A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

I will always hold a soft spot for Sudeley Castle. No matter how often I explore this historic romantic retreat, I still view it as an absolute dream of a visit. My attachment to Sudeley Castle began a few years ago, when I was still a Tudor-obsessed teenager seeking my next Tudor fix. Naturally, this … Continue reading A Romantic Castle for a Romantic Queen – My Trip to Sudeley Castle

My Thoughts on ‘Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank’ by Eva Schloss

Wow… there are simply no words that fully describe the chilling and horrifying tale which is ‘Eva’s Story’. Any book surrounding the Holocaust is obviously not going to be a light-hearted read, and ‘Eva’s Story’ is no different. This book is an incredibly personal and honest account, of a young girl and her family’s desperate … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank’ by Eva Schloss

My Thoughts on ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer

Firstly, can I take this opportunity to express my love for this book’s strikingly gorgeous front cover? ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer, is by far one of the most eye-catching books that I have ever had the pleasure to read. If you were to judge this book by its cover, … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England’ by Ian Mortimer

My Thoughts on ‘The Great Fire: In Real Time’, Presented by Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones and Rob Bell

FIRST AIRED: MAY-JUNE 2017 TV CHANNEL: CHANNEL 5 PRESENTERS: DR SUZANNAH LIPSCOMB, DAN JONES & ROB BELL Everyone has heard about the Great Fire of London in 1666. The story begins during the night of 2nd September 1666, when an unsuspecting bakery on Pudding Lane suddenly caught fire. Before it could be extinguished, the fire … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Great Fire: In Real Time’, Presented by Suzannah Lipscomb, Dan Jones and Rob Bell

‘To Get to the Heart of a Story, You Have to go Back to the Beginning’ – My Thoughts on Showtime’s TV Drama: ‘The Tudors’

Ok… so Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks nothing like the real King Henry VIII. Nor does the real Margaret Tudor marry the King of Portugal, (or Charles Brandon for that matter)! Yet no matter how strongly historians criticise the inaccuracies, no one will ever be able to diminish my love for Showtime’s ‘The Tudors’.  In defence … Continue reading ‘To Get to the Heart of a Story, You Have to go Back to the Beginning’ – My Thoughts on Showtime’s TV Drama: ‘The Tudors’

My Thoughts on ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’ by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

There are simply no words to describe just how much I enjoyed reading this book. Within ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore has written a beautiful in-depth account of one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War. The evacuation of Dunkirk in May and June 1940, is still widely remembered … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man’ by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

My Thoughts on ‘Marie Antoinette’ by Stefan Zweig

‘Marie Antoinette’ is one of the earliest full-length biographies, which focuses on the controversial last queen of France. The book is so persuasive and moving, that it continues to inspire modern day interpretations of this doomed queen’s story - including a film adaptation in 2006! In his book, Zweig explores the character of one of … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Marie Antoinette’ by Stefan Zweig