Privilege is relative, isn’t it. As long as there is someone wealthier, smarter or better-off than you, then it’s hard to consider yourself privileged. Even when you most certainly are. 1,143 more words
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Today in Mary Queen of Scots History.
November 25, 1569. Mary is removed from Tutbury Castle to the walled city of Coventry.
Because of the Catholic Rebellion in the North earlier in November, which focused on Queen Mary as the queen who would take the English throne after Elizabeth was overthrown, the government in London directed Lord Shrewsbury to move Mary Queen of Scots away from Tutbury Castle, which could be easily reached and taken by the rebels, and put the romantic Queen in a more secluded spot. 351 more words
WARNING… The following may contain images of over indulgence, excessive gratification and scenes of incomprehensible wealth.
A little dramatic maybe but Versailles, formally the home of the French nobility and the location of the royal court, is a site to behold. 334 more words
My father loves Antonia Fraser’s books – I think he’s read all her histories and some of her detective fiction too. I’ve only read Mary, Queen of Scots… 1,168 more words