Month: September 2017

Review: Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics – Sarah Gristwood

Elizabeth and Leicester, the Virgin Queen and her ‘sweet Robin’, are one of the great romances of history, immortalised in history books and Hollywood movies alike. Most people have some awareness of their relationship: the great queen and the man she loved but could never marry; the age-old question of whether the Virgin Queen truly was a virgin and whether… Read more →

Review: The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War – Ben Shephard

Read any history of World War 2 and it’ll probably finish up in the summer of 1945, maybe with VE Day, perhaps with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There might be an epilogue chapter, a wrapping up that encompasses Nuremberg, the Marshall Plan, the Iron Curtain and the Cold War. But what is rarely addressed is what this book is entirely concerned… Read more →