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A Lovely Post of Lovely Things

Not, y’know, universally lovely things, though obviously a post of kittens and spaceships would be keen, but lovely things for me, lovely writing related things, which I fully intended to blog about in a more timely fashion but clearly that didn’t happen so everything gets thrown in together, like a cake! 309 more words

The Summer Queen - A Review

The Summer Queen is the first novel in Elizabeth Chadwick’s trilogy on Eleanor of Aquitaine. Beginning in 1137, Chadwick introduces Eleanor just before the loss of her father and the realisation that she was the sole heiress to the duchy of Aquitaine, and thus extremely desirable to noble families. 517 more words


Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty Part 1 – Henry II - 27/11/2014

300 and more years they crushed all competition

Plantagenets = greatest dynasty of all time

Ambition, jealousy, hatred, revenge – forged England as a nation… 836 more words


Another Time and a Different Chance

One advantage of having so many children and so many enemies, Henry acknowledged wryly, was that they’d never run out of something to talk about. 681 more words

English Historical Fiction

Marriage Alliances of Noble Women 1180- 1250: Part 2 Eleanor of Aquitaine

Due to the fact that the majority of interest seems to have been in Eleanor of Aquitaine from part one of this series I am going to begin my investigation of individual women with her. 2,277 more words


What I'm Reading...


Just thought I’d touch base and show you what I’m reading.  As you can see, I have my hands full at the moment. It’s so nice to have such a great selection of books to dig into. 702 more words


The Book Of Eleanor Book Review

There is an old saying; “Behind every great man stands a great woman”.

This is especially true among the royal houses of Europe before the 20th century. 798 more words