So, I am going on my honeymoon in two weeks. We are going to France and Spain, and my knowledge of the history of the area is middling at best. Part of the problem is that when I read history, the facts go in, and then out. But when I read a narrative, that sticks with me. For example, could never keep the lineages straight for the War of the Roses until I read Phillipa Gregory's series.
Not saying that it's the best way to get my history, but there it is. I'm not trying to write a history thesis with this, I just want to have a clearish picture of history in France and Spain.
So, recommendations for novels that will help me get a handle on the history? Bonus bonus points if it's available on Kindle.