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Athelstan: The Making of England
Tom Holland
Progress: 85/128 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 752 pages.

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life  - Diarmaid MacCulloch

This is proving to be an amazing book. Not only does MacCulloch describe Cromwell’s early career in more detail than his predecessors, but he also walks his readers through the sources for it and deciphers them in a way that explains why he takes the interpretations he does. It's not often that a historian does this, but it makes his book useful as a study of the craft of history as well as a biography of his subject.