Saturday, 3 December 2016

First Saturday

“Whether the world has war or peace depends on the practice of this devotion (the First Saturdays), along with the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This is why I desire its propagation so ardently, especially because this is also the will of our dear Mother in Heaven”.
– Sister Lucia, 19th March 1939.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

British History - An Illustrated Guide

For many years historians and academics have bemoaned the nation’s woeful lack of historical knowledge. This history reference book has been written by Catholic author Hugh Williams to try to address that problem:
Its attractive cover and design draws the reader in. Written in nine easy steps, it makes the subject far less daunting than many other history books. With over 200 illustrations (mainly in colour) it brings vivid life to the subject of British history.
Clearly labelled throughout, using bullet point style, one can find what one is looking for with ease.
It also has an extensive index (over 3,000 lines).
Step 1 – Before the coming of the Romans
Step 2 – From the Romans to the Norman Invasion
Step 3 – Norman History
Step 4 – Plantagenet History
Step 5 – The Houses of Lancaster and York
Step 6 – Tudor History
Step 7 – Stuart History
Step 8 – Hanoverian History
Step 9 – The House of Windsor
Appendices – Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers etc.
Great for homeschooling and for supplementing schoolwork, as well as being of interest to anyone with an interest in British history.
Count Nikolai Tolstoy, historian and author writes of it, "This book provides an admirable guide to British history, ideal for checking facts or browsing and enlivened by well-chosen plates. Attractive and informative, and deserves to be widely read".