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Emma, England’s Forgotten Queen

Emma, a gem more splendid through the splendors of her merits… So begins the epigram written late in the 11th century by Godfrey, prior of Winchester, in honor of Emma, Queen of England. Queen Emma died on 6 March, 1052, … Read More

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Falling Stars, Bloody Moons and Dragons

Tonight we will be able to witness a total lunar eclipse – the last in this year’s rare series of four such eclipses, which astronomers call a tetrad. This time round we have a harvest moon and a supermoon in … Read More

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The Riddle of the Stones

They had arrived at last at a long, low ridge where the standing stone, its edges scored in primitive runes, pointed skyward. Athelstan checked his horse beside the ancient, lichen-covered stone. Gazing into the shallow vale beyond, he caught his … Read More

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Two Authors, One Queen

UPDATE: EVERYONE WHO POSTED A COMMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME ON MARCH 6, EITHER ON HELEN’S BLOG OR MINE, WAS PLACED IN THE DRAW FOR THE BOOK GIVEAWAYS. THE UK WINNER FOR SHADOW ON THE CROWN: Helen Hart THE US … Read More

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Live Internet Event!

March 6 will be the 962nd anniversary of the passing of Emma of Normandy, dowager queen of England. She had kings as sons and kings as husbands She shone forth in the glory of her progeny of kings She excelled … Read More

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