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Hmmm. Three contenders to Hilary Mantel – the reigning queen of historical fiction | http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/20/three-contenders-to-hilary-mantel-the-reigning-queen-of-historical-fiction-3549912/ … via @metrouk
Tudor/Stuart phrase of the day - Merry-begotten: an illegitimate child. So much nicer than bastard, isn’t it?
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Tudor/Stuart word of the day - bufflehead: a talking, bragging boy.
Tudor/Stuart word of the day - Smell-feast: an uninvited guest, also called a belly-god or gutling.
Tudor/Stuart word of the day - Fizgig: “a light, worthless female, fond of gadding about.” Tusser, Husbandry, Sec. 7.8
Tudor/Stuart saying of the day - Let your head be not higher than your hat. Lyly, Euphues, 284 (Arber), 1580.
Tudor/Stuart expression of the day - Going west: making the journey from Newgate prison to be hanged at Tyburn.
These photos are extraordinary! Wish I could see more. Russia in color, a century ago http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html … via @bostondotcom
Medieval plague victims unearthed in City of London square http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/15/black-death-victims-city-london …
Tudor/Stuart phrase of the day - Dutch widow: a prostitute. Middleton, 1608.
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Author of historical fiction The Darling Strumpet (RWA RITA finalist!), The September Queen (U.K. title The KIng's Mistress), Venus in Winter.