'Tancred or the New Crusade' is the third book in Disraeli's trilogy of 'political' novels and was published in 1847 (the other two works in the trilogy are 'Coningsby' and 'Sybil').
Tancred, Lord Montacute, is the son of the respectable Duke of Bellamont. Upon coming of age Tancred, having thought much about the social and religious questions of the day, startles his parents by refusing a seat in Parliament. Instead, he decides to visit the Holy Land and hopes that there he will discover God's purpose for him.
In the Middle East, Tancred travels to Jerusalem and Sinai among other destinations, becomes involved in intriques, adventures and falls in love… Read more
Coningsby was published in 1844 and was the first in Disraeli's trilogy of 'political' novels (the others being Sybil and Tancred).
The story revolves around the ealy life of Harry Coningsby. Harry is the orphaned grandson of the Marquess of Monmouth, but Harry's parents incurred the wrath of Monmouth by their marriage. Harry is restored to his granfather's favour and sent to school at Eton. The story follows Harry's career at Eton and Cambridge. While at Eton, Harry saves the life of Oswald Millbank - the son of a northern industrialist. This commences a friendship between Oswald and Harry and leads Harry to fall in love with Oswald's sister, Edith.
This atlas is a reproduction of the Ogilby and Morgan plan of the City of London, dating from 1676.
This map is an important primary source for historians of London and the general enthusiast. The original map was constructed just ten years after the Great Fire of London (1666). The great value of the plan is that it is very detailed. Ogilby and Morgan attempt to name not only every thoroughfare, but side streets, alleys and courts. Their scope was more ambitious still: Ogilby and Morgan's map attempts to deliniate every single building in the City. This map is certainly the best surviving map of London from this period.
Ralph Hyde's helpful introduction explains how… Read more