History

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey is a history of the Kings and Queens of England. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence giving it 5 stars. Each monarch is presented in a few pages, as one can imagine. Presenting over 1000 years of history […]

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant  by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman

Henrietta Howard: King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant by Tracy Borman. I wanted to read this book after reading Courtiers. The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley. Henrietta was born on 11 May 1689. I stopped reading the book and returned to it in […]

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir

The book Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen by Alison Weir is the first one I read written by Weir. I was expecting to love it, but some issues made me give it only 4 stars. I’ve read a historical fiction book about Elizabeth […]

Courtiers The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley

Courtiers The Secret History of the Georgian Court by Lucy Worsley

I think everybody knows Lucy Worsley, at least everybody from the UK that has an interest in history. After watching many TV shows, I’ve decided to start reading her books. The first one I’ve picked from the library is Courtiers. The Secret History of the […]

Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox

Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox

Jane Boleyn by Julia Fox, with the subtitle The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford, is the first book written by Julia. I’ve recently read her second book called Sister Queens by Julia Fox. That was for me an interesting book, with lots of […]

The Great Fire of London by Samuel Pepys

The Great Fire of London by Samuel Pepys

If you don’t like reading personal diaries, then The Great Fire of London by Samuel Pepys is not the book for you. But, if you do, then is a fascinating recount of an important event in London’s history. I was intrigued by the Great Fire […]

Kings and Queens by Neil Grant

Kings and Queens by Neil Grant

I’ve had this book, Kings and Queens by Neil Grant, in my wish list and my husband bought it for me as a Christmas gift, along with a few other books. Initially I thought I’m going to keep this illustrated guide as a reference book. […]

Michael of Romania by Ivor Porter

Michael of Romania by Ivor Porter

Michael of Romania by Ivor Porter is a great book. Full title: Michael of Romania The King and The Country by Ivor Porter. I’ve decided to read it after King Michael passed away last December and I found this book at the central library. I […]

History by Peter Claus and John Marriott

History by Peter Claus and John Marriott

The full name of the book History by Peter Claus and John Marriott is History – An introduction to theory, method and practice. Sounds a bit boring, at least according to my husband. I have to admit I wasn’t sure it will be fun, as […]

Sister Queens by Julia Fox

Sister Queens by Julia Fox

I saw the book Sister Queens. Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox mentioned on a blog and I had to read it. I’ve read a few books, both historical and historical fiction about Katherine. She was an amazing woman, with […]