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text 2017-02-18 13:08
Happy birthday, Queen Mary!

The girl who would become England's first Queen Regnant was born on this day 501 years ago. To celebrate, I am at EHFA with a fresh look at who Queen Mary really was. Maybe, just for her birthday, we can stop calling her 'Bloody Mary'.


Source: englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-unpopular-tudor.html
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text 2017-02-08 15:53
Proofs have arrived!

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text 2017-02-08 13:39
The Fine Line Between Bastard and Princess

I am a guest at History Rocks! We are taking a look at a few bastardized princesses who had their revenge by becoming queen. Can't hold these ladies down!


There are also several book giveaway opportunities!


Source: historyrocks.us/2016/11/20/fine-line-blog
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review 2017-01-27 12:51
Private Lives of the Tudors by Tracy Borman
The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty - Tracy Borman

This book takes a different approach to the history of the Tudors. Instead of focusing on the complicated politics of the era, it takes more of a summary approach to each monarch. Along the way, tidbits of daily life are described, so that you end up with a better idea of what Henry VIII's wardrobe looked like that how he ruled.

For those who have already read plenty about how these monarchs ruled, this might be a fun read. However, if you have already learned a fair amount about them, there is not much new here. The question really comes down to what you are looking for. If you wish to learn some fun Tudor trivia without reading a dozen biographies, this is right up your alley. If you have already read those dozen biographies, this is not going to enlighten you.

As with most Tudor studies, Mary is almost completely overlooked in favor of her sister. She always seems to be lumped in with Edward, despite the fact that she lived more than twice as long as he did and has a spectacular story. Ah well, most are eager to get to Elizabeth, so they will be happy to discover that approximately 1/3 of the book is dedicated to her.

I received this book through NetGalley.

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text 2017-01-09 14:04
The Execution of Henry Pole

On my blog today, a look at one of my favorite secondary characters from Faithful Traitor. Henry Pole was executed by Henry VIII on this day in 1539.


Source: samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-execution-of-henry-pole.html
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