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princess
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Post by princess » Tue April 20th, 2010, 9:03 pm

St Helena Island, 1757.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "3 Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Mon May 3rd, 2010, 10:48 am

Warwickshire, just after WW2.
Currently reading "Three Things about Elsie" by Joanna Cannon & "Water Proof" by Chris Crowther

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Post by EC2 » Mon May 3rd, 2010, 11:00 am

I am an 14yr old youth lurking outside a very dodgy warehouse at Rotherhithe London in the 19thC. I'm keeping things under surveilance while pretending to play with a stone.
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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Post by Jemidar » Tue May 4th, 2010, 12:14 am

Oxford Castle, England. 1142.

I have just been lowered by a rope down the tower wall so I can escape across the frozen moat and cross the enemy lines under the cover of a snowstorm.
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"Well-behaved women rarely make history."
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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue May 4th, 2010, 8:39 am

I'm in Morocco in 1677, having been kidnapped by Barbary pirates from my village in Ireland.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by LoobyG » Tue May 4th, 2010, 6:23 pm

Is your book about the Empress Matilda by any chance Jemidar?

I'm currently walking across the Moors with the Bronte siblings in 19th century Yorkshire and it's a tad cold!

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Post by Sharz » Tue May 4th, 2010, 6:34 pm

I'm hiding out in the swamp for the winter with Alfred the Great, hashing out how the heck to turn the Danish tide.

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Jemidar
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Post by Jemidar » Tue May 4th, 2010, 9:24 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Is your book about the Empress Matilda by any chance Jemidar?[/quote]


Yes, I'm reading Penman's When Christ and His Saints Slept :) .
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Post by LoobyG » Wed May 5th, 2010, 7:26 pm

Ahh :) When Christ and His Saints Slept is on my mammoth TBR pile! I loved the Sunne in Splendour and keep meaning to get to this one, especially if it features Empress Matilda ;)

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Post by Jemidar » Thu May 6th, 2010, 10:11 pm

[quote=""LoobyG""]Ahh :) When Christ and His Saints Slept is on my mammoth TBR pile! I loved the Sunne in Splendour and keep meaning to get to this one, especially if it features Empress Matilda ;) [/quote]


Well, advance it to the top of your TBR pile immediately because it's wonderful :) . I can't recommend it highly enough!

It covers from Matilda/Maude's marriage to Geoffrey through to just before Henry ascends the throne.
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