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[Review] 1666 by Rebecca Rideal

1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light … Continue reading

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[Review] The Colour of Cold Blood by Toni Mount

A devilish miasma of murder and heresy lurks in the winter streets of medieval London – someone is slaying women of the night. For Seb Foxley and his brother, Jude, evil and the threat of death come close to home … Continue reading

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[Review] In The Name Of The Family – Sarah Dunant

It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on the Papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two, already thrice married and a pawn in her father’s plans, is discovering … Continue reading

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[Review] Young & Damned & Fair – Gareth Russell

Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at … Continue reading

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[Review] Jane Austen At Home – Lucy Worsley

On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane’s life shows us how and why she lived as she … Continue reading

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