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  • Audiobook

    Thomas Cromwell

    A Life

    Narrated by David Rintoul ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 38 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Cromwell by Diarmaid MacCulloch, read by David Rintoul.Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, and by the end of the 1530s he was effectively ... Read more

    $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Private Lives of the Tudors

    Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

    by Tracy Borman ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble, Sandra Duncan ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 18 min

    'I do not live in a corner. A thousand eyes see all I do.' Elizabeth IThe Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Katastrofer

    Narrated by Morten Rønnelund ...
    series Historiens vendepunkter #22

    Unabridged

    6 hours 52 min

    Vulkanudbrud, epidemier og jordskælv har flere gange ændret historiens gang. Byer er forsvundet i aske, lava og flammer eller lagt øde af pest. Da den sorte død hærgede sidst i middelalderen, døde omkring halvdelen af Europas befolkning, og da en voldsom orkan 8. september 1900 ramte den amerikanske østkyst, døde 8.000 indbyggere i byen Galveston. Skibskatastrofer kan få lige så alvorlige følger, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Kvindernes verden

    by Helle Juhl ...
    Narrated by Christiane Bjørg ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 18 min

    Da Hans Peter Hjerl Hansen i 1930 grundlagde Frilandsmuseet Hjerl Hede, rejste han en mindesten til ære for landbokvinderne og deres "stille Gærning", som det hedder på stenen. Dengang kendte de fleste landbolivet på egen krop og sjæl. Sådan er det ikke mere. I dag fungerer Hjerl Hede som inspiration for yngre generationer, der kan lære om glemte, nøjsomme tilværelser gennem tiderne, men mest med ... Read more

    $31.90 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Dødens årsag

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    "Dødens årsag" er en kulturhistorisk fortælling om, hvordan danskerne gennem tiden har slået hinanden ihjel.Ved hjælp af dokumenter fra obduktioner og ligsyn bringes vi tæt på historier om aftægtsdrab, giftmord og vold. De afslører en fascinerende opfindsomhed, når det gælder om at slå ihjel, men giver os også et indblik i helt almindelige danskeres liv og daglige udfordringer.De første sager er ... Read more

    $31.90 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Der var et yndigt land

    Narrated by Jette Mechlenburg ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 44 min

    Claus Oldenburg reflekterer over den danske landbokulturs forudsætninger, opblomstring og forfald. Hvad blev der egentlig af alle de fællesskaber og funktioner, der kendetegnede landbokulturen, og hvad har erstattet dem i dag? Bogen er både en hyldest til det gamle Danmark og en undersøgelse af landets nyere institutioner og identitet. Oldenburg argumenterer for, at elementer fra landbokulturen ... Read more

    $10.49 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Et herregårdsliv - Brahetrolleborg

    Narrated by Agnethe Bjørn ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 29 min

    På Sydfyn ikke så langt fra Faaborg ligger Brahetrolleborg. Gennem 500 år har det været beboet af fremtrædende danske adelsfamilier, og Maria Helleberg fortæller her en række af de bedste historier om livet på godset. Den gamle herregård har dannet ramme om både kærlighedseventyr, store drømme og økonomiske vanskeligheder.Bogen har mange fine illustrationer, og vi kommer omkring både beboere, ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD

  • Audiobook

    USA's præsidenter

    Narrated by Morten Rønnelund ...
    series Personer der ændrede verden #6

    Unabridged

    4 hours 6 min

    Det amerikanske valgsystem er svært at gennemskue – indimellem har taberen faktisk fået flest stemmer, men ikke flest valgmænd. Udemokratisk, kan man mene, men systemet er udviklet, for at landets mindst befolkede stater også har indflydelse, og er lige så gammelt som forfatningen fra 1787. I over 150 år har valget stået mellem kandidater fra USA’s to store partier, demokraterne og republikanerne. ... Read more

    $10.65 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Himlens søjler 4: Marie-det-Gode-Brød

    Narrated by Fjord Trier Hansen ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    "Marie fandt i de andres øjne et genskin af sin egen bekymring, blandet med en smule håb. Der kom så lidt udefra, at man altid, inderst inde, nærede et lille håb, mens man spejdede efter nyheden, der kunne være kilde til noget behageligt. Men endnu større var angsten for den dårlige nyhed. Angsten for at se djævelens sendebud dukke frem – eller hvad der ikke var bedre – en eller anden kardinal, ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Begivenheder der ændrede verden

    Narrated by Morten Rønnelund ...
    series Historiens vendepunkter #21

    Unabridged

    5 hours 34 min

    I 1346 BESLUTTEDE TATARERNES HÆRFØRER, JANI BEG, AT KASTE DØDE SOLDATER IND OVER MURENE TIL BYEN KAFFA, SOM HAN BELEJREDE MED SIN HÆR. SOLDATERNE VAR DØDE AF PEST, OG DA DE SICILIANSKE KØBMÆND PÅ DEN ANDEN SIDE AF MUREN FLYGTEDE, BRAGTE DE SYGDOMMEN MED SIG TIL EUROPA, HVOR PESTEN SLOG OP MOD HALVDELEN AF ALLE EUROPÆERE IHJEL. EN SOMMERDAG I SARAJEVO I 1914 RAMTE ET PISTOLSKUD ØSTRIG-UNGARNS ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Brunelleschi's Dome

    How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

    by Ross King ...
    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 36 min

    On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome . . . shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bibelens myter og sandheder

    Narrated by Peter Milling ...
    series Historiens største gåder #4

    Unabridged

    3 hours 16 min

    Selvom store dele af Biblens budskab hører de troende til, er historikere med møjsommelighed dykket ned i Det gamle og Det nye testamente og har brugt skrifterne som kilde til kortlægning af tiden, hvor verdens første civilisationer opstod. For nok er Biblens historier umulige at bekræfte fra et historisk perspektiv, men måske har myterne ophav i virkelige hændelser. Derfor jagter geologer ... Read more

    $10.49 AUD

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    Himlens søjler 2: Søens lys

    Narrated by Fjord Trier Hansen ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 37 min

    " – Sådan en bandit, din kærrekusk... Han skal nok dukke op igen med en bande tyveknægte, der stjæler alt fra os...Bisontin så på Marie, hvis ansigt pludselig fik et anspændt udtryk. Han vendte sig mod den store Saura for at svare, men Pierre kom ham i forkøbet. Mens han langsomt gik fremad, tog han mål af bonden, der var to hoveder højere end han, og med en bestemt stemme, men uden at råbe, sagde ... Read more

    $14.78 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Catherine de Medici

    A Biography

    by Leonie Frieda ...
    Narrated by Sarah Le Fevre ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 36 min

    The bestselling revisionist biography of one of the great women of the 16th centuryOrphaned in infancy, Catherine de Medici was the sole legitimate heiress to the Medici family fortune. Married at fourteen to the future Henri II of France, she was constantly humiliated by his influential mistress Diane de Poitiers. When her husband died as a result of a duelling accident in Paris, Catherine was ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Spioner, hemmelige koder og mystiske skrifter

    Narrated by Peter Milling ...
    series Historiens største gåder #6

    Unabridged

    3 hours 23 min

    Siden urtiden har mennesket søgt efter sandheden – eller forsøgt at skjule den. Allerede for 11.500 år siden udskar folk i Vestsibirien mærkelige symboler i et stykke lærketræ. Tegnene tolkes af forskere som historiens første hemmelige kode. Vi vil formentlig aldrig gennemskue, hvilket budskab, tegnene rummer, men arkæologerne har ikke tænkt sig at give op. Trangen til at løse gåder og afdække ... Read more

    $10.49 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII

    Narrated by Jenny Funnell ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 57 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2017Born into nobility and married into the royal family, Catherine Howard was attended every waking hour – secrets were impossible to keep. In this thrilling reappraisal of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Gareth Russell’s history unfurls as if in real time to explain how the queen’s career ended with one of the great scandals of Henry’s reign ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Short History of Europe

    From Pericles to Putin

    by Simon Jenkins ...
    Narrated by Simon Jenkins ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 14 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Short History of Europe written and read by Simon Jenkins.Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Danmarkshistorier for børn 2

    Narrated by Dianna Vangsaa ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    Maria Helleberg tager os med på en lang rejse gennem danmarkshistorien og præsenterer os for nogle af de mest spændende og farverige personer. Vi møder blandt andre vores store eventyrdigter H.C. Andersen, søhelten Tordenskjold, Leonora Christina, der tilbragte mange år af sit liv som fange i Blåtårn, og den store opdagelsesrejsende Knud Rasmussen. Maria Helleberg (f. 1956) har siden sin debut i ... Read more

    $21.20 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Ninja

    Narrated by Thomas Jacob Clausen ...

    Unabridged

    6 min

    Ved du, hvad en ninja er?Ninjaerne kommer fra Japan. I 1200-tallet kunne man betale en ninja for at myrde en fjende. En ninja har mange seje våben. Kender du nogle ninjavåben?I dag kan man kun være ninja for sjov i Japan. Men på museum kan man lære mere om de rigtige ninjaer og se deres tøj og våben. Søren Elmerdahl Hemmingsen (f. 1966) er cand.mag. i historie og dansk fra Københavns Universitet ... Read more

    $1.93 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Lives of the Artists

    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    22 hours 26 min

    These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory of Renaissance art that traces a progression through Giotto, Brunelleschi, and finally the titanic figures of Michaelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael. This ... Read more

    $44.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

    Narrated by Richard Trinder ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history?In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester.With 3,000 of his supporters lying dead and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Reformation: History in an Hour

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 18 min

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The Reformation was a long struggle of ideas between the established Catholic Church and the questioning of faith brought about by the Renaissance in Western Europe. Started by Martin Luther in 1517, religious dissidence spread across Europe throughout the sixteenth century, causing wars, migration and disunity. By 1648 Henry VIII’s desire for ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Bunker Hill

    A City, a Siege, a Revolution

    Narrated by Chris Sorensen ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 58 min

    What lights the spark that ignites a revolution?What was it that, in 1775, provoked a group of merchants, farmers, artisans and mariners in the American colonies to unite and take up arms against the British government in pursuit of liberty?Nathaniel Philbrick, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and The Last Stand, shines new and brilliant light on the ... Read more

    $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A Short History of Russia

    by Mark Galeotti ...
    Narrated by Mark Galeotti ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 50 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Can anyone truly understand Russia? Let one of the world's leading experts show you how, using the fascinating history of a nation to illuminate its future.Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is everyone’s ‘other’. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial