The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England

by Antonia Fraser, originally published in 1975 and edited in 2000. This one is more valuable as a reference book than for entertainment. It’s especially useful for parsing out the various Henrys and Edwards that have sat on the English throne. There’s also a clear trace of the decline of British monarchial powers starting post-... Continue Reading →

The French Revolution

Ian Davidson, 2016 This one is a sweet middle ground between scholarly and easily digestible. There's a brand of contemporary non-fiction that I call candy tales. It's that poppy, junk food way of detailing the life of some vast historical figure in these already stale OMG Scandal Gossip or Totally Super Rad Bro tones. This... Continue Reading →

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