Pen & Sword History

The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History

By Jaime Breitnauer - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

The influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed between 50 and 100 million people worldwide, dwarfed the catastrophe of the First World War – except that it did ...Read Review

Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy

By Matthew Lewis - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

How anarchic was the Anarchy, the long and confused series of civil wars that followed the death of Henry I of England and ...Read Review

Cromwell’s Women

By Julian Whitehead - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

The cover of Cromwell‘s Women features a Victorian painting of Cromwell’s mother and wife begging him to spare the life of ...Read Review

Life of a Smuggler: Fact and Fiction

By Helen Hollick - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

Smugglers along with pirates have a romantic image which Helen Hollick sets out to debunk, even though she has contributed to the smuggler/...Read Review

Forgotten Royal Women: The King and I

By Erin Lawless - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Forgotten Royal Women tells the stories of 30 British royals who seldom feature in other history books. ‘British’ includes Irish, Welsh, and Scottish as ...Read Review

Crusoe, Castaways and Shipwrecks in the Perilous Age of Sail

By Mike Rendell - Published 2019

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NauticalNonfiction

Robinson Crusoe is fictional, so Crusoe, Castaways and Shipwrecks begins as a study in English Literature, discussing the author, Daniel Defoe, and his ...Read Review

The Dark Side of Isaac Newton: Science’s Greatest Fraud?

By Nick Kollerstrom - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This book is not about Newton’s alchemy or his religious beliefs but about his science.  Nick Kollestrom is a maths teacher, so, ...Read Review

A History of Women in Medicine: From Physicians to Witches?

By Sinead Spearing - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

This is not a book about women in the medical profession.  It goes much further back to the pagan Anglo-Saxons and beyond.  The ...Read Review

Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837

By Carolyn D Williams - By Felicity Roberts - By Louise Duckling - By Sara Read - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 was formed thirty years ago, and this collection of thirteen essays celebrates the anniversary.  The Group brings ...Read Review

Margaret Tudor: The Life of Henry VIII’s Sister

By Melanie Clegg - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

None of the Tudor royal family has lacked attention from historians and novelists, but perhaps the one who has attracted the least coverage ...Read Review