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Mary II of England

Michiel de Ruyter Film Review

Even though a royal woman only makes a short appearance in this film, I wanted to write a review on this film. It’s quite possibly one of the biggest Dutch releases of this year and is about an especially restless period in Dutch history. Its main character Michiel de Ruyter is a scruffy, unkempt man [read more]

Anne Boleyn

Jane Seymour by David Loades Book Review

Jane Seymour was Henry VIII’s third wife, after Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. She was a maid of honour to both of her predecessors and married Henry a mere 11 days after Anne’s execution. She was reportedly not very beautiful and had a demure personality. She was, for the time, quite old to be [read more]

Book Reviews

Elfrida The First Crowned Queen of England by Elizabeth Norton Book Review

I just recently received this book, Elfrida The First Crowned Queen of England by Elizabeth Norton from Amberley Publishing for review. It’s been available in hardcover since earlier this year but came out in paperback last month. Elfrida was actually known by several names, Ælfthryth but also Alfrida and Elfthryth. The Anglo-Saxons certainly knew how to make things difficult [read more]