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My Thoughts on 'Mary Queen of Scots' by Antonia Fraser

Normally when I’m close to finishing a book I have another one waiting in the wings, which I am eager to pick up as soon as I’ve read the final chapter. 1,288 more words

16th Century

Kathryn Parr: Professional Widow

This is the part seven in my series examining the lives of the women in Henry VIII’s life. Click here for previous essays from the series. 2,969 more words


Happy Guy Fawkes Day!!!

Today, our friends in the UK celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, or as it is sometimes called, Bonfire Night.  Now I was thinking … many of our UK friends … Bushka, David,Roger, Mary & Jack, to name a few … know as much about our history and culture as many of us do, so doesn’t it seem only fair that we take a few minutes to learn something of theirs?  636 more words

Global Issues

Some Notes on the Elisabethan Economic Crisis

I’ve been doing some reading on stuff by James Sharpe (University of York), regarding the economic crisis and hardship experiences during Elizabethan times. I found it quite interested me, and this is usually not my bag, so I thought I would do a little update regarding the subject. 742 more words

16th Century