So, as most of those around me already know, I am very interested in European history. More specifically, English history during the 15th and 16th centuries. It all started when I read a biography about Catherine Di Medici, an Italian noblewoman that married the Dauphin of France and became Queen. She was a devout Catholic and ruthless against the Protestants!! When I learned that she ruled at the same time as Elizabeth I and also helped to raise Mary, Queen of Scot’s, I wanted to learn more about Elizabeth and Mary as well. So, I picked up a book written by Rosalind Miles called I, Elizabeth, then another about Elizabeth and Mary’s relationship as cousins. I would highly recommend Rosalind Miles’ books if you want to learn more about these two historical figures. After reading more from Rosalind Miles I also started reading Phillippa Gregory books after they were recommended to me. Learning more about these characters from history and their reigns fascinated me! And I’ve been reading about them ever since. In London I picked up a book from Allison Weir and hope to read more from her too- she is supposed to be a great author of that time period as well.