Nell: The Australian Heiress Who Saved her husband from Stalin & the Nazis by Susanna De Vries

Susanna De Vries biography on Nell Kerensky (nee’ Tritton) is a must-read, bringing to life this fascinating woman and the adventurous life she led. Nell Tritton (1899-1946) was born in Brisbane, Australia and was the daughter of successful businessman Fred Tritton and his wife Leila. Despite their privileged upbringing, the eldest four of the six … Continue reading Nell: The Australian Heiress Who Saved her husband from Stalin & the Nazis by Susanna De Vries

Recommendation: The Queens of the Conquest Trilogy by Joanna Courtney

“1066: Three Queens. One Crown” Do you enjoy reading about 1066? Then I have a fabulous recommendation for you! The Queens of the Conquest trilogy by Joanna Courtney.  The trilogy is historical fiction and is comprised of The Chosen Queen, The Constant Queen and The Conquerors Queen. They focus on the life of the queens … Continue reading Recommendation: The Queens of the Conquest Trilogy by Joanna Courtney

Recommendation: ‘The Black Prince of Florence’ by Catherine Fletcher

One of my favourite book shops is the Minster Gate Bookshop in York. It’s the stuff a booklover’s dreams are made off! It’s about 3 stories plus a basement and has lots of little rooms each covering different genres. As you can probably guess my favourite room is the history room, and that’s where I … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The Black Prince of Florence’ by Catherine Fletcher

Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Recently on Twitter I came across author and historian Alison Weir's kind offer to send history fans a copy of 'The House of Clarence' as a nice distraction during the UK lockdown. It's a short biography sent as a word.doc focusing on George, Duke of Clarence (brother of Edward IV and Richard III) and his … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The House of Clarence’ by Alison Weir

Recommendation: ‘Fall of Giants’ by Ken Follett

"An epic of love, hatred, war and revolution" Covering the period 1911-1924 Ken Follett's 2010 novel 'Fall of Giants' follows 5 families in Wales, England, Germany, Russia & the USA as they navigate their lives before, during and after the First World War... Follett does a fantastic job of weaving these very different families together, … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘Fall of Giants’ by Ken Follett

Recommendation: ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’ Documentary

As I trawled through Netflix recently I came across the historical documentary Secrets of Great British Castles presented by historian Dan Jones. There are two series, the first came out in 2015 and the second in 2016 - how I managed to miss them the first time round I don't know, but I was thrilled to … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘Secrets of Great British Castles’ Documentary

Recommendation: ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.

Henry VIII is one of the most well-known monarchs in British history and accordingly features in an impressive amount of films, TV shows and books. From Wolf Hall to Carry On Henry – he has been presented in a variety of ways. Lipscomb’s book, rather than just being another addition to Henry’s bibliography, stands out … Continue reading Recommendation: ‘The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII’ by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.