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Tanya Blakeley
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"Feminism is an entire worldview or gestalt. Not just a laundry list of women's issues." -Charlotte Bunch
"Feminism is an entire worldview or gestalt. Not just a laundry list of women's issues." -Charlotte Bunch

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Horrible Histories....are actually awesome?
Horrible Histories is a satirical look at serious historical events. Embedded is the episode on Anne's execution. What do you think?

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E-Book Recommendation!
For all of you Tudor history lovers out there, you have undoubtedly wondered about the clothing worn by our favorite historical characters, especially Anne who was famous for her beautiful clothes. Now all of your questions can be answered; Amazon is offeri...

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The Death of Catherine of Aragon
On January 7, 1536 Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII and mother to Mary I, died at Kimbolton Castle. Catherine was the Queen of England from 1509-1533, when she was deposed by Anne Boleyn. Prior to her marriage to Henry, Catherine was styled Pri...

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Was 11/14 Henry and Anne's Wedding Day?
There is much speculation regarding the date of Henry and Anne's wedding; some historians argue that it is November 14, 2014 which is St. Erkenwald's Day and ironically, the day that Arthur, prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon were married. Read about t...

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Read of the Week
I have been doing quite a bit of reading since the last time I shared my thoughts with you. I'll start with one of the best books I have read lately: The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens who Made England by Dan Jones is a great addition to any Bri...

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Confession: My Life is Crazy and...
...My blog has not Remained a Priority... I have been largely absent from blogging for a few months. In that time I: completed my first year of my M.A. in history, chose my thesis topic and committee and scheduled a trip to England to relax and research. I ...

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New blog! Can't wait to read more :)

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The Trial of Anne Boleyn
Today marks the 478th anniversary of the trial of Anne Boleyn. I have written quite extensively about today's nuances, obvisouly pre-decided outcome and Anne's spectacular defense of herself. Read all about it here!

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On This Day in Tudor History
On this day in Tudor History 1536 Cromwell continued his propaganda campaign against Anne Boleyn when he wrote to Bishop Stephen Gardiner saying: "The Queen's incontinent living was so rank and common that the ladies of her privy chamber could not conceal i...

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John Skip's Passion Sunday Sermon
Happy (very belated, as I forgot to post this) Passion Sunday to all of my fellow Christians! Today marks a very important day in the fall of Anne Boleyn. On Passion Sunday 1536 Anne's personal almoner, John Skip, preached a controversial sermon on the stor...
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