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Back in the 16th century

Advantages: Very interesting summary of what life was like at the time
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For many of us, the Elizabethan age which comprised almost half of the Tudor era seems bathed in sunlight, the gilded era of Queen Elizabeth’s ‘sceptred isle’. It was the period in which Gloriana presided over Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the ...

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Review of The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Ian Mortimer

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Time Travelling to Elizabethan England

Advantages: Interesting and detailed account of everyday Elizabethan life
Disadvantages: None for me

...When I read Ian Mortimer's time Travellers Guide To Medieval England I found it fascinating and engagingly written. I was delighted to see that the same author had also produced a Time Travelers Guide To Elizabethan England. I decided straight away that I ...

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Review of The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England - Ian Mortimer

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Vive La France!

Advantages: A sincere and modest account of an ordinary man helping to win a war.
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George Millar a British soldier and escapee from an Italian POW camp volunteered his service to the SOE prior to D-Day in 1944 to assist the French resistance or “Maquis” as they were known. During the German occupation of France, the French population w ...

marylou2u 06.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Maquis: The French Resistance at War - George Millar

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The French Resistance at War

Advantages: Sheds light on an unfamiliar subject
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I live in the area in which Millar operated in 1944. As far as I know, his is the only first-hand description in English of local Resistance activities. It should be far better known and yet local people generally are still reticent and/or uninformed. His ...

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Missed Opportunity

Advantages: Interesting and informative account
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Margaret Macmillan has written a fascinating, possibly definitive account of the attempts to ensure the "war to end war" would live up to its name. The Paris Conference was held as from 1919. It had a twofold purpose and, unfortunately, the two purpose ...

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Review of Peacemakers - Margaret Macmillan

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