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1177 B.C. - review

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Posted on: 21 December 2022

Last summer I gazed upon the face of Agamemnon, or at least Agamemnon's alleged gold mask at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Although I gazed only for a brief moment because our then six...

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River Kings - review

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Posted on: 14 December 2022

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. William Blake, Auguries of Innocence While Blake saw a world in a...

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Posted on: 1 December 2022

A great range of new history books published in November 2022! Book covers below and some notes on the ones that caught my eye below that. Click the book covers to see a zoomed in image and links to...

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Adventures in Time - review

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Posted on: 29 November 2022

The Yggdrasil, as Dominic Sandbrook tells us in Adventures in Time: Fury of the Vikings is the great world tree of Norse mythology. Spanning the universe, its highest branches stretch up into the...

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Uncommon Wrath - review

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Posted on: 25 November 2022

Julius Caesar, after a decade of largely unprovoked warfare in what is now France, had killed a million Gauls and enslaved a million more. His contemporary and political rival Cato the Younger (Marcus...

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Ancestors - review

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Posted on: 4 November 2022

Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and some other places, was buried on 19 September 2022 in Windsor Chapel. The crown she wore as queen, together with the orb and sceptre (ie the golden ball...

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Posted on: 1 November 2022

Click the book covers to see a zoomed in image and links to Amazon for those who like to buy their books there. ...

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Posted on: 14 October 2022

What we do in life echoes in eternity... So said Maximus in the film Gladiator way back in the year 2000. The trouble is that for most of us these echoes are going to be pretty feeble, lasting (at...

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Cartooning China - review

Book cover for Cartooning China

Posted on: 7 October 2022

These half civilised governments such as those in China Portugal and Spanish America all require a Dressing every eight or Ten years to keep them in order... They care little for words and they must...

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