Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England by Annie Whitehead: Blog Tour Review

Many Anglo-Saxon kings are familiar. Æthelred the Unready is one, yet less is written of his wife, who was consort of two kings and championed one of her sons over the others, or his mother who was an anointed queen and powerful regent, but was also accused of witchcraft and regicide. A royal abbess educated … Continue reading Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England by Annie Whitehead: Blog Tour Review

Reviewed: In the Company of Fools by Tania Bayard

Christine de Pizan Mysteries #3 A baby abandoned in the palace gardens leads scribe sleuth Christine de Pizan into a mystery involving murder, superstition and scandal in fourteenth-century France.Paris, 1396. Scribe Christine de Pizan is shocked when the Duke of Orleans' fools find a baby, wrapped in rags and covered in sores, abandoned in the … Continue reading Reviewed: In the Company of Fools by Tania Bayard

Reviewed: The Deepest Grave by Jeri Westerson

Crispin Guest Medieval Noir #11: Published 2018 London, 1392. Strange mischief is afoot at St Modwen's Church. Are corpses stalking the graveyard at night, disturbing graves, and dragging coffins? When a fearful Father Bulthius begs Crispin Guest for his help, he agrees to investigate with his apprentice, Jack Tucker, intrigued by the horrific tales.Meanwhile, an … Continue reading Reviewed: The Deepest Grave by Jeri Westerson

Ladies of the Magna Carta by Sharon Bennett Connolly Blog Tour Post and Review

Magna Carta clause 39: No man shall be taken, imprisoned, outlawed, banished or in any way destroyed, nor will we proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land.This clause in Magna Carta was in response to the appalling imprisonment and starvation of Matilda … Continue reading Ladies of the Magna Carta by Sharon Bennett Connolly Blog Tour Post and Review

Reviewed: Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh Earl of Kent by Brian Harwood

https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/card?asin=B01M4INJH3&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_1E1fCbRSHDYWG&hideShare=true Pen and Sword Books: September 2016 Hubert de Burgh rose from obscure beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in England. He loyally served first King John and then the young Henry III and played a crucial role in saving the Plantagenet dynasty when it was at its most vulnerable. During King … Continue reading Reviewed: Fixer and Fighter: The Life of Hubert de Burgh Earl of Kent by Brian Harwood

Reviewed: Dark Queen Rising by Paul Doherty

May, 1471. The Wars of the Roses are reaching their bitter and bloody climax. Edward of York has claimed the English throne, and his supporters are extracting a savage revenge on all who supported the Lancastrian cause. Surrounded by enemies wherever she turns, the position of Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and mother to Henry … Continue reading Reviewed: Dark Queen Rising by Paul Doherty

Reviewed: Henry V, The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale

Published 2016, 308 Pages, Available as Hardback and Ebook More than just a single-minded warrior-king, Henry V comes to life in this fresh account as a gifted ruler acutely conscious of spiritual matters and his subjects’ welfare Shakespeare’s centuries-old portrayal of Henry V established the king’s reputation as a warmongering monarch, a perception that has … Continue reading Reviewed: Henry V, The Conscience of a King by Malcolm Vale

Reviewed: Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis

A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution—recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to … Continue reading Reviewed: Crown of Blood, The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis