Lazy Historian Books

A lot of non-fiction books are written by academics and are sometimes so thick that people just getting into history can be intimidated or overwhelmed. Books in the Lazy Historian’s Guide series are a great place to start when investigating a topic in history. Fairly short, broad and easy to read, these books will amuse history fans and readers new to the non-fiction history genre. I also include lots of book recommendations at the back if the reader wants to dig a bit further into the topic.


The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII

You can’t spell “Tudor dynasty” without getting “nasty.”

So, you’ve watched The Tudors and you’ve read Wolf Hall, but do you know the real story of Catherine, Anne, Jane, Anne, Katheryn, and Katherine? (Best name for an all-woman post-medieval law firm everrrrr.)

Love affairs, court scandal, executions—just your average Tuesday in the Tudor court. Penned by a lifelong “Henry Head,” The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIIIcombines Jillianne Hamilton’s sassy, fun and snarky storytelling with one of history’s most alluring eras.

Focusing on the lives of the wives, and less about the dudes around them, The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII gives the six unfortunate queens the biography they almost certainly wouldn’t have asked for.

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The Lazy Historian’s Guide to Woodstock and the Music of the 1960s

The Lazy Historian’s Guide to Woodstock and the Music of the 1960s gives a quick, concise overview of the decade that started a revolution. Learn about the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the 1969 festival that rocked the nation.

Discover the top singles of the decade, the musical acts that made them happen and the other major music-related events of the 1960s.

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