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On turning over in my mind the contents of your last letters, I have put myself into great agony, not knowing how to interpret them, whether to my disadvantage, as you show in some places, or to my advantage, as I understand them in some others, beseeching you earnestly to let me know

expressly your whole mind as to the love between us two. It is absolutely necessary for me to obtain this answer, having been for above a whole year stricken with the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail of finding a place in…


At Solstice, something magical happens

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The Snow Queen shared courtesy of Emily Balivet

At the Winter Solstice we reach the depth of that darkness with the longest night of the year. Darkness is at its peak. The Earth grows dark and cold as the Sun disappears, the days gradually get shorter.

But at Solstice, something magical happens. The Sun stands still as we await the return of the light.

This is indeed something to celebrate, and it has been acknowledged throughout history in the Northern Hemisphere in remarkably similar ways.

The Festival of Rebirth and The Return of the Sun

With the end of the longest night the…


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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb exclaims, “What a fun and beautiful gift for Anne Boleyn fans! But what is unexpectedly joyful about it is how elegantly and intelligently the commentaries are written, how scholarly the research that underpins them, and what empathy and imagination they show. This can be given to any true history lover, knowing that their hands, hearts, and minds will be fully engaged.”

The incentive for writing the Queen Anne Boleyn Paper Doll Book was born from a deep desire to lend agency to a woman who lived nearly 500 years ago: Anne Boleyn. What the creator Rebecca Monet…


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The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era?

The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also a time when death during childbirth was rife; when marriage was usually a legal contract, not a matter for love, and the education you could hope to receive was minimal at best.

Yet the Tudor century was also dominated by powerful and dynamic women in a way that…


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Join in for a fun day of history, entertainment, and art to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

It’s Lady Kathryn’s Virtual Renaissance Faire on Youtube — the event link below will take you to the channel playlist - where shewill be premiering videos throughout the day. When you subscribe to her channel you will receive notification when each video is launched. Special guests will showcase their artistic talents, lead us on tours through their historic homes, reveal lost palaces, and much more! This event is free to attend.

LINK TO: LADY KATHRYN’S VIRTUAL RENAISSANCE FAIRE

The good…

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Losing a loved one is never easy and often leaves those bereaved with little more than memories, but Sir Elton John was able to not only brave the thunderstorms of grief attributed the tragic loss of his dear friend Princess Diana of Wales but bottle lightning. Before an audience of approximately 2.5 …


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Massive success was seemingly conjured overnight when Fleetwood Mac glided to centerstage in the 1970s with hits like Landslide and Rhiannon but today’s moment in music history is devoted to an ascendancy rarely so effortless as the enchanting Stevie Nicks made it look. In one of the rock canon’s most impressively laborious climbs, the 1975 release of the band’s second eponymously-titled studio album not only harkens to its first to feature newcomers Lindsey Buckingham and Nicks but also to a full year’s climb before finally peaking at №1 on September 4th, 1976, earning the group its first of three chart-topping…


The Elizabethan Series Book 1

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Drake — Tudor Corsair

(The Elizabethan Series Book 1)

By Tony Riches

1564

Devon sailor Francis Drake sets out on a journey of adventure.

Drake learns of routes used to transport Spanish silver and gold, and risks his life in an audacious plan to steal a fortune.

Queen Elizabeth is intrigued by Drake and secretly encourages his piracy. Her unlikely champion becomes a national hero, sailing around the world in the Golden Hind and attacking the Spanish fleet.

King Philip of Spain has enough of Drake’s plunder and orders an armada to threaten the future of…


A note about self publishing from Tudor author Dr. Wendy J. Dunn

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Dear all,

My current Work-in-Progress, Falling Pomegranate Seeds: All Manner of Things, was originally set to be published this year. In light of the current global circumstance, however, I decided to delay its release.

I am delighted to announce that I have officially set a new publication date: January 15th 2021.

I cannot even begin to express how excited I am for this novel to enter the published world. …


There’s more to the gowns, crowns, uniforms, and regalia of British royalty than meets the eye.

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Queen Elizabeth I (the Ditchley portrait), ca. 1592, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (National Portrait Gallery/London)

There’s more to the gowns, crowns, uniforms, and regalia of British royalty than meets the eye. The history of the monarchy — and England — is told in part through their attire. Join Tudor scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger for a glimpse into the palace closet that reveals 500 years of royal fashion choices. In an entertaining evening, she decodes the messages and symbolism behind those choices, exploring how monarchs used their wardrobes to project power, influence, politics, and personality.

How did Henry VIII…

Deb

USA Today Bestselling Author. Follow me for current happenings, stories from history & the occasional tall tale. Atlanta GA

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