Saturday, August 26, 2006

Book Review: "Hudson's English History"

In the tradition of Ben Schott's several Miscellanies and Steven Gilbar's Bibliotopia (review), Roger Hudson's Hudson's English History: A Compendium is an intriguing collection of historical trivia and things you had no idea you didn't know (different types of sixteenth-century vagabonds, some bizarre seventeenth-century names, costs of living over the centuries ... you name the obscure historical list, it's probably in here).

Perfect for the casual read while dinner's cooking or leafing through at leisure.