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This review is from: The Day Parliament Burned Down (Paperback)
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I have to say - I LOVED this book. It is everything you want in a piece of historical non-fiction. It is incredibly well researched and also quite gripping to read. I like the way Caroline Shenton has managed to put such a huge amount of detail into what is essentially TWO DAYS of history - this, as others have said, is "Micro-history at its best"!
The eye-witness accounts and the earlier paintings of the various views of the old Westminster Parliament (before it burnt down) also make this book special. It ends with an extensive notes section on the text (with a myriad of references) and a comprehensive bibliography should you wish to delve futher.
I love Shenton's style and will be reading more of her work when I get the chance!