A Very Historical Christmas

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First off, before the food coma and Prosecco drinking commences, I’d just like to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope your day is spent relaxing and that you all have a wonderful time catching up with friends and family.

As I’m sure you all know, I have a bit of a problem when it comes to books. Meaning that I adore them. And I have far too many of them, And I spend far too much money on books. So it’s no surprise that my Christmas list this year was all books…

And what a haul it was!

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The White King by Leanda de Lisle and To Catch A King by Charles Spencer are books that I’ve had my eye on for a while. I love Seventeenth Century England and in particular both Charles’! The Catholic Reformation by John C Olin is another one I’ve had my eye on for quite a while – let’s just say that I’m incredibly spoiled to have had that one under the tree!

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Now then. I’m a HUGE fan of The Witcher video games which are based on the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski and I’ve wanted to read these for ageeeessssssss! These ones will be cracked open ASAP!

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Now this one…this one truly is this icing on the cake and when I opened it, I might have squealed a little bit. Dinastia Borgia is more than just a book – it has three music CDs, all of which are Renaissance and Borgia inspired music, as well as a DVD documentary on Jordi Savell and his Borgia journey. The book, alas, is all in Italian so I’ll have to get learning! I absolutely cannot wait to start listening to the wonderful Renaissance music on these CDs – it’ll certainly get me in the mood for our upcoming research trip to Rome!

Once again, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of my readers. I’ll be cracking open the Prosecco later on and eating far too much – my blood sugars won’t like it but…It’s CHRISTMAS!

 

A Little Christmas Message

I just wanted to drop in amongst the Christmas madness and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Thank you all for joining me on the incredible journey that this blog has been through and I hope you’ll all join me as I share more history joy in the months and (hopefully) years to come.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day with your friends and family, eating lots and drinking enough booze to sink a battleship. I’ll be spending my day with “Borgia” and “Los Borgia” as my fantastic partner really knows me far too well…

I’ll see you lot in a few days for the next instalment of Renaissance madness.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!