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Book News June 2021

*contains affiliate links* Queen Victoria: This Thorny Crown (Spiritual Lives)  Hardcover – 8 June 2021 (US) & 8 April 2021 (UK) This biography evokes the pervasive importance of religion to Queen Victoria’s life but also that life’s centrality to the religion of Victorians around the globe. The first comprehensive exploration of Victoria’s religiosity, it shows [read more]

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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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Book News January 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Lives of Saint Constantina: Introduction, Translations, and Commentaries (Oxford Early Christian Texts) Hardcover – 4 November 2020 (UK) & 4 January 2021 (US) Constantina, daughter of the fourth-century emperor Constantine who so famously converted to Christianity, deserves a place of her own in the history of Christianity. As both poet and [read more]

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Book News November 2020

*contains affiliate links* The Lives of Saint Constantina: Introduction, Translations, and Commentaries (Oxford Early Christian Texts) Hardcover – 4 November 2020 (UK) & 4 January 2021 (US) Constantina, daughter of the fourth-century emperor Constantine who so famously converted to Christianity, deserves a place of her own in the history of Christianity. As both poet and [read more]

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Book News October 2020

Queen of Versailles: Madame de Maintenon, First Lady of Louis XIV’s France  Hardcover – 22 October 2020 (US & UK) The rise to power of Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719), a queen in all but name, was nothing short of extraordinary. Born into poverty and ignominy, she used her intellect, charisma, and connections to [read more]

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Book News September 2020

Forbidden Wife: The Life and Trials of Lady Augusta Murray  Hardcover – 1 September 2020 (US) & 3 February 2020 (UK) On the night of 4 April 1793, two lovers were preparing to compel a cleric to perform a secret ceremony. The wedding of the sixth son of King George III to the daughter of [read more]