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Post by LoveHistory » Fri October 26th, 2012, 1:11 am

Hi Tara. Nice to meet you.

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Post by wendy » Fri October 26th, 2012, 2:51 pm

Hello Tara. Welcome to the gang. If you (or anyone else) is interested in our Holiday Card Exchange, please sign up in the "Chat" forum. I'm sure you have some amazing views to share!
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Post by Tara Lynn » Sat October 27th, 2012, 2:56 pm


Thank you for posting your Castlewood guild link! I bookmarked it so I can have a chance to look at the site in more detail this weekend. I LOVE reading historical websites. I also love seeing those great costumes and the educational information you have on there too!

Hi Love History,

Thank you! Nice to meet you too! I can't wait to jump into the other forums and learn more about what you and everyone else enjoy.

Hi Wendy,

Hey, thanks for the Holiday Card Exchange invite! I'll check out that forum today. I see you're in Charlotte, NC and not that far from me. Charlotte has grown so much. I was up there to get a new little desk from IKEA and shop at Trader Joes. I also saw the Pompeii exhibit that was up there a few years back and that was fascinating too.

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Post by Carla » Thu November 1st, 2012, 7:53 pm

Hello and welcome! I have fond memories of Elizabeth R, too.
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by parthianbow » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 4:15 pm

Hi Tara, and a belated welcome!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by Antoine Vanner » Tue November 6th, 2012, 9:57 pm

Hello Tara:

If you're interested in Dutch History see H.Rider-Haggard's magnificent epic of the Dutch Revolt against Spain called "Lysbeth - A Tale of the Dutch".

My family is part-Dutch and I know all the locales in the book intimately. Interestingly a climactic fight in the book that takes place on the Haarlemermeer (lake) is in a location that is now Schipol, the airport of Amsterdam, since the lake was drained and reclaimed in the 17th Century. Y.our Jumbo lands where Dutch and Spanish once fought each other in shallow-draught boats

Best Wishes: Antoine
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Post by Tara Lynn » Mon November 12th, 2012, 9:01 pm

Hi Clara!

Thank you for your nice welcome! Yes, Elizabeth R is a great show. I'm such a BBC fan. I even enjoyed "Black Adder" with Rowan Atkinson with the comic history. I thought the medieval one was the funniest of all but I collected the whole series on VHS.

Hi Parthianbow!

What a unique Avatar name! Thank you for the nice welcome too!

Antoine Vanner!

Thank you so much telling me about the Lysbeth book! This is just what I am looking for! I went to Gutenberg and downloaded an EPUB of this book for my Nook right away. I'll have to search a little more to see if I can find a copy of this book with the included illustrations.

Thank you for including the historic trivia from Dutch history! That is amazing that planes land in Schipol where a lake used to be and the Spanish and Dutch fought. I love reading these kind of historical tid-bits and always enjoy hearing about Dutch history!

When I worked in community radio there were three other people (and me) who loved researching historic trivia for the show and we called ourselves "The History Geeks." We had a "friendly" competition to see who could come up with the most bizarre and unique facts. It became one of the most popular segments of the show. I truly miss it!

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