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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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[Review] The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story – encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network … Continue reading

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[Review] Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History by Janina Ramirez

Over six hundred years ago a woman known as Julian of Norwich wrote what is now regarded as one of the greatest works of literature in English. Based on a sequence of mystical visions she received in 1373, her book … Continue reading

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