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Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Iceland

The area of Iceland had been under the control of Denmark since 1380, although it formally remained in possession of Norway until 1814. On 1 December 1918, the Act of Union recognised Iceland as a sovereign state, and it was now considered to be in personal union with Denmark. The Kingdom of Iceland received its [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News October 2018

The First Iron Lady Paperback – 18 October 2018 (UK) History has forgotten Caroline of Ansbach, yet in her lifetime she was compared frequently to Elizabeth I and considered by some as ‘the cleverest queen consort Britain ever had’. The intellectual superior of her buffoonish husband George II, Caroline is credited with hastening the Enlightenment to [read more]