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Sophia Dorothea of Celle would have been Queen of Great Britain as the wife of George I and the mother of the future George II.  However, this most unhappy match ended in scandal. It was doomed f... read more »
Barton C. Hacker reviews Charles J. Esdaile, Women in the Peninsular War (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014) in the Journal of Military History 79/1 Jan. 2015. read more »
  This article titled “Screen queens: the best TV Victorias, from the drag-acts to the flirts” was written by Mark Lawson, for theguardian.com on Friday 26th August 2016 09.35 UTC Whe... read more »
Louis XV of France and his wife Marie Leszczyńska had a successful marrriage and Marie gave birth to ten children, of which eight were daughters. For the French the boys were more important,... read more »
It’s the writer’s equivalent of the dress you can’t quite fit into - but, if you lose a few pounds, then maybe . . . Every author has that back-of-the-wardrobe box of unwritten stor... read more »
Mary Smith Cranch reported to ABIGAIL ADAMS details of the commencement exercises at Harvard, during which John Quincy Adams and Billy Cranch received their degrees, and the entertainment that followe... read more »

How to establish trust

25 August 2016
By Agnieszka Rec How do you make a recipe look effective? How do you convince a reader that your recipe will work before they’ve even tried it? One solution, as discussed by Sietske Fransen for... read more »
   This hideous 1970s concrete building has loomed over Hampstead Heath for as long as I can remember. Last month I spent a lot of time in it, visiting my daughter and her new babies, and st... read more »
  This article titled “Was this Britain’s first black queen?” was written by Stuart Jeffries, for The Guardian on Thursday 12th March 2009 00.01 UTC Queen Charlotte died nearly... read more »

Cabin in the Sky

24 August 2016
The evening before last I was incredibly privileged to be able to attend a gathering in a ship’s cabin at the top of the Hawthorne Hotel. Not an actual cabin of course, but a rather convincing m... read more »
The Kloosterkerk (or Cloister Church) was built in 1397. There was a strong bond between the church and Margaret of Cleves, the second wife of Albert of Bavaria, who held court in The Hague. Margaret... read more »
It is now four and a half years since I was contracted to write three novels about the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine - THE SUMMER QUEEN, THE WINTER CROWN and THE AUTUMN THRONE. I chose to write about E... read more »

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