Publication Date: September 30, 2015
Madison Street Publishing
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook; 598 Pages
An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the reader across the centuries from prehistoric to twentieth century Britain. Nearly fifty different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.
From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain’s yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction, and discover the true tales surrounding Britain’s castles, customs, and kings.
“Thoroughly enjoyable and diverse…leisure reading for any history fan.” – Elizabeth Chadwick, on Castles, Customs, and Kings (Volume 1)
I love British history and I would consider myself a true anglophile. After that being said, I jumped at the chance to review this wonderful compilation of stories. I focused my reading on Henry II and the Knights Templar; both of which I love. Both pieces are incredibly informative and easy to read. In nonfiction writings, you can easily get very bored and lose interest. However, I was able to keep my full attention on what I was reading and wanted to read more.
If I had one criticism it would be – the writings need to be longer so I can learn more about that time period and completely lose myself in that time. I love history and I want to learn more and more. This amazing compilation allows you to read and learn without completely committing to a full on historical treatise.
If you like short stories and don’t have the attention span to actually sit and read historical nonfiction, this book is a great a way to learn about British history! You can expand your mind without get lost or bored which for some non-history buffs is a real concern.
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Tuesday, November 17
Review at Kinx’s Book Nook
Wednesday, November 18
Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Thursday, November 19
Review at Unabridged Chick
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Review at With Her Nose Stuck In A Book
Saturday, November 21
Spotlight at The Reading Queen
Tuesday, November 24
Spotlight at So Many Books, So Little Time
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Review at Broken Teepee
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Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
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Spotlight at Passages to the Past