The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc by Sven Stolpe

This book is a reprint from 1956 that, among those with an interest in Joan, has attained an almost legendary status.  We live in an age where people are eager to dismiss the presumably supernatural out of hand and tear down heroes, giving zero credence to the idea of the "great person theory."  The idea … Continue reading The Maid of Orleans: The Life & Mysticism of Joan of Arc by Sven Stolpe

Catching Up

Think of this entry as an info dump so you know what's going on in my world. It's been brought to my attention that as I transfer over my reviews to this site, I've forgotten to put the star rating, and it seems that it's been missed.  Accordingly, I've gone through and edited every single … Continue reading Catching Up

Richard II

“For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples … Continue reading Richard II

The Hundred Years War: A Military History by Alfred H. Burne

I found this in 2 volumes on Audible.  There are few offerings on Audible for this particular set of campaigns, so anyone interested in this really needs to know up front what they're getting into. The first thing to note is that there are different kinds of historical accounts, and these serve different functions. This … Continue reading The Hundred Years War: A Military History by Alfred H. Burne