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Noble Hounds And Dear Companions


Noble Hounds And Dear Companions
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Author : Sophie Gordon
language : en
Publisher: Royal Collection Publications
Release Date : 2007

Noble Hounds And Dear Companions written by Sophie Gordon and has been published by Royal Collection Publications this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2007 with Art categories.


Among the many treasures of the Royal Photograph Collection at Windsor is a handsome album entitled The Property of the Queen Photographs of Dogs in the Royal Kennel, Windsor. It is perhaps the earliest official record of the Royal Family and their many canine companions from Queen Victorias beloved confidante, her spaniel, Dash, to Prince Alberts elegant greyhounds; from Edward VII and his charming if disreputable fox-terrier, Caesar, to Queen Alexandra and her collection of exotic toy-dogs. Taking the album as its starting point, this book records over a century of royal pets, immortalised with owners and without, in photographs that range from the serene to the ridiculous. Paintings and works of art from the Royal Collection complete the story or stories, in some cases the creation of Landseers famous painting Dignity and Impudence, the arrival of the first Pekinese in England, and Caesars finest hour, as a masterpiece from the workshop of Carl Fabergé.

New Directions In Social And Cultural History


New Directions In Social And Cultural History
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Author : Sasha Handley
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2018-02-22

New Directions In Social And Cultural History written by Sasha Handley and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-02-22 with History categories.


What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on emerging areas of historical research such as the history of the emotions and environmental history, New Directions in Social and Cultural History is an invaluable guide to the current and future state of the field. The book is divided into three clear sections, each with an editorial introduction, and covering key thematic areas: histories of the human, the material world, and challenges and provocations. Each chapter in the collection provides an introduction to the key and recent developments in its specialist field, with their authors then moving on to argue for what they see as particularly important shifts and interventions in the theory and methodology and suggest future developments. New Directions in Social and Cultural History provides a comprehensive and insightful overview of this burgeoning field which will be important reading for all students and scholars of social and cultural history and historiography.

The Great Cat Dog Massacre


The Great Cat Dog Massacre
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Author : Hilda Kean
language : en
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2017-03-14

The Great Cat Dog Massacre written by Hilda Kean and has been published by University of Chicago Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-03-14 with History categories.


The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great Cat and Dog Massacre, Hilda Kean unearths the history, piecing together the compelling story of the life—and death—of Britain’s wartime animal companions. She explains that fear of imminent Nazi bombing and the desire to do something to prepare for war led Britons to sew blackout curtains, dig up flower beds for vegetable patches, send their children away to the countryside—and kill the family pet, in theory sparing them the suffering of a bombing raid. Kean’s narrative is gripping, unfolding through stories of shared experiences of bombing, food restrictions, sheltering, and mutual support. Soon pets became key to the war effort, providing emotional assistance and helping people to survive—a contribution for which the animals gained government recognition. Drawing extensively on new research from animal charities, state archives, diaries, and family stories, Kean does more than tell a virtually forgotten story. She complicates our understanding of World War II as a “good war” fought by a nation of “good” people. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, Kean’s account of this forgotten aspect of British history moves animals to center stage—forcing us to rethink our assumptions about ourselves and the animals with whom we share our homes.

The Dog Book


The Dog Book
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Author : Kathleen Walker-Meikle
language : en
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2014-08-10

The Dog Book written by Kathleen Walker-Meikle and has been published by Bloomsbury Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-08-10 with Reference categories.


The perfect gift for any dog lover, this is the story of man's best friend from the canine gods of Ancient Egypt to the heroic mascots of the Second World War. Over the millennia dogs have been hailed as gods, demons, saints, military heroes, even reigning kings – and all the while have been the keen hunters, loyal guards and beloved pets we know today. They feature in Egyptian myth, classical astronomy, medieval romances and early modern portraiture; they took part in the court-life of Imperial China, in early Hollywood film studios and in intrepid expeditions to the North Pole. Featuring the pampered pets of Queen Victoria and Pablo Picasso, popular medieval dog names, regimental mascots of the Napoleonic Wars and tales of canine loyalty through the ages, this beautifully illustrated volume shows how dogs have for millennia been the beloved companions of peasants and princes alike.

Muggins


Muggins
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Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
language : en
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Release Date : 2021-11-02

Muggins written by Grant Hayter-Menzies and has been published by Heritage House Publishing Co this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2021-11-02 with History categories.


The unusual and moving tale of Muggins, a famed fundraising dog who became a mascot of the Canadian Red Cross during the First World War. Born in 1913 in the home of a millionaire philanthropist, Muggins was a purebred Spitz, a sharp-eared, sharp-nosed, fluffy-tailed sort of dog most often seen in the lap of a lady of leisure. But Muggins defied the odds, rising to unlikely fame during the First World War, when he became Victoria, BC’s most diminutive fundraiser. He was taught to wander through downtown during the war with two change donation boxes tied to his back, and ultimately collected the equivalent of $400,000 for charities and causes including the Red Cross, the Blue Cross, food for poor children and prisoners of war, victims of Jewish pogroms, to name a few. During his short life, Muggins visited ferries and freight liners stopping in Victoria. He appeared in photos with the Prince of Wales and with famous Canadian general Sir Arthur Currie, among other celebrated admirers. He was also a favourite of the rank and file, helping cheer up wounded soldiers at Esquimalt Military Hospital. Muggins was made an honourary first lieutenant by the United States military for his service raising funds in Seattle. And he was so loved by departing soldiers he was more than once nearly taken along to the theatre of war. Based on valuable documents, memorabilia, newspaper and newsreel accounts of Muggins's brief but brilliant career, this book tackles the difficult question of human use of animals in war, at home and on the battlefield. It explores how crucial animals, specifically dogs, have been to wounded veterans recovering from physical and emotional damage—both in Muggins's lifetime and now.

Pets By Royal Appointment


Pets By Royal Appointment
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Author : Brian Hoey
language : en
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Release Date : 2013-09-17

Pets By Royal Appointment written by Brian Hoey and has been published by Biteback Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-09-17 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


The royal family say they can do without many things, but not their animals. Countless monarchs and their consorts have relied on dogs, cats, horses and even the occasional parrot to act as their constant, faithful companions, unquestioning allies and surrogate children. With intimate anecdotes and fascinating detail, royal author Brian Hoey describes the mini palaces provided for the Queen’s pampered corgis, Princess Anne’s badly behaved bull terriers and the wild animals – including crocodiles, hippos and an elephant – presented to princes and princesses. Exploring a seemingly eternal regal passion for all things canine and equine, Hoey also turns his attentions to the modern royal family’s love of animals, celebrating the latest arrivals to both William’s and Harry’s new households. From the corgi dynasty to the Jack Russells rescued from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Pets By Royal Appointment presents a very British family besotted with all creatures great and small.

How Fat Was Henry Viii


How Fat Was Henry Viii
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Author : Raymond Lamont-Brown
language : en
Publisher: The History Press
Release Date : 2016-04-04

How Fat Was Henry Viii written by Raymond Lamont-Brown and has been published by The History Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-04-04 with History categories.


Ever wondered how fat Henry VIII really was? Or what made Mary I 'Bloody'? Over many hundreds of years royalty has had its fair share of accidents, rumours, scandals, misrepresentations and misconceptions. For instance, was George III's 'madness' caused by porphyria, or was it due to arsenic poisoning? Or what really happened between Queen Victoria and her Highland servant John Brown? In today's world, where newspapers clamour to report new revelations about the Royal Family, this informative and quirky book gives the inquisitive reader an in-depth look at the secrets of our past royals. For anyone interested in royal matters, or curious about what went on behind the palace walls, Raymond Lamont-Brown helps answer all those intriguing, confusing, mysterious and entertaining questions we might have about our monarchs.