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Christians Do Not Have Rights

We hear a lot of talk—a lot of concern—about our rights. As Americans, we are thankful for the rights that have been spelled out for us in the Bill of Rights. 619 more words

Random Musings

What happened this month in history?

Robert Horvat, whose blog is an endless font of interesting historical knowledge, has a terrific article where he examines a few of the momentous events that have occurred in the month of April, from the Middle Ages to the present day. 372 more words

Women in History: April 1st

Born on this day in…

1776 – Sophie Germain (d. 1831) was a French mathematician, philosopher, and physicist. Given the time in which she lived, Ms. 573 more words

Today In History

Edward IV's Marriage to Elizabeth Woodville in Context

Lately I have been reading John Ashdown-Hill’s “The Private Life of Edward IV.” I’m not too far into it yet, but so far it’s been enjoyable and it’s certainly a fresh look at the King’s reign, which is usually examined through the lens of the civil war of which he reigned in the middle. 1,837 more words

Edward IV

A True History of The Isles Part 27-Eleanor of Aquitaine-Yes Mam! No Mam! At Once Mam!

Although in the basic record Eleanor is down as Wife of Henry II and just a queen of England, she created such an impression during her tenure and after he died that she simply deserves an entire recording all of her own. 1,514 more words

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Henry II

Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in France of 1122, to parents William X, the Duke of Aquitaine and Aenor de Chatellerault.  In 1130, Eleanor’s mother, brother and sister died, and on Good Friday 1137, her father died at Compostela. 408 more words


Joan Plantagenet, the English Queen of Sicily

It’s safe to say that Eleanor of Aquitaine’s five daughters have pretty much been over-shadowed by their legendary mother, but her youngest, Joan, gave her a solid run for her money. 1,108 more words

The House Of Plantagenet