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suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.06.2014
Feudalism was practiced throughout medieval Europe. The word derives from a German word "fihu" which means property. It was usually land that was referred to when practicing feudalism. This exchange of land for favors or services was the central premise behind feudalism. Two titles associated with...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.11.2013
In Medieval England, after the invasion of William the Conqueror, English kings understood the importance of preserving land that sustained animals they hunted for food. They also understood their lush forests were valuable holdings and used them to smooze other royals and privileged guests. During...
scott-hungerford's picture
Sep.26.2013
In a couple of days I'll be announcing my first book on Amazon, an Arabian Nights fantasy called 'Wish' set in the city of Emerald - a place that used to be Seattle not so long ago!  With that button click I'm going to be starting a whole new adventure in my quest to become a published author...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jun.20.2013
Plutocracy means government by the wealthy. A Plutocrat is a member of the Plutocracy, the government controlled by wealthy rulers. Other versions are, "a controlling class of rich men," but today I believe we must add "women" to that statement. A plutocrat is one who has power or influence due to...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Mar.30.2013
          The princess was young, beautiful, spoke English better than Maggie Smith, carried a smart phone everywhere, and we were her guests.  One of the most modern countries in the world, India also remains one of the most traditional.  It...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.01.2012
 Convincing the rest of the group that you have supernatural powers of control will make you a God or Goddess, at least that was the way it was for many ancient tribes. In the instance of men, if the "power" was believed to be passed to the Wizard's son or relative, the position was handed...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.01.2012
 Convincing the rest of the group that you have supernatural powers of control will make you a God or Goddess, at least that was the way it was for many ancient tribes. In the instance of men, if the "power" was believed to be passed to the Wizard's son or relative, the position was handed...
suellen-ocean's picture
May.01.2012
King Henry XIII ordered that all churches have a bible chained to a desk. The reason it was chained was because back in 1537 bibles were costly. During the 1200's the price for building two arches of the London Bridge was $125.00 and the cost for a copy of the bible was $150.00.   Suellen...
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Feb.14.2012
Good question. When I hear news stories about John F. Kennedy and his family, they are often referred to as "Camelot". But "Camelot" is taken from Arthurian legend. King Arthur's legendary palace is named "Camelot" and was placed in Southwest England. Camelot is where King Arthur held court and had...
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Feb.06.2012
The Round Table is the table where King Arthur and his knights sat. The table was circular so that all in attendance were considered equal. The circular nature of it made it so none claimed precedence.   Suellen Ocean is the author of The Celtic Prince available at Amazon and B&N.