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Book Review: The Lady Most Willing…

The Lady Most Willing…, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway This book is the second book in a series that involves an ensemble cast of writers engaged in writing about a complex romantic situation that involves multiple couples. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Struggle For Mastery

The Struggle For Mastery: The Penguin History Of Britain 1066-1284, by David Carpenter Between 1066 and 1284 there was a great deal of conflict within the British Isles over mastery. Through England had long been more powerful than the other … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

The Puritans:  A Transatlantic History, by David D. Hall This book is really an essential book for someone to read if someone wants to understand the Puritans on their own terms and grasp the complexity of the experience of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Tudor Princess

The Lost Tudor Princess:  The Life Of Lady Margaret Douglas It is easy enough to understand how it was that the life of Lady Margaret Douglas was forgotten, relatively speaking.  It is true that she was related to a great … 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 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: Conan Doyle For The Defense

Conan Doyle For The Defense:  The True Story Of A Sensational British Murder, A Quest For Justice, And The World’s Most Famous Detective Novel, by Margalit Fox In general, I have to say that this is a very good book.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland

Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland, by Plantagenet Somerset Fry This short volume by an improbably named author is not the sort of book that will give a reader a deep insight into the history of the royal family, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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