Blog Advent Calendar

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Well, it’s my turn on the Blog Advent Calendar! Here are the other participants. (Blogger’s being mean about pasting in links, so you can find a list with links here.) 9 December – Raidergirl (An Adventure in Reading)/ Chris (Stuff …

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Ghostly Goings-On in the Court of Edward II

In the spirit of the season, I thought that I should note that Richard Felix, who evidently hosts a British TV show called “Most Haunted,” spent the night of September 21, 2007 (the 680th anniversary of Edward II’s death, as …

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Happy Father’s Day!

First, be sure to vote for your favorite King Edward dad (Edward I, II, or III) in the new poll on the sidebar. Second, by popular demand (well, at least by my daughter’s demand), I’m posting this Father’s Day poem …

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Happy Mother’s Day, Some Nattering, and Some Poetry

It’s Mother’s Day, which to me is sort of like Memorial Day in that it signals the start of summer. You see, most of the local colleges here hold their graduations this weekend, which means that for the next three …

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The Mystery of the Princes in the Tower Solved

Poring over the Latin manuscript of Sir Thomas More’s History of King Richard III, in which More squarely lays the blame for the murder of the Princes in the Tower on Richard III, cryptographers have made a shocking discovery as …

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Some Famous Couples

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Who said that you have to write romance novels to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style? With the help of ACME Heart Maker, some famous couples in history (and in historical novels) have been doing it up right with custom-made candy …

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Catnip for Christmas

I promise this will be my last cute animal picture for 2006. After that, we’ll move back to historical fiction. But after my daughter took this video of Baxter opening a container of catnip on Christmas day, I couldn’t resist …

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Merry Christmas . . .

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Or shall I say, Merritt Christmas? (From Boswell’s brother.)

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Onslow the Sweater Guy

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First, a housekeeping note: I just updated my template tonight. In the process, some of my newer links disappeared. I believe I restored them all, but if I’ve left yours out (or if you’d like me to add a link …

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This Blog’s Stop on the Advent Tour

We’ll start this visit on Marg‘s and Kaliana‘s Advent Blog Tour with a very special guest: In the mood for a movie this Christmas? Let me recommend Kenneth Branagh’s In the Bleak Midwinter (also known as A Midwinter’s Tale), about …

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