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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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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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