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By Angela Lambert

ISBN-10: 1448205190

ISBN-13: 9781448205196

First released in 1989, this is often an account of the oldest of traditions. It was once known as the London Season, and for 3 centuries it have been a time of trendy suppers and great balls that brought England's so much aristocratic and eligible ladies to society. notwithstanding by way of 1939 the stately gavottes and minuets had lengthy on the grounds that given option to waltzes and fox-trots, the cream of younger womanhood nonetheless curtsied low earlier than the Queen after which went out to bounce the evening away with the younger males they might someday marry.

But the Season of 1939 used to be diversified: it was once to be the final. and prefer many a finale, it lives on in reminiscence as a beautiful, enchanted dream, the entire extra appealing for the horror and destruction that might stick with so soon.

Based on a wealth of first-hand recollections, press clippings, and memorabilia, 1939: The final Season of Peace is an engaging portrait of this fairy story approximately to finish. Itcaptures the tip of an period because it recreates a global whose population nonetheless believed in empire and culture. it's a shiny photograph of a iteration suspended in a quick second of sunlit summer time glory, earlier than the collection hurricane of worldwide conflict II swept all of it away. - See extra at:

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It can be argued that the contradictory evidence for the year in which this election took place (e. g. Chron. Bower, iii, 373 [1177], and iv, 325 [1178] - the author is apparently following different sources) can best be explained in terms of 1177 rather than 1178 (A. D. M. Barrell, 'The background to Cum universi: Scoto-papal relations, 1159-1192', Innes Review, xlvi [1995], 120; cf. Ferguson, Papal Representatives, 56, n. 153). But the corollary of this view, that John the Scot was elected bishop at the legatine council held by Cardinal Vivian at Holyrood in August 1177 (see above p.

2,9-30. 56 Then when Bishop Robert of St. Andrews died early in 1159,57 King Malcolm IV sent an embassy (including William bishop of Moray) to the Roman court to raise certain matters about the see of St. Andrews. These were answered by the new pope, Alexander III, on 2,7 November ii59. 58 The king's proposals are nowhere specified in the surviving evidence, but are generally supposed to have again been concerned with the elevation of the see of St. 59 Alexander rejected the king's proposals anyway, but according to a complicated scheme appointed the bishop of Moray as legate in the whole kingdom of the Scots until he or someone else acceptable to the king should become bishop of St.

89-90, no. 92. 109 See above nn. 70 and 73. 110 SAEC, 272; AM W, 235. 111 Scot. Pont, 97-9, no. 101. Note how in this letter the pope threatens to move towards a return of Scotland to its previous subjection, presumably to York (text in AMW, 230-1). 106 2-7 MEDIEVAL CHURCH COUNCILS IN SCOTLAND near to death (he was to die on 16 November n8i), IIZ he was to use Hugh de Puiset bishop of Durham as his agent. 113 It was another impasse. 3. A more flexible attitude was displayed by the next pope, Lucius III (1181-5).

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