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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

Whose Exchange? The Queen’s Exchange

January 23rd – On this day in 1571, Elizabeth I opened the – first – Royal Exchange (see also blog on the Royal Exchange dated 7th June… 293 more words

On This Day

My dream dinner party

Today’s assignment in blogging 101 was to follow on from what we published on Monday where we had to use a Daily Prompt as a starting point. 494 more words


Jack Interviews Romance Author Morgan O'Neill!

Avast, me hearties! Jack is back and with royalty too. Aye, he’s interviewing Katherine’s good friends, romance authors Cary Morgan Frates and Deborah O’Neill Cordes (writing as Morgan O’Neill) who have graciously decided to defer their part of this interview to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, who plays a pivotal role in their story… 1,531 more words

Setting Sail

Origins of the gingerbread man


Whether he is hanging on the Christmas tree as a cheerful ornament or lying on the dinner plate ready to be eaten, the gingerbread man has been a popular winter celebrity for many generations. 390 more words


Mary Queen of Scots, National Library of Scotland, George VI Bridge, Edinburgh, 22/03/14.

am no expert, but I’m sure Mary Queen of Scots wrote her last letter well before the invention of the post box; before the invention of the stamp in fact! 66 more words

Out And About.

2 Kings 9: To kill a king

I have been listening to a book about Queen Elizabeth I and she found it very difficult to sentence Mary Queen of Scots to death even though Mary had been proven to be plotting her death and downfall. 201 more words