• 18th Century,  19th Century,  Articles

    Fact and Fiction: Emma, Lady Hamilton

    Emma Hamilton, celebrated mistress of British Naval hero, Horatio Nelson, is only a minor character in A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent, but made a positive impression on this reader. I could tell there were interesting reasons behind the differing…

  • 19th Century,  Napoleonic Wars,  Reviews

    review: A Royal Likeness

    A Royal Likeness by Christine Trent England, 1803. The French Revolution has ended, but Napoleon Bonaparte is on the move and snapping up pieces of the continent for his empire. England feels threatened and, with much anti-French sentiment, is gearing…