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Jul.26.2012
Yes, in the morning of Sept 28th, 1066, William, the Duke of Normandy must have looked weak when he fell in the ground in front of his fighting men but he made a nice save when he said, "The earth of England is in my two hands." William was the first of the Norman invaders to step foot on the...
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Oct.28.2011
The lure of new oceans, the availability of unspoiled forests plump with resources and islands bursting with spices brought several European powers to exploit, but Queen Elizabeth I’s shrewd politicking and her ability to enlist the services of her nation’s most capable and loyal subjects enabled...
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Oct.26.2011
The infamous Tower of London. It was here that the two younger brothers of Princess Elizabeth were murdered. Since Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of Edward IV, she became heiress to the throne. Her father had negotiated with several men to marry her but it had not happened, leaving her unmarried...
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Oct.24.2011
The princess’s father negotiated several times to marry her off but it never happened. Not before he died. Her father, King Edward IV even arranged for the princess to marry Charles VIII but it never happened. There were many other men as well who contemplated marrying Princess Elizabeth. This...
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Oct.19.2011
He met her while out hunting. They were married secretly. The year was 1464. The next year she was given the nod as queen and received her crown. What’s interesting about this Queen Elizabeth is that she was the widow of a Sir John Grey when a young king, Edward IV of England, met her while he was...
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Oct.19.2011
Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of King James I. In 1613, after Elizabeth married Frederick V, this Bohemian couple lived in Frederick’s capital of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1618, Frederick became King of Bohemia. The Thirty Years War began in the same year. In 1619, Elizabeth and Frederick were...
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Oct.17.2011
Elizabeth II was the presumed heir to the throne as a child so was carefully coached, including being shown secret state papers when she was appointed a councilor of state when she was only eighteen. At an even younger age, sixteen, she held the position of colonel of the Grenadier Guards (an...
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Oct.07.2011
The Marquis of Anglesey had tens of thousands of admirers and must have been quite a lover for in nine years he fathered eight children with his wife Lady Caroline who passed away, understandably, poor thing. When the Marquis remarried, his new wife, Lady Charlotte had ten more children.  ...
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Oct.07.2011
The word “Anglophile” designates someone who “greatly admires or favors England and things English.” England is a romantic country, filled with traditional and intelligent people who no doubt will maintain England’s charm so we may always enjoy or look forward to enjoying its many historical facets...
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Oct.06.2011
Royals borrowed from wealthy English wool merchants during the 1600s but many experts believe Romans were the importers of the famous “Cotswold Lion”. This sheep had such a nice fleece it weighed twenty-eight pounds. By 1678, the Cotswold’s wool industry had suffered so badly the famous “Cotswold...