Anne Boleyn, King’s Concubine

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen the topic of Anne Boleyn as a King’s Concubine.   This is the negative view of her taken by many, but in particular Eustice Chapyus, who was the the Imperial Ambassador and an ardent supporter of Katherine of Aragon and Mary.   This is also a…

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Morgana Le Fay’s Influence in Game of Thrones

For today’s post I would like to look at Morgan Le Fay’s influence in the characters in Game of Thrones (or as the book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire).    The obvious Morgana connection here is to Melisandre of Asshai.   She is the redheaded witch character.   In many ways…

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The Anne Boleyn and Morgana Le Fay Connection

Today’s post is inspired by something I mentioned in one of my twitch.tv streams.    I said I always felt there was a connection between Anne Boleyn and Morgana.    So that is my topic of discussion in this post!   Morgana was a witch and faery enchantress, and Anne Boleyn was accused of witchcraft,…

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Confessions of Anne Boleyn

For today’s blog post I have decided to post a short story I have written about Anne Boleyn. It is from her perspective in her time in the Tower of London, awaiting execution! I hope you will enjoy this. Confessions of Anne Boleyn by Maranda Wabik Once upon a time I was Queen of England,…

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A Very Royal Haunting: The Ghost of Queen Anne Boleyn

For today’s post I would like to do a short discussion of the story of Anne Boleyn’s ghost.    This is a subject that should not surprise my regular readers, as I have written about Anne many times, and have mentioned that she is my all time favorite queen!   In that way this post…

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Countess of Blood

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen a very fatal female indeed.    In honor of today being the start of October (and ever closer to Halloween) I will be discussing the story of Erzsebet Bathory!   Erzsebet is most often known in the English speaking world…

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The Influence of the Mabinogion and Arthurian Legends

For today’s post I would like to take a brief look at how the tales of the Mabinogion became influential to later tellings of Arthurian legends, inspired real monarchs (especially during the Wars of the Roses), and how those historical monarchs inspired more modern fantasy (namely Game of Thrones, or in book form A Song…

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Elizabeth Woodville and Anne Boleyn Parallels

For today’s post I would like to look at some of the parallels between the stories of Elizabeth Woodville and Anne Boleyn!    I have written about both of these queens multiple times, and I thought looking at them both would be an interesting post.    Elizabeth Woodville was the first “commoner” queen of England. …

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Elizabeth Woodville as Manipulative Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen to look as the negative rumors spread about Elizabeth Woodville!    I have spoken about her love story with her King Edward IV before.   Earlier this week I wrote a comparison between her and Guinevere.   Given that the…

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My Top 5 Favorite Vanessa Redgrave Costume Drama Roles

For today’s post I would like to do a count down of my favorite roles played by Vanessa Redgrave in costume dramas.    All five of these films are worth watching, and some are even masterpieces in my opinion.   Without further ado here are the top five costume drama roles portrayed by the great…

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