British Royal Family Trees: From William the Conqueror to the House of Windsor by Marilyn Roberts

| February 11, 2014

This 28 page book is the perfect reference book for every bookcase. It’s a wonderful resource for schoolchildren, students, researchers, historical novelists and historians, and will settle arguments over dates and who ruled when. It contains the following family trees: The Normans The Plantagenets The Houses of Lancaster and York The Woodvilles The Tudors Henry […]

Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 by Amy Licence

| October 16, 2013

Historian Amy Licence’s Royal Babies: A History 1066-2013 is a fascinating look at key royal births from that of Matilda (daughter of Henry I and Queen Matilda) in 1102 to the birth of Baby Windsor this year. Note that Prince George is referred to as “Baby Windsor” because the book was written before the Duchess […]

Into the Valley of Death by A.L. Berridge

| April 30, 2013

Today’s review is by Penelope Wright. Thanks Penny! Before I started this book my knowledge of the Crimean War was limited to Florence Nightingale, Tennyson’s poem and the film of the Charge of the Light Brigade. This exciting spy story woven into the fabric of the history of the Crimean Campaign was fascinating, kept me […]