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The first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC.  Chinese recipes were developed during the 10th century and by the late middle Ages, Europeans had their own version of gingerbread. 208 more words

Foodie Facts

Toil and Trouble

License to Quill by Jacopo Della Quercia is a clever, interesting novel based on the writing of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.

The story opens with the death of Christopher Marlowe – or so the world is led to believe. 120 more words

Queen Elizabeth's Sweet Tooth

in the sixty-fifth year of her age… her face oblong, fair, but wrinkled; her eyes small, yet black and pleasant; her nose a little hooked; her lips narrow and her teeth black (a fault the English seem to suffer from because of their great use of sugar); she wore false hair, and that red… she had in her ears two pearls, with very rich drops.

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Charlecote Park

It has been a long time since my last blog post and having left Cardiff and moved to Birmingham which is closer to considerably more historical houses, I have had the opportunity to visit a number of places in the last few months, the latest being Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. 931 more words


The Last Duchess

The Last Duchess by Jenny Barden.

Post by Sandra Taylor.

The Last Duchess by Jenny Barden is a wonderful descriptive novel of early tudor England and the very different conditions encountered by the early settlers at Ronoake Island in the New World.  230 more words

Book Reviews

Fashionable Quotes: A letter to Henry VIII

“beseeching you to be [a] good lord to my lady…that she may have some raiment for she hath neither gown, not kirtle nor sleeves, nor railes, nor body stitchets, nor handkerchiefs, nor mufflers nor biggins.

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Thank YOU

Queen Elizabeth I addressing the troops at Tilbury

The correct response to ‘Thank you’ is ‘You’re welcome’

SpC 103—Introduction to Speech Communication—was a required course for my English-lit major. 717 more words