Book Reviews

July 2017 Book News

Shadows of a Princess Paperback – 27 July 2017 (UK)  & 25 July 2017 (US) Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period. In 1981 Lady Diana Spencer was seen by many [read more]

Book Reviews

December Book News

Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie Hardcover – 1 Dec 2016 (UK & US) This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family’s arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the [read more]

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Blanche of Castile

November Book News

Victoria: The Queen: The Woman Who Shaped the Modern World Hardcover – 15 November 2016 (UK & US) For readers of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra and Sally Bedell Smith’s Elizabeth the Queen comes the story of the indefatigable British queen who built an empire and made the modern world: a sweeping, gorgeously written, page-turning new biography of Queen [read more]

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Anne Boleyn

Palace and Prison – The Tower of London

The Tower of London has a long history. The White Tower in the middle was begun by William the Conqueror in 1078 and it was greatly expanded over the years under several monarchs. It has served as a prison from the beginning of its days. It also served as a royal residence, though those buildings are [read more]