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Book Review: Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai‘i’s Pacific World by Jennifer Thigpen

*review copy* *contains affiliate links* Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai’i’s Pacific World is a book that focuses on the relationship between Hawaiian royalty and the mission wives who arrived in Hawaii to bring Christianity. The Hawaiian queens are immensely fascinating, and this book had the opportunity to be so [read more]

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Book Review: Raised to Rule: Educating Royalty at the Court of the Spanish Habsburgs, 1601-1634 by Martha K. Hoffman

*review copy* *contains affiliate links* Raised to Rule: Educating Royalty at the Court of the Spanish Habsburgs, 1601-1634 by Martha K. Hoffman focuses on the children of King Philip III of Spain and his wife, Margaret of Austria. They had five children who survived to adulthood and three children who died young. Their eldest daughter, [read more]

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Book News Week 6

*contains affiliate links* Book news week 6: 5 February – 11 February 2024 The Families of Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Female Network of Power in the Middle Ages  Hardcover – 6 February 2024 (US) The Queen’s Dolls’ House: Revised and Updated Edition  Hardcover – 8 February 2024 (UK)