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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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Was Our Mom Named After This WWI Heroine?

Edith Cavell (December 4, 1865 – October 12, 1915) I’ve always wondered why Mom was named Edith at birth. Since she was born slightly more than 7 years after this English woman‘s death by German firing squad, I can only … Continue reading

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¡Larga vida a la revolución! ¡Viva el revolucionario!

Che Guevara (May 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967) Trust astrologers to get to the bottom of a scandal: Che’s mother was pregnant when she got married to his father, so to cover-up the scandal, her doctor post-dated his birth … Continue reading

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