Controversial Royal Family members is not necessarily only a feature of late 20th or 21st century life. Although they were not subjected to the intense media scrutiny that our Royals are today, two Princes of Wales and two namesakes have captured the fevered imaginations of the public in their wilder early days – later to become Edward VII and Edward VIII respectively. [Read more…] about The Playboy Princes
William Duke of Normandy conquers England in 1066. Jews follow him, arriving as traders. They have financial expertise and money-lending capabilities that are much needed in the medieval economy. A few have become among the wealthiest in the land. [Read more…] about England’s Ethnic Cleansing Of The Jews
This is the cover of the book, Middle Hill Child, written by dear friend and author Arpad Paddy Bacskai, about the shattering events he experienced as a child in Eastern Europe during and after World War II. The cover picture is of Paddy. [Read more…] about Middle Hill Child by Arpad Paddy Bacskai
Lovers of Irish history will be in for a treat as 2012 sees the unveiling of a new Irish history book imprint from Irish Academic Press.
Named Merrion, and using a Dublin doorway as its logo, the new imprint seeks to produce exciting and powerful popular history in paperback at an accessible price. The books will be illustrated and driven by high quality writing and research. The first two titles will be released in May, followed by three more in the autumn of 2012. [Read more…] about Irish Academic Press Launches New History Imprint