Henry V

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. … Continue reading Henry V

Book Updates

I've got so many books in the works, it's making my head spin.  My own fault.  No one to blame but myself.  And it's a good problem to have.  Since I have so many bibliophiles in my little circle, thought I'd share some thoughts on what's in progress for those who might be interested. The … Continue reading Book Updates

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

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones

Following up on the story and success of The Plantagenets, Dan Jones now offers a book that I consider to be a public service for those just dipping into this subject. The Wars of the Roses is an era of great turmoil and upheaval, which means the players involved are many, and some of them … Continue reading The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones