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Historic Oddities and Strange Events

By: S. Baring-Gould
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Historic Oddities and Strange Events" by S. Baring-Gould is an intriguing collection of tales that delves into the mysteries and curiosities of history. S. Baring-Gould, a renowned scholar and author, presents a captivating array of stories that span across time and place, offering readers a glimpse into the bizarre and inexplicable occurrences that have fascinated humanity throughout the ages. With meticulous research and a keen eye for detail, Baring-Gould uncovers a treasure trove of oddities and enigmas, ranging from strange phenomena to peculiar events that defy rational explanation. Each narrative is skillfully crafted, drawing readers into a world where the boundaries of reality blur and the extraordinary becomes commonplace. As a blend of historical exploration and entertainment, "Historic Oddities and Strange Events" transcends traditional genre classifications, offering readers a unique reading experience that combines elements of mystery, history, and the supernatural. Baring-Gould's narrative style is both engaging and informative, making this book a compelling read for anyone with a curiosity about the peculiar and unconventional aspects of the past. From inexplicable occurrences to tales of the bizarre, "Historic Oddities and Strange Events" is a captivating journey through the stranger side of history, sure to leave readers spellbound and intrigued by the mysteries of the past.

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S. Baring-Gould

S. Baring-Gould was born on January 28, 1834, in Exeter's St Sidwell parish. He was the eldest son and heir of Edward Baring-Gould (1804–1872), lord of the manor of Lew Trenchard, a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, formerly a lieutenant in the Madras Light Cavalry (resigned 1830), by his first wife, Sophia Charlotte Bond, daughter of Admiral Francis Godolphin Bond, Royal Navy. The Gould family descended from a crusader named John Gold, who was present at the siege of Damietta in 1217 and was granted an estate in Seaborough, Somerset, by Ralph de Vallibus in 1220 for his bravery. Margaret Gould was the wife of Charles Baring (1742-1829) of Courtland in Exmouth, Devon, whose memorial still stands in Lympstone Church. He was the fourth son of Johann Baring (1697-1748), of Larkbeare House, Exeter, a German immigrant apprenticed to an Exeter wool merchant, and the younger brother of Francis Baring (1740-1810) and John Baring (1730-1816), of Mount Radford, Exeter. The two brothers founded the London mercantile house of John and Francis Baring Company, which later became Barings Bank.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 204pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362765926
  • ISBN-13: 9789362765925
  • Item Weight: 265.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.5mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / History