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I’m pleased to welcome a guest to my blog today: Elizabeth Loupas, whose new novel, The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence, was published this month. Elizabeth’s subject today is mithridates, about which I knew nothing until I …

Hans says:
It seems we haven’t changed much, have we? LoL Thanks for the... more
Denise Duvall says:
Very interesting article. I see one ingredient is rhubarb root. I know, that if... more

I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve been busily researching/writing my work in progress. I did, however, want to stop by and tell you about a contract I just signed for a new novel, which I have …

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That was a delicious milkshake-up Susan. Bwhahahahahahaha! more
Anne Maslin says:
Would have been a great idea though! I often wondered whether Richard’s... more
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A short while ago, an author of literary mysteries, Lynn Shepherd, devoted a Huffington Post column (titled “If JK Rowling Cares About Writing, She Should Stop Doing It”) to the decidedly peculiar idea that the enormously popular J. K. Rowling …

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I agree–that was the topping. more
Sonetka says:
There are a number of die-hard Anne fans who will say quite seriously that... more

The cat-naming committee convened this morning, and, after giving the matter great thought, selected a name: Rochester! Several of you thought of this name, so there are multiple winners. Congratulations, Evelyn Dangerfield, Cyndi Williamson, Julia, Jayne Smith, and Libby Hunt! …

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A Night at the Theater with Jane Shore

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Everyone is doing great with the cat-naming contest. Keep those entries coming–you have until the fifteenth, after which Kitty shall no longer be nameless! For those of you who are wondering, I’ll still be dealing with medieval/Tudor topics on this …

 

Name Nora’s Cat! A Contest

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Happy New Year! As promised, it’s time for this blog’s first (and perhaps only) cat-naming contest! Here’s the background: one of my heroines in my novel in progress, Nora, is known to have had a cat. We don’t know anything …

 

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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I may be blogging again before the year is out, but just in case I don’t make it and/or you’re too busy to stop by, I wanted to wish all of my blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy …

 

Guest Post by Lauren Johnson: Daughter of York: The Life of Anne of York

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Some time ago, author Lauren Johnson generously offered to do a guest post about a lady I’ve always found intriguing: Anne, Duchess of Exeter, the oldest sister of Edward IV and Richard III. (In truth, I find her husband, the …

 

The Early Career of Edward Seymour

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Although Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour would transform the fortunes of her oldest brother, Edward Seymour was a rising man before his sister caught the eye of the king. Edward was born around 1500 to John and Margery Seymour, …

 

Angry Monks and Bloody Weapons

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Into nearly every novel about Lady Jane Grey must fall this scene: Jane and her parents, Henry and Frances Grey, Duke and Duchess of Suffolk, are strolling around their home at Sheen when a hand, wielding a bloody axe or …