The Flood Tide (Morland Dynasty 9): by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Possibly not a great spot to begin reviewing in the middle of these books, but I may get a chance to recap the first eight, and I will definitely still be reading them going forward so- shrug. If you want, stop now and get the first book “The Founding”. These … Continue reading

The Archer’s Tale: by Bernard Cornwell

For a brief period of time in medieval Europe, the archers of England were a powerful foe unrivaled in battle by any other country. Boys took up archery at a young age enabling them to become excellent and strong archers who gave the English an advantage in warfare, especially during … Continue reading

Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman: edited by Charles East

I’m sorry to report I can’t make it any further in this book presently because it’s draining my spirit. I’m only half-kidding. I ran out of batteries finally on page 208 out of 612 (!!) The problem here is that the diary was already published ages ago, edited by her … Continue reading

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle: by Lady Fiona Carnarvon

If you haven’t heard of Downton Abbey you may be living under a boulder, but if you haven’t watched it yet or haven’t had an interest, it follows a fictional family who are landholders in the early 20th century in Britain, and the equally full and changeable life of the … Continue reading

A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History’s Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes and Emperors: by Michael Farquhar

“All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances.” -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn Continue reading