Monthly Archives: January 2016

Philip Livingston, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Lord of the Manor”

Born to a wealthy family of the Hudson River Valley of New York (like 160,000 acres on the eastern side of Hudson River wealthy), Philip Livingston was a merchant and a philanthropist. The Livingston family’s wealth provided them with political … Continue reading

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William Whipple, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Man Whose Slaves Fought Along Side Him

Today we have a look at another signer of the Declaration of Independence, one of which you likely are not familiar.  William Whipple was born in 1730 in Kittery, Maine. His father William was a brewer and his mother the … Continue reading

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“Put Your John Hancock on the Line!” Signer of the Declaration of Independence

With the flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock is a name easily remembered. But what do we know of Hancock’s life? John Hancock was born on 23 January 1737 in Baintree, Massachusetts (now known as Quincy, Massachusetts), … Continue reading

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Scandal: Ingrid Bergman’s Fall From Movie Royalty

 Tell me, do you recall the extramarital affair with nearly destroyed Ingrid Bergman’s career? What do you think of how this affair shook out? Does it change how you feel about the actress? Leave your comments below. Bergman had once … Continue reading

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Sir Thomas Malory, Knight-Prisoner, Author of “Le Morte Darthur,” and Criminal?

We know that Sir Thomas Malory compiled the tales of King Arthur to give us Le Morte Darthur. But was the real Thomas Malory?  Encyclopedia of World Biography | 2004, COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc., tells us some important facts … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and “Father of American Psychiatry”

Although he had his detractors, Benjamin Rush was considered (USHistory.org) an “eminent physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, and as interesting a figure as one could find in the formation of the United States. A wildly popular and much loved man, he was … Continue reading

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Only Two Days Left to Take Advantage of a Sale on 20 of Your Favorite Titles from Regina Jeffers

Just in time for the New Year, these titles are available in eBook format, each for $2.50 or less. Load up those eReaders while you may. The sale ends 4 January 2016. BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM KINDLE, NOOK, AND KOBO.  … Continue reading

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