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Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life

by Lucy Worsley Drawing from the vast collection of Victoria’s correspondence and the rich documentation of her life, author Lucy Worsley recreates twenty-four of the most important days in Victoria’s life. Each day gives a glimpse into the identity of

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Killing the King with Cuisine

by Eleanor Herman It would only take one person to slip a little something into a king’s food. Henry VIII had two hundred people employed in his kitchens at Hampton Court: cooks, scullery maids, stewards, carvers, porters, bakers, butchers, gardeners,

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The True Cost of Spice: Murder in the History of Nutmeg

East India Trading Company - The History of Nutmeg

By Giles Milton A change in the cloud pattern brought the first suggestion of land. Next came the seabirds and leaves in the water. And finally (and to a resounding cheer) the faint smudge of coastline would be sighted –

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