Oliver W. Bedford

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (80 of 104)
Location: Queenscliff, NSW Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 141,146 - Total Helpful Votes: 80 of 104
The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England'&hellip by Susan Higginbotham
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First, just one very small quibble. Why call the Woodville family "England's most infamous family" (as in the title)? This suggests they were wicked and criminal, which is utterly misleading.

Fortunately the actual book is much more accurate and descibes carefully and grippingly the rise of the family, with the young widow Elizabeth Woodville (nee Grey) becoming the wife and Queen of Edward IV and mother of his children. Tragedy ensued after Edward's death, with the two young sons being usurped, imprisoned and reportedly murdered by Edward's brother Richard III. Richard had other members of the Woodville/Grey family judicially murdered, including a son of Elizabeth by her… Read more
Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur (Collector's &hellip by Sir Thomas Malory
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Value, 5 Mar 2014
This is a brilliant reproduction edition at a reasonable price.

I didn't realise that Morte d'Arthur is so long. Those aristocratic medieval readers who ploughed through this book must have had remarkable concentration spans. Maybe the lord and master of the household made a pageboy or squire read it to the assembled family on cold winter evenings, in small doses.
Sleeping Car To Trieste [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jean Kent
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The drama is well-acted and absorbing, but the real stars are the French and Italian steam locomotives. If your heart beats a little faster at the sight and sound of mighty locomotives hauling crack express trains, you really must buy this DVD!

There was obviously a high degree of co-operation from the French (and Italian) railway authorities, making this movie a steam-lover's treat.

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