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The Last Tudor

by Philippa Gregory

A Review

‘ turns to me and her blue eyes blaze with the Tudor temper. She has pride, just like me. “You don’t deserve my love for you,” she says, with her own silly logic. 948 more words

Book Review


In a way, it’s hard to remember that Ken Follett got his start writing thrillers (The Eye of the Needle was his breakthrough book back in 1978, and he won an Edgar Award for that as best novel), since his most recent books, all of which have been bestsellers, have been huge historical novels (most recently the Century Trilogy, following a cast of characters from World War I through World War II and into the 1980’s).   413 more words


Book Review: Dangerous Days in Elizabethan England by Terry Deary

If anyone loves history than they would have certainly heard of Terry Deary-popular children’s author of the very funny ‘Horrible Histories’ series. However, this particular non-fiction book that I’m going to review is not for children at all. 219 more words

Book Reviews

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury by Queen Elizabeth I

The intention of Queen Elizabeth’s the I speech was to rally the troops for the battle at Tilbury. The soldiers were meant to feel the inspiration and the love that Queen Elizabeth the I had for her people and that she was unwilling to give up in the face of battle. 1,617 more words

Culture And Society

The Other Countess by Eve Edwards

This has become one of my favorite books, and series. I read a lot so for me to classify this as a favorite, it’s definitely one of the better ones I’ve read. 525 more words


Why Queen Elizabeth remained a virgin

In studying the Elizabethan period a few things have come clear that were not before, among them the peculiar nature of the Reformation focus on Sin, or to be more precise, on sins related to sex. 2,503 more words

Shakespeare Authorship

My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is (Sir Edward Dyer)

My mind to me a kingdom is;
Such perfect joy therein I find
That it excels all other bliss
That world affords or grows by kind. 310 more words