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Adventures in Time Travel: Undercover at the Court of Henry II

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Thu June 10th, 2010, 6:25 am

"Catherine Delors" wrote:Yes, Eleanor already showed up, but I was hoping to see more of the younger, bed-hopping Eleanor from The Captive Queen. :D


I hadn't any plans to feature the younger Eleanor, but here's a thought...maybe Alison Weir is really a pseudonym for Melusina Granger aka Elizabeth Woodville! Could explain a lot.

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Postby Misfit » Thu June 10th, 2010, 12:41 pm

"Miss Moppet" wrote:I hadn't any plans to feature the younger Eleanor, but here's a thought...maybe Alison Weir is really a pseudonym for Melusina Granger aka Elizabeth Woodville! Could explain a lot.


Do it. Do it. Do it. :D
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Postby Catherine Delors » Fri June 11th, 2010, 7:13 am

"Misfit" wrote:Do it. Do it. Do it. :D


Yes, but don't forget Austen either (see the other thread here). Now the younger Eleanor could be the inspiration for Lady Susan...

The more I think of this story, the more I see best-seller potential. In a year or two, the mashups will be ludicrously passé. This is the future.

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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri June 11th, 2010, 9:22 am

"Catherine Delors" wrote:Yes, but don't forget Austen either (see the other thread here). Now the younger Eleanor could be the inspiration for Lady Susan...

The more I think of this story, the more I see best-seller potential. In a year or two, the mashups will be ludicrously passé. This is the future.


I wish! But I think you have to know too much about the background before it's funny. God I hope you're right about the mashups though.

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Postby Misfit » Fri June 11th, 2010, 1:58 pm

God I hope you're right about the mashups though.


Please, let them go away. Someone at Goodreads started a list of them, The Monster Mash.
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri June 11th, 2010, 2:58 pm

What a concept, Catherine! Now that you mention it there are some definite similarities there. Though I think Eleanor had more class and basic human decency than Lady Susan did. Also don't credit Lady S with having anywhere near the intelligence that Eleanor did.

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Postby Catherine Delors » Sat June 12th, 2010, 10:22 am

"LoveHistory" wrote:What a concept, Catherine! Now that you mention it there are some definite similarities there. Though I think Eleanor had more class and basic human decency than Lady Susan did. Also don't credit Lady S with having anywhere near the intelligence that Eleanor did.


What prompted this comment about Lady Susan wasn't the historical Eleanor but the character in The Captive Queen. ;) I haven't read TCQ, mind you, but I got a kick out of Miss Moppet's review.

I believe that Jane's novels and juvenilia are full of -oblique and ironical- references to historical characters.

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July Hiatus

Postby Miss Moppet » Sun June 20th, 2010, 4:12 pm

Just to warn everyone that there won't be another Lady Moppet episode for a while. I'm planning the grand finale to her current adventure, plus more adventures to come, but I'm going to be leading summer schools for the next six weeks, teaching during the day and preparing classes in the evening, so the blog is going on hiatus until early August.

Thank you all so very much for your interest and your wonderful comments. Lady Moppet will return in August and when she does I'll post here to let everyone know. In the meantime, you can find links to all the previous episodes here:

http://misadventuresofmoppet.wordpress.com/adventures-in-time-travel/

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Postby EC2 » Sun June 20th, 2010, 4:17 pm

Miss Moppet, I haven't had time to post that I enjoyed the most recent episode. I know you are busy at this time of year, and hope it all goes well. I really look forward to more episodes when you're back from your busy season!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri August 13th, 2010, 7:33 pm

Another post from Lady Moppet:

http://misadventuresofmoppet.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/lady-moppets-post-9-theres-something-about-moppet/

And this concludes her latest adventure, I'm afraid, but she will return!


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