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Posted February 20, 2012
A terrific read
Massie is a first rate author, and brings the Stuarts to life brilliantly and in a highly readable way.
I did skim over the early Stuarts; too much death and gore!
An excellent book from a fine writer who navigates the reader through some complex historical periods.
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Posted June 4, 2012
AN ANGLIOPHILE MUST READ This is a hard book for me to rate. It
AN ANGLIOPHILE MUST READ
This is a hard book for me to rate. It was very informative( I would rate a 5 star for this), not text book but finely tuned history-not a "story". I found it somewhat hard to read in terms of following the family lines-even though I'm familiar with the history(I would rate a 3 or 4 star for this). Took me much longer to read than usual because I followed up with all the footnotes cited in the back of the book. Massie is a good and thorough writer. I do recommend reading the "Envoi" chapter (the finale,per se) It is a good summary on the whole-maybe even start off reading here and then go to the beginning. If you are into British history this is a must.
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Posted August 1, 2013
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