LitStack Rec: Wolf Hall & In Ashes Lie

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Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel Mantel’s novel, which appeared in 2012 and has gone on to be a global best seller, has won numerous awards¬† including the Man Booker Prize and The National Book Critic’s Circle Award. Wolf Hall is first in a trilogy on Thomas Cromwell and his rapid rise to power during the Tudor [….]

Medieval Celebrities from Medievalists.net

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After learning of my experiences in Russia (as I wrote about in the last few “Gimbling in the Wabes”), a learned friend of mine recommended the book Peter the Great: His Life and Works (by Robert K. Massie) to me.¬† I’ve already gotten a copy from the library, but this is the type of book [….]