” I worked hard at my four-year M.A., but got a 2.1. That was a big disappointment, as I wanted to write about history and thought I needed a First. “


” The people who read the history books tend to have a natural zeal and are alarmingly well-read. “


” From 1801, Napoleon began an ambitious programme of civil reform to standardise law and justice, centralise education, introduce uniform weights and measures and a fully functioning internal market. That achievement alone makes him one of the giants of history. “


” We’ve all faced the charge that our novels are history lite, and to some extent, that’s true. Yet for some, historical fiction is a way into reading history proper. “


” History tells us that a general can move and feed an army as efficiently as he likes, but the real litmus test is the battlefield. “



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I worked hard at my four-year M.A., but got a 2.1. That was a big disappointment, as I wanted to write about history and thought I needed a First.
The people who read the history books tend to have a natural zeal and are alarmingly well-read.
From 1801, Napoleon began an ambitious programme of civil reform to standardise law and justice, centralise education, introduce uniform weights and measures and a fully functioning internal market. That achievement alone makes him one of the giants of history.
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History tells us that a general can move and feed an army as efficiently as he likes, but the real litmus test is the battlefield.

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