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by annis
Sun March 22nd, 2015, 7:29 pm
Forum: History in the News
Topic: Richard III reinterrment
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Richard III reinterrment

500 years on, Richard III will finally get the burial a monarch deserves. His remains (in a coffin made specially for him by the descendant whose DNA confirmed his identity) have already taken the first step of a journey, which will hopefully this time be his final one. Richard III taken to final re...
by annis
Sun March 22nd, 2015, 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: 16 Century College Education for Women
Replies: 5
Views: 4797

I would say almost certainly not. Although the rise of humanism during the Renaissance period made it fashionable at that time for women to be taught higher learning in the same way as men (Elizabeth I of England is perfect example), this was generally restricted to the rich and titled classes, and ...
by annis
Wed January 7th, 2015, 4:05 am
Forum: What's This Book About?
Topic: My Catalina by Maureen Peters
Replies: 5
Views: 5207

Peters wrote under multiple names :) Veronica Black, Belinda Grey, Catherine Darby, Elizabeth Law, Judith Rothman, Levanah Lloyd and Sharon Whitby. I'd say Lady B is right - the woman on the cover is dressed in Tudor style. Publisher is Robert Hale- bad news - they specialized in historical fiction ...
by annis
Fri January 2nd, 2015, 12:12 am
Forum: History in the News
Topic: Mystery Of Ancient 'Racton Man' Has Finally Been Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 4189

Fascinating, but there's something unbearably poignant and vulnerable about the curled up skeleton of that ancient warrior in his glass case. I feel he would rather be back in the sanctum of his dark barrow!
by annis
Sat December 13th, 2014, 6:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7519

One i've been meaning to read for ages, but have only just got round to - Henry of the High Rock , by Juliet Dymoke. Dymoke is a solid author who always has a nice touch when it comes to blending fact and fiction into a readable story. I haven't read all of her novels by any means , but Henry of the...
by annis
Fri December 12th, 2014, 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7519

Just finished The Empty Throne , latest in Bernard Cornwell's Uhtred series. This is number 8 and if Cornwell follows his proposed course for the series, there should be two to go, finishing up with the Battle of Brunanburgh. In The Empty Throne we get to see Brunanburgh just as it's being establish...
by annis
Sun December 7th, 2014, 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: December 2014- What are you reading?
Replies: 85
Views: 7519

Posted by Susan Today I asked myself why I was still reading Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James and I didn't have an answer Ditto! I read this when it first came out and had high hopes of it, but to my dismay soon realised it was an absolute clunker. I was surprised that it was picked up for a T...
by annis
Tue November 25th, 2014, 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 64
Views: 5754

Posted by emr Finished Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman. Although I liked it and gave it 4 stars that was an odd one. I agree - I read it a a few weeks ago and it felt like a patchwork novel, made up of lots of typically Diana Norman-style scenarios stitched together. It just didn...
by annis
Sat November 22nd, 2014, 4:27 am
Forum: Who Wrote It? What's the Title?
Topic: French Foreign Legion
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

The only ones that occur to me are P. C. Wren's trilogy; Beau Geste, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal, but they might be too old - they were written in the 1920s.
by annis
Tue November 11th, 2014, 5:01 am
Forum: Questions and Research
Topic: A bit of Latin
Replies: 1
Views: 6385

Yep, correct on both counts :)

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