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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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London in the Roman World - review

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Posted on: 27 March 2022

The bronze head of the Roman emperor Hadrian has a serene, philosophical expression. But his last moments were brutal. Β© The Trustees of the British Museum recovered from the Thames below London...

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Phoenicians and the Making of the Mediterranean - review

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Posted on: 18 February 2022

Did you know that this review is written in Phoenician? Given that you can read this, that means you can read Phoenician - congratulations. More accurately: this review is written in the Latin...

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Empire and Righteous Nation - review

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Posted on: 21 January 2022

Big moment, big moment. Donald Trump Ex president Trump was talking to Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea in 2019. It was indeed a big moment - the first time a US president had visited north...

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Heretics and Believers - review

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Posted on: 13 January 2022

Heretics and Believers, winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 2018, provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the English Reformation. The author, Peter Marshall, is a professor of history...

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Posted on: 10 January 2022

On this post I’m not going to be talking about history books but instead about WordPress.com the web platform behind this website – my thoughts after having used it for 8 months now. Tune in or out...

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