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Empress of the East by Leslie Peirce Book Review

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders from her Ruthenian homeland and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Istanbul. Suleyman became besotted with her and foreswore all other concubines. Then, in an unprecedented step, he [read more]

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September 2017 Book News

The Life of Henrietta Anne: Daughter of Charles I Hardcover – 30 September 2017 (UK) & 2 January 2018 (US) Henrietta Anne Stuart, youngest child of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, was born in June 1644 in the besieged city of Exeter at the very height of the English Civil War. The hostilities had separated [read more]