Book Reviews

Book News November 2021

*contains affiliate links* When Women Ruled the World: Making the Renaissance in Europe  Hardcover – 12 October 2021 (US) & 12 November 2021 (UK) Sixteenth-century Europe was a time of destabilisation of age-old norms and the waging of religious wars―yet it also witnessed the remarkable flowering of a pacific culture cultivated by a cohort of [read more]

Book Reviews

Book Review: Sisters: Princess Daisy of Pless & Shelagh Duchess of Westminster by Barbara Borkowy

*contains affiliate links* Sisters: Princess Daisy of Pless & Shelagh Duchess of Westminster by Barbara Borkowy tells the story of Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West and Constance Cornwallis-West, who lived in the late Victorian and Edwardian age. The women, who were known by their nicknames, Daisy and Shelagh respectively, both made brilliant matches, but both were [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News October 2021

*contains affiliate links* Charles II’s Favourite Mistress: Pretty, Witty Nell Gwyn  Hardcover – 30 August 2021 (UK) & 30 October 2021 (US) Nell Gwyn, the most infamous mistress of Charles II, was a commoner raised from the dingy back alleys of London to the stage and into a king’s arms. Hers was a true rags [read more]