The Scoundrels Dictionary

The Scoundrel’s Dictionary, the anonymous 18th century pamphlet, has amused me for a few years now but it is quite hard to read in the original type-setting. Too many OLDE WORLDE confusions of S and F. Anyway, in this monograph I have modernised much of the original 18th century spelling and included several annotations to, […]

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Abandoned Dungeon

Mad stories and a Scottish Necromancer (?!)  

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How to BE a Writer : Lesson 1

Every REAL writer knows the first 2 MAJOR rules of writing. Show, Don’t Tell. Less is More. And – taking these to heart – I’ll do my REAL job and Endeth the Lesson here!  

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Harem

For nearly four centuries, the Ottoman sultans dwelt amid the secret splendors of Topkapi Palace. Access to the Grand Seraglio–which served as the empire’s administrative, legislative, and judicial center and an academy of fine arts, as well as the ruler’s home–was jealously guarded, even after the sultans ceased to reside there in the mid-nineteenth century. […]

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Toot & Anook

I’m still on the trail of Ankhesenamun, wife of Tutankhamen. Wiki : Ankhesenamun Now. If New Chronology are right and Toot was really the child Tsar Dmitry, was he married? So many questions. So few tangible answers. How frus-bloody-trating!!! From NC:   TUTANKHAMUN AND CZAREVICH DMITRY. By calling a young pharaoh Tutankhamun, we rely on […]

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Edgar – King of Scotland

Edgar was certainly not heir by primogeniture, as later kings would be, since Duncan II had a legitimate son and heir in the person of William fitz Duncan.[7] With Donald and Edmund removed, however, Edgar was uncontested king of Scots, and his reign incurred no major crisis. Compared with his rise to power, Edgar’s reign is obscure. One […]

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I Admit IT…I Was WRONG :o(

I should’ve gone with the flow and Sold Out. Silly me. I’d be exploring the world and making videos and screwing up the already screwed up Hidden History. And making lots of lovely Lolly/Dosh/Shekels/ Greenbacks/PoundShillingPences. My bad. P.S. I’m Soooooo done with Josh and Cody and…..etc  

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Isabelle Wilhelmine Marie Eberhardt

Wiki : Isabelle Eberhardt   I came across Isabelle many moons ago via a fictionalised account of her life. I looked a little deeper into her story. I might just have to look deeper still. And pay more attention (!) If I remember correctly, she embraced Sufism wholeheartedly and converted to Islam. P.S. I’d also […]

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The Sokollu Clan

Oooh. Another huge one for the PDF TBR pile! And kind of new to me – although the underlying pattern is very much the same as all the other MS history theses. Aha. Much reading to be done. As always :o)  

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Time is a Great Healer (?)

I do NOT agree. For me – WORK heals. I have a huge, gaping hole in my research. It concerns the mother(s) of Andronicus I Comnenus’ children. Maybe Maria is figured out. (TY, AMP) but what about the others? Anna. How can an 11 year old give birth to at least 2, maybe more, children […]

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Ptolemy’s Map of the World

Wiki : Ptolemy’s Map of the World   Okely, Dokely, peeps. Read the wiki thing above – especially this bit – The Ptolemy world map is a map of the world known to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century. It is based on the description contained in Ptolemy’s book Geography, written c. 150.   And then ask yourselves one simple question.   How […]

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