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My review of ‘The Granddaughters of Edward III’ by Kathryn Warner

Kathryn Warner’s latest book, is a fascinating look at the 11 granddaughters of King Edward III and Queen Philippa of Hainault. While I knew a little about Edward III and his sons, I did not know very much about his … Continue reading

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My review of ‘The Sixteenth Century in 100 Women’ by Amy Licence

This wonderful book is like a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, with each chapter building towards a picture of life for women in the sixteenth century. The 100 women featured include Queens, Queen Consorts, noblewomen, ordinary women and nameless women who were … Continue reading

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My review of ‘House of Tudor: A Grisly History’ by Mickey Mayhew

‘House of Tudor: A Grisly History’ certainly lives up to its title. Forty-five historical events are covered including battles, sickness, executions and the horrors of everyday life. The grisly is balanced by the author’s approach with some humour amongst the … Continue reading

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My review of ‘The House of Dudley by Joanne Paul

This superbly written book views events of the reigns of the Tudor monarchs through the eyes of the Dudley family. The family’s fortunes rose and fell with each change of monarch. From their non-noble beginnings, the Dudley’s had further to … Continue reading

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My review of ‘Disability and the Tudors’ by Phillipa Vincent-Connolly

‘Disability and the Tudors: All the King’s Fools’ gives a new view of Tudor England and the court. Phillipa thoroughly explores how disabilities were defined in those times, how disabled people were treated and what changes the effects of the … Continue reading

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