Tag Archives: England

Book Review: The Wars Of The Roses

The Wars Of The Roses:  The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors, by Dan Jones As someone who has a great degree of interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and its various problems as well as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Be A Tudor

How To Be A Tudor:  A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide To Tudor Life, by Ruth Goodman As someone who has lived in the Tudor lifestyle, by choice, along with her family for decades, the author has a high degree of credibility when … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Behave Badly In Elizabethan England

How To Behave Badly In Elizabethan England:  A Guide For Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, And Braggarts, by Ruth Goodman It is a common saw that you cannot please everyone all of the time, but this book does … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry IV: Part 2

Henry IV:  Part 2, by William Shakespeare Why is this play named the way it is?  On the one hand, there is a seamless connection to the first play, of which this is an obvious sequel, but on the other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry IV: Part 1

Henry IV:  Part 1, by William Shakespeare I must admit that as a reader of Shakespeare’s plays that I find a great deal less enjoyment out of his historical plays than I do out of most of his other plays.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Summer Of Blood

Summer Of Blood:  England’s First Revolution, by Dan Jones I found this book to be a compelling look at an attempted revolution in England, one which has been a context to numerous other readings I have done, and a troubling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magna Carta: The Birth Of Liberty

Magna Carta:  The Birth Of Liberty, by Dan Jones While this book may not be the only book about the subject one would want to read, it certainly demonstrates that historian Dan Jones has been able to profitably expand upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of Arthur

The Fall Of Arthur, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien I must admit that while I liked this book a great deal, reading this book made me ponder something about the way that the fragmentary writings of the dead … Continue reading

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The Roots Of The Mountains: A Missing Piece Of The Puzzle

Sometimes important books do not make their presence obvious.  What if I told you there was a book, a reasonably sized book of about 400 pages of reading that managed to explain three different but interconnected historical mysteries.  One, where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace:  William Wilberforce And The Heroic Campaign To End Slavery, by Eric Metaxas I actually read this book once before, more than a decade ago, before watching the excellent movie based on the life of William Wilberforce, but it … Continue reading

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