Castles, Customs, and Kings

  • by Debra Brown, M.M. Bennetts
  • Narrated by Ruth Golding
  • 25 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A compilation of essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book provides a wealth of historical information from Roman Britain to early 20th-century England. Over 50 different authors share hundreds of real life stories and tantalizing tidbits discovered while doing research for their own historical novels.
From Queen Boadicea's revolt to Tudor ladies-in-waiting, from Regency dining and dress to Victorian crime and technology, immerse yourself in the lore of Great Britain. Listen to the history behind the fiction and discover the true tales surrounding England's castles, customs, and kings.


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Customer Reviews

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wonderful material

Fantastic miscellany. A variety of readers would help as there are so many authors and it's quite long.
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- cath haye

Real value for money!

This is a collection of blog posts/essays from the English Historical Fiction Authors website and, as a result, most people will find much to enjoy even if they don't have an interest in every aspect or period of British history.
For obvious reasons, I was interested particularly in the sections on Robin Hood but look at the running time - this audiobook lasts for more than a full day! You WILL find much here to entertain you, I'm sure. All the pieces are well written and the narrator is fantastic. Her reading is not too dry, which could be the case when reading about history, and her voice is pleasant and engaging.
If you enjoy non-fiction audiobooks and are interested in British history you'll get your money's worth here, even if (like me) you skip the odd section.

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- Steven A. McKay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-04-2015
  • Publisher: Madison Street Publishing