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“England sleeps still from valley to hill.” That’s a line from a song by Amazing Blondel, a British group that imagined an Arcadian rural past.

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In her enthralling book Emily Midorikawa tells the stories of women, many from modest backgrounds in the US and the UK, who parlayed their alleged communications with the spirit world into social,

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“The author writes clearly and entertainingly of the rich history of the Plantagenet queens of England and for an audience unfamiliar with the subject.”

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“Allport demonstrates vast knowledge of relevant primary and secondary sources and covers a broad range of events and activities.

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“Thomas Penn in A Royal Tragedy covers the three brothers of the House of York in ‘one of the most seductive and contested stories in English history . . .’”

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Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual

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The Splendid and the Vile is a tale of courage, perseverance, sacrifice, fear, tragedy, human drama, and ultimately inspiration for free peoples everywhere.

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an incredible tale of technology and heroism.”

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"David D. Hall provides an enlightening, well organized, easy read . . . on how the Puritans arose from English populism to what they became in America"

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“For the love of Notre-Dame, this is the book you want.”

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"Dalrymple knows the scholarship well but he writes in a way that the reader goes on an enlightening and entertaining tour of the history of the British East India Company."

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“. . . deeply moving, well researched, and fittingly appropriate tribute to the enduring legacy of Prince Albert . . .”

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"The Regency Years reads like a romance novel of its period without the novel but makes an entertaining nonfiction read with superior prose and di

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“Rubenhold does a commendable job in bringing these women on stage and through their stories illuminating the appalling reality behind the veneer of Victorian complacency.

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Claire Harman’s Murder by the Book begins in chaos and mystery: the body of 73-year-old aristocrat Lord William Russell is discovered in his own bed in his Mayfair mansion, hi

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“In spite of the depth and detail of this book, it is a fast read and worth sitting with a cup of tea by a warm fire from first page to last.”

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“The book is not a complete history of U.S.-British relations, but instead a narrower and more focused look at how as empires Britain and America struggled for power and influence.

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“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”

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"Despite the volume of this book and its controversial interpretations, it makes a fast easy adventure in reading.

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“For students of history, and also for casual readers who simply enjoy learning new and unusual aspects of history, this book is a real gem.

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On June 21, 1969, an estimated three-quarters of the British population tuned into Royal Family, a fly-on-the-wall BBC documentary that captured the royals as surprisingly ord

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“describes the sweeping changes to England’s economy, government, culture, and influence in Europe . . .”

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“Fascinating and atmospheric, the narrative is complimented with beautifully illustrated images . . . For anyone who loves Dublin . . .”

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The blood soaked epic rise of the Tudors from powerful family to self-made royalty is one of the great political dramas in history.

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“a marvelous companion to this series, with wonderful illustrations and an engaging backstory . . .”

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