Halloween is just around the corner so here are some ghoulish books to get your into the spooky spirit!Read More
British author Philippa Gregory delighted a packed auditorium last night in Toronto, as she spoke about the way she writes historical fiction, her views on Henry VIII, and the travails of going on tour.
My interview with brilliant Georgian writer, Antonia Hodgson.
Nancy Bilyeau takes a look at two recent books about King Henry VIII – Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII, and Henry VIII: the Life and Rule of England’s Nero
My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.
Shakespeare’s experience as a shareholder in a theatre company transformed the way he wrote characters, an English literature expert has claimed.
This fascinating and occasionally salacious historical study delves into the lives of six Tudor women celebrated for their reputed wickedness.
In August 1780 Sir Theodosius Boughton, a dissolute Old Etonian twenty-year-old and heir to a Warwickshire fortune, died in painful convulsions after taking his medicine. The following year after an inquest and trial which became a cause celebre, his brother-in-law, Captain John’Diamond’Donellan, Irish soldier of fortune and man about town, was tried for his murder
Corpses sold for dissection by body snatchers helped improve understanding of how the human body worked, according to a new book that brings together archaeological evidence from their remains.
Great reads & holiday ideas!