The 5 Most Interesting Doomed Queens (In My Opinion)

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at my five favorite stories of Doomed Queens.   In this countdown, I will rank the Queens based on how much interest I find in their tales.   This is not to say that any one of them is better than the others, or worse,…

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My Top 5 Royal Historical Fiction Books

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my five favorite historical fiction novels.   These are in particular about Queens in the late medieval and Tudor periods.   The reason they are my favorites is that it is my favorite time period. Number 5: The White Rose by Jan Westcott ~This…

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Maeve, the Morrigan, and Aine

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three of the most important Irish Faery Queens.    Maeve, the Morrigan, and Aine are all powerful figures in the Irish pantheon of Gods. Maeve’s name means “she who intoxicates” which is a reference to both her association with mead and her ability to…

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The Elizabeth Woodville and Morgan le Fay Connection

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the connection between the Arthurian figure Morgan le Fay and the late medieval Queen Elizabeth Woodville.   In the past, I did a post about the connection between Elizabeth Woodville and Guinevere.   That one had some obvious connections with both being Queens married…

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My Top 5 Biographies About Elizabeth Woodville

For today’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite non-fiction books about the White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville.   Woodville is one of the iconic Queens during the Wars of the Roses.   She was called the White Queen because she was married to the first Yorkist King of England, Edward IV.…

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Queen Aphrodite

Welcome back to White Rose of Avalon’s week-long tribute to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.    For today’s final day of Aphrodisia Week, I have chosen to focus on Aphrodite’s aspect of Queen!   It is, in my opinion, her most powerful aspect which is why I saved it for last. So, Aphrodite is seen…

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Daenerys Targaryen: Mother of Dragons

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to discuss Daenerys Targaryen, my favorite Game of Thrones character.   Now, this post is likely a very long time coming, but it is not an easy one to write.   I adored Dany from the very first time we meet her in the pilot, and…

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Kathryn Howard: Doomed Tudor Queen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to look at the story of Henry VIII’s infamous fifth Queen!   Kathryn Howard was just a teenager when she caught the eye of the aging monarch.   She is most noted for being the second Queen that he beheaded.   I feel much empathy for…

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The Fascination with Doomed Queens

For today’s post I have chosen to look at why so many of us are fascinated with doomed Queens.    I am certainly someone who is endlessly fascinated with any and all doomed Queens!    I sometimes wonder why it is that so many people love to revisit the stories of these women. In my…

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