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A Window upon British History...,
This review is from: Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London (Hardcover)
Whether telling the grand narrative of the Wars of the Roses, or recounting short episodes such as the Kray's imprisonment - and escape - from the Tower, this book is always enthralling. The author has a sense of judgement and humour - and readers young and old should mine something interesting and entertaining from its pages. Similar to Simon Sebag Montefiore having used Jerusalem to tell the story of the Middle East, Nigel Jones has used the Tower as a window upon the past two thousand years of British History.
There is much in this book that I found new - and I am an avid reader of history books - but at the same time the Tower is accessible and as good a place as any to learn about the period and saga of the monarchy which runs through it.