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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My Top 5 Elizabeth Taylor Films

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my favorite Elizabeth Taylor films!    Now this is going to be a difficult one, because I have been a huge Elizabeth Taylor fan my whole life, and I love basically all of her films.   None the less, this will be a fun…

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The Elizabeth Woodville and Guinevere Connection

For today’s post I would like to discuss the connection between the legendary figure of Guinevere and the real queen Elizabeth Woodville!    This may seem a bit far fetched, but given the prevalence of Arthurian legends during the medieval period, many real royals would take inspiration from these legends.    Elizabeth Woodville’s daughter and…

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Living a Life Inspired by Your Passions

For today’s post I would like to discuss how living a life that is inspired by things you love can make even difficult times easier.    I personally have never wanted to live a mundane life, and I am not temperamentally suited to living by any one set of societal norms.    My interests are…

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