Kings and Queens Collins Gems- helps me figure out who married who, how long did they served and how many children they had. It explains the lineage when I am at a property and can't remember which king it is.
Watching the English- Everyone has suggested this book especially when I told them I wrote a blog about my experience here. Even English people find it helpful to see how others perceive them. I laughed out loud and pointed out to my husband how true it was, if you want to understand why the English are the way that they are this is the book for you!
Authors I love
There are few authors that you can guarantee the books are going to be worth your time. Here are a few that I like:
Phillipa Gregory- writes fictional books based on history such as The Other Boleyn Girl.
Allison Pearson- wrote I Don't Know How She Does It and lives in Cambridge. I served her when she came to Sweaty Betty