Recently, I enjoyed Helen Castor's book on England's medieval queens. After that, for modern history, I find Richard Evans, John Lewis Gaddis, Martin Gilbert, and Saul Friedlander's works interesting.
I'm primarily an early modernist though, and I love Eamon Duffy, John Morrill, Tim Harris, Diarmaid MacCulloch, and Christopher Hill's (to name but a few!) works.
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