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Rival Sisters: Mary & Elizabeth Tudor
by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

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English

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259

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November 12, 2019

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“Partners both in throne and grave, here rest we two sisters Elizabeth and Mary, in the hope of one resurrection.”<br /><br />This inscription is visible on the tomb where Elizabeth I and her half sister, Mary I, lie buried together in one vault in the North Aisle of Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey. It is the relationship between Elizabeth and her Scottish cousin Mary Stuart that is often discussed and pondered over while the relationship between Elizabeth and her own half sister is largely forgotten. Yet it is the relationship with Mary Tudor that forged Elizabeth’s personality and set her on the path to queenship. <br /><br />Mary’s reign was the darkest period in Elizabeth’s life. “I stood in danger of my life, my sister was so incensed against me,” Elizabeth reminded her councillors when they pressed her to name a successor.It is time to tell the whole story of the fierce rivalry between the Tudor half sisters who became their father’s successors.
The Anne Boleyn Collection III: Celebrating 10 years of the Anne ...
by Claire Ridgway

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English

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146

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November 14, 2019

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<p><strong>Claire Ridgway</strong>, best-selling author and creator of the Anne Boleyn Files website, celebrates the 10th anniversary of her site with this collection of articles on Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, and Tudor history.</p><br /><p>Written in Claire's easy-going style, but with an emphasis on good history and sound research, <em>The Anne Boleyn Collection III</em> is perfect reading for Tudor history lovers everywhere. Myths, popular misconceptions and inaccuracies, are all challenged by Claire using contemporary evidence.<p><br /><p>Topics include:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>What did Anne Boleyn look like?</li><br /><li>Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn?</li><br /><li>Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII</li><br /><li>The spitefully ambitious Anne Boleyn</li><br /><li>Was Anne Boleyn in love with Henry Norris?</li><br /><li>Lady Jane Grey and Mary I - Who was the usurper?</li><br /><li>Henry VIII - From Renaissance prince to tyrant</li><br /><li>The Fall of Anne Boleyn - Why did it happen?</li><br /></ul><br /><p>The fascinating articles are taken from the popular Anne Boleyn Files website and talks that Claire has done over the past few years.</p>
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elisabeth ...
by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

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English

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307

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October 25, 2018

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Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley and Elisabeth Parr all have their own unique stories to tell. Born into the most turbulent period of England’s history, these women’s lives interplayed with the great dramas of the Tudor age, and their stories deserve to be told independently of their husbands. <br /><br />Anne Seymour served all of Henry VIII’s six wives and brushed with treason more than once, but she died in her bed as a wealthy old matriarch. Jane Dudley was a wife and mother who fought for her family until her last breath. Elisabeth Parr, sister-in-law of Queen Katherine Parr, married for love and became Elizabeth I’s favourite lady-in-waiting.<br /><br />The Tudor age was a hazardous time for ambitious women: courtly life exposed them to “pride, envy, indignation, scorning and derision”, executions were part of everyday life, death in childbirth was a real possibility and plagues sweeping regularly through the country could wipe out entire generations of families. Yet Anne, Jane and Elisabeth lived through all this and left their indelible marks on history. It’s high time for these women’s stories to be heard.
The Subtlest Soul (The Merchant of Secrets Book 1)
by Virginia Cox

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October 25, 2019

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When one false step can lead to disaster, only the most intrepid dare venture into the Borgia labyrinth. Matteo da Fermo must make that journey, compelled by a duty of revenge. His path takes him into the dark heart of Renaissance Italy. We watch him transform from dreamy, lovelorn adolescent to courageous soldier and nerveless spy. We move from army camps and besieged hilltop towns to noble palaces and the glittering decadence of papal Rome. Along the way, Matteo meets brutal assassins, devious courtesans, flamboyant cardinals, and a rich cast of historical characters, including Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci. <br /><br />While negotiating this vivid and colorful world, Matteo is also charting his way through the equally treacherous landscape of love and desire, forced to balance his feelings for his childhood sweetheart Nicolosa with the dangerous attractions of the women who form part of his dangerous odyssey. The most fascinating of these is Felice della Rovere, daughter and spymaster to his patron Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, a woman “whom the devil seemed to have sent to this earth specifically to bring him to grief.”<br /><br />Set during the time when Cesare Borgia was ruthlessly exploiting his father’s papal authority to carve out a new empire in central Italy, The Subtlest Soul crafts a colorful and enthralling panorama of life in this remarkable era. <br /><br />
The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary S...
by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

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English

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206

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February 03, 2015

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Everyone knows that Henry VIII had six wives, two sisters and two daughters. All of these women received attention in academic circles and are the subjects of countless biographies. Not many people, however, realize that Henry VIII also had a niece, a daughter-in-law and a mistress, who were close friends, but who today remain on the fringes of history. <br /><br />Margaret Douglas was the daughter of Henry VIII’s elder sister Margaret, Queen of Scotland. She was imprisoned thrice, and each time, as she admitted, “not for matters of treason, but for love matters”. Her legacy includes marrying her son to Mary, Queen of Scots, and playing the doting grandmother to King James VI and I. <br /><br />Mary Howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, leading peer of the Tudor court. She served as maid of honour to her first cousin, Anne Boleyn, and married Henry VIII’s illegitimate but acknowledged son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond. Widowed at the age of seventeen, Mary fought for her rightful jointure and was, by her father’s admission, “too wise for a woman”. <br /><br />Mary Shelton, like Mary Howard, was related to Anne Boleyn and became her servant at court. Beautiful and skilled in poetry, Mary attracted Henry VIII’s attention and became his mistress in 1535, but many don’t realize how important her contributions were to the literary scene of the time. <br /><br />This book moves Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard and Mary Shelton from the footnotes of history into the spotlight, where they deserve to shine along with their more famous contemporaries.
Great Ladies: The Forgotten Witnesses to the Lives of Tudor Queen...
by Sylvia Barbara Soberton

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English

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296

Publication Date

February 22, 2017

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There has been a great deal written about Tudor queens, but less so about those women who surrounded the throne, who may have held even more power and influence than those who actually wore the golden crown.<br /><br />Some ladies who served at the Tudor court are only faceless silhouettes lost to the sands of time, but there are those who dedicated their lives to please their royal mistresses and left documentation, allowing us to piece their life stories together and link them to the stories of Tudor queens. These female attendants saw their queens and princesses up close and often used their intimate bonds to their own benefit. Some were beloved, others hated. <br /><br />This is the story of the ladies of the Tudor court like you’ve never read it before.<br />
A Great Love of Small Proportion (CLASSIC HISTORY Book 8)
by Colin Falconer

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English

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272

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January 06, 2017

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<p>A <b>medieval romance</b> set in Seville and the last days of the Alhambra from <b>internationally bestselling author, </b>Colin Falconer.</p><p>Diego Sanchis is Seville's most famous painter; his glorious art fills every church in the famous city. <b>But for all the beauty in his soul, Diego himself is no oil painting</b>. He sees beauty everywhere, but what beauty will ever look at him?</p><p>Until one day he is asked to<b> take on a new student.</b><br /><br />Mercedes Goncalvez is the most desired young woman in the city, and her father is rich and powerful. They are so utterly <b>different</b> – but they discover <b>their souls are the same</b>.</p><p>But these are <b>dangerous days</b> to defy convention. Beyond the dungeons of the Inquisition, to overcome betrayal and torture; even as the Christian cannons are turned towards the heavenly gardens of the <b>Alhambra</b>, can Diego and Mercedes cling to true beauty among the ashes of last hope?</p><p><b>A story of love, art and genius, perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir<br /></b></p><p>“<b>History and romance combine</b> in this highly entertaining novel. I <b>fell in love with Diego</b> and his biting sarcasm and propensity to be bluntly honest. He is <b>real, loveable, and easy to sympathize with</b>. Likewise is Mercedes who struggles to break through the norms of the era to become an artist by her own right. </p><p>Another winning novel by Colin Falconer that is filled with wit and suspense! <b>Beautifully rendered and highly recommended!” </b> <em>History and Women </em>*****</p><p>DISCOVER MORE <b>COLIN FALCONER</b> HISTORICAL FICTION<br /></p><p><b>CLASSIC HISTORY:</b></p><p>Book 1: SILK ROAD<br />Book 2: HAREM<br />Book 3: A VAIN AND INDECENT WOMAN<br />Book 4: CLEOPATRA: Daughter of the Nile<br />Book 5: AZTEC<br />Book 6: STIGMATA<br />Book 7: EAST INDIA<br />Book 8: A GREAT LOVE OF SMALL PROPORTION<br /><br />ISABELLA: Braveheart of France (published by LAKE UNION)</p><p><b>20<sup>TH</sup> CENTURY STORIES:</b></p><p>Book 1: ANASTASIA<br />Book 2: MY BEAUTIFUL SPY<br />Book 3: SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY<br />Book 4: LIVE FOR ME<br /><br />THE UNKILLABLE KITTY O’KANE (published by LAKE UNION)<br />LOVING LIBERTY LEVINE (published by LAKE UNION)<br /><br /><b>COLIN FALCONER CRIME:</b></p><p>VENOM<br />LUCIFER FALLS (published by Little, Brown London)<br />INNOCENCE DIES (published by Little, Brown London)<br /><br /></p>
The Dreamer (Highland Treasure Trilogy Book 1)
by May McGoldrick

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English

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340

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December 01, 2013

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First Book in Highland Treasure Trilogy<br /><br />Originally published by Signet (Penguin) <br /><br />When her late father was branded a traitor to the king, Catherine Percy found sanctuary in Scotland. But a case of mistaken identity put her in a compromising position with the Highland earl sworn to protect her. Marriage to him saved her reputation, but nothing could save her from the stormy passion that bent her innocent body to his will--and shattered his last defense...<br /><br />The acclaimed author of The Thistle and the Rose presents an exciting new trilogy. Three sisters each hold a clue to their family's treasure--and the key to the hearts of three Highland warriors...<br /><br />Praise for the novels of May McGoldrick: <br /><br />"Love triumphs in this richly romantic tale."--Nora Roberts<br /><br />"Wonderful! Just the right blend of historical detail, romance, and intrigue."--Jill Marie Landis<br /><br />"Impressive...A splendid Scottish tale, filled with humor and suspense."--Arnette Lamb<br /><br />"No one captures the magic and romance of the British Isles like May McGoldrick."--Miranda Jarrett<br /><br />"Delightful, entertaining, fast-paced and the beginning of a grand new series, The Dreamer will hold a special place in your heart. May McGoldrick has done it again...written a tantalizing treat." --Kathe Robin, Romantic Times <br /><br /><br />About the Author<br /><br />May McGoldrick is a pseudonym for Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick. They are authors, readers, lovers, parents, and teachers. They live in the snowy northern Arctic regions of Connecticut.
Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel
by Dante Fortson

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English

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84

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November 10, 2017

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Does the term “Gentiles” refer to all non Jews or is that just the lie we’ve been sold to cover up the truth? Who were the Gentiles and where are they now? What role do they play in Bible prophecy and where are we at on the prophetic countdown clock?<br /><br />Believe it or not, the Bible tells us exactly who the Gentiles are, where they are, and what’s about to happen when their time is up… and unfortunately it is too often ignored. We’re about to get into some <b>DEEP and CONTROVERSIAL</b>, but pure Biblical truth, in this eye opening study.<br /><br />There were two Bible verses that really inspired me to look into who the Gentiles are, according the Bible. I’ve heard many people teach on these verses, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that the in-formation was just being repeated, but not actually researched (myself included). Here are the verses:<br /><br />Verse 1<br /><br />“And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” – Luke 21:24<br /><br />Verse 2<br /><br />“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” – Romans 11:25<br /><br />In verse 1, we see that Jerusalem will be trodden down by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles is fulfilled or completed. This is what I get from the context of verse 1. But was the times of the Gentiles really fulfilled in 1967 during the Six Days War, or are we still looking at the Gentile occupation of Jerusalem?<br /><br />In verse 2 we see that the partial blindness of Israel is only temporary, and will be lifted after the fullness of the Gentiles is come in. What does that really mean, and what specifically would the blindness of Israel encompass?<br /><br />Whatever the answers to these questions are, they do seem to be connected. In Luke, Christ connects the fulfillment of the time of the Gentiles to the end of the age. That leads us to the first big question:<br /><br /><b>Has the time of the Gentiles been fulfilled?</b><br /><br />Break out your pens, papers, styluses, etc, and let’s get down to some good ol’ intense Bible study. In order to answer all of the above questions, we first need to figure out who the Gentiles are.<br />
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Modern Library Clas...
by Jacob Burckhardt

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English

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400

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November 01, 2000

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Jacob Burckhardt was born in 1818 in Basel, Switzerland. He studied history at the University of Berlin and taught art history and the Italian Renaissance in Berlin and Basel. His essay, as he called <i>The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy,</i> was first published in 1860. Rich in its detailed account of the arts, fashions, manners, and thought of one of the most innovative eras in human history, this brilliant panorama of Renaissance life is also a thorough examination of the nature of civilization and of our place within it. Burckhardt's encyclopedic knowledge, his mastery of style, and his genius for synthesis make this one of the few classics of history and the prototype for cultural history. Burckhardt's <i>The Age of Constantine the Great</i> and <i>Cicerone</i> were published in his lifetime, and <i>The History of Greek Civilization</i> and <i>Reflections on World History</i> after his death in 1897.

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