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How Queen Elizabeth I Held Back the Toilet

The forerunner of the modern toilet appeared in 1596. An English nobleman named Sir John Harrington invented it and gave one to his godmother, Queen Elizabeth. 181 more words

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Queen Elizabeth I: prude or power woman?

Strolling through the National Portrait Gallery, a striking image of Queen Elizabeth I is displayed in front of me. She gives the viewer a stern look, as she poses in her outlandish garments. 729 more words


Gwen's Summer Challenge: Personalities and Problems by Ken Wolf (Non Fiction)

This book is a fantastic resource for any student or reader interested in history, specifically in the time periods earlier than the 1900s, as I am. 1,124 more words

Author: Gwen

The Lost Duchess

The Lost Duchess by Jenny Barden is a wonderful descriptive novel of early Tudor England and the very different conditions encountered by the early settlers at Roanoke Island in the New World. 230 more words

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Book Review: “Bess of Hardwick ~Empire Builder” by Mary S. Lovell

The Freelance History Writer is scheduled to go to the United Kingdom later this year on a tour following in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots. 623 more words

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Let Tyrants Fear: The Spanish Armada


    130 ships: galleons, galleasses, converted merchantmen.

            2431 guns (meaning cannons etc., not pistols and revolvers.)

            30,000 men—including 180 priests.

            May 1588: the Spanish Armada sets sail for England. 654 more words