Book Reviews

Book News March 2021

*contains affiliate links* Katherine Parr: Opportunist, Queen, Reformer: A Theological Perspective  Hardcover –15 March 2021 (US) & 15 December 2020 (UK) Unlike other biographies, which have focused on the court politics of the Tudor era, the romantic desires of Henry VIII that drove his serial marriages, and the military and economic challenges to England at [read more]

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The Habsburgs by Martyn Rady Book Review

*contains affiliate links* The Habsburgs now live in people’s imagination as those rulers with the large jaw who eventually were so inbred that they died out. Now, this is not entirely true, and their legacy deserves more than that. They once ruled large parts of Europe and even of the New World and the Far [read more]

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Book News February 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Trouble with Women in Power: Leaders Who Dared to Change the World  Hardcover – 26 November 2020 (UK) & 16 February 2021 (US) From Cleopatra to Margaret Thatcher, and from Christine Lagarde to Joan of Arc, this book focuses on powerful women across the centuries and geographical zones. At the head [read more]

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The Child of the Sun: Royal Fairy Tales and Essays edited by Silvia Irina Zimmermann Book Review

*contains affiliate links* Elisabeth of Wied and her successor as Queen as Romania Marie of Edinburgh were both avid writers. Elisabeth wrote under the name Carmen Sylva while Marie  Silvia Irina Zimmermann from the Carmen Sylva research centre at the Fürstlich Wiedisches Archiv has published many of their works, though mostly in German. The Child of the [read more]