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text 2020-07-07 10:07
A Brief Look At Coffee History

Coffee is probably one of the most popular beverages consumed by adults, yet many do not know coffee history very well.

Understanding cofee history will make you appreciate that rich aroma you love so much.

According to Arabic legend an Arabian goat herder was going about his daily activities when all of a sudden his flock of goats began dancing around a green leafy plant. The plant appeared to have cherries growing from it, the goat herder decided to give this fruitful plant.

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text 2020-07-07 08:37
A Brief Look At Coffee History

Coffee is probably one of the most popular beverages consumed by adults, yet many do not know coffee history very well.

Understanding cofee history will make you appreciate that rich aroma you love so much.

According to Arabic legend an Arabian goat herder was going about his daily activities when all of a sudden his flock of goats began dancing around a green leafy plant. The plant appeared to have cherries growing from it, the goat herder decided to give this fruitful plant.

Visit us: #coffee

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiYGfhSSbTw-mRJr5cpDBQ

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text 2020-07-06 19:00
Daughters of the Greatest Knight

 

I'm happy to welcome historian Sharon Bennett Connolly to my blog today with a fantastic post on the daughters of William Marshal as part of her Ladies of Magna Carta blog tour!

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2020-07-06 11:05
The Borgias by G.J. Meyer
The Borgias: The Hidden History - G.J. Meyer

TITLE:  The Borgias: The Hidden History

AUTHOR:  G.J. Meyer

DATE PUBLISHED:  2014

FORMAT:  Paperback

ISBN-13:  9780345526922

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"The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait of the infamous Renaissance family and their storied milieu.
 
THE BORGIAS
 
They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do so twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers—they held center stage in the glorious and blood-drenched pageant known to us as the Italian Renaissance, standing at the epicenter of the power games in which Europe’s kings and Italy’s warlords gambled for life-and-death stakes.
 
Five centuries after their fall—a fall even more sudden than their rise to the heights of power—they remain immutable symbols of the depths to which humanity can descend: Rodrigo Borgia, who bought the papal crown and prostituted the Roman Church; Cesare Borgia, who became first a teenage cardinal and then the most treacherous cutthroat of a violent time; Lucrezia Borgia, who was as shockingly immoral as she was beautiful. These have long been stock figures in the dark chronicle of European villainy, their name synonymous with unspeakable evil.
 
But did these Borgias of legend actually exist? Grounding his narrative in exhaustive research and drawing from rarely examined key sources, Meyer brings fascinating new insight to the real people within the age-encrusted myth. Equally illuminating is the light he shines on the brilliant circles in which the Borgias moved and the thrilling era they helped to shape, a time of wars and political convulsions that reverberate to the present day, when Western civilization simultaneously wallowed in appalling brutality and soared to extraordinary heights.
 
Stunning in scope, rich in telling detail, G. J. Meyer’s The Borgias is an indelible work sure to become the new standard on a family and a world that continue to enthrall.
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An interesting look at the Borgia family, focusing on the two Borgia popes and Cesare Borgia.  The author differentiates between what is available in terms of evidence (usually letters), what is rumour and what Meyer thinks is more plausible in terms of evidence available.  The background chapters are a useful tool to discuss a variety of relevant topics without bogging down the main text.

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url 2020-07-05 20:07
Podcast #189 is up!
Seeing by Electricity: The Emergence of Television, 1878-1939 - Doron Galili

With the slow site performance of the past few days, I forgot until now to post my latest New Books Network interview! It's with Doron Galili about his pre-history of television, which examines both its development and how visionaries conceptualized its role. Please enjoy with my compliments.

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