There are two new reviews this week, with Lorraine White tackling Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert’s A Nation Upon the Open Sea: Portugal‘s Atlantic Diaspora and the Crisis of the Spanish Empire, 1492-1640 and Elliot Vernon reviewing War in England 1642-1649, by Barbara Donagan (her response can be found here).

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