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Anne Boleyn

Painting Through Tudor England: A Unique Way to View History

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey painting at Thornbury Castle, England I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them...

How To Try a Witch in the 21st Century

Susan Bordo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Susan Bordo

"She lied. She's a liar" "Put her in Prison!" "She deserves to be in stripes!" "Lock her up!" The trembling woman on the stage was grief-stricken, bu...

A Queen of Many Faces

George Heymont | Posted 06.05.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Historical dramas have an intense appeal for many audiences. To some, there is the vicarious thrill of witnessing history come alive. For others, such...

Greensleeves and Memories

Paola K Amaras | Posted 12.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Christmas is a time of magical realism. Not in the literary sense necessarily, where magic plays an integral part in the mundane world, but in the sen...

Urban Legends: Famous Ghosts From Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 10.22.2016 | Travel
Cheapflights

From real-life historical characters to mythical creatures, Cheapflights names its top 10 most terrifying ghosts from around the world. Even better, we tell you where you might meet some of them!

Hilary Mantel: The Star of 'Wolf Hall'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wolf Hall, based upon historic fiction by Hilary Mantel, focuses on the period in his reign when the king, smitten with the sexy Anne Boleyn, concocts a strategy for ridding himself of his wife of 18 years, Catherine of Aragon.

Maureen Ryan

'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past. “Confront” may not be the ri...

Searching for the Ultimate Luxury Experience -- in Tudor, England

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Group tours (I hear you groan, but read on) have been a large part of my travel history. I have accompanied many during my years with the Smithsonian....

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You've Heard About Anne Boleyn

Susan Bordo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Susan Bordo

Where did Anne the skanky schemer come from? In essence, she is the creation of a many-centuries-long telephone game that turned politically motivated lies into inflammatory gossip and alchemized that gossip into "history."

The White Queen: Having It All in the Fifteenth Century

Susan Bordo | Posted 10.14.2013 | TV
Susan Bordo

Ever since Thelma and Louise clasped hands and took fatal flight into the Grand Canyon, there's been no shortage in pop culture of fierce women willing to risk it all for their integrity, freedom, or justice.

Crowned Mantel and Her Cromwell

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I just finished Bring up the Bodies -- and, lo and behold, look who won the Man Booker Prize again?

PHOTOS: Britain's 3 Best Castle Hotels

Susan Fogwell | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Koi-filled ponds create a serene setting among topiaries dating back to the 1920s. The castle has two restaurants, a tennis court, croquet lawn and an 18-hole professional putting range.

'Bring Up The Bodies' Is The Best Book Yet About Henry VIII And Anne Boleyn

Liz Smith | Posted 07.31.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I am busy now reading Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies." This is the best-selling hit sequel to the writer's Man Booker prizewinner, "Wolf Hall" -- a story that even amateur historians just can't get enough of -- the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn and of the men and women who rose and fell with her.

Bring Up the Bodies: A Review and Interview With Booker Prize-winning Author Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant.

Royal Wedding Prep: 7 Books To Help You Know The Difference Between A Duchess And A Dustman (PHOTOS)

Peter Steinberg | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Can't tell a Duchess from a dustman? A banger from a biscuit? With the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton just 2 weeks away, it's a good thing blogger Amy Dawson contributed the following book list to Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations to help you prepare.

Ten Tremendous Women Who Never Married

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

The following women serve as a sweet reminder that you don't need anyone but yourself to live an incredible life and have people remember you long after you're gone.