Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

This book is really beautifully bound if you get the hard cover edition. It's soft blue, with embossed gold flowers on the cover, and a swathed Victorian lady pictured in the centre. Perhaps it's slightly beside the point, but I do love a the pleasure of reading a beautifully bound volume. Kate Summerscale once again …

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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Of Aragon, The True Queen by Alison Weir

There's something about Henry VIII and his wives that is endlessly fascinating. I've read a few different books about him, his wives, and also his children, most especially Elizabeth I. One of the best historians of the period, and one of the most easily accessible, is Alison Weir. Her works on the period are incredibly …

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