Books

Viking Best Reads

Viking Best Reads

When you hear the word “Vikings” it might summon images of burly men running across beaches, post-invasion, fur coats… pretty much Game Of Thrones a long time in the past. Well, to be completely honest, it was a pretty messy showdown. I’m going to begin […]

Book Review: My Fair Lady

Book Review: My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady: A Story of Eleanor of Provence, Henry III’s Lost Queen by  J.P. Reedman Eleanor of Provence, Queen to Henry III , is a little unknown in history. She is often only remembered through her husband and sons… because she was mother to […]

Book Review: Watch the Lady

Book Review: Watch the Lady

Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle Let’s begin simply… this was a great read. It’s got love, battles, family rivalries and Elizabeth I all mashed together so, for me, it was a hit. It centers around a lady named Penelope Devereux. Penelope was beautiful, clever, […]

Book Review: Conqueror Trilogy

Book Review: Conqueror Trilogy

Of the Ring of Earls (Book 1) Henry of the High Rock (Book 2) The Lion’s Legacy (Book 3) by Juliet Dymoke Three books set from William the Conqueror to Henry II. I love to read about a period of history that is not very well documented. Plus, it does […]

Book Review: A Hollow Crown

Book Review: A Hollow Crown

A Hollow Crown by Helen Hollick Not much is known about our history before 1066, so I get excited when I see a book about Emma of Normandy, who was Queen of England (twice!) in the 11th century. I also recently read The Price of Blood about Emma […]