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All you ever wanted to know about Pompeii and its citizens

Advantages: Gripping history of the life and times of this ancient city
Disadvantages: None unless you aren't interested in history

Introduction No amount of reading can ever prepare a person for their first sight of Pompeii. It absolutely blows you away. As you enter the city through the Marine Gate then walk along the same streets once used by the original inhabitants, passin ...

ladybracknell 09.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Pompeii: The Living City - Alex Butterworth

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Amazing.

Advantages: Excellent detail, factual information and portrayed brilliantly.
Disadvantages: Not enough information about Lady Rochford and her part in the downfall of A Boleyn and K Howard

...This review is also on my goodreads page under the name Alexander Catt and on my Amazon account under the name of Alexcatt97 and on my dooyoo account under the username alexcatt97 I was really excited to read this book to find out more about all of the w ...

alexcatt97 31.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir

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Love,sex and marriage

Advantages: brilliant!
Disadvantages: wanted to know more.

...Browsing in Waterstones at Gatwick airport recently looking for something to read, I came across Alison Weir’s six wives of Henry V111. I have always been interested in history and the Tudor period is my favourite so this book really appealed to me. The r ...

anwar 13.09.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir

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The women that made the man

Advantages: Thorough, fascinating and an enjoyable read
Disadvantages: None for me

I've recently been reading the Shardlake novels by C.J. Sansom, set in Henry VIII's England. I've thoroughly enjoyed them, and found myself wanting to know more about this famous monarch and all his wives. You may be surprised when I say I knew nothing ab ...

eilidhcatriona 02.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Alison Weir

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Jeremy's starter for ten on who are the English

Advantages: Well-researched, factual, gently irrerevent, thoroughly readable
Disadvantages: None

...As someone who considers himself English but a quarter Scottish, 'and who knows what else further back', Michael Howard’s favourite interviewer is well placed to produce what is basically a new millennium look at the state of the nation (if you're S ...

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Review of The English - Jeremy Paxman

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