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Post by diamondlil » Mon March 9th, 2009, 11:51 am

Sounds interesting Rachel.

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 9th, 2009, 11:55 am

Just arrived in late 12th century Cambridge.

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Post by Richard » Mon March 9th, 2009, 1:13 pm

Castille, 1506, seeing the old widows revere Queen Juana and curse her husband Phillip of Flanders.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:02 pm

I'm in Rome, after the death of Pope Paul III. Charles V's ambassador has put the city on lockdown, and Cosimo de Medici is vying with the French Cardinals (Henry II) over whether the Florentine or the de Guise Cardinal will be the next Pope.

NF 'Son of the Alhambra: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza'. I'm riveted. The man lived a fascinating, turbulent life. (His time at the court of Henry VIII he lists as the most boring. Possibly because nobody was trying to kill him.)

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Post by Leo62 » Mon March 9th, 2009, 3:29 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just arrived in late 12th century Cambridge.[/quote]
It gets pretty cold there I hear ;)


I'm in Victorian East Anglia, looking out for mad women, murderers and bird egg thieves...

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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 9th, 2009, 5:07 pm

[quote=""Leo62""]It gets pretty cold there I hear ;)

Yep it's that wind off the North Sea, rips right through you! :eek:


I'm in Victorian East Anglia, looking out for mad women, murderers and bird egg thieves...[/quote]

We're not too far away from each other then! :)

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Post by Nefret » Tue March 10th, 2009, 5:27 am

In Ancient Sparta with a young princess named Helen.

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Post by Telynor » Tue March 10th, 2009, 6:46 am

In Kenya, where a Carmelite nun is giving birth to a pair of twin boys.

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Post by Volgadon » Tue March 10th, 2009, 8:27 am

Hers or someone elses?

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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 10th, 2009, 8:33 am

Both, I would imagine! ;) :D

Sounds a naughty nun to me.
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