One Year Anniversary

Today is a big day here on White Rose of Avalon.    It is the One Year Anniversary of this blog!    I wanted to use today’s post to thank everyone who has read, followed, and liked over the past year.    I feel incredibly blessed to have so much support from all of my…

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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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My Top 5 Favorite Historically Inaccurate Period-Pieces

I am sure that by the title of this post most of my readers have figured out that I will be talking about period-piece television series.    I am especially focused on the very historically inaccurate ones.   These are chosen because they are very fun, if totally unrealistic!    I may adore the real…

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Marie of France, Duchess of Champagne

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen Marie of France, Countess of Champagne!    This will be a very brief post about this French princess who became a Countess.  Marie was the daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Louis VII of France.    She would be married off the the Duke of Champagne.…

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Was Greensleeves About Anne Boleyn

For today’s blog post I would like to take a look at a popular theory about the origins of the song Greensleeves.    For anyone who does not know this song was a famous one written likely sometime during the Tudor period.    Many think that it was most likely written during the Elizabethan period,…

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An Incredible Historical Find: Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

In recent news we have learned of a huge find in the world of Tudor history.    I found out last Wednesday, when news really began to spread, that an old Tudor artifact had come to light.    This is very huge news for me because it is the Falcon Crest of Anne Boleyn!   …

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Confessions of Elizabeth Woodville

Hello my lovely readers! Today is a great day, as this is my 300th blog post here at White Rose of Avalon. So I would like to take a moment to thank all of my readers, new and old, for reading and following my blog! For today’s post I am sharing a short story of…

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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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