History of the month

There are some lovely choices this month at the History Bookshop. They are offering 30 per cent off  Nick Foulkes’  Dancing into Battle, which "focuses on the mad social whirl that was the British aristocracy in Brussels in the months before Waterloo, and whether you have an interest in military history, the social history of the time, or just want a very enjoyable historical read it’s highly recommended." Lots of books, articles, themes on the site, as well as a pretty decent offer on BBC History Magazine (recently subscribed to and recommended by the inhabitants of Petrona Towers) and the "pick a year" feature, where you enter the year of your choice (AD or the thankfully politically incorrect BC) to see what went on in the world — this was quite popular with some Petrona visitors when I posted about it last month.