Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George

| March 11, 2015

Thank you to Penelope Wright for reviewing Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles, which is a whopper of a book being 800+ pages! Over to Penny… Phew! This novel about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots is similar in size to War and Peace. Although it takes some reading I did enjoy it. […]

Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage

| June 11, 2012

Thank you so much to Niki Incorvia, M.A., for writing this review of Her Majesty’s Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage by Stephen Budiansky As I was browsing my university’s library shelves, this book caught my eye. I am currently taking a course on international war and as with […]

Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn

| April 1, 2011

Today’s book review is by our regular book reviewer, Niki Incorvia, M.A. Thanks, Niki! Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn My interest in Mary Queen of Scots began to peak when I started reading about the dynamics of Elizabeth’s reign. With both queens close in age and ruling in neighboring countries, it […]

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory

| July 10, 2009

As many of you know, I spend my days reading biographies, historical texts and researching Tudor history, so it was actually quite refreshing to get lost in a fictional novel for a change and this Philippa Gregory one did not disappoint. In my opinion there are three vital elements of a top quality historical novel:- […]