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Who was Perkin Warbeck? About the pretender to the English throne

Note: I wrote this article for another site in 2009. As the site seems now to be defunct, I’m re-posting it here. Since writing it, I’ve developed a small fascination with pretenders to the throne – in the time before photographs, when even nobility may not have been commonly recognized, it seems like a halfway decent strategy to try out, if one had designs on swindling their way onto a throne. 589 more words

18th Century And Earlier

Double Rainbow

The reward for the torrential rain yet again today was a double rainbow. I admit this is not the most glamourous setting for a double rainbow, but it will have to do. 184 more words


Review of Josephine Tey: A Life by Jennifer Morag Henderson.

Actually this is a reminiscence about a favourite woman author as well as a review of a biograph about her.

My family devoured crime fiction written by women in the so-called Golden Age of Crime Writing. 535 more words

How 'bout this for a Richard project?

One of the blogs I follow, Flixchatter, just answered some questions on her blog for a blog award and this was one of her responses: 139 more words

Richard Armitage

Stained Glass in Great Malvern Priory

The priory’s treasure is its windows.  It has the largest collection of fifteenth century glass in England which means that the parliamentarians didn’t get there during the English Civil War. 562 more words

Henry VII

Sunshine Blogger Award

Nothing like getting an award to bring a ray of sunshine to my day. I had just gotten back from my trip and was really exhausted when I got pinged on Twitter, so big THANK YOU… 1,174 more words

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Nic Cage: The Man, the Meme

Nicolas Cage named his son after Superman and once owned a castle. He’s been a sex symbol, an Oscar-winner and a punchline. A man from the school of acting where every line of dialogue must either be whispered or screamed.  655 more words