We’re avidly reading The Twelve Caesars, written by one of our founding expert panel members Matthew Dennison. He explores the personal and private lives of this eminent group that spanned 100BC to AD96, ruling over Rome and its dominions with untold pomp and unquestioned loyalty. The FT describes the work as ‘gossipy and insightful, making for an enjoyable introduction to this power-hungry crowd’. We think it’s a fabulous romp which teaches, rather than preaches, one of the most fascinating times in history.
Matthew has also been busily writing for Majesty magazine’s Collector’s Edition, in-depth articles on the Queen’s collection of diamonds, and an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. The diamonds in particular are making us swoon. Priceless, beautiful and utterly breathtaking, the pieces have been worn by members of the royal family since the 1800s at Coronations, weddings and special state occasions with everyone from Barack Obama to nights at the theatre in the company of Virginia Woolf.
If you’d like something almost as sparkling as the Queen’s diamonds, but without the hefty insurance fee, how about our bestselling Pearl Tag Bracelet, £29.95. We can’t help feeling its chic looks would look perfect on a certain Duchess of Cambridge.
Posted: June 8th, 2012 under Handpicked News.