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Review of Joan Of Arc, A History by Helen Castor.

Posted Today at 08:50 AM by HistoricalGeek

Firstly, I want to explain that this review is written as I read so you will get more notes on specific parts of the book.

I like that the contents make it clear we get three sections, three clearly outlined sections at that. Before, Joan, After. I also like that Helen opens with a ĎCast of Charactersí so we can track exactly who each person is. We also get family trees to help with that.

Iím only a few pages in but so far it reads exactly like the other books by...
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Book Review: Z a Zelda Fitzgerald Novel by Therese Anne Fowler

Posted Yesterday at 04:34 PM by HistoricalGeek

OkayÖ

Iím going to be brutally honest here, this book is a simple read, easy to digest and follow but will probably leave you wondering just what the actual truth is that got put into the novel which is clearly not completely historically accurate.

It is, however, worth reading.

Simple review but then it was a simple book. Next review will probably revisit the Bettany Hughes books Iíve read before.
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Old Blog Posts: The collection

Posted Yesterday at 04:03 PM by HistoricalGeek

Agatha Christies' Secret Notebooks by John Curran:

This is the first non-fiction book Iíve read and reviewed here and I hope youíll bare with me whilst I run through the basics:

1. This is a book about Agatha Christieís notebooks that nobody had ever read before (except for the woman herself.)
2. John Curran is a family friend.
3. This book also includes two previously unseen and unpublished Poirot stories.

Now that the basics are out...
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The Shaping Of A History Nerd: The Women Who Inspire Me.

Posted Yesterday at 02:48 PM by HistoricalGeek

Letís make this simple shall we, there are some here Iím sure people will know, and some who you wonít, and that is fine.

Iíd like to start by saying this: There are men who inspire me to keep going, keep learning and I want to talk about them, and recognize them. Greg Jenner, perhaps not a historian (or is he? You tell meÖ) but someone who inspires me to keep believing that there are good men who will listen to someone with the knowledge, even if we are female. Simon Schama, who,...
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Katherine FitzThomas Fitzgerald

Posted Yesterday at 10:48 AM by rionagh
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Katherine Fitzgerald (c.1452-1506) was the Anglo-Irish Noblewoman of the Geraldine's dynasty, during the XVth century. At the time of her birth, her family is one of the most influential houses of Ireland. She becames the princess of Carbery from 1477 to 1506.

For her own pleasure, she erected two castles.

She was the ancestor of many political people including Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States; Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, 63rd Prime...
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