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Having read the reviews of this book I was really looking forward to reading it, and it did not disapoint!! What it principally did for me was to put the history in order, so I now have a better idea of the sequence of people and events.
Helen Castor writes a very entertaining book, not at all stodgy or difficult to read for a mere lay woman like me. Also it seemed to me she encourages her readers to realise different and new slants and views of her subjects, which helped me to see and understand them better in their period, and from a modern perspective. I love detail and being given an intimate look at people who interest me, so it is frustrating where the sources of the time do not… Read more