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He Slipped Away in the Night, While the Rest Slept

The Death of Prince Philip (April 9, 2021) I guess he didn’t want to see what 100 years looked like in the mirror. Prince Philip died yesterday, and I waited an extra day to see if Buckingham Palace would provide … Continue reading

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Dr John Dee and Elizabeth I are Connected Through Astrology

Coronation of Elizabeth I (January 15, 1559) According to reports, Elizabeth I asked John Dee to draw up a chart for the best time for her coronation. This isn’t as unusual as you might think, since most royals thought that … Continue reading

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Harsh Reality: “That’s Some Loaded Toast!”

‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry’ TV Special on CBS A no-holds barred take down of the British Royal Family was always going to be fascinating viewing, but I wasn’t expecting such candor from the participants. In a way, Meghan got … Continue reading

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Executed by Her First Cousin, Once Removed

Mary, Queen of Scots (December 8, 1542 – February 8, 1587) Rechecking my Ancestry DNA, they have finally noted that my ancestors were more Scottish than anything else. That’s not a surprise to me. But when it comes to royalty, … Continue reading

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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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