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Historical Fiction Starring Powerful Women You Know Nothing About

Last summer at Book Expo America, I picked up a few historical fiction titles that I’ve only recently gotten around to finishing. Each one stars a female historical figure who held a position of great power or importance but who tends to get left out of history books in favor of her male counterparts. 556 more words


It's obvious that Putin ordered assassination

An official British inquiry has concluded that Vladimir Putin probably ordered the murder of Alexander Litvenenko, an FSB defector and whistleblower, in late 2006.

I think it was obvious from the beginning that Putin not only ordered the killing, but wanted it to be known that he ordered the killing. 105 more words


The 'Well, Well, Well, Lone Gunman " in 1912


Well, Well, Well, !

Another lone Gunman. ” Insane” , attempts to kill Roosevelt. in 1912
Never mind that Roosevelt showed the crowd gathered to hear him, a ” Bullitt riddled” Manuscript produced for the crowd to see, and “two bullit holes” were seen. 74 more words


1570 – James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm

23 January

James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1531 – 23 January 1570) was a member of the House of Stewart as the illegitimate son of King James V, and was Regent of Scotland for his half-nephew, the infant King James VI of Scotland, from 1567 until his assassination in 1570.  59 more words


Vladimir Putin unlikely to face punishment for ‘probably approving’ Litvinenko murder

The independent inquiry into the 2006 poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko points a finger in the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the former head of Russia’s spy agency. 773 more words


People who live in glasshouses

I don’t usually get involved in politics but, like many, I was appalled at the murder of Alexander Litvinenko ten years ago.

Of course it’s wrong that a state can authorise and order the assassination of an individual, especially when that individual is the citizen of another country and the assassination takes place in the territory of that other country. 153 more words

Martyn Oliver