A Conversation for Five Ladies and the Tower of London

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Demon Drawer

.....you're doing some of the strong historical ladies yourself. smiley - smiley


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Ashley

Well thank you


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J'au-æmne

indeed. smiley - smiley


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Demon Drawer

Now if you don't mind I'm popping off to the library. smiley - smiley

Someone gave me some work to do. smiley - winkeye


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Ashley

Tee Hee smiley - smiley


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J'au-æmne

Okay, now for the nitpicking... while I'm not as good as Fragilis I do have to argue with Anne Bolyn becoming 'king'. smiley - smiley
- Queen or Pregnant?

At this point if you were a newbie I'd ask if you'd submitted it yet smiley - winkeye


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Demon Drawer

Looking at his list of entries he hasn't yet. smiley - tongueout


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J'au-æmne

Of course I knew that. But if I say, 'I think you should submit this' and it gets rejected, I feel guilty. But if I say 'Have you?' although it implies that I think you ought to, I haven't said so in so many words.

Suggestion: a brief section on women who've had lucky escapes. Elizabeth I springs to mind, sitting at Traitor's Gate refusing to move...


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Demon Drawer

Just because I have done substantial research on four of the already given tasks does not mean you can add more to the list. Who do you think I am Hercules? smiley - winkeye


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J'au-æmne

That was aimed at Crusader. smiley - tongueout heaven forbid I give you more work to do...

Joanna (trying to get over a minor attack of writer's block)


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Demon Drawer

*DD quite glad he isn't having one at present*


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Post 12

J'au-æmne

*Joanna is convinced she dreamed a way to continue her mercury entry, but in the warm sunny light of day she can't remember*


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Ashley

Thanks Joanna..

It does need some refining which is why I haven't submitted it yet. smiley - smiley

An interesting historical note, however, if a woman was Queen Regnant rather Queen Consort, she would have been called Prince - the highest accolade of the era.


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J'au-æmne

Excuse my ignorance- what's the difference?


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Demon Drawer

Queen Regnant is a female sovereign in her own right. Since 1066 they have been. (Jane Grey), Mary I, Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne, Victoria, Elizabeth II.

A Queen Consort is the wife of a male Sovereign.

Mary II was actually unique in British History by being both. Although Mary I and Mary, Queen of Scots were both at times married to other Reigning Monarchs. Must be something about Mary.


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Demon Drawer

Being a pedant I'd better count in the Scottish one's as well.

Margaret (Maid of Norway), Mary (Queen of Scots)


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Post 17

J'au-æmne

I wish I'd studied history other than WW1/2

All this stuff is fascinating.


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Post 18

Demon Drawer

Stay tuned it will only get better.


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Ashley


It was my Gramps and father who taught me...


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Post 20

Ashley

what happened there?

They taught me because at school we did the Roamns to to the Hanoverians in one term and concentrated on modern history.

So, my gramps taught me all I needed to know about the monarchs and the magnificent matrons of history, while my father instructed mein historical literature.

My dad, bless him, has this wonderful ability of being able to recite poetry, verbatim, with hardly any effort. When he gets tipsy at Sunday lunch, and the mood takes him, he will satrt reciting Marlowe, Byron, Shelley et al while gazing lovingly into mama's eyes.
she then retorts

'Pass us the spuds before they get cold'.


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