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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

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Post by Helen_Davis » Tue December 30th, 2014, 2:27 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Uh... Amenhotep IV, he's the only Egyptian ruler she is allowed to write about.[/quote]

Why is that?

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue December 30th, 2014, 7:17 pm

I should think that all of the Pharaohs would be right up PG's alley. They were required to marry their siblings.
Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten (spelling varies) not only married his sister, but also proposed to marry one of his older daughters. Or so some accounts say. Still, I think he's already the most over-written-about pharaoh previous to Cleopatra. So it couldn't do any harm... ;)

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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed December 31st, 2014, 1:49 am

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]I should think that all of the Pharaohs would be right up PG's alley. They were required to marry their siblings.
Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten (spelling varies) not only married his sister, but also proposed to marry one of his older daughters. Or so some accounts say. Still, I think he's already the most over-written-about pharaoh previous to Cleopatra. So it couldn't do any harm... ;) [/quote]

NO PG! Stay away from my Cleopatra!

Don't turn her loose on Egypt, please.

How about Isabella of Castile? Get ready for the Isabella/Alfonso wub! :p

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Post by Nefret » Wed December 31st, 2014, 2:22 am

[quote=""Helen_Davis""]Why is that?[/quote]

Wanted somebody to write a novel without connecting him to that Moses guy. It was mostly a joke though. She needs to stay away from Egypt.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Helen_Davis » Wed December 31st, 2014, 3:22 am

[quote=""Nefret""]. She needs to stay away from Egypt.[/quote]


AGREED!

And Greece, and Israel, and any other ancient country....

How about Marie Antoinette? Or maybe Edward II?

ETA: If she does Bible times, how about Queen Jezebel? That's steam enough for her.

Sorry, my bad ideas at night again :D

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed December 31st, 2014, 7:14 am

The Akhenaten-as-Moses trope has already been done at least twice. But the timing is off. Best current archeological guess puts the Exodus right after Thutmose III -- which makes Hatshepsut the 'pharaoh's daughter' who fished Moses from the Nile. The ever-popular Rameses II as Exodus pharaoh has been knocked cockeyed by finds from his tomb that show dealings with Hebrew and Philistine kings during the time of judges.

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Post by Helen_Davis » Fri January 2nd, 2015, 2:42 am

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]The Akhenaten-as-Moses trope has already been done at least twice. But the timing is off. Best current archeological guess puts the Exodus right after Thutmose III -- which makes Hatshepsut the 'pharaoh's daughter' who fished Moses from the Nile. The ever-popular Rameses II as Exodus pharaoh has been knocked cockeyed by finds from his tomb that show dealings with Hebrew and Philistine kings during the time of judges.[/quote]

Thanks for the info MLE. Very interesting.

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Post by Nefret » Sat January 24th, 2015, 3:28 am

She's is apparently writing about Katherine Parr next.
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Post by SCW » Tue March 10th, 2015, 7:35 am

Catherine Parr....she does love those Tudors

I wonder if the Mouldywarp or 'Melusine' will be mentioned

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