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The Mystery of the Dobson Triple Portrait – A Guest Post by Nicola Cornick

16 October 2017

The Mystery of the Dobson Triple Portrait Recently there has been some excitement at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford generated by the arrival of a splendid 17th century portrait by William...

Book Review: “To Catch A King: Charles II’s Great Escape” by Charles Spencer

4 October 2017

With To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape, out on the 5th October 2017, Charles Spencer has done it again. As the author of some fantastic books about seventeenth-century...

Book Review: The White King – Charles I by Leanda de Lisle

30 September 2017

The White King, Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle certainly has quite a provocative title. Charles I remains a very polarising figure, in much the same manner...

Review: “Pleasing Mr Pepys” by Deborah Swift

31 July 2017

Pleasing Mr Pepys is the newest work by Deborah Swift and set to release this September (2017), and I was fortunate to have been given an advance review copy....