For the past seven decades our understanding of the Second World War has relied on conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available.
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Alison Weir has been praised for her readability, depth of research and superb storytelling. Her latest historical biography does not disappoint. Her pleasant, easy narrative voice spins a tale of factious squabbling, courtly romances and vicious politics.
Britain would not be as it is today without the Greeks of the 5th century BC - even though our democracy continues to show itself imperfect. However, as I. F. Stone shows, much of what we believe about the Ancient Greeks is myth and many of the actors were not heroic.
This is a true story, a late Victorian/early Edwardian sensation that stayed firmly in the public eye for a decade.
To celebrate the publication of Daughters of Time, five of The History Girls write about some of their favourite forgotten women from the past.