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My Thoughts on 'Mary Queen of Scots' by Antonia Fraser

Normally when I’m close to finishing a book I have another one waiting in the wings, which I am eager to pick up as soon as I’ve read the final chapter. 1,288 more words

Book Review

Four books for Guy Fawkes Night, a grim history, plus a delicious Yorkshire recipe

I’m writing this the day before Guy Fawkes’ Night. Outside there are already fireworks booming all around. Luckily my dog – who is usually hyper anxious – is totally oblivious and is fast asleep beside me. 1,266 more words

Antonia Fraser Quote

I CAN’T READ HISTORICAL FICTION BECAUSE I FIND THE REAL THING SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING.

— ANTONIA FRASER

ON THIS DAY: August 27, 2017

August 27th is

Just Because Day

The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day *

National Pots de Creme Day

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History

August 27 in history

479 BC Persian forces led by Mardonius were routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea.

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History

"I can't read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting."

The above quote is from Antonia Fraser, renowned for her historical biographies on (to name a few):  Mary Queen of Scots; Cromwell, the Lord Protector… 245 more words

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