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The Crusader King and His Karmic Debt to Jerusalem

Richard the Lionheart (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) The mental flash I got yesterday about the Henry II, Richard I and John being connected with the unholy trinity of Flavian emperors hasn’t gone away. Let’s call it the … Continue reading

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Henry II’s Favourite Son: Nicknamed John Lackland

King John of England (December 24, 1166 – October 19, 1216) I’ve written about King John before, but only in connection with the Magna Carta. It was my inspired thought this morning about the echo between John and Domitian that … Continue reading

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Once Seen, Never Forgotten, Thrice

Warwick Castle, Warwick I’ve seen this castle three times over the 22 years I lived in England: the first time with my second wife, Suzann, the second time with my mother, and the third time with Dianne. During the third … Continue reading

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Once Seen, Never Forgotten, Too

Hampton Court Palace My memory says that I, with my second family, visited this palace in the summer of 1986. My third wife, Susan, has photos of this palace in 1965, especially the gardens. I remember that I was surprised … Continue reading

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Once Seen, Never Forgotten

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland I visited Edinburgh, once, in May of 1984. It was a spur-of-the-moment trip, after having gone to Paris for the previous few days. Was I rediscovering my karmic roots, or what? Just yesterday, one of my friends … Continue reading

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Could Some Royals have Reincarnated as My Extended Family?

The Tudor Family Tree As anyone who knows me can attest, when I start to do research, I do it thoroughly, and, if I’m honest, personally. Such is the case with the Tudor Dynasty from the late 15th to the … Continue reading

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A Young Man with So Much to Look Forward to

Henry VIII (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) We are so used to seeing images of Henry as an inflated personality (and size) that we forget that he was once a young Prince, and a gentleman. He may have … 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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List This as: “I Never Knew That…”

Bridgerton (2020) I can see why Shondaland would get involved in the production of this Netflix series: a good percentage of the actors are of a certain racial complexion. Does that sound racist? In my view this is Pride and … Continue reading

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Her Majesty and the Captain of the Queen’s Guard

Queen Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603) Like an episode of The Crown, astrology can peek behind the royal curtains and witness history in a more intimate fashion: this is the story of Elizabeth I and Sir … Continue reading

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