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Integral 64GB Pastel Haze USB Flash Drive - Lavender
Integral 64GB Pastel Haze USB Flash Drive - Lavender
Price: 18.34

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not work, 19 Jan 2014
Failed to appear on MacBook (with latest Maverick download). Icon did come up on a PC but it was not needed there but on the 2 MacBooks. Have had no problem with older flash drives (one the same make) continuing to work as usual. Had to return and currently waiting for refund to try and buy one again. Prefer flash drives to cloud but might have to rethink this.


Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble (short story)
Agatha Raisin and the Christmas Crumble (short story)
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5.0 out of 5 stars light story, 13 Oct 2013
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Mainly aimed at fans who have already read some of this series. Well constructed. The books are always fun to read.


Eleanor the Secret Queen: The Woman who put Richard III on the Throne
Eleanor the Secret Queen: The Woman who put Richard III on the Throne
by John Ashdown-Hill
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another intriguing fact of history., 30 July 2013
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(Bought the Kindle version). This story of Edward IV's other wife, is quite topical with the renewed interest in this era of British history. When Henry VII and his mother, started the Tudor dynasty a lot of alternative claims were labelled illegitimate - but this could have included Henry VII's new wife and queen. This book shows that when Edward IV married her mother, the attractive widow, Elizabeth Woodville, it was the second time he had married an attractive widow, and the earlier one, Eleanor was still around. And the same obliging priest Robert Stillington conducted both ceremonies! This of course implies that the children Edward IV had by Elizabeth were illegitimate. The book tells us a lot about Eleanor, who also had to put up with her husband's mistress by whom he had a daughter. She had no children, which might explain why she did not protest and got on with her own interests.


The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
by Ian Mortimer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant idea!, 27 Jun 2013
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Having obviously studied the background to write his books, Ian Mortimer has turned that research into interesting books. The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England is the best one and my favourite. It is a brilliant idea to show history from the point of view of the reader as it brings it to life. Gives an insight into the way of life and attitudes then. Particularly like his comments on the tournaments.


The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago
The Real Life Downton Abbey: How Life Was Really Lived in Stately Homes a Century Ago

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting facts, 20 May 2013
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Most of us have stories from grandparents about this era. This book puts them together to give a view of life at different social levels in Britain in the late 19th early 20th century.


The daring truth about Anne Boleyn: cutting through the myth
The daring truth about Anne Boleyn: cutting through the myth
Price: 5.14

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 15 May 2013
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Makes some good points and gives more aspects on Anne Boleyn in the light of a more contemporary outlook compared to the traditional interpretations. For such a famous woman there are few real facts, not even her exact date of birth let alone what she was getting up to before she elbowed her sister aside to take her place in Henry VIII's bed. So this is a useful contribution to the many biographies. Only problem is that it could have done with more proof reading for this version.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Trueform not true to size, 16 Feb 2013
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Could not even get them on they were far too small for a size 5. Have returned the shoes, and currently still waiting for refund.


Springfield Women's Black Casual Jacke size 38 EU
Springfield Women's Black Casual Jacke size 38 EU
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Price: 24.99

2.0 out of 5 stars jacket?, 16 Feb 2013
This says it is a jacket but has shoes. I was looking for shoes but confused by this. Since might buy shoes and get a jacket shall wait until this is sorted out.


Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII
Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII
by Elizabeth Norton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.22

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars has a lot of information, 11 Aug 2012
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The author has managed to dig out all sorts of information. And has also noticed that it is possible that Elizabeth was not only "the mother of the King's son" but followed that with a daughter. Just a few quibbles. And one may have nothing to do with the author, which is that the cover picture is of a little girl called Anna Meyer, which Holbein drew in 1525 before he travelled to England. Has nothing to do with Elizabeth Blount.


The Anne Boleyn Collection - The Real Truth about the Tudors
The Anne Boleyn Collection - The Real Truth about the Tudors
Price: 2.05

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The modern way to present history., 4 Aug 2012
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Find Claire's website and now the books resulting from it an excellent way to present history. Research should be an ongoing development and helped by interaction with others. Not a finished final dissertation. As websites are ephemeral, you still need books. And Claire has managed to put this and the other one together very well, in a clear modern and readable presentation.


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