Category archive: History

The Iron Lady and the Mouseketeer

While the world takes note of the passing of the great Margaret Thatcher, I couldn’t help but feel a pang when I heard of today’s other celebrity death: Annette Funicello. She was only a few years older than I am, and┬áthe news of her passing transported me back to my childhood. I think many of…

Queen Mary Tudor aka Bloody Mary

As I revise my historical romance, Fires of Destiny, I once again find myself pondering the difficult life of one of England’s Queens, Mary Tudor, aka Bloody Mary.┬áMary, daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, ruled England during the period explored in Fires of Destiny. She attempted to turn her…

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