D. M. Loades examines Two Tudor Conspiraeles — the Wyatt Rebellion of 1554 and the Dudley Conspiracy of 1556 (Cambridge University Press. 42s.). For his essay on the Wyatt Rebellion. the author was awarded the Prince Consort Prize at Cambridge in 1962.
Music-lovers will be pleased to welcome a reprint of W. J. Turner's Mozart (Methuen, 36s.), carefully edited by Christopher Raeburn. Twenty-five years later this still provides one of the hest lives and commentaries on the composer. Also welcome is William Ashbrook's Donireiti (Cassell, 70s.), a masterly study of a composer in whose work there has lately been a marked interest — perhaps as a result of Joan Sutherland's fabulous recent performances in Lucia di
Te.ran, Samuel Cody, was the first man to build and fly an aeroplane in Britain. In The Flying Machine Arthur Gold recounts chi adventures of this mart who began as a cowboy.. became a British subject, and whose funeral at Aldershot was attended by over 50,000 troops and mourners, This most entertaining life is a study of a brilliant and lovable show• mart of the air whom the British public took to their heart in a big way.
Casting a wide net, A. C. Bouquet in A Lectionary of Christian Prose has produced a valuable supplement to the biblical readings of the Anglican liturgical year (Peter Smith, 635.). The passages range from Origen to Teilhard. 111(ich will he familiar to Catholics. hut, as an aid to a better understantUng of the Anglican viewpoint. the book is to he warmly recommended. An index would have been a help, though.
In The Fire and the Rose (Collins, 25s.), Arthur Bryant looks at nine decisive events in English history including the duel between Henry IT and Becket. These descriptions are taken from his previous books and make up a kind of Bryant anthology.