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Aaaaaand I’m back, just in time for the lead up to Christmas. The tree is up, the Muppet Christmas Carol has been watched and will be watched at least another fifty times before the twenty fifth, and right now I am attempting to avoid Home Alone. T’is the Christmas season indeed! Surprisingly though, the birth… Read More Women in the Bible: Jesus’ Ancestors
Reign, a period drama created for The CW, is two episodes in and is gaining a fair amount of mixed reviews. There are those who are quite happy to ignore the history behind the piece and enjoy the drama and entertainment value, while many are criticising the absurd acting and arguing that it is simply… Read More Reign: The “Story” of Mary, Queen of Scots
A rather late review considering I read and finished the book within twenty-four hours of its release. I wish that I could say that was because it was such a compelling read. Unfortunately I just wanted to get it out of the way. The Cousin’s War started as one of the more entertaining series I… Read More The White Princess
Recently, I watched the 2008 film version of The Other Boleyn Girl. (Why, why did I do this to myself?) While musing on the sheer historical inaccuracy and wondering where Benedict Cumberbatch disappeared to halfway through the team, we came to a rather disturbing rape scene between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. It’s a common… Read More The Rape of Anne Boleyn
The Tudor Wife by Emily Purdy as it was released in the UK, has been released under a couple of other titles too. It began life as ‘Vengeance is Mine’ under the name Brandy Purdy then as ‘The Boleyn Wife’ again as Brandy Purdy before I picked it up in it’s current incarnation. The story… Read More The Tudor Wife – Emily Purdy