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Feb.03.2012
Would you believe me if I told you it came from a basket? During the great Roman Empire there were many areas needing administration. Thousands of miles of roads were built to reach Roman cities and outposts. Along these great stretches of road, treasure was transported in sealed baskets that were...
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Jan.27.2012
Sometimes we think the Ark of the Covenant is the same as the Holy Grail. It isn't. The phrase gets thrown around often and is probably used incorrectly. The Holy Grail is the cup that caught the last drops of Jesus' blood. There is a tradition that in Glastonbury England, a man named Joseph of...
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Jan.06.2012
You think your boss is so strict? Get a load of this. I was reading about the ancient Hittites of several thousand years ago and the King's ceremonial court that preserved his "religious purity". The King had very strict rules as what not to do and how to do this, that and the other and his...
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Nov.27.2011
Nothing against the lady (my eyes were riveted like millions of others). And - of course - we won't whisper about her family connections for - surely - that had no reason in the contemplation of this book deal. And I am - of course - glad she "... has been setting aside several hours a day to...
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Nov.08.2011
It must have been scandalous. Marguerite, Queen of France was about nineteen when she married Henry IV and after twenty-seven years of marriage, divorced. As the daughter of Henry II and Catherine de’ Medici, she was cultured, beautiful and the author of memoirs and poems. Known to have had several...
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Oct.20.2011
Her subjects loved her. She was Elizabeth (1837-1898), Queen of Hungary, Empress of Austria and daughter of the Bavarian King. Elizabeth saw that the etiquette of the Imperial Court was too strict so against the opposition of other Nobles, she tried to change it. Her only son died under “tragic...
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Oct.19.2011
Bohemian Queen Elizabeth had thirteen children. Even though she had attendants she still had to give birth thirteen times which can’t be easy even with all that help. Imagine keeping track of that brood? And can you only imagine the drama? No, we don’t have to imagine it these days; the tabloids...
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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...