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Hello to the Owls,

A day of walks with Daisy over the woods, lots of Bunnies to be seen, yet again those Bunnies were too smart for her.!

Cards and letters wrote out, desk tidy up, caught up with the laundry basket and a pile of ironing. Put my reserve in at the Library for our Spring Read, just hope I don't have to wait too long for the book.

Phone call to my Son who is looking forward to his business trip abroad to Bologna Italy soon, lucky lad.

Just going to take a tour of the site before lamps out later.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 15th Mar 2012 - 01:08AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 4

Camilla's Avatar I so enjoyed watching BBC4 yesterday evening of the programme - She Wolves - England's Kings and Queens.

In the medieval and Tudor world there was no question in people's minds about the order of God's creation - men ruled and women didn't. A king was a warrior who literally fought to win power then battled to keep it. Yet despite everything that stood in their way, a handful of extraordinary women did attempt to rule medieval and Tudor England. In this series, historian Dr Helen Castor explores seven queens who challenged male power, the fierce reactions they provoked and whether the term 'she wolves' was deserved.

Helen Castor looks at what happened when England was faced not just with inadequate kings, but no kings at all. In 1553, for the first time in English history all the contenders for the crown were female. In the lives of these three Tudor queens - Jane, Mary and Elizabeth - she explores how each woman struggled in turn with wearing a crown that was made for a male head. Elizabeth I seemed to show that not only could a woman rule, but could do so gloriously.

The next episode will be the Tudor Queens, which I think is on again next Wednesday, if you missed any of the programmes check it out on iplayer BBC4.

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Mar 2012 at 02:05AM

Camilla's Avatar Off to bed, no book tonight.... eyes are closing.!

Goodnight Owls, Sweetest of Dreams.


Posted by: Camilla on 15th Mar 2012 at 02:06AM

Fennie's Avatar It is a fascinating story. Much of Philippa Gregory's fiction centres around the queens of the medieval/tudor period. Helen Castor, with her red hair, looks a bit like Queen Elizabeth herself.

Posted by: Fennie on 15th Mar 2012 at 10:37AM

Camilla's Avatar I must admit I was never very interested in History at school Fennie, now I can't get enough of it, love it, soo interesting and my books shelves now include this fascinating subject.

Shall have to check out those Philippa Gregory fictions Fennie.

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Mar 2012 at 06:03PM

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