Tag Archives: England

Book Review: A Sense Of The World

A Sense Of The World:  How A Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler, by Jason Roberts It would be nice to live in a world where one could read about the exploits of a blind traveler who sought to circumnavigate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Norman Conquest

The Norman Conquest:  The Battle Of Hastings And The Fall Of Anglo-Saxon England, by Marc Morris This book answers a question that is particularly worthwhile to ponder, and that is how a nation as powerful and wealthy as Anglo-Saxon England … Continue reading

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Book Review: King John

King John:  Treachery And Tyranny In Medieval England:  The Road To Magna Carta, by Marc Morris King John is one of those rulers that it is easy to hate.  To be sure, there are people who really appreciate that tax-grabbing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Castles

Castles:  Their History And Evolution In Medieval Britain, by Marc Morris For a long time I have been deeply interested in castles and had the dream of having one of my own. This book does a good job at pointing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Old Ways

The Old Ways:  A Journey On Foot, by Robert Macfarlane This book was not quite as enjoyable as it could have been.  So long as I have my trusty cane at my side, I tend to enjoy a good hike.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Land Of Giants

The Land Of Giants:  A Journey Through The Dark Ages, by Max Adams This book is an attempt on the part of the author to walk through different trips in the British isles as a way of better understanding the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Marches

The Marches:  A Borderland Journey Between England And Scotland, by Rory Stewart As a human being I have often found myself dwelling in middle lands, border regions, contested territories on the periphery fought over by multiple parties, with complex views … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Great And Terrible King

A Great And Terrible King:  Edward I And The Forging Of Britain, by Marc Morris This is a very good book, but it is also one whose importance and whose focuses have to be understood in a larger context.  Edward … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Grave

The King’s Grave:  The Discovery Of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place And The Clues It Holds, by Philippa Langley & Michael Jones It is remarkable the extent to which the discovery of the body of Richard III has led to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Digging For Richard III

Digging For Richard III:  The Search For The Lost King, by Mike Pitts For someone who is not the biggest fan of Richard III, I have read a lot about him [1].  I’m not sure why this is the case.  … Continue reading

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