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The King’s Command – welcoming Rosemary Hayes and her new release

Those of you who are frequent readers of this blog know I have something of a fascination with religion–more specifically the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants that plagued Europe from the moment Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Cathedral. While the conflict ebbed and flowed (and at times became more political […]

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Ana – Spanish princess, French queen

It’s some time since I wrote anything about a Spanish Hapsburg, and by now I am suffering such severe withdrawal symptoms I’ve decided there’s nothing to it but to throw myself headlong into the story of Ana María Mauricia, Spanish Infanta and future French Queen. Choosing Ana is rather apt, as here in Sweden December

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