posted 08 December 2007 16:02
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Hi guys, haven't been on Heaven Games for while but hope you're all well...
I've mostly been reading modern history lately but after having read (a translation of) La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas and seeing the 1994 French film I'm quite curious about the French Wars of Religion and Early Modern French history in general. Does anybody know any good books on this subject? Thanks.
P.S. These books are good - The Hundred Years War: vol 1 Trial by Battle by Jonathan Sumption and vol 2 Trial by Fire - two very well researched and interesting accounts of the wars between France and England - if mainly narrative.
posted 12 December 2007 12:45
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Thanks Gauis I will be sure to check it out - and yes I've emailed Yak about my prize
posted 15 January 2008 17:51
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I'm just finishing Valerio Massimo Manfredi's Alexander trilogy, which narrates the Conqueror's life from his birth to his death, and explains in intricate detail his battles and friendships. Very good stuff. The books are called, in chronological order: Child of a Dream, Sands of Ammon and Ends of the Earth. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in Alexander and the Diadochi, or who simply wants to expand their knowledge in that area.