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Ten Books That Influenced Me

Rabbi Ruth Adar at Coffee Shop Rabbi blogged about 10 books that influenced her throughout her life. She asked her readers to share their top 10 so here I go! 810 more words

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Elizabeth: Dissing Queen Bess

I mentioned in my previous post on Elizabeth (1998,dir. Shekhar Kapur) that the film reduces the complex political issues around Elizabeth’s (Cate Blanchett) marriage choices to a question of personal interest. 1,147 more words

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A dramatic change

Something happened to the British kingdoms just half a century after Bosworth. From 1536, the second “Tudor” (and his like-minded nephew James V) began to execute women for political offences, a practice unknown hitherto. 154 more words

10th September 1533 - Princess Elizabeth is Christened

On the 10th September 1533, Princess Elizabeth (future Elizabeth I) was christened. She was three days old and christened at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich. 568 more words

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Princess Elizabeth is Christened

Princess Elizabeth is Christened

10th September 1533 – On this day in history Princess Elizabeth, daughter of Queen Anne Boleyn second wife of King Henry VIII, was Christened at the Church of Observant Friars at Greenwich. 470 more words

Elizabeth: Whose Plot is It Anyway?

So now that start of the semester stuff is more or less done with, I finally had time to sit down at watch Elizabeth (1998, dir. 1,756 more words

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