Pen & Sword History

The Two Isabellas of King John

By Kristen McQuinn - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

King John, of Magna Carta fame, married twice, and both wives were named Isabella.  Since mediaeval spelling was inconsistent, McQuinn has decided to ...Read Review

The Battle of Tsushima

By Phil Carradice - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

The battle of Tsushima, Russia’s crushing naval defeat by the Japanese in 1905, set the course for the 20th century.  It destroyed Russia’...Read Review

The 50 Greatest Shipwrecks

By Richard M. Jones - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

With at least three million known shipwrecks to choose from, a list of the 50 greatest is impossible.  What we have here is a ...Read Review

The History of the World in 100 Pandemics, Plagues and Epidemics

By Paul Chrystal - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Pandemics are nothing new.  The 100 events summarised here are not an exhaustive list, but they include all the best-known plagues in history plus ...Read Review

Spanish Republicans and the Second World War

By Jonathan Whitehead - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

The Spanish Civil War ended in March 1939, but this was not the end of the struggle for the 500,000 Republican refugees who escaped to ...Read Review

A History of the Medicines We Take: From Ancient Times to Present Day

By Anthony C. Cartwright - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Medicines and herbal remedies often figure in historical novels, but usually the description is tantalisingly vague, collections of unspecified herbs that happen to ...Read Review

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships: People, Shipwrecks and Britain, 1854-2007

By Ian Friel - Published 2021

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NauticalNonfiction

Breaking Seas, Broken Ships is the successor volume to Britain and the Ocean Road, which covered the period from the 13th century to ...Read Review

Visitors’ Historic Britain: Northumberland: Romans to Victorians

By Craig Armstrong - Published 2020

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Nonfiction

Northumberland is part of the Pen & Sword Visitors’ Historic Britain series, all useful and interesting books, each giving a concise account of ...Read Review

The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist

By Jo Willet - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s claim to fame is that she was the first mother in England to have a child ‘engrafted’ against ...Read Review

Children at Sea: Lives Shaped by the Waves

By Vyvyen Brendon - Published 2020

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NauticalNonfiction

Children at Sea is a collection of eight biographies of men and women who spent at least part of their childhood at sea.  ...Read Review