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Historical Howlers

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed September 15th, 2010, 11:32 pm

These tidbits from a nonfiction book I borrowed from the library (thank goodness I didn't pay money for it) are worthy of sharing here, I think. These excerpts from Ten Remarkable Women of the Tudor Courts and Their Influence in Founding the New World by Elizabeth Darracott Wheeler all refer to Lady Jane Grey:
"Because [Lady Jane Grey's] mother, Frances Brandon, was addicted to sports and promoted hawking expeditions, her daughter's hunting outfits were similar to those of jockeys."
At her mother's command to practice waltz steps in an adjacent parlor with her humpback sister, Katherine, Jane obeyed in a half-hearted fashion."
Playing the pianoforte and strumming the harp were part of her routine.
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Post by rockygirl » Thu September 16th, 2010, 1:08 am

Gotta love the mental image of LJG waltzing with her "humpbacked" sister.

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Post by annis » Thu September 16th, 2010, 7:27 am

This is non-fiction?! :confused:

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Post by Misfit » Thu September 16th, 2010, 12:19 pm

[quote=""annis""]This is non-fiction?! :confused: [/quote]

*shakes head*

Perhaps I need to have a copy of this book on hand the next time I'm slapped for complaining about accuracy in a novel and told to read NF if that's what I expect :rolleyes:
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu September 16th, 2010, 12:41 pm

Wow! is the best I can manage. I am by no means a historian but even I know that stuff's bogus.

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Post by Telynor » Fri September 17th, 2010, 7:15 am

Holy (deleted)! That's simply amazing... I wonder what editor let those slip through?

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