The Crimean War by Orlando Figes

This is an excellent book which taught me a lot about certain historical events that I should probably have known about. Before I read this book, I thought I was relatively well educated, but I didn’t know about things like the struggle in Jerusalem around 1848 for access to a holy site for Good Friday […]

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Imperial Dancer – Coryne Hall

What I loved about this book was its subject matter, both Mathilde herself, and the world that she lived in. The biography brings it all to life. This book gives a fresh perspective on the often re-told story of the reign of Nikolai II and the 1917 revolution, and also the aftermath for those who […]

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