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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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“a fascinating and informative account of the personal lives of the Tudors.”

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For those who enjoy reading a well-told tale of historical nonfiction, this could be that story. But be forewarned that it comes with at least two caveats to be explained below.

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Drink it in with a cup of Earl Grey Tea on a cold winter evening.”

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It is hard to wrap one’s mind around a thirteen-year-old child in Victorian England killing his mother, and yet in Kate Summerscale’s book The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murde

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