on 5 March 2009
Fascinating book on a piece of land that is closer to England than I have to travel to work each day. The readable style that Richard Holmes applies to all his books (and I have them all) brings history into picture with clarity and enthusiasm. If you have not read Richard Holmes before, start here. But be careful, it's quite addictive.
on 20 January 2010
Incredible detail as you would expect from Richard Holmes.
My only complaint, and it not insignificant, is the lack of adequate maps. The font in those maps which are included is so tiny that they are hard to interpret even with a magnifying glass.