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Post by Minnie » Sun September 26th, 2010, 11:51 am

Soyez la bienvenue, Gabriella! Welcome from another new member, based in France.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun September 26th, 2010, 12:07 pm

Hi Gabriella. Delighted to have another Spanish fan. So many interesting things happening, and so few who know more than a caricature. Just got back from a little research myself. Ran into a huge plaque and write-up on Isabella's onetime confessor, later Bishop of Granada, Fray Hernando Talavera-- but even though it was Toledo, everyone was trying to ignore her later confessor, Jimenez Cisneros. It seems he is rather an embarrassment nowadays.

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Post by Carla » Sun September 26th, 2010, 3:57 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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Post by EC2 » Sun September 26th, 2010, 4:14 pm

Belated Welcome from me too! :-)
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 michellemoran » Sun September 26th, 2010, 6:41 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Gabriella!!!
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Check out Michelle's blog History Buff at michellemoran.blogspot.com

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Post by parthianbow » Mon October 4th, 2010, 8:28 am

Hi Gabriella, and a belated welcome. I've been away and am only back. Are you currently stationed in Antarctica, or is that just a 'fun' residence?!

Have you finished a novel about Isabella, or is it a WIP?

Given that you're writing about Isabella, have you read our own C.W. Gortner's The Last Queen?
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Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon October 4th, 2010, 2:11 pm

Hello, Gabriella!

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Post by Elizabeth » Mon October 4th, 2010, 2:36 pm

Elizabeth- My father's family lives in Rockford!

Wow! Small world! :)

Isabella of Spain--what an incredible woman. One of my favorite novels about her is Norah Lofts' old CROWN OF ALOES, but I think she could be written a thousand times in a thousand different ways. I hope to read your book one day!
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Post by fljustice » Tue October 5th, 2010, 4:39 pm

Belated welcome, Gabriella! I've been away for a week. My husband is from Chicago and we go back regularly. Isabella is fascinating subject. I hope to read your book someday!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed October 6th, 2010, 9:45 am

Welcome to the forum and I'm another fan of your chosen period!

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