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Falling in Love....again

Advantages: It is not really written by David Starkey
Disadvantages: Chapter documenting maps and sea bits are boring, but then I'm a girl.

...Not to be confused with Starkey's other work "Elizabeth" which looks at Henry VIII youngest daughter's life until she was crowned. This is called "Elizabeth I" Its full title is Elizabeth I - "The Woman the Queen and Her Empire" and is a catalogue of the ...

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The early years of the Virgin Queen

Advantages: Readable, capitivating
Disadvantages: Not an academic text

David Starkey is one of a new generation of trendy historians. He has recently produced a major series on the monarchy on Channel Four, which will run over four years. We have already seen part of this detailing the history of the early monarchy. For a ...

Fantasyman 13.04.2005 · Read full review
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The young Elizabeth

Advantages: Fascinating, scholarly and readable
Disadvantages: None

Elizabeth I is hardly a neglected figure, but Starkey’s analysis of her life before her accession to the throne at the age of 25 manages to treat the subject in a new and exciting way. As he points out, in order to understand the woman it is essenti ...

Phoebe 06.08.2001 · Read full review
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An Honest, Brutally-Frank Autobiography

Advantages: Makes for a consistently excellent read.
Disadvantages: Some of the photos are a little blurry.

...Like countless others, I'd been highly anticipating the release of Mr Shail's autobiography for some time (on a personal note, I have Gary Shail to thank for putting me in touch with his publisher, which culminated in the release of my book 'Diana Ross: R ...

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Review of I Think I'm on the Guest List - Gary Shail

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Don't You Just Hate The Modern Use Of The Word 'Journey'?!

Advantages: Some nice anecdotes, interesting in parts
Disadvantages: Very much a vanity project, not as interesting as expected

~x~x~x~ Revisiting a teenage crush ~x~x~x~ It's fair to say that quite a bit of my early 1990s was spent dreaming up ways to a) meet Emilio Estevez and b) get him to marry me. If not Emilio his dad would do, his younger brother maybe (and boy, a ...

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Review of Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - Martin Sheen

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