England’s infamous King Henry VIII. An aging Henry VIII is James V’s royal uncle. Yet will blood-ties prove thicker than water as, with half drawn swords, Scotland and England stand on the brink of war? Protestant England is also secretly making a pack with the Holy Roman Empire to cross swords with Catholic France. It is an age where treachery and deceit prove deadlier than the point of a sword. Both the Scottish and English Royal Courts are embroiled in dangerous intrigues and betrayals. In hopes of gaining power over one another Catholics and Protestants hatch deadly plots designed to bring down the other. As the reformation of church perilously rages on, many innocent lives become at stake in Scotland and England, and also throughout Christendom. Chief Catholic and Protestant ministers at the English Royal Court scheme to wed a woman of their own choosing to the widower, Henry VIII. Yet while England schemes to find a new queen, the in fighting between Catholics and Protestants has torn the Scottish Royal Court into two embittered factions. Will James V successfully unite his realm in time before England’s army thunders across the border with swords raised high above their heads? This riveting story brings to life a host of new compelling characters coupled with many of the original characters from A Rose Without a Thorn. All are soon joined together through much courtly intrigue as the exciting saga continues in Swords of the Spirit.

Guarding His Royal Bride

Author : C.J. Miller
ISBN : 9781488004834
Genre : Fiction
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A king's secret daughter is swept into romance and danger in this tale of royal intrigue. The ruler of Icarus is cunning and ruthless, yet Iliana Kracos has seen another side of Demetrius DeSante. And after an explosive night of passion together, she agrees to marry him. Yet when he reveals her true parentage—she's heir to the throne—it puts her bridegroom in a new light. Iliana isn't sure how she can trust Demetrius. Does he truly love her, or is she merely a pawn in his royal game? But Demetrius assures he'll protect Iliana at all costs, and with a ruthless assassin targeting royal heirs, Iliana has no choice but to put her faith in the man she knows the least—her husband.

Business Adventures

Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 9781497638853
Genre : Business & Economics
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“Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. Longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

The Green Bag

Author : Sydney Russell Wrightington
ISBN : UCAL:B4443242
Genre : Law
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A Palace For A King

Author : Jonathan Brown
ISBN : 9780300101850
Genre : History
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The Buen Retiro, a royal retreat and pleasure palace, was built for Philip IV on the outskirts of Madrid in the 1630s. With its superb display of paintings by Vel zquez and other contemporary artists, the palace became a showcase for the art and culture of Spain's Golden Age. A Palace for a King, first published in 1980, provides a pioneering total history of the construction, decoration, and uses of a major royal palace, emphasising the relationship of art and politics at a critical moment in European history. produced on different aspects of the history of the palace and its decoration since the 1970s. A number of new, unpublished illustrations have been added, and many of the plates are now reproduced in colour. The publication of this edition gains added importance from the fact that plans for the expansion of the Prado Museum include the restoration of the Hall of Realms to approximate its original appearance, as reconstructed in this volume.

Harper S Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : UOM:39015056090619
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