Pen & Sword

The Awful Killing of Sarah Watts: A Story of Confessions, Acquittals and Jailbreaks

By David Lassman - By Mick Davis - Published 2018

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

On 24 September 1851, 14-year old Sarah Watts was brutally murdered at a farmhouse near Frome in Somerset while her parents were at market. At ...Read Review

Crimes & Criminals of 17th Century Britain

By Daniel J Codd - Published 2018

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

17th-century Britain was an extremely lawless place.  All Europe was lawless.  Some historians attribute this to climate change (‘The Little Ice Age’), others ...Read Review

Régina Diana: Seductress, Singer, Spy

By David Semeraro - By Vivien Newman - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

The death of Mata Hari before a firing squad in Paris in 1917 is one of the most famous events in the history of ...Read Review

The Dark Side of Samuel Pepys: Society’s First Sex Offender

By Geoffrey Pimm - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

Samuel Pepys was a high-ranking, hard-working civil servant, music lover, bibliophile, theatre goer and persistent sex offender, ranging from extreme sexual harassment to ...Read Review

Voices of the Second World War: A Child’s Perspective

By Sheila A Renshaw - Published 2018

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NonfictionShort Stories

There are nearly 40 authors of this book, 26 of them telling stories mainly of four to six pages, and the rest making shorter contributions, ...Read Review

Balloonomania Belles: Daredevil Divas Who First Took to the Sky

By Sharon Wright - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

You can’t keep a good woman down!  This was certainly true of the early balloonists.  The world’s first manned flight took ...Read Review

Against All Odds: Walter Tull the Black Lieutenant

By Stephen Wynn - Published 2018

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MilitaryNonfiction

Walter Tull, born in Kent to West Indian parents, was the first black officer in the British army to lead white troops into ...Read Review

The Life & Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler

By Stephen Basdeo - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

This not a book of mediaeval history.  It begins with a brief account of what is known about Wat Tyler, leader of the ...Read Review

Women and the Gallows, 1797-1837: Unfortunate Wretches

By Naomi Clifford - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

1797 to 1837 were the years of the ‘Bloody Code’, with 188 capital offences on the English statute book by 1815, most of them added since the ...Read Review