My Thoughts on ‘A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration’ by Jenny Uglow

I seem to have read this book at the perfect time. I mean, is it just me or does Charles II appear to be everywhere at the moment?! He’s currently the focus of a new exhibition - Charles II: Art & Power - which is held at none other than The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration’ by Jenny Uglow

My Thoughts on ‘Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match’ by Wendy Moore

YAY! FIRST BOOK OF 2018 HAS BEEN READ! I know that this doesn’t seem like the happiest, or the most inspiring of subjects to read about upon the dawn of a new year, but I just could not resist getting my nose stuck into Wendy Moore’s ‘Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match’. … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match’ by Wendy Moore

My Thoughts on ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Suzannah Lipscomb

I have been an admirer of Suzannah Lipscomb’s work for many years now, as her research on the Tudor period has always been extremely insightful and revolutionary. Yes, those ‘Terrible Tudors’ have indeed been regularly analysed by both historians and Tudor-enthusiasts alike. What more can anyone possibly learn about them?! However, Suzannah has proved time-and-time … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Suzannah Lipscomb

My Thoughts on ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Alison Weir

It is definitely not an overstatement, when I say that ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Alison Weir  made a momentous impact upon my life. I know that this does sound a little soppy - cringeworthy in fact! - and appears incredibly dramatic… yet it’s 100% true I’m afraid! After years of reading and … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ by Alison Weir