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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War:  Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, And Witchfinders In The Birth Of Modern Britain, by Diane Purkiss This book was originally called “The English Civil War:  A People’s History,” and that would have given me a much more clear … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killers Of The King

Killers Of The King:  The Men Who Dared To Execute Charles I, by Charles Spencer Before finishing this book, I thought that Charles Spencer’s account of the regicides who had signed on to the execution of Charles I was particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Civil War

The English Civil War, by David Clark I am fascinated by the subject of the English Civil War.  A great deal of this fascination comes from the fact that as an American I am descended largely from people whose internal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rebellion: The History Of England From James I To The Glorious Revolution

Rebellion:  The History Of England From James I To The Glorious Revolution, by Peter Ackroyd In reading this volume, I was puzzled by the fact of its existence.  In the case of the first two volumes of this series, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tudors

Tudors:  The History Of England From Henry VIII To Elizabeth I, by Peter Ackroyd It is rather intriguing reading this book after finishing the first volume of the series.  When one is used to flyover looks at 30,000′ about the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Foundation: A History Of England From Its Earliest Beginnings To The Tudors

Foundation:  A History Of England From Its Earliest Beginnings To The Tudors, by Peter Ackroyd What is the author aiming at with this work.  This book is the start of several volumes of works written about English history from a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elizabeth Of York

Elizabeth Of York:  A Tudor Queen And Her World, by Alison Weir There are a lot of relatively recent books being written about female royals in the Tudor period, and I have mixed feelings about these books.  On the one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quarrel With The King (1)

Quarrel With The King:  The Story Of An English Family On The High Road To Civil War, by Adam Nicolson This is the second time I have read this book and I must admit I liked reading it less the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood And Roses

Blood And Roses:  One Family’s Struggle And Triumph During The Tumultuous Wars Of The Roses, by Helen Castor The Paston family has acquired at least some attention as a notable and important part of English medieval history [1] and this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire

The Last Thousand Days Of The British Empire:  Churchill, Roosevelt, And The Birth of The Pax Americana, by Peter Clarke This book spends a great deal of its effort trying to demonstrate that it was not Atlee and his government … Continue reading

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