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Instead of the Thorn
Instead of the Thorn
by Georgette Heyer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $33.95
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Only Heyer novel I didn't like, March 12, 2011
This review is from: Instead of the Thorn (Hardcover)
The main character, Elizabeth, was extremely unlikable. She had no redeeming qualities. You never root for her. In fact, I found myself wishing her to have the unhappy life she was bent upon choosing. Her romantic interest, Stephen, was not typical Heyer fare (in fact, he fell short). However, he was far too good for Elizabeth. I like some of Heyer's contemporary novels: both "Pastel" and "Barren Corn" were much better than this. Word of advice? Skip this one.


Encomium Emmae Reginae (Camden Classic Reprints)
Encomium Emmae Reginae (Camden Classic Reprints)
by Alistair Campbell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $49.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Account of Events, February 8, 2011
The "Encomium Emmae Reginae" is a political tract in praise of Queen Emma, wife of King Ethelred the Unready and later the wife of Viking conqueror King Cnut. It is a contemporary source that gives an unparalleled account of pre-Conquest England.


Godiva and the Golden Dragon
Godiva and the Golden Dragon
by Steven James
Edition: Paperback
Price: $22.43
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great version of the Godiva story, July 10, 2007
I really enjoyed this retelling of the infamous Lady Godiva tale. In this version, she is somehow at the crux of all major 1066 events. She comes across as a really likeable heroine, and you almost want her to end up with Harold Godwinson (of course you know how it ends). A fun read.


Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway
Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway
by Snorri Sturluson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $33.64
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be daunted, July 10, 2007
Don't be afraid to start this very, very long book. You can skip around and read the exciting histories of the kings of Norway. I loved the tale of how Norway's "1st King" Harald Fairhair conquered the kingdom for the sake of a gal he liked. The sections on St. Olaf are good too. Happy reading!


Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
Katherine (Rediscovered Classics)
by Anya Seton
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOOOOVED IT!, July 10, 2007
This is an excellent book! Each scene comes lushly alive. You will see, hear, smell, and feel each page. This is the extraordinary story of Katherine Swynford--a poor commoner that bewitched the greatest noble of her time (John of Gaunt). A must-read.


The Last English King
The Last English King
by Julian Rathbone
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Zzzz, July 10, 2007
This review is from: The Last English King (Hardcover)
I really, really wanted to like this book. But I just couldn't. I'm not going to re-write all of the negatives others have posted. Take my advice and believe the other posters. Don't spend a lot of money on this book if you must buy it. And a warning: there is an incestuous relationship between Harold and Edith in this story. Yuck!


The Bruce Trilogy: A Superb Trilogy About Scotland's Greatest Hero (Coronet Books)
The Bruce Trilogy: A Superb Trilogy About Scotland's Greatest Hero (Coronet Books)
by Nigel G. Tranter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.51
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, July 10, 2007
This book is an in-depth, detailed dramatization of the life of Robert the Bruce. No stone is left unturned. You will need to be REALLY interested in the subject, because the book is long. However, it is well-written. Robert strikes you as a real man of flesh and blood; not just a name from history books. His wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, is a feisty match for him and their love story adds spice to the tale.


Shakespeare's "Edmund Ironside": The Lost Play
Shakespeare's "Edmund Ironside": The Lost Play
by Eric Sams
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden gem, July 10, 2007
I admit that I did not even know Shakespeare had written a play entitled "Edmund Ironside." I stumbled upon this by accident. It is a good read with Shakespeare's usual language and style.
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Viking:  Sworn Brother
Viking: Sworn Brother
by Tim Severin
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.87
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neat story, July 10, 2007
This review is from: Viking: Sworn Brother (Paperback)
This is an interesting tale set in intriguing 11th century England. Thorgils love affair with Aelfgifu was written with subtlety and deftness, and all of the characters really came alive. Wish the author had given King Knut more dialogue, since his presence loomed throughout the novel, but it was a good read anyway!


The History of the English People 1000-1154 (Oxford World's Classics)
The History of the English People 1000-1154 (Oxford World's Classics)
by of Huntingdon Henry
Edition: Paperback
30 used & new from $0.05

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, July 13, 2006
This is a great read--easy and accessible. A must have for English history buffs.


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