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Richard III, The Princes in the Tower, and the Big Whodunit

Since the 1950s there has been a BIG debate about Richard III, who is either a monstrous murderer or a perfect paragon, depending who you ask.  On one side is the pro-Richard III team, called the Ricardians, who claim that everything bad Richard was accused of doing was a foul calumny spread by that bastard… Read more Richard III, The Princes in the Tower, and the Big Whodunit

A little bit about the Kell positive blood type

In Blood Will Tell I talked about the theory that Henry VIII had a Kell positive blood type, but in my quest to prevent innocent readers from slipping into an over-science coma I didn’t go into deep detail about it. . This post will provide a tad more information as to what it is exactly… Read more A little bit about the Kell positive blood type

Scrabbling for a room of one’s own

A Wolfe at the Door In the 1920’s a famous feminist author, Virginia Wolfe, wrote a a collection of lectures that were eventually published as an extended essay entitled A Room of One’s Own. The point of the essay was that throughout history almost all women had run into serious roadblocks whenever they attempted to write. The… Read more Scrabbling for a room of one’s own