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An Inspirational Historian and Suffragist Campaigner,
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This review is from: Medieval England, 1066-1350 (Kindle Edition)
I take the point that this book may be dated in terms of historiography but 'modern' is not always good or right. The author evidently used primary sources in her research and her book is still of interest and worth reading. Bateson was a noted Cambridge academic. The criticism that the text is "littered" with Latin and French phrases and consequently pretentious seems unfair, because it is not "littered" and when given such phrases are both necessary and mainly translated. Further, bear in mind the subject period when Latin and French were used extensively amongst the educated classes, in the court and in government. Personally I want to know about the use of such language and its context. I did not know of this fascinating and obviously brilliant woman before, whose death at 41 in 1906 was a tragedy. She would clearly have achieved much more. A Google search will reveal much, as will her entry in the ODNB.
For the Kindle price you really can't grumble. Worth getting. However, if you want to see the original book with illustrations online it can be found at Open Library.