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Books 2018 – 3 new books on sale now…

‘King Richard III remains one of the most controversial figures in British history. Matthew Lewis’s new biography aims to become a definitive account of his life by exploring what is known of his childhood and the impacts it had on … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale today – Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens (Paperback) by Alison Weir

‘Love, murder, war, betrayal This is the story of the five extraordinary queens who helped the Norman kings of England rule their dominions. Recognised as equal sharers in the royal authority, their story is packed with tragedy, high drama, even … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale now – Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe edited by Helen Matheson-Pollock, Joanne Paul and Catherine Fletcher

‘The discourse of political counsel in early modern Europe depended on the participation of men, as both counsellors and counselled. Women were often thought too irrational or imprudent to give or receive political advice―but they did in unprecedented numbers, as … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558’ by Phil Carradice

After a general move away from the ‘Bloody Mary’ stereotype in recent biographies, I must admit that my heart sank when I read the title. However, I was pleased to see that although the book focuses on the Marian persecutions, … Continue reading

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Books 2018 – on sale now – Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558 (A History of Terror) by Phil Carradice (paper back)

‘When Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, succeeded to the throne of England in 1553 it was with wild rejoicing and a degree of popularity rarely seen on the accession of a British monarch. Yet at her death five … Continue reading

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