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I think there’s a tremendous split between people who’ve been through a war and people who haven’t. – Antonia Fraser http://ift.tt/1SGjBBC

Antonia Fraser

I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. – Antonia Fraser http://ift.tt/1SribY3

Antonia Fraser

My History by Antonia Fraser - Book Review

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

Book Review

Top Ten Books of 2015

I am happy to see 2015 go.  I had a productive year but it was a tiring and sombre one.  With friends and family falling ill and passing away with alarming frequency, this was not a year for intensive reading.   608 more words

Anthony Trollope

Today in Mary Queen of Scots History

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

Reading for Guy Fawkes' Night

Tonight is Guy Fawkes’ Night.  I’m not sure whether we are going to see any fireworks this year – they’re usually on after my kids’ bedtime and my daughter is possibly too little.   68 more words