Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Alison Weir Has A New Publication

Anyone else a medieval history freak fan like I am? Nothing gets me more excited than a new book on this subject, especially the Tudor dynasty (think Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, Elizabeth I, etc.) I have multiple books covering these Monarchs and more. One of my favorite authors, after David Starkey, is Alison Weir. Imagine my joy when I learned that Ms. Weir has a new book that is set to be published January 12th. Of all the people I've studied from that era, I know very little about Lady Margaret Douglas.

I've restocked the tea stash, hubby will cook scrumptious scones sprinkled with sugar, and my favorite reading chair is all set to go. After the 12th I'll be the one in the corner reading quietly about life 500 plus years ago. History is a marvelous teacher if we'll all just listen and learn from our ancestors mistakes. Which reminds me of the saying:

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." -- George Santayana

And I pray (literally) that our Nation will learn from our current horrendous mistake making 2017 the start of our own Renaissance. Wouldn't that be splendid?! One can hope.

Have a blessed day folks.


Simply Linda said...

I know very little of Lady Douglas, as well...and who knew I would do so well in European History 1600-present (A+). Sounds like a good book and I will have to see if the library can order it.

One can't get rid of history---and did you see Gov. Haley is giving the Republican rebuttal after the State of the Union next week? Thanks Sparky---many hugs to you.

Linda Eller said...

History and I never got along and still dont. I do commend you for enjoying it tho! I guess I am the one who will repeat history...:) Have a good Wed.

Wiregrass Steve said...

Powdered sugar or cinnamon on your scones M'lady?

Lulu James said...

YES--I love historical fiction and will give your rec a try---even if it isn't fiction. Truth is always stranger than fiction--RIGHT!
Blessings, Friend!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

The one thing I do not like about the Tudors is that they did not have TV. They spent their time either dancing genteely or killing each other. Henry VIII for instance - see how many people he killed. And then there was boring Shakespeare. If it was not for him, generations of students would be living much happier rather than have to study his silly writings.

If the Tudors had TV they would have spent their time watching Downton Abbey; and we years later would be much better off without Shakespeare.

God bless.

White Lace and Promises said...

I need to read more of history. I am such a mystery/suspense reader. I really need something that will stimulate my mind. You are so smart about what is going on in our world today. I prefer to be the ostrich with my head in the sand. I'm glad I have you and Linda to keep me abreast!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the art of the Renaissance come back. It seems to me we have become so 'stiff' and proper in many art forms today. I must say, I have The Three Musketeers and The Picture of Dorian Gray on my list to read this year. A bit of fun and tragedy both written in times that I find quite fascinating.

Wiregrass Steve said...

One book I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys a fictional story in a historically correct background, (ala Michener) is "Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett.

Vee said...

Aye, it would!

Your reading corner sounds like perfection!

No, I am not a fan of that genre. I like to know where the historical ends and the fiction starts and I can't tell!

Z said...

Sounds great! I may check that out...I've never heard of her and I thought I at least had a better than cursory knowledge of this period!

By the way; to SIMPLY LINDA above, I heard recently, that Haley might be the desired VP candidate.....wouldn't that be GREAT? Minority, woman, AND CONSERVATIVE! I like her very much...I hope this happens.