, Tracy Borman (Hodder & Stoughton: London, 2016) The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain’s Greatest Dynasty
A salutary warning for would-be 21st-century celebrities?
calls it correctly, Francis Bacon as he so often does: Men in great place […] have no freedom; neither in their persons, nor in their actions, nor in their times. It is a strange desire, to seek power and to lose liberty: or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man’s self. [a]
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No, Inspector Grant, you can’t get a hunchback from reading about it …
Is this the ultimate ‘cold case’?
arrives with some hefty baggage in terms of its critical reception. The Daughter of Time
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Catharine Arnold, Globe: Life in Shakepeare’s London (Simon & Schuster: London, 2015)
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