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Forum: British Royal History 05-04-2014, 07:15 PM
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Many considered Elizabeth to be the rightful York...

Many considered Elizabeth to be the rightful York heiress barred from her gender from ruling, but she was crowned Queen Consort and it was considered somewhat of a triumph by the York supporters that...
Forum: British Royal History 04-26-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 278
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I hope you do finish Sunne in Splendour, Xenia, I...

I hope you do finish Sunne in Splendour, Xenia, I find that one of the best novels in the Plantagenet saga and it gives such a good, sensitive portrayal of Richard III. Margaret d'Anjou isn't a...
Forum: British Royal History 02-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 278
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Oh, darn it! No chance of her skeleton being...

Oh, darn it! No chance of her skeleton being discovered as another historic find.:sad:
Forum: British Royal History 02-13-2014, 01:39 PM
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Just love her titles! Makes me want to re-read...

Just love her titles! Makes me want to re-read that book.
Forum: British Royal History 02-13-2014, 01:25 PM
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I actually read that novel mentioned in the...

I actually read that novel mentioned in the article, The First Princess of Wales. I was always interested in Joan of Kent since she was a character in Anya Seton's wonderful novel, Katherine. I...
Forum: British Royal History 10-21-2013, 07:46 PM
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^^^And with a big "R" to mark the spot! Talk...

^^^And with a big "R" to mark the spot! Talk about subtlety.....;)

Look at what Geoffry d'Anjou started by sticking a sprig of planta genista in his hatband all those centuries ago.....:whistling:
Forum: British Royal History 10-21-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Baroness of Books
I definitely agree; this long-lived dynasty was...

I definitely agree; this long-lived dynasty was packed with scandals, intrigue and some very strong royal women!
Forum: British Royal History 10-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Baroness of Books
Yes, the Empress was bound and determined to...

Yes, the Empress was bound and determined to fight for her rights and certainly gave Stephen a lot of sleepless nights (and he returned the favor!). If she couldn't keep the throne for herself, at...
Forum: British Royal History 10-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Baroness of Books
Fascinating links, An Ard Ri, thank you.

Fascinating links, An Ard Ri, thank you.
Forum: British Royal History 10-28-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 278
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This has been such an enthralling story. I'm so...

This has been such an enthralling story. I'm so fascinated that Richard III's descendants exist today in addition to finally discovering what could be the body of the last Plantagenet king....
Forum: British Royal History 10-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Baroness of Books
:previous:I absolutely agree; Penman writes about...

:previous:I absolutely agree; Penman writes about her characters with such authority and knowledge backed up by historical sources and never goes overboard with her depictions the way some of the...
Forum: British Royal History 10-17-2011, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Baroness of Books
:previous:You're welcome, but just keep in mind...

:previous:You're welcome, but just keep in mind that Ms. Penman writes historical fiction - although researched with a fine toothcomb. Her resources, however, seem very scholarly so those are...
Forum: British Royal History 10-15-2011, 10:43 PM
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Dear Vasillisos - Apparently, Sharon Kay Penman...

Dear Vasillisos - Apparently, Sharon Kay Penman has a website and intends to set up a blog where she discusses her research and material for "Lionheart," so you may want to check this out. She writes...
Forum: British Royal History 10-15-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 278
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Update for the Richard III buffs out there. I...

Update for the Richard III buffs out there. I just finished reading "The Last Days of Richard III" by a historian, John Ashdown-Hill, which is a somewhat scholarly and didactic book about Richard...
Forum: British Royal History 09-12-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 278
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Posted By Baroness of Books
A new book has been published by Philippa Gregory...

A new book has been published by Philippa Gregory in collaboration with two historians called, "The Women of the Cousins' War." This is a non-fiction book based on the lives of the three major female...
Forum: British Royal History 08-24-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 278
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Forum: British Royal History 08-22-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 278
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For anyone who's interested, Jean Plaidy wrote a...

For anyone who's interested, Jean Plaidy wrote a fiction series years ago on the entire Plantagenet dynasty from Henry I to Elizabeth of York which, if you haven't read and it's still in print, you...
Forum: British Royal History 08-22-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 278
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Hope you've read "The Red Queen," about Margaret...

Hope you've read "The Red Queen," about Margaret Tudor, and Philippa Gregory's upcoming novel in The Cousins' War series, "The Lady of the River." This is about Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford,...
Forum: British Royal History 08-22-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 59,320
Posted By Baroness of Books
I first fell in love with the Plantagenet dynasty...

I first fell in love with the Plantagenet dynasty when I first read "Katherine" by Anya Seton back when I was a teenager and basically from then on read everything I could get my hands on about that...
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