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Book Review: Intervista Sul Fascismo By Renzo De Felice

Renzo De Felice firmly believed that historians should “reconstruct” and write history as it really happened, based on the documents and testimonials left by the people who made it, and not how they may wish it had happened. Because of this, his work on fascism and Mussolini has been highly and unjustly criticized in Italy.

Book Review: Queens Consort by Lisa Hilton

With few exceptions, such as the formidable Eleanor of Aquitaine and the She-Wolf Isabella of France, Medieval Queens have been relegated to footnotes in history books. But those whose names and deeds have survived the centuries haven’t fared much better. Their reputations have been shaped by hostile writers who used their stories to demonstrate why