Sera Sera's Comments (member since Jan 03, 2008)


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Jan 08, 2008 03:01PM

2196 I was in a bookstore today and there was a book on Richard the Lionhearted. He was definitely the one who went on the Crusades. And, you are right again, about Richard III as the subject of Shakespeare's play(s).
Jan 08, 2008 07:17AM

2196 Hmmm, good question. I don't know since I haven't read that far back. Was he known as Richard the Lionhearted?
The Romanovs (8 new)
Jan 06, 2008 03:37PM

2196 The royal family that ruled Russia until the assignation of Nicholas II and his entire famiy after the Russian Revolution.
Great Idea (11 new)
Jan 06, 2008 03:36PM

2196 Great idea, Sara! I really like that you broadened the discussion to include other European families.

I'm going to put the Romanov book that you recommended on "to read" list. There is also a great biography on Peter the Great if you are interested. He was a fascinating man, but the book is a tome. Well worth the effort though.

I'm also going to look into Antonia Fraser. I saw books on clearance by her on B&N.com, but I didn't order them. I did get The Kitchen Boy, which looks very interesting.
Great Idea (11 new)
Jan 04, 2008 03:54PM

2196 I love your idea about posting by English royal house.

I read The Other Boleyn Girl and found it to be way over the top. It's an interesting, but it is unlikely that I would read her again. I bought a couple of Carolyn Erickson books on Henry VIII, which I would like to read. I have read Alison Wier, An Innocent Traitor. Although this novel is historical fiction, she generally writes non-fiction about Henry VIII.

I also have a Queen Victoria biography that I have been dying to check. I read The King, the Kaiser and the Czar, which is about the chilhoods of these three men and how their familial ties had an impact on WWI. Queen Victoria was their grandmother so I'd like to know more about her. Also, Nicholas II and his family, the Romanovs, are my favorite royal family to study.
Great Idea (11 new)
Jan 03, 2008 06:03PM

2196 I'm really glad that you started this discussion topic. It's going to be fun to talk about British history in the context of historical fiction. Go Tudors!
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