The Paperback Princess
There seems to be a theme on the interwebs today: book abandonment.
Tanya at 52 Books or Bust had to give up on a book that she really wanted to love; over at… 540 more words
The Discerning Critic
There were two programmes I had earmarked this evening. The first was The Stuarts on BBC2. I’m quite knowledgeable about history, so there can be a risk that it’s pitched at too low a level. 150 more words
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On this day in 1567 James VI was crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
He succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary, Queen of Scots, was compelled to abdicate in his favour. 218 more words
On this day in 1603 James VI of Scotland was crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. 330 more words
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