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Ancestral Trails (Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History):
In association with the Society of Genealogists this book is a complete guide to British genealogy and family history. Ancestral Trails guides you through the voluminous British archives, extending back to medieval times, and provides a detailed view of the records & published sources available. In its almost 900 pages, every kind of record is analysed & the researcher is guided to the many detailed finding aids or indexes.
Clandestine Marriages in the Chapel and rules of the Fleet Prison 1680-1754:
Mark Herber describes the fascinating history of these marriages and presents transcripts of eight of the registers and four of the notebooks, which include marriages (and some baptisms) from 1678-1679, 1707-1709, 1716-1719, 1726-1730, 1734 and 1736-1754.
He also describes the evidence for Fleet marriages contained in settlement examinations of the poor. Most people using the Fleet wanted a short legal ceremony without the cost and delay of banns or marriage licences.
A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pirates
This book by Charles Johnson is titled 'A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pirates'. It contains an in-depth insight into the world of the pirates with chapters dedicated to the most famous pirates of the Eighteenth Century.
The book provides any known details, such as where they were from and tells the story of each pirate. It also includes lists of crew members and whether they were pardoned or executed. Some entries show the age of the person, their birthplace, and there is also a name index available.
The Life of Charles Dickens - John Forster
Biographer John Forster's best know work chronicling the life of his friend Charles Dickens. The book is broken down into 12 parts covering the major periods in his life, from his childhood to his time in America.
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