King John, Treachery and Tyranny in Medieval England by Marc Morris

One of my English friends on Face Book says that King John is considered the worst king England ever had. After reading the details of King John’s life and reign in historian Marc Morris’s book, I would have to conclude that that is probably true. If I were to write a continuation of Plutarch’s Parallel [...]

Book Review: The Greatest Knight, by Thomas Asbridge.

My favorite historical fiction author of books about the Plantagenet era in England and France is Sharon Kay Penman. A peripheral character in several of her books is William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke. Marshall was such an intriguing personality that when I learned of Thomas Asbridge’s non-fiction biography of the man, I snapped it up. [...]