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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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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Bellatrix Lestrange: Witch Bitch

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen a truly fatal female.   In the Harry Potter books there was not a more evil and wicked female magician than Bellatrix Lestrange.    There is literally nothing but blackness and bile in this bitchy witch!    She is an antagonist and rather mad, and is…

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Calling Forth the Birds of Rhiannon

For today’s post I would like to share another short story that I have written. It is a story of a young witch and her dying mother. I hope you will enjoy this tale! Calling Forth the Birds of Rhiannon by Maranda Wabik A young witch is sitting in meditation trying to figure out how…

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My Top 20 Witchy Characters

For today’s post, as a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s, I want to countdown my top 20 witch characters across books, films, and television!   For ease I will not be including legendary or mythological figures.    Even with these limitations this list was very difficult to rank, and compile, as I adore all…

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My Top 5 Witchy Cats

For today’s post I would like to do a countdown of my top five favorite witchy cats! Halloween is slowly approaching, although not nearly quickly enough for me (it is my absolute favorite holiday!). At least I have my birthday, the Autumnal Equinox, and my husband’s birthday this month to satisfy my need to celebrate…

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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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My Top 10 Things We did on Our Honeymoon (aside from the obvious)

Hello my lovely readers, I am back!   We are back from our incredible honeymoon in Massachusetts, and I already miss Salem!   For today’s first post back here on White Rose of Avalon, I would like to do a countdown of my top ten favorite things my husband and I did. Number 10: Lizzie…

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Freya: Warrior Love Goddess

For today’s post I would like to take a look at the Love Goddess of the Norse Pantheon.    Freya was a goddess of both love and war.    She was in this way associated with both life and death, and even had a hall of warrior’s souls (just like Odin did), and she got…

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