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The Red Queen? Or Just a Victim of 16th c “Fake News”?

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Susan bought me a book for our 12th wedding anniversary. Any guesses? Too easy, eh? We watched this film a year or so ago. Now I’m reading the book that the film was based on. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Female Spy of All Time?

Mata Hari (August 7, 1876 – October 15, 1917) If you were hoping for something more salacious, you needn’t have come to this post. There are plenty of photos of Mata Hari in various states of undress on the internet. … Continue reading

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When the Americans Liberated Nazi Gold in WWII

XPD by Len Deighton (1981) I’ve been of fan of Len Deighton’s books ever since he first wrote about Harry Palmer in “The Ipcress File”. This new book was never in my paperback library until I was gifted it last … Continue reading

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A Case for Reincarnation or Something Else?

Indira Gandhi and Jeanne d’Arc In my experience, our childhood heroes have a definite effect on our lives. But is it a case for reincarnation or something else? Let’s look at these two women astrologically together. Wow! In truth, I … Continue reading

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In Those Days, Saying Less was More Prudent

Sir Thomas More (February 7, 1478 – July 6, 1535) I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, here. I’m about to start Peter Ackroyd’s book “Tudors” but I got prompted by a suggested YouTube video of More and Wolsey discussing … Continue reading

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The Soldier Who Wanted to be Emperor?

Sejanus (June 3, 20 BCE – October 18, 31 AD) Yesterday, I wrote about the plot against Tiberius. This man was the ‘culprit’. His fall from the highest levels of the Roman Empire was spectacular. But was it true? The … Continue reading

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The First British Queen to be Executed

Anne Boleyn (May 19, 1536) I very much doubt that Henry VIII would have been in attendance at this event, but he let it happen, nonetheless, because Anne Boleyn produced a daughter (Elizabeth) and not a son. Because Anne lost … Continue reading

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A Man of Many Talents, Not the Least as an Explorer

Sir Walter Raleigh (January 22, 1552 – Oct 29, 1618) Even though John Lennon cursed him for importing tobacco from the colonies, this gentleman was one of the most famous Englishman to live during the Elizabethan era. The timing of … Continue reading

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Can Your New Life “Redeem” Your Past Life?

Redeeming Factor Before I review this ebook, I want to share this quote: ‘It is important that the deceased is left in peace for 68 hours after dying so that the person in question has discarded all his bodily elements. … Continue reading

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Was “Ramsay” the Model for James Bond?

Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) He has been called, by several people, “a perfect spy”. That reminded me of the John le Carré novel of the same name. But would a perfect spy have been caught … Continue reading

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