Review: The English Civil War: Fact and Fiction, by James Hobson

Have you ever found yourself watching a show or reading a novel and wondering what life was really like in the Civil War? Did the war really split families? Was Charles I just too stupid to be King? Did Cromwell really hate the monarchy and did Parliament actually ban Christmas? In The English Civil War:Continue reading “Review: The English Civil War: Fact and Fiction, by James Hobson”

Non-fiction Bonus Reviews #1

I haven’t been feeling great so my reviews are a bit behind. I have a stack of books next to my laptop that I need to tell you all about. I’ve got three Pen & Sword books for you and an indie about comic book history.

November Bonus Review #4: ‘Madness, Murder and Mayhem’, by Kathryn Burtinshaw and Dr. John Burt

Published By: Pen & Sword Publication Date: 2nd October 2018 I.S.B.N.: 9781526734556 Format: Hardback Price: £15.99 Blurb Following an assassination attempt on George III in 1800, new legislation significantly altered the way the criminally insane were treated by the judicial system in Britain. This book explores these changes and explains the rationale for purpose-built criminalContinue reading “November Bonus Review #4: ‘Madness, Murder and Mayhem’, by Kathryn Burtinshaw and Dr. John Burt”

Review: ‘Dark Days of Georgian Britain’, by James Hobson

Published by: Pen and Sword Books Publication Date: 15th November 2017 ISBN: 9781526702548 Format: Hardback Price: £15.99 Blurb In Dark Days of Georgian Britain, James Hobson challenges the long established view of high society during the Regency, and instead details an account of a society in change. Often upheld as a period of elegance with many achievementsContinue reading “Review: ‘Dark Days of Georgian Britain’, by James Hobson”