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True or False? Anna of Kleve Quiz

For publication of the fourth book in the bestselling Six Tudor Queens series Alison Weir has created this special True or False quiz about Anna of Kleve. Click below to take the quiz!   ‘Alison […]

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Death’s Bondsman – Karen Maitland

‘The echoes of the ghosts still whispered and sang through the cave. I turned to look back at the towering rocks. A red-orange glow danced and flickered through the crevices. The villagers said that whenever […]

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H for History Rooftop Bookclub – 19th March 2019

Find out more about the authors featuring in our H for History Rooftop Bookclub on 19th March, sponsored by BBC History. Find out more about the event. Tickets available here. This sensational evening features eight […]

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Extract: A Capitol Death by Lindsey Davis

Private Invesitgator Flavia Albia is back in Lindsey Davis’s next gripping and witty mystery set in Ancient Rome, A Capitol Death. Publishing in April 2019, we are delighted to share a sneak-peek extract of the […]

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An Interview with Betty Foster – The background to Jennifer Robson’s THE GOWN

The Gown is an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century – Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown – and the fascinating women who made it. In February 2017 […]

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Chinese New Year: A Feast for the Gods and Family by Yangsze Choo

Lunar new year is upon us, and I’m almost ready. That is, if one can prepare for several days of non-stop eating and visiting relatives. This year’s lunar new year falls on February 5, which is […]

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H for History welcomes… Jodi Taylor

Hi, my name is Jodi Taylor and I’m an author. I’m also a chocoholic, easily confused, clumsy and with the attention span of a – what was I saying? People ask me how and why […]

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The World of Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton

History buffs, get excited. Sonia Velton, author of Blackberry and Wild Rose, is about to take you on a tour of Eighteenth Century Spitalfields and the Huguenot silk weavers who lived there… Take a walk through the […]

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Scandal in the Seymours by Alison Weir

It appears likely that there was some kind of scandal in Jane Seymour’s family before she came to court. By 1519, her brother Edward had married an heiress called Catherine Fillol. She bore two sons, […]

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Decorated SOE Major betrayed by political infighting by Damien Lewis

Caused his untimely death and the defeat of one of Italy’s most feared band of partisans. In a quiet yet picturesque commonwealth war cemetery in Genoa, Italy, lies a man who lived an adventurer’s life. […]

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How Queen Victoria invented the Royal Wedding

Victoria and Albert’s famous marriage began with a spectacular royal wedding, just like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle earlier this year. We enjoyed the familiar carriage ride along the streets, the big white dress, the […]

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Daring SAS behind-the-lines raid on French Chateau fortress by Damien Lewis

SAS sortie convinced enemy to flee non-existent Allied advance. The role played by Special Forces in any army is to hit fast and hit hard. Many argue the letters ‘SAS’ actually stand for ‘speed, aggressions, […]

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