Everyone likes a good review, and we are no different. So praise for David Grummitt's A Short HIstory of the Wars of the Roses from BBC History Magazine should see us through these cold weeks.Read More
The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the heart of modern western culture. So it with great excitement that we can announce A Short History of the Italian Renaissance as the latest book to be commissioned for our Short Histories series.Read More
One afternoon in London in 1587, a playhouse audience gathered for a new play by an unknown author. An actor stepped onto the stage to declare that the ‘jigging’ rhymes and ‘clownage’ of previous drama would be cast aside. Instead,
We’ll lead you to the stately
tent of War,
Where you shall hear the Scythian Tamburlaine
Threat’ning the world with high astounding terms.
Briefly paraphrased, he was saying: ‘Brace yourselves!’Read More