Popular Romances of the West of England

Popular Romances of the West of England is a book first published in 1903 and this edition includes both volumes. A treasure trove of Cornish folk-lore and mythology, including subjects like Giants, Fairies, Romances of Tregeagle, Mermaids, Romances of the Rocks, Fire Worship, Demons and Spectres, Saints, Holy Wells, Romances of Arthur, Witches, Fishermen and Sailors, Death Tokens and Superstitions, and, Customs.

Magic Songs of the West Finns, Volume 1

This is the first volume of John Abercromby's extensive study of Finnish magic songs and their background. First he details the history, ethnography and linguistics of the Finns, indeed, constructs a century-long history of the entire Finno-ugric group from the evolution of vocabulary. Finally in the last (long) chapter he gets to the first part of the exposition of the 'magic songs.' This is a summary of the various characters in th...

The History of Charles the First

The History of Charles the First is an illustrated book by Jacob Abbott, published in 1901. Chapters include: His Childhood and His Youth; The Expedition Into Spain; Accession to the Throne; Buckingham; The King and His Prerogative; Archbishop Laud; The Earl of Strafford; Downfall of Strafford and Laud; Civil War; The Captivity; and, Trial and Death.

English Fairy Tales

A collection of 41 English fairy tales by Flora Annie Steel, first published in 1922. Fairy tales include: St. George Of Merrie England; The Story Of The Three Bears; Tom-Tit-Tot; The Golden Snuff-Box; Tattercoats; The Three Feathers; Lazy Jack; Jack The Giant-Killer; The Three Sillies; The Golden Ball; The Two Sisters; The Laidly Worm; Titty Mouse And Tatty Mouse; Jack And The Beanstalk; The Black Bull Of Norroway; Catskin; The Thre...

Medieval Wales

A series of 6 lectures, first delivered at Cardiff in 1901. They include: Introductory; Geoffrey of Monmouth; Giraldus of Cambrensis; Castles; Religious Houses; and, Llywelyn Ap Gruffydd and The Baron's War.

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 3

This is Volume 3 of 4 - The Anti Social Conspiracy. It addresses the antisocial conspiracy that was the objective of the Freemasons and the Order of the Illuminati. These groups were believed to have constituted a single sect that numbered over 300,000 members. Barruel surveyed the history of Masonry and maintained that its higher mysteries had always been of an atheist and republican cast. He believed the Freemasons kept their words...

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 2

This is Volume 2 of 4 - The Anti Monarchical Conspiracy. It focuses on the anti-monarchical conspiracy that was led by Jean Jacques Rousseau and Baron de Montesquieu. Barruel believed that the influence of these two writers was a necessary factor in the enactment of the French Revolution. The destruction of monarchies in Europe led to the triumph of the Jacobins. Barruel equated the rejection on monarchy with a rejection of any type ...

Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, Volume 1

This is Volume 1 of 4 - The Anti-Christian Conspiracy. It examines the anti-Christian conspiracy that was begun by Voltaire in 1728. Barruel found that the philosophers had created an age of pretend philosophy which they used in their battle with Christianity. Their commitment to liberty and equality were really commitments of 'pride and revolt'. Barruel claimed that the proponents of the Enlightenment led people into illusion and er...

The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights

Stories from the legends of King Arthur, the famous British leader who led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders in the 5th and 6th centuries. Chapter subjects include: The Prophecies of Merlin, and the Birth of Arthur; The Miracle of the Sword and Stone, and the Coronation of King Arthur; King Arthur drives the Saxons from the Realm; The Battles of Celidon Forest and Badon Hill; King Arthur Conquers Ireland and Norway, S...