'Paice paints a spirited picture of pre-earthquake Lisbon… making good use of primary sources, he imagines the terror through the eyes of various witnesses' TLS.
'Admirably clear, wide-ranging and restrained' Daily Telegraph.
'Well-grounded in the history and culture of its chosen period and admirably at ease within its Portuguese context, Wrath of God is an equally expert essay in the kind of nail-biting narrative which makes such events memorable' Literary Review.
'Edward Paice is a remarkably good guide to this world of turmoil and upheaval, navigating neatly between description and explanation. His eye for detail is strong - his description of the Lisbon of the early 18th century is a treat' Spectator.
'Paice's achievement is…a valuable contribution to 18th century history' BBC History Magazine.