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Anne in the Tower

Advantages: Well written, accessible style, exciting story
Disadvantages: None

The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir bears the subtitle "The Fall of Anne Boleyn", which tells you just about everything you need to know about the book. Assuming you know Alison Weir is a historian, you will then be able to surmise that this is a histori ...

eilidhcatriona 14.11.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn - Alison Weir

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The Lady in the Tower: Alison Weir at her best

Advantages: informative, interesting
Disadvantages: some might find it a little too biographical

...This, in my opinion, is Alison Weir's strongest book so far. In 'The Lady in the Tower' Weir researches the fate of Anne Boleyn, and attempts to answer the big question of whether or not she was indeed guilty. She looks into dates of Anne's supposed i ...

chuckabiddy 04.06.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn - Alison Weir

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Putting a stamp (or several) on history

Advantages: Unusual and interesting treatment of two themes
Disadvantages: If you're interested - none

As a once enthusiastic philatelist and lover of history, I started reading this book with even more curiosity than usual. The subtitle suggested a very intriguing approach, but would it work? I’m glad to report that it did. The book The author i ...

JOHNV 31.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of First Class A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps - Chris West

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A good woman who deserved a better fate

Advantages: Sympathetic yet objective portrait
Disadvantages: A few mysteries about the character's marriage unresolved - mainly down to lack of evidence

Most people know something of the brutal massacre of the family of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in 1918, and in recent years rarely a year has passed without at least another book on the subject. Several of his relations were also killed in cold blood by t ...

JOHNV 04.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Ella - Christopher Warwick

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