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The Boleyn Inheritance
The Boleyn Inheritance
by Philippa Gregory
Edition: Hardcover

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 2 Oct. 2006
This review is from: The Boleyn Inheritance (Hardcover)
I loved "The Other Boleyn Girl", "The Queens Fool" and "The Virgins Lover" but found the "Constant Princess" slightly boring.

This book is a wonderful return to form. The book is fantastic. The characters are given great depth and though technically a novel, this book does actually reflect events in the way they actually happened. A wonderful read.


Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor
Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor
by Carolly Erickson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 2 Oct. 2006
A brilliant look at "Bloody Mary". It shows that far from being the ruthless tyrant of common belief, Mary was actually a devout woman who faced many challenges throughout her life. She was certainly no saint, in fact she was stubborn, wilful and fanatical in her beliefs. But nor was she an absolute villain. One puts down the book feeling that Mary was actually a tragic individual who will always be remembered for the loss of Calais and her persecution of Protestants.


The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing., 6 Jun. 2006
This book is truly wonderful. Factual, explorative and engrossing. Weir treats each wife as an individual with an approach that is original and unique. Brilliant.


The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (Canto)
The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (Canto)
by Retha M. Warnicke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A most unreadable book, 6 Jun. 2006
This book on Anne Boleyn is has little to recommend it. The book is littered with historical inaccuracies (for example: it has now been proven that Anne WAS born in 1501 NOT 1507) and it is very hard to get to grips with it on any level. Warnicke proposes some interesting theories but there is simply not enough evidence to back up the (often sweeping) statements she makes.
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Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution
Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution
by Ruth Scurr
Edition: Hardcover

20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Gripping., 2 Jun. 2006
This is a wonderful book. Readable, passionate and yet objective.

Scurr gives an excellant biography of the 'Incorruptible' while providing the backdrop of the revolution. Very impressive.


The First World War
The First World War
by Michael Howard
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel of a Book, 16 May 2006
This review is from: The First World War (Paperback)
This book is mesmerising. Brief, passionate, brilliant. The author describes all the main events, political changes and battles in a simple but effective manner.


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