Royal Mysteries by Timothy Venning

Royal Mysteries by Timothy Venning

Royal Mysteries by Timothy Venning* – the Medieval period – is a must read for anyone with a passion for Medieval royalty. The book touches on 5 mysteries: death of William II, Edward II, Richard II, the Princes in the Tower, and Edward IV’s wedding.…

Daughters of Edward I by Kathryn Warner

Daughters of Edward I by Kathryn Warner

Daughters of Edward I by Kathryn Warner* is an interesting book, well worth reading. The amount of details Warner could find out in her research is pretty impressive considering that all these women lived in mid 13th century, so there are very few records still…

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer is, as the subtitle suggests: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century. It is the first book in the Time Traveller’s Guides series. The book does what it says in the blurb: “Imagine you…

A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley

A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley

I’ve enjoyed reading A Brief History of the Magna Carta by Geoffrey Hindley. I thought the book will talk only about Magna Carta, but it touched on different aspects of medieval life that impacted Magna Carta. There are chapters about women, Jews, and forests. Those…

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir sounded like a book I would enjoy. This is not the first book I read by Weir. I’ve read Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen a few months ago. I gave it 4 stars because Weir relied…

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones – The Kings Who Made England. I saw it described as “a family portrait of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II to Richard II”, and that is very accurate. It is presented as a family story, making it easy to…