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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

Book Reviews

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

History

Elizabethan Greenwich (Paul Hentzner, 1596)

Another in the occasional series on contemporary accounts and descriptions of the historic City of  London, this one written by another German visitor, Paul Hentzner,  in 1596… 445 more words

16th Century London

The Oath of the Free Man in Elizabethan London (1580)

“Ye shall swear that ye shall be good and true to our sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, …  and to the heirs of our said sovereign Lady … .  242 more words

16th Century London

Queen of Stone

Queen Elizabeth I, likeness captured in stone and bronze and placed in this garden*.  She stands in serene stillness, never changing in gaze, overseeing the trees and flowers.  62 more words

Life

Elizabethan London (Frederick of Mompelgard, 1592)

Another in the occasional series on contemporary accounts and descriptions of the historic City of  London, this one written by a German visitor, Frederick of Mompelgard… 253 more words

16th Century London

She’s Got It Bard

The jewel of the period boxset I’ve been working through this week was undoubtedly Shakespeare in Love (1998), an apocryphal rom-com starring Joseph Fiennes as the eponymous playwright, and… 269 more words

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