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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]

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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]

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A first look at Becoming Elizabeth

STARZ has shared four new images from the new series about Queen Elizabeth I, Becoming Elizabeth. The series is set to be released in the summer of 2022 and it will star Alicia von Rittberg as Queen Elizabeth I. Here’s your first look at #BecomingElizabeth, coming to @STARZ Summer 2022. pic.twitter.com/U48K6dwZ6N — Becoming Elizabeth (@BecomingSTARZ) [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News January 2020

Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen Paperback – 15 January 2020 (UK) & 1 April 2020 (US) Isabella of France married Edward II in January 1308, and afterwards became one of the most notorious women in English history. In 1325, she was sent to her homeland to negotiate a peace settlement between her husband and her [read more]

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Starz orders Tudor drama ‘Becoming Elizabeth’

Starz is going to explore the future Queen Elizabeth I’s younger years with a new show called “Becoming Elizabeth.” “The world of “Becoming Elizabeth” is visceral and dangerous – judgments are rendered quickly and no one is safe,” said Starz CEO Jeffrey A. Hirsch in a statement. “This series explores the Tudor reign and young Elizabeth, [read more]