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The Secrets of Tintern Abbey

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The Secrets of Tintern Abbey - Gordon Masters Summary

For four hundred years, the Cistercian monks who inhabited Tintern Abbey toiled, prayed, and strived to fulfill their spiritual commitment to a monastic life. Those who joined the order anticipated a peaceful existence devoted to praising God. But medieval times were troubled times, and the abbey endured struggle along with serenity. Civil war, the Black Plague, and the English Reformation all took their toll. Would the monks' faith prove stronger than the hardships they faced?

The Secret of Netley Abbey

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The Secret of Netley Abbey - Charles Knightley,Yasmina Knightley Summary

This story is set in Netley Abbey, a small town in Hampshire, England on the Southampton Water, east of Southampton, west of Portsmouth. The town takes its name from an old Cistercian 13th century abbey. The abbey, unfortunately, is now just a ruin but even so it still has a magnetic presence. This has attracted many would be bounty hunters, fuelled by countless rumours of buried treasure and of course ghostly goings on. The abbey has always resisted giving up its secrets as though protected by some invisible force. Its secret remains buried with the spirits of the monks - until now! Three children, staying with their grandparents for a week in October, are drawn to the mystery of the abbey and embark on a journey to learn the secret buried by the monks 800 years ago. Will they succeed in their quest or will they be thwarted? On their trail are treasure seekers, government agents and a man with a moustache. Most of the action is centred on the abbey ruins and takes place in one week. Although the places exist, all characters and events are purely fictional and any similarity to real people or real events is purely coincidental. Some of the precise locations of events have been changed, in the interest of National Security. Since this book was written high security fences surround the Abbey!

The history of the ancient et royal Fondation, called the Abbey of St. Alban in the county of Hertford

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The history of the ancient et royal Fondation, called the Abbey of St. Alban in the county of Hertford - Peter Newcome Summary

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Coombe wood, by the author of 'Barford-abbey'. - Susannah Gunning Summary

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The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey

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The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey - Rose Fairbanks,Isobel Quinn Summary

he sisters have accepted their fate as the Bewitched Ones, but will the magical community? Jane, Elizabeth, and Kate know the strength of their love as sisters. As Jane recovers from a mysterious illness, she learns of a secret second prophecy. Their powers may become even stronger when matched with the right marriage partner. Choosing the wrong mate, however, would be detrimental. Jane, at least, seems saved from such a fate as she fell in love with Charles Bingley upon first sight. Netherfield Abbey, and the people in it, have secrets, though, and the sisters must unravel them to prove they are the Bewitched Ones. Mystery, fantasy, and romance brew a page-turning read in The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey leaving readers spell-bound and desperate for more. The Witches of Austen Series is a novella series re-imagining all of your favorite Austen heroes and heroines. Books one through four mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. Please note, to fully enjoy this series you should read in order. Book One: Sisters Bewitched Book Two: The Secrets of Netherfield Abbey Book Three: The Magic of Pemberley Park Coming Autumn 2016 Book Four: The Scandal at Brighton Cottage

The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal

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The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal - Celso Costantini,Bruno Fabio Pighin Summary

On 19 April 1940 Celso Costantini prophetically wrote in his diary that if Italy followed Hitler into war, it would be allying itself with the "Anti-Christ." Within weeks, Mussolini's fascist regime plunged Italy into the destructive maelstrom of global military conflict. The ensuing years brought world war, the fall of fascism, occupation, liberation, and the emergence of a new political order. The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal is an extraordinary and detailed behind-the-scenes account of crucial episodes in Europe's wartime history from a unique vantage point: the Vatican and the Eternal City. Costantini, a close advisor to Pope Pius XII, possessed a perspective few of his contemporaries could match. His diaries offer new insights into the great issues of the time - the Nazi occupation, the fall of Mussolini, the tumultuous end of the Italian monarchy, the birth of republican democracy in Italy, and the emergence of a new international order - while also recounting heartbreaking stories of the suffering, perseverance, and heroism of ordinary people. Less than a century later, with the world's attention gripped by the first papal resignation in six hundred years, The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal presents a clear-eyed, fascinating, and complex portrait of the Roman Catholic Church's recent history.

The Children of the Abbey

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The Children of the Abbey - Regina Maria Roche Summary

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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks

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Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks - August Turak Summary

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other "transformational organizations" that share the crucial monastic business strategies so critical for success.

The Secrets of Freemasonry

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The Secrets of Freemasonry - Robert Lomas Summary

Many people are curious about the existence of secret societies which claim to hold arcane religious or esoteric knowledge and pass it down through the generations via selected adepts. Classic Masonic writers including William Preston, Robert Gould, JSM Ward, AE Waite and WL Wilmshurst have written about secret traditions connected to the Temple of Sion. Each has different ideas about how mystical knowledge came into Freemasonry. Some say that the Charter of Larmenius reveals an underground line of Knight Templar Grand Masters who survived down to the nineteenth century. All agree there is a Secret Lodge or House of Adepts who continue to teach "true" knowledge of the ancient mysteries and that The Craft transmits beliefs linked to the Earls of Rosslyn, the Knights Templar, and Lodge Mother Kilwinning. Masonic expert Robert Lomas has collected together this thread of belief from old Masonic writers and rewritten it in modern English to make the ideas accessible to modern readers.

Secrets of Cistercian Music in Ireland, 1142-1541

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Secrets of Cistercian Music in Ireland, 1142-1541 - Geraldine Carville Summary

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The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey

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The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey - Mrs. Carver Summary

Oakendale Abbey: Urban myth? Rural legend? ...or do the dead really walk behind the dusty shuttered windows of the old Abbey? Looming above skeletal trees, the decayed Abbey's immense size makes it a constant presence in the lives of those who live in its shadows. Horrifying legends are passed down from family to family keeping it a constant presence in their lives. Tales speak of ghastly crimes and terrifying visions: a ghostly woman with a bloodied throat peers through the Abbey's broken windows, spectral voices whisper in the shadowed hallways where walls drip with blood, and a recent visitor got as far as the front door of the Abbey... and was never seen again. This is to be Laura's home. Sent to live in the deserted Abbey with her servant, Laura begins to uncover unspeakable secrets which lead her on a terrifying journey of self discovery. Combining the best of 18th century sentimentality with a violently horrifying tale, Carver accentuates terrifying events and grotesque imagery in a manner rare for even the most extreme Gothic writers of her era. Written in 1797 and out of print for almost 200 years, Mrs Carver's classic Gothic novel accentuates horror with a vice like grip. Once it grasps you- it does not let go. What is the secret of the abbey? Those who know are as silent as the grave...

Secrets of the Knights Templar

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Secrets of the Knights Templar - Susie Hodge Summary

The Knights Templar are one of the most secretive and powerful religious orders in history: for over two centuries they were the elite fighting force of the Crusades. Highly trained, and adhering to a strict chivalric code, their success on the battlefield brought them both wealth and political influence. But it is the legends and secrecy surrounding the order and its Grand Masters that continue to fascinate historians and general readers alike. Secrets of the Knights Templar examines each of these mysteries in turn to reveal the truth about the Knights' secret practices, rituals and codes, as well as the continued influence of the Templars today. From the true location of the Holy Grail to the Templars' involvement in the Battle of Bannockburn, and from the sudden downfall of the order to modern-day claims of descent - S. J. Hodge uncovers the hidden links behind the stories and separates historical fact from fiction.

Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

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Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures - Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe Summary

Treasures of many kinds still lie hidden below crumbling castles and ruined monasteries; in macabre tombs; in subterranean labyrinths and sinister caverns. Many sunken treasures lie beneath the seas, oceans and lakes of the world. Vast stores of pirate gold are still hidden on many a real life treasure island such as Oak Island at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Many treasures were looted, hidden and lost after the two World Wars - Hermann Goering, for example, one of most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany, is strongly suspected of hiding huge treasures at Veldenstein and Lake Zeller. This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals all these unsolved mysteries. The final section covers useful ideas for treasure-seekers: the study of old maps and charts; coded messages; secret symbols; and intensive research into the lives and locations of those people through out history who probably in all certainty, had treasure to hide.

Beneath the Abbey Wall

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Beneath the Abbey Wall - A. D. Scott Summary

Booklist called A Double Death on the Black Isle, “a stunner…with lots of action, lots of atmosphere.” Now the acclaimed mystery series about a newspaper staff in a 1950s Highlands town continues—everything is quiet and quaint until one of their own is murdered. The third lyrical, evocative, and character-driven entry in A.D. Scott's mystery series set in the 1950s in the Scottish Highlands. As a decade of change comes to a close, murder hists close to home in a small Scottish town... On a dark, damp Sunday evening, a man taking a shortcut home sees a hand reaching out in supplication from a bundle of sacks. In an instant he knows something terrifying has happened. In the Highlands in the late 1950s, much of the local newspaper’s success was due to Mrs. Smart, the no-nonsense office manager who kept everything and everyone in line. Her murder leaves her colleagues in shock and the Highland Gazette office in chaos. Joanne Ross, a budding reporter and shamefully separated mother, assumes Mrs. Smart’s duties, but an intriguing stranger provides a distraction not only from the job and the investigation but from everything Joanne believes in. Beneath the Abbey Wall brilliantly evokes a place still torn between the safety of the past and the uncertainty of the future, when rock ’n’ roll and television invaded homes, and a change in attitudes still came slowly for many. As the staff of the Highland Gazette probes the crime, they uncover secrets deeply rooted in the past, and their friend’s murder becomes the perfect fodder for strife and division in the town and between her colleagues.

Secrets of the Conclaves

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Secrets of the Conclaves - Rita Monaldi,Francesco Sorti Summary

Written in the year 1700, when the demise of Pope Innocent XII was imminent, and dedicated to his friend and employer Louis XIV, The Secrets of the Conclaves is a mine of information concerning popes, conclaves and cardinals. A little masterpiece of cynicism and irony, illuminated by Abbot Atto Melani's historical memory and his unscrupulous defence of raison d'état , this remarkable document is an insider's guide to the machinations of the papal election. As told by Melani, the pitfalls in the conclave are largely invisible: personal hatreds, ambushes, vendettas, colossal errors and tragic misunderstandings follow at every turn. In a fractious world in which gangs like the Flying Squad or the Zealots are at each other's throats, everything and everyone is to be mistrusted. It goes without saying that the ways and means employed to triumph in a conclave involve the darker arts; but they are the selfsame techniques that set Melani on his way to success: adulation, deception, corruption and, above all, espionage. The original document was discovered in the archive of the Library of the Senate in Paris by authors Rita Monaldi and Francesco Sorti. Monaldi and Sorti have celebrated the adventures of Atto Melani in a series of bestselling historical novels including Imprimatur, Secretum and Veritas.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Carole Buggé Summary

A classic Sherlock Holmes mystery from the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Star of India. A HAUNTED HOUSE Sherlock Holmes receives a request for aid from Lord Cary, whose family home, Torre Abbey, is seemingly haunted. While skeptical, Holmes believes that the Carys are in danger, a belief that proves horrifyingly accurate when a household member dies mysteriously. As strange sightings and threatening apparitions become almost commonplace, Holmes and Watson must uncover the secrets of the abbey if they are to have any hope of protecting the living and avenging the dead.

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

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A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction - Robert Mighall Summary

Combining readings of familiar texts with historical sources this is a survey of 19th-century Gothic writing, from the works of Dickens through to travelogues. It demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active and provides historical explanations

The Secrets of Q Central

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The Secrets of Q Central - Paul Brown,Edward Herbert Summary

A quiet market town with no military presence was chosen as the secret communications centre for Britain as the country prepared for war with Germany in 1937. When hostilities began, ‘Q Central’ attracted a dozen other clandestine operations set up to defend the country or designed to confuse and undermine enemy morale. The headquarters of radar, RAF Group 60, also came to Leighton Buzzard to be hidden from German attack and to be close to the telephone and radio communications needed to run its vast chain of radar stations. These directed the defending fighters that saved the country in the Battle of Britain and then took the bombing war to Germany. Close by, for the same reasons of secrecy and safety, were the satellite stations of Bletchley Park, the now famous code-breaking centre; the Met Office at Dunstable, which gave the all clear for the D-Day landings; Black Ops units that set up false radio stations and wrote propaganda to confuse the enemy; and airfields used for dropping agents behind enemy lines. At Q Central itself was the largest telephone exchange in the world, with more than 1,000 teleprinters communicating with all the armed services in every theatre of war and directing the operations of the secret services. Now the restrictions of the Official Secrets Act have been lifted, enabling eight members of the Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeology and History Society to piece together this compelling story for the first time.

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