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Music in Elizabethan Court Politics

My book Music in Elizabethan Court Politics has just been published!

In the book I investigate the political roles of music (particularly secular music-making) within the court of Queen Elizabeth I. 551 more words

Sixteenth Century

Quotes and aphorims about England

England is a nation of shopkeepers.
Napoleon Bonaparte

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw

In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. 652 more words


Finally Located in Basildon: Elizabeth I's Missing Member.

Wending on my winsome way as I am wont to do, lonely as a cloud with my head among the stars, I stumbled into a disused ha-ha somewhere outside the Essex town of Basildon. 1,164 more words

Words, Words, Words!

I’m a writer.  This means I love words almost as much as I love names.  Anyway, as such I’m always interested when words are created or when they fall out of fashion.   398 more words


Day 646: The Marriage Game

Although I have read several of Alison Weir’s meticulously researched histories and historical biographies, I feel her gifts are more for nonfiction than fiction. In her novel  394 more words


Margaret Clifford, Countess of Cumberland

If you enjoyed reading about Anne Dudley, Countess of Warwick I’d now like to introduce you to her younger sister Margaret, who is just as interesting! 743 more words

Women's History

Post 65: Peter Ackroyd's The Tudors [History of England Volume 2]

I have an odd relationship with Peter Ackroyd’s books.  I have read a few of his novels and like his use of history, he clearly has knowledge about and passion for the periods he chooses.  592 more words