My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 10

Thomas Harding’s family originated in Germany. During the 1930s they bought The House by the Lake but being Jews they were eventually forced to flee their homeland and their property was allocated to another. When the author returned to Germany in the early years of this century he found the house was about to be … Continue reading My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 10

My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 6

Suzannah Lipscomb’s book 1536 is subtitled The Year that Changed Henry VIII. The historian claims that the Tudor king changed during the course of his reign from a carefree, intelligent, “golden” prince into a tyrant. Her argument is that the events of 1536 are what made the difference. It was certainly a rough year for … Continue reading My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 6

My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 2

Globe by Catharine Arnold is not just a book about Shakespeare’s theatre but is actually a wider look at the beginning of established theatres, theatre companies and commercial theatre in London in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. It’s a period that I know something about, I have read/seen many of the plays she … Continue reading My 12 in 12 Challenge – October – History – Book 2