Book Reviews

Book News April 2022

*contains affiliate links*   Our Sporting Monarchs: Royalty at War and Play Through the Ages  Hardcover – 15 November 2021 (UK) & 1 April 2022 (US) Sports of all kinds have played a crucial role in the reigns of our kings and queens. Some used it for purposes both brutal and mercenary, others to boost [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News March 2022

*contains affiliate links* Daughters of the North: Jean Gordon and Mary, Queen of Scots  Hardcover – 17 March 2022 (UK) & 17 May 2022 (US) Mary, Queen of Scots’ marriage to the Earl of Bothwell is notorious. Less known is Bothwell’s first wife, Jean Gordon, who extricated herself from their marriage and survived the intrigue [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News April 2021

*contains affiliate links* The Daughters of George III: Sisters and Princesses  Paperback – 28 February 2021 (UK) & 28 April 2021 (US) In the dying years of the 18th century, the corridors of Windsor echoed to the footsteps of six princesses. They were Charlotte, Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia, the daughters of King George [read more]

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]