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Crusaders - review

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Posted on: 13 May 2022

Lots of gold, a piece of the True Cross, and some great anecdotes - Sigurd Jersulamfarer had done pretty well out of his Viking mini crusade in the early 12th Century. His trip was about a decade...

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Posted on: 1 May 2022

The April 2022 new history books round up! A bit of a range on offer, from ancient to very modern and a decent geographical spread. I'm going to try to find the time to read: Mutinous Women: How...

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The Lion House - review

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Posted on: 29 April 2022

When an Ottoman emperor died, his son inherited the empire. But which son? With no clear rule of succession it depended upon who managed to seize power and eliminate their rivals. There was no second...

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The Burgundians - review

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Posted on: 22 April 2022

What is it about? Written by a Belgian author in Dutch, and translated into English, this book tells the story of the 'Burgurdians'. But who were the 'Burgurdians'? That is a good question. After...

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Posted on: 15 April 2022

Christopher Kerr with his latest book, The Barbarossa Secret. Tell us a bit about yourself and the books that you have written... I have always had a love of history and of writing. Before I retired...

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Meet the Georgians - review

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Posted on: 10 April 2022

It’s probably inevitable that if you are a historian called Robert Peal your interest lies in nineteenth century Britain; Peal’s Meet the Georgians charts the period from the coronation of George I in...

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Russia as Empire - review

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Posted on: 8 April 2022

I got this book because I wanted to better understand how Ukraine finds itself in its current terrible situation. At the time of writing in early April 2022 Ukraine is partly occupied by Russian...

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Posted on: 1 April 2022

Here are they are - the latest history books available to buy. A definite European bias this month with medieval and early modern periods featuring strongly... My personal highlights: I like the look...

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Posted on: 29 March 2022

This post covers upgrades I have made to this website - no history book chat, although more of that coming soon! Cutting to the chase, after moving from WordPress to Eleventy the website stats are...

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