I have a little bit of a thing about books, historical books in particular. I ended up picking these three up after work today (and spending enough on them too! Normally I tend to trawl through Amazon marketplace to pick up my books but I popped into Waterstones this evening and spent a small fortune on well…not very many books!). The three books above all relate to areas that are off particular interest to me for instance the two on the English Civil War – I did my BA dissertation on battlefield archaeology of the Civil War and have always been drawn to the period. I just love it, I love the battles, I love the politics, I love the way the soldiers dressed, the weapons they used, their religious beliefs and more so I love Charles I. That man was, to me at least, so very brave to risk everything by fighting against Parliament, believing in the Divine Right of Kings and in the end, losing his head for it. The Borgia period is only a recent interest, but I have been reading extensively on the period and have to say, I’m hooked! Below is a quick summary of all three:
- Reviewed this bad boy today over on the blog #bookstagram #bookreview https://theborgiabull.com/2019/08/27/review-the-ismaili-assassins-a-history-of-medieval-murder-by-james-waterson/More reading about #pirates.Two new review books from the lovely guys at @penswordbooks. Very much looking forward to reading "The Pope's Army"!#Savonarola twins in #Ferrara#Ferrara, the birthplace of #Savonarola. This statue looms in a piazza named after him.Book post is the best post. Got this massive pile from the amazing people at Pen and Sword to review! Cannot WAIT to get stuck in. Expect a whole bunch of reviews on the blog SOON!
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