Birmingham and the Black Country

Birmingham and the Black Country

(Pevsner Architectural Guides The Buildings of England) Andy Foster, Nikolaus Pevsner and Alexandra Wedgwood. Yale University Press, 2022, Hardback (£48) ISBN 978 0300 22391 0. In our study of history there are some landmark volumes which are referred to by a...
Roman Britain’s Missing Legion: What really happened to IXHispana?

Roman Britain’s Missing Legion: What really happened to IXHispana?

by Simon Elliott, Pen & Sword Books Ltd, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526765721, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526765727 The unexplained disappearance of the legio IX Hispana (also known as the Ninth) from historical records around the second century AD has caught the public imagination...
The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

Philippe Sands,Weidenfeld andNicholson.Hardback, £20 ISBN 9781474608121 As a title, ‘The Ratline’ is a slight misnomer, as the escape route for Nazi fugitives takes up only a minor part of the book — and much of that is tangential, as the main character never actually...