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[Review] Forsaking All Other – Catherine Meyrick

Love is no game for women; the price is far too high. England 1585. Bess Stoughton, waiting woman to the well-connected Lady Allingbourne, has discovered that her father is arranging for her to marry an elderly neighbour. Normally obedient Bess … Continue reading

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[Review] Machiavelli by Miles J. Unger

He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power.  Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat and civil servant, is the father of political science. His … Continue reading

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[Review] The Flames of Florence by Donna Russo Morin

Il Magnifico, Lorenzo de’ Medici, is dead, and his now-exiled son, Piero, has brought ruin upon Florence. War and famine have tarnished and dulled the glittering city. Yet, the glory that is Renaissance artistry grows more magnificent, as does the … Continue reading

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[Review] The Colour of Murder by Toni Mount

London is not safe for princes or commoners. In February 1478, a wealthy merchant is killed by an intruder and a royal duke dies at the Tower. Neither case is quite as simple as it seems. Seb Foxley, an intrepid … Continue reading

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[Review] The White King by Leanda de Lisle

Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloody, devastating civil wars set family against family, friend against friend. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I. His … Continue reading

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