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Good Queen Consort Bess

Advantages: Well written and researched, looks at dismissing common misconceptions
Disadvantages: Elizabeth's information occasionally gets lost in favour of her husband

One of my Christmas presents was Alison Weir's book "Elizabeth of York". This is the second of Weir's books on medieval women that I've read and reviewed, the first being her work on Katherine Swynford. I was really excited about this book as I was thorou ...

MentalSarcasm 02.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Elizabeth of York - Alison Weir

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Elizabeth of York - the first Queen of the Tudor Dinasty

Advantages: Deep Research, Dispelling Myths, Thorough Explanations, Interesting Information
Disadvantages: Very Long, History Book Style, A Little Boring Sometimes

About the Book Elizabeth of York: a Tudor Queen and Her World by Alison Weir My format - Kindle eBook First published - Januray 1st 2013 ... The first half of the book – chapter one through six – details the events of the War of the Roses, the conflict ...

SparklingK 28.01.2016 · Read full review
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The European Super War We Don't Know Nearly Enough About

Advantages: Readable and comprehensive coverage of a key war we don't know enough about.
Disadvantages: A potential wrist cracker.

I have a confession. I am a history junkie. I am one of those annoying people who shout out the answers during University Challenge and Eggheads. I can probably bore for England on the Tudors and thanks to tracing the family tree to some characters who we ...

Tolteca 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War - Peter H. Wilson

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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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