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The Establishment: And how they get away with it
The Establishment: And how they get away with it
by Owen Jones
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars "Animal Farm" real and now., 8 April 2015
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This book was well worth reading. Especially before the election. Thought I knew what was going on (I am a historian), but there is so much more. It is shocking how much we are being robbed of our rights, amenities, savings, etc. all getting sucked up by a new lot taking all for their own benefit, and lying to us all the time. Made me feel like one of the creatures at the end of "Animal Farm" watching the pigs and the men, and they looked the same.


WOMENS LADIES MID CHUNKY HEEL MARY JANE FLOWER PADDED COMFORT SHOES SIZE 6 39
WOMENS LADIES MID CHUNKY HEEL MARY JANE FLOWER PADDED COMFORT SHOES SIZE 6 39
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Price: £18.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Far smaller than size claimed on shoes., 2 Mar. 2015
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Liked the design. But could not get them on. Far too small. As most of my shoes are actually a size smaller than the size I thought I ordered and is printed inside the shoes, it is clear that they are not sized correctly. Have had to request refund.


The Boleyn Women: The Tudor Femmes Fatales Who Changed English History
The Boleyn Women: The Tudor Femmes Fatales Who Changed English History
by Elizabeth Norton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

2.0 out of 5 stars Not her best book., 15 Feb. 2015
Hard to believe this is really by Elizabeth Norton. Most of the information could have been put together by searching through Wikipaedia. She still has Anne (the famous one) spending years with Queen Claude in France when there is no evidence but there are surviving letters showing that the Regent refused to let Anne join her sister in attendance on Queen Mary (Henry VIII's sister and queen of France for a few months). But the most irritating thing is that nearly all the women are given modern American versions of their names. With their maiden surname then husband's surname. Which is not used in England now and certainly wasn't then.


Fatal Rivalry: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain - Flodden 1513
Fatal Rivalry: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain - Flodden 1513
by George Goodwin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

5.0 out of 5 stars This book shows how if it was not for Katherine ..., 16 Jan. 2015
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This book shows how if it was not for Katherine of Aragon left to rule England while Henry VIII went on compaign in France, who managed to get an army together which defeated the Scots at Flodden- England would have been part of Scotland not the other way round.


Kukubird OWL pattern purse (3O Blue)
Kukubird OWL pattern purse (3O Blue)
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Price: £4.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 1 Jan. 2015
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Was not the type of purse that I had ordered but a different design.


Geek Girl (Geek Girl, Book 1)
Geek Girl (Geek Girl, Book 1)
by Holly Smale
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful gift for granddaughter., 10 Dec. 2014
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This is for my grand-daughter so shall get her to leave review after Xmas.


John Palsgrave as Renaissance Linguist: A Pioneer in Vernacular Language Description (Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology)
John Palsgrave as Renaissance Linguist: A Pioneer in Vernacular Language Description (Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology)
by Gabriele Stein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £207.50

3.0 out of 5 stars Tudor French lessons., 6 Dec. 2014
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A book for research. Palsgrave gave French lessons to Queen Katherine's sister in law Mary and the maids of honour, one of whom was Elizabeth Blount who become mother of Henry VIII's son Henry Fitzroy. Duke of Richmond and Somerset. Palsgrave was on his council at Sheriff Hutton and also one of his tutors. He remained in touch with Elizabeth about her son's education. But when Richmond was back with his father at court Palsgrave struggled to run a small school. His book on French was intended to help travellers but in three large volumes was not a best seller. It is however useful to historians as gives an insight to language and way of life.


Mary Rose: Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the Extraordinary Life of Henry VIII's Sister
Mary Rose: Tudor Princess, Queen of France, the Extraordinary Life of Henry VIII's Sister
by David Loades
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needed more about Mary., 6 Dec. 2014
Agree with the other reviews. The book was a bit of a let down. There does not seem to have been the effort to discover more about the woman herself by a more in depth search of resources.


Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty
Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty
by Elizabeth Norton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Oct. 2014
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Lots of information about this formidable women who ensured her son would be king of England.


Our Man in Rome: Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador
Our Man in Rome: Henry VIII and his Italian Ambassador
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Oct. 2014
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More and interesting aspects of Henry VIII's efforts to get a divorce from Katherine.


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