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The Battle of Pinkie

by Bazza1972 in History, May 22, 2013
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In 1542 James V died leaving his infant daughter Mary on the throne of Scotland.

Book Review Horrible Histories Cruel Kings and Mean Queens by Terry Deary

by Bazza1972 in History, April 9, 2013
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This Horrible Histories tome was originally published in 1995.

Book Review Elizabeth R by David Starkey

by Bazza1972 in History, February 23, 2013
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Vintage Press published Elizabeth R in 2000 to accompany the TV series made by David Starkey.

Book Review Dissolution by C J Sanson

by Bazza1972 in History, February 8, 2013
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Pan Books published this superb historically based murder mystery thriller by C J Sanson in 2003 (blimey the last ten years has flown by!).

Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt: And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?

by John Walsh in History, August 11, 2012
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An introduction to Wyatt’s lyric And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, which is a song so modern it could easily be appearing on MTV now.

Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt: They Flee From Me That Sometime Did Me Seek

by John Walsh in History, August 8, 2012
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An introduction to one of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s most famous poems and a link to the social and cultural change then prevalent.

Book Review: Soveriegn by C. J. Sansom

by PeterFlom in History, June 9, 2012
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The third in the Matthew Shardlake mysteries set in Tudor England.

Absolutism in France 1/2

by JenniferAO in History, January 26, 2012
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Age of Absolutism and Divine Right Monarchy
King Louis XIV: Le Roi Soleil (The Sun King)

Eight English Kings Named Henry

by DanZimmermann in History, November 28, 2011
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From the eleventh to the sixteenth century, England had eight kings named Henry. Henry V was the most successful military leader; the tragic Henry VI had the most admirable character.

The Charms and Elegance of Hampton Court Palace

by GOODPAL in History, October 3, 2011
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Hampton Court Palace originally constructed in 1514 and expanded and renovated from time to time, offers a lot of attractions to tourists and visitors with varying interests. It’s magnificent Tudor and Baroque Architecture and beautifully laid out pleasure gardens, together with a fair collection of 16th to 18th century paintings and 17th century Flemish tapestries are a source of great entertainment.

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