History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance
Allen & Unwin, 2006 - 367 pages
'History's Great Untold Stories' opens readers' eyes to important places, events and peoples that have been ignored, yet directly affected our history.
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Yet despite all this , you will also encounter here a good deal of grace and courage . A wronged Filipino of the seventeenth century - now so obscure that no likeness of him even exists — set off a rebellion against a repressive Spanish ...
There have been exceptions , of course : Franklin Delano Roosevelt became a three - term American president , despite the fact that polio had left him unable to walk . But he carefully hid his infirmity from the public gaze .
Despite the massacre of 1099 , other Ascalon Jerusalem Gaza Dead Sea religions were tolerated : Jews were not allowed to live in Kerak Jerusalem , but they could do business there and worship at the FATIMID Wailing Wall , and many ...
Despite this , like any desperate father , King Almaric did his best . He called in the finest physician in the land , an Arab Christian named Abu Sulayman Dawud , who prescribed ointments of quicksilver mixed with herbs and fats ...
But recent research has shown that the young king , despite his illness , was a capable leader who not only managed to win the support of the rival and often antagonistic orders of Christian knights , but also realised one critical ...
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An interesting, well-written book that broadly delivers on its title. Sure, I'd heard all about the Armenian Genocide, the Cadaver Synod, Tasmania's Black War, the Taiping Rebellion and others, there ... Read full review
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