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Yesterday in History XIV

The Wars of the Roses (May 22, 1455) Two arms of the Plantagenet family duke it out for control of the English crown. On this day in 1455: The Wars of the Roses begin with the First Battle of St. … Continue reading

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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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Seventy Years Ago, Today, She Became…

Queen Elizabeth II On this day in 1952, Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her father, George VI. It’s a sad fact that one cannot ascend the throne unless one’s reigning parent dies. (Ask … Continue reading

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Was Rommel “The Swan King” in a Past Life?

Ludwig II of Bavaria (August 25, 1845 – June 13, 1886) A fellow astrologer-blogger has linked the life of this King to Erwin Rommel. Does his hypothesis hold up to astrological scrutiny? As you might expect the birth chart of … Continue reading

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It was the Best Day of Her Life

The Wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson (July 23, 1986) You might think that a royal wedding is the fairy tale ending for all young women. Well, judging by the photos of Charles and Diana, Andrew and Sarah, Harry … Continue reading

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How the Other Royal Wife was Discarded

Sarah, Duchess of York This could have been called a tale of two sisters-in-law. Sarah (Andrew’s wife) and Diana (Charles’ wife). They both were divorced, but only one lost her royal status. I wonder why (although it’s probably because Dodi … Continue reading

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Can a Royal be Successfully Sued for Sex Crimes?

Prince Andrew, Duke of York (February 19, 1960) It’s a given fact: royalty have always thought they were above the law, especially when one is the favourite son of a reigning monarch. And who would the jury of his peers … Continue reading

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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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