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Daily Life in Holland in the Year 1566 by Rien Poortvliet
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An incredibly beautiful book.
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A Separate Peace by John Knowles
"I had to read it for high school....just like everyone else. I hated every page of it......well, I did like it when the one character broke his leg.

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The Tudors by G.J. Meyer
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I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up expecting an ode to joy to the soap opera style of history as told in the silly TV series of the same name.

What I got was a comprehensive look at the background stories often overlooked b
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Versailles by Tony Spawforth
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I have read many books about the last three French kings before the revolution, but this is the first book that actually gave a behind the scenes look into the everyday life of Versailles.

Starting with Louis XIV's distrust of Paris and his need to fe
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