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"So Worthy My Love" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss ★★★

Durham County, circa mid-1500s.  Lord Maxim Seymour, Marquess of Bradbury, is living in exile after being falsely accused of plotting the assassination of Queen Elizabeth I. 391 more words


So Many Reasons to Love London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

~Samuel  Johnson

I first visited London when I was 21 years-old.  I was on a study abroad program while an undergraduate at Hollins College (now Hollins University)—a four-year, private women’s college in Roanoke, Virginia.   335 more words


Skullduggery with an Apple

The Murder of Mary Tudor

There was a recent BBC History article about Mary Tudor, rightly pointing how she pioneered the idea that a queen could rule every bit as well as a king. 494 more words

Day By Day

Death Cushions: the agonizing demise of Queen Elizabeth.

Any article from the Streets of Salem blog is a “win” for history buffs, but this one stuck out in my mind above others. I knew that the great Queen Elizabeth died in 1603 after a long and illustrious reign, but I knew nothing about the circumstances of her death. 291 more words

Why Do We Call a Toilet a "John"?

 Sir John Harington was a courtier, translator, a not so successful poet of the Elizabethan era. Harington’s father married an illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII. His second wife was attendant to Princess Elizabeth, and Queen Elizabeth I stood as godmother to John, who was educated at Eton, Cambridge, and Lincoln’s Inn. 710 more words

British History

Book Review - "The King's Deception" by Steve Berry

The King’s Deception is a Dan Brown-esque conspiracy thriller that centres on one of British history’s most intriguing political conspiracy theories. FULL SPOILERS AHEAD…

There are two reasons why I wanted to read… 1,081 more words

Dan Brown

Elizabeth I: The Diverse Actress

Queen Elizabeth I was an incredibly accomplished figure and played a starring role in the media of her time. Like an actress, Elizabeth played out various roles with the aim of increasing her status as a Queen. 504 more words

16th Century