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The Words Of King Zuckerberg's Reign

With technology rapidly advancing, the question oftentimes heard in business and on social media is this:  Is that even a word?  While many new words are added to the… 930 more words

Elyse Bruce

Elizabeth: The Golden Age: There's Something about Mary (Stuart, That Is)

In 2007, Shekhar Kapur returned to the life of Queen Elizabeth I, making Elizabeth: the Golden Age as a sequel Elizabeth (1998, dir. Shekhar Kapur). The film brought back Cate Blanchett in the title role and Geoffrey Rush as her loyal spymaster Francis Walsingham, and added Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh. 1,755 more words



I had a wonderful afternoon in Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross last weekend with my friends, and I bought two books. One of them was by the Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata (which I haven’t read yet); the other was by a writer called La JohnJoseph, and… well, let’s just say that when my Dad came over, I stopped him from reading the blurb. 106 more words


Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

By Georead

Religious liberty was a rare freedom in the Middle Ages. Holding different religious ideas was not safe. In the Piedmont region of the Alps there were many incidents where the people, known as the Waldenses, were persecuted to death for having different religious ideas. 1,757 more words


City of Ladies by Sarah Kennedy

Expected publication: October 14th 2014 by Knox Robinson Publishing

Catherine Havens has found herself in a unique position as a married former nun.  She seems to have beaten all of the odds against her and now has possession of the home lost by her mother’s family.  228 more words

Flashback Friday: The Royal Diaries Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor

by Kathryn Lasky

Since I just finished a book about the War of the Roses, I decided it was fitting to look at my early reading of the next era of English history. 261 more words

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