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Three Sisters, Three Queens - Philippa Gregory

My first thoughts about this novel was that like a couple of Gregory’s other books it was a bit repetitive in places. Margaret is constantly reminding us that she is a Tudor and of her rivalry with Katherine that you feel like she is saying the same thing over and over. 544 more words

Her majesty's a pretty nice girl...

I have been reading ‘Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory and I find myself aggravated and intrigued by turns… 416 more words

What I Read

28 Days of writing...

Over the next four weeks I will be trying my best to write as much as I can. I have four glorious weeks summer break ahead of me and am planning on using that time to do some writing for my third book. 315 more words

Mary - Tudor Princess, queen of France and duchess of Suffolk

The picture behind today’s advent calendar is Henry VIII’s sister Princess Mary who was known for her beauty. Mary was betrothed to the future Charles V of Spain in December 1507 when she was thirteen prior to her marriage to the elderly King Louis of France in 1514. 360 more words

Sixteenth Century

LA PETITE BOULAIN by G Lawrence @TudorTweep #HistFic the early years of Anne Boleyn #Tudors

La Petite Boulain by G. Lawrence
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four point five stars
La Petite Boulain is historical fiction about the young years of the life of Anne Boleyn. 559 more words


The Dark History of Research: The Monster Experiment

Contributed by Grandee Dang, Class of 2019

Throughout the course of history, great strides in medicinal discoveries have led to longer life spans and disease prevention. 644 more words

Cobbett: The Protestant Reformation

A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and Ireland
William Cobbett
(TAN Books, 1988)
432 p.

I do not know much about William Cobbett, but based on this book he seems the sort who had a habit of placing his index finger on the sternum of his conversation partners, who made honest but uncomfortable remarks at dinner parties, and who was a nasty thorn in the side of the establishment. 3,991 more words