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Book Review: Three Queenly Biographies

For my first attempt at reviewing history, I’ve combined three recent reviews of historical biographies all focusing upon European queens: Mary, Queen of Scots; the medieval queens of England; and Marie Antoinette.  572 more words


The Legend of Fair Rosamund

Fair Rosamund Clifford

The legend of Fair Rosamund tells the story of the beautiful Rosamund Clifford who was the mistress of Henry II the king of England and who controlled large parts of Wales, the eastern half of Ireland and the western half of France.  1,030 more words


'The Winter Queen'

Recently I reviewed The Summer Queen, Elizabeth Chadwick’s first book in the narrative of Queen Alienor of Aquitaine’s life. I couldn’t put the book down and was quickly swept into the sequel, … 770 more words

Book Reviews

La Rochelle - Atlantic Ocean Base for the Knights Templar

Tip 11 for the summer, and one of our absolute favourites, is the city of La Rochelle, 139 km from our place.

Where to start? 1,189 more words

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Henry II Plantagenet: One Hundred-plus Facts and Stories

He lived from 1133 to 1189 and began his kingship in 1154. This post also looks into his grandfather Henry I, his uncle King Stephen, and Henry II’s wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. 3,598 more words

Family History

Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud

Tip 1 for the summer is Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud (60 km from our house).

Final resting place of legendary queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (c.1122-1204), her sons, … 133 more words