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              The Age of Gladiators: Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome
               

              The Age of Gladiators: Savagery and Spectacle in Ancient Rome (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              The great spectacles of ancient Rome have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. In the arena, the games were savage and brutal. Gladiators fought each other to the death, wild animals were put to fight each other and criminals were executed by barbaric means. ...Military victories were marked by the Triumphs when generals paraded through the city, the defeated were sacrificed to the gods and food and wine was offered free of charge on a lavish scale. Meanwhile the citizens received free bread to prevent hunger and the riots it could provoke. The Age of the Gladiators looks at these savage spectacles and traces their development from entertainment to hysterical obsession until their eventual decline and disappearance, and explains how they still have influence on contemporary public life.
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              ISBN 9781789508451
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              Haunted York
               

              Haunted York (EPUB ebook – UK ed.)

              By Matthews, Rupert

              A terrifying collection of York hauntings

              ISBN 9780750959858
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              Language en
              Released NZ 6 Jul 2009
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Haunted
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              The Little Book of the Paranormal
               

              The Little Book of the Paranormal (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Rupert

              An amusing and informative book on the wide-ranging subject of the paranormal that will sit happily on anybody's toilet shelf

              ISBN 9780752471303
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2011
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              The Little Book of Surrey
               

              The Little Book of Surrey (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Rupert

              The Little Book of Surrey is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without.

              ISBN 9780752462646
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              Language en
              Released NZ 26 Dec 2010
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              Wales: A Very Peculiar History
               

              Wales: A Very Peculiar History (Hardback, UK ed.)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              From Roman invasion to tall tales of Merlin and King Arthur, and right up to the power of the mining industry, this work takes a sideways look at some of the more peculiar aspects of the home of welsh rarebit, Maelgwn the Dragon, and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantys...iliogogogoch.
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              ISBN 9781907184192
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher Book House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Very Peculiar History
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              Kursk: the Worlds Greatest Tank Battle

              Kursk: the Worlds Greatest Tank Battle (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              ISBN 9781785993848
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2016
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              The Battle of Waterloo Europe in the Balance

              The Battle of Waterloo Europe in the Balance (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              ISBN 9781785990205
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2016
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              Haunted Sunderland
                

              Haunted Sunderland (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              Features a collection of over 100 stories of ghostly encounters from Sunderland and its surrounding settlements, including Cleadon, Boldon, Hylton and Rythorpe. This work contains stories ranging from the poltergeist of Havelok Road, who caused chaos in the 1950s, to the account ...of Wicked Lady Peat.
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              ISBN 9780752446639
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2008
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Haunted
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              Bigfoot
               

              Bigfoot (EPUB ebook)

              By Matthews, Rupert

              igfoot, Sasquatch, Yowie, Yeti... the idea that monstrous man-apes lurk in the remote forests and high mountain valleys of the world is an enduring and popular one. Hardly a week goes by without some report of a fresh encounter. In 1793 the Boston Gazette reported a sighting of ...what the Cherokee call a 'chickly cuddly' or 'hairy man thing'. I...
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              ISBN 9781848586154
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2008
              Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
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              100 Facts Arms & Armour Pocket Edition
               

              100 Facts Arms & Armour Pocket Edition (Paperback)

              By Matthews, Rupert

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              Take an in-depth look at the history of arms and armour in this handy pocket-sized book bursting with giant facts. From the earliest weapons to Roman legions, Samurai warriors and modern warfare, discover how arms and armour have been used in battle.

              ISBN 9781786176486
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
              Publisher Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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