Kings of Georgian Britain

Kings of Georgian Britain by Catherine Curzon Review Kings of Georgian Britain follows the lives of George I, II, III and IV. This book examines the entirety of each King’s reign as well as the events that unfold and bring them to power. The book is divided into four acts and It’s laced with scandal…

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Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives

Tracing Your Ancestors’ Lives by Barbara J. Starmans Review I think I have read two or three of these Tracing Your Ancestors’ series.  This one is the best I think, so far.  I have three more of these books lined up to read.  The information in this is very engaging and very helpful in giving…

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The British Seaside

By Lucinda Gosling Review This is a delightful collection of photographs of people enjoying the British seaside in the early part of the twentieth century. The pictures are excellent quality. I found myself combing these pictures, looking in the background to see what they are eating, what they are wearing. I am the kind of…

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Children In The Second World War

Children In The Second World War By Amanda Herbert-Davies Review This is a collection of first hand accounts of people that were children in WWII in England.  It details the normal day to day life of what went on during those horrible experiences and how they dealt with it. This is a engaging book. You…

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Warfare & Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt

Warfare & Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt by Rebecca Dean Review   This was so exciting for me.  I just watched Wonder Woman about two weeks ago and I have not been able to get some of the fighting scenes out of my head. In comes this book and I just want to scream, “Hell yeah,…

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The Art of Combat

The Art of Combat by Joachim Meyer Translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng Review   This is a translation of a text that was written in 1570 by Joachim Meyer.  It is a full guide to German martial arts of the time. The introduction is very informative and gives historical details of the time that helps…

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London Curiosities

London Curiosities by John Wade Review This is such a cool book!  Its a listing of all the odd left overs from buildings, bridges, or odd historical relics that have been left around the city of London.  The chapters break down various categories such as Clocks, Monuments and Memorials, Roman Remains, etc. Many of the objects…

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Anne Boleyn In London

Anne Boleyn In London by Lissa Chapman Review There are many books, movies and TV shows now about Anne Boleyn or King Henry VIII.  So, we all have some knowledge of their lives to a certain degree. But lets face it, the reason why we seem to keep looking into it is because it’s an…

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Roman Republic at War

Roman Republic at War by Don Taylor Review ♣♣♣♣♣ This is a compilation of Roman wars between 498 to 31 bc. The first part of the book is an excellent introduction that describes the general tactical history of Rome. Detailed diagrams are included that illustrate the author’s narrative clearly. The actual battle entries are preceded…

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Victorians and Edwardians Abroad

Victorians and Edwardians Aboard by Neil Mathews Review ♣♣♣ This is a book about a school and its accidental invention of a touring company called Polytechnic Touring Association. Through beautiful color photographs, a sample of their news letters, some vintage advertisements and first hand accounts, we are led through a change in society that now…

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