Daily Archives: December 26, 2019

A Recognition Gone Awry

How is it that people recognize others as allies?  I spent quite a bit of time enjoying some pleasant reading and observation and most of the people around me were sensible enough to leave me more or less alone to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heir Apparent

The Heir Apparent:  A Life Of Edward VII, The Playboy Prince, by Jane Ridley This book was not an officially sanctioned royal history, but it certainly offers a highly flattering picture of King Edward VII in such a way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair:  George III And His Scandalous Siblings, by Stella Tillyard George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lady Catherine, The Earl, And The Real Downton Abbey

Lady Catherine, The Earl, And The Real Downton Abbey, by Fiona Carnarvon This book was written by the current Countess of Carnarvon, who is the wife of a descendant of the mismatched titular pair of this book’s title, and as … Continue reading

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