Book Reviews

Book News March 2018

The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England Paperback – 23 March 2018 (UK & US) The dual biography of two remarkable women – Catherine Parr and Anne Askew. One was the last queen of a powerful monarch, the second a countrywoman from Lincolnshire. But they were joined together in their [read more]

Margaret of Denmark

Doune Castle – The Dower House

Doune Castle is in the village of Doune, near Stirling in Scotland. It was originally built in the 13th century and was most likely damaged during the Scottish Wars of Independence. It was then rebuilt in the current form by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. It was passed into the hands of the crowns in [read more]

Book Reviews

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens by Alison Weir Book Review

The lives of England’s medieval queens were packed with incident—love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare—but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and omission. Now esteemed biographer Alison Weir provides a fresh perspective and restores these women to their rightful place in history. Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 [read more]