Class, Revolts; Continent: Europe

Summer of Blood: England’s First Revolution by Dan Jones Epic part of British history…and incidentally the best-ever argument for a boy needing a male role model 238 pages (211 pages, counting the epilogue but excluding Notes, which might be worth a look) In the summer of 1381, England faced its first rebellion (no, fellow Americans, […]

Book 7; Continent: Europe

The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey Nonfiction to cure the hangover from your “Downton Abbey” Netflix-binge 465 pages (427 excluding the notes and the index, but including the worthwhile epilogue) Historian Catherine Bailey arrived at Belvoir Castle to research a book about World War I using the late Duke of Rutland’s exceptional library and collected […]