Tag: Non Fiction

Reviewed: Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh Earl of Kent by Brian Harwood

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/card?asin=B01M4INJH3&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_1E1fCbRSHDYWG&hideShare=true Pen and Sword Books: September 2016 Hubert de Burgh rose from obscure beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in England. He loyally served first King John and then the young Henry III and played a crucial role in saving the Plantagenet dynasty when it was at its most vulnerable. During King … Continue reading Reviewed: Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh Earl of Kent by Brian Harwood

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Reviewed: Henry V, The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale

Reviewed: Henry V, The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale

Published 2016, 308 Pages, Available as Hardback and Ebook More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects’ welfare Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has … Continue reading Reviewed: Henry V, The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale

Reviewed: Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

Reviewed: Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution—recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to … Continue reading Reviewed: Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

Reviewed: What Regency Women Did For Us by Rachel Knowles

Reviewed: What Regency Women Did For Us by Rachel Knowles

Regency women inhabited a very different world from the one in which we live today. Considered intellectually inferior to men, they received little education and had very few rights. This book tells the inspirational stories of twelve women, from very different backgrounds, who overcame often huge obstacles to achieve success. These women were pioneers, philanthropists … Continue reading Reviewed: What Regency Women Did For Us by Rachel Knowles

The Southampton Plot: Revelations, DNA and Implications

The Southampton Plot: Revelations, DNA and Implications

A plot to overthrow Henry V was betrayed on July 31st, 1415, just as the invasion of France was about to begin The leader of the plot, Richard, Earl of Cambridge, and his co-conspirators, were tried condemned and beheaded before Southampton’s Bargate on August 2nd and August 5th. Richard’s head and body were buried in … Continue reading The Southampton Plot: Revelations, DNA and Implications

So Great A Prince- Lauren Johnson

So Great A Prince- Lauren Johnson

Kindle Edition, Published 2016, Head of Zeus The King is dead: long live the King. In 1509, Henry VII was succeeded by his son Henry VIII, second monarch of the house of Tudor. But this is not the familiar Tudor world of Protestantism and playwrights. Decades before the Reformation, ancient traditions persist: boy bishops, pilgrimage, … Continue reading So Great A Prince- Lauren Johnson