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Posted on: 1 November 2023

Fewer history books than normal were published in October - maybe it is a bit of a lull before the Christmas releases? But still nine to choose from, and most of them the product of years of hard...

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The Middle Kingdoms - review

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Posted on: 27 October 2023

I admit that I bought this book without too much research about what it was about: from the picture on the front cover and title I got the vague idea that I was buying something on German medieval...

★★★★☆ (2023)

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The Age of Atlantic Revolution - review

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Posted on: 13 October 2023

It's history is the creation of a world. Simone de Beauvoir, America Day by Day. In Colombia the first song I learnt on my battered travelling guitar was “Soy Colombiano” (“I am Colombian”)...

★★☆☆☆ (2023)

Posted on: 1 October 2023

I like the look of a lot of these, not that one should judge a book by looks alone, but there certainly are more than usual. Click the book covers to see a zoomed in image and links to Amazon if you...

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Pax - review

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Posted on: 8 September 2023

Do you - can you? - think like a Roman? Here’s a test. What would you do in this situation? Imagine you are the pie-loving commander of a powerful army of Roman legions stationed on the Rhine. Your...

★★★★★ (2023)

Posted on: 1 September 2023

So here they are, the 14 history books published in August that I could track down and that met my criteria for inclusion! A nice range of different subjects are covered, albeit most of them have a...

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII - review

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Posted on: 18 August 2023

He began his reign as the dashing image of knightly chivalry. He ended it as a bloated, stinking whale, hated and feared across the land. Dominic Sandbrook, The Six Wives of Henry VIII In The...

★★★★☆ (2021)

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White Gold - review

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Posted on: 11 August 2023

Dressed in Moorish djellabas and wielding damascene scimitars, they made a terrifying sight as they burst into the parish church. The 1625 Moroccan raid on the Cornish village of Mount’s Bay was a...

★★★☆☆ (2004)

Posted on: 3 August 2023

A great selection in July 2023 with a surprisingly large number of books on ancient history - 6 out of the 12 published. (A quick google reveals that there is no such thing as Ancient History...

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