Monthly Archives: May 2016

John Penn: A Man Who Aided in Cornwallis’s Defeat and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Patriot, Continental Congress member, and North Carolina signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Penn was a native of Caroline County, Virginia.  Like many others who risked their lives to bring freedom to the American states, Penn’s contributions are often … Continue reading

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A Brief History of The Reformation 1485 – 1580

When Henry VII came to the throne, the York-Lancaster conflict knew an end. Henry earned a monopoly over all gun-powder, which had become the new weapon of warfare. As a result, the power of the monarchy was immeasurably solidified. With … Continue reading

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Medical Advancements Leading to Real Progress in the 18th Century

Early on, the civilize world saw the study of nature as essential to the welfare of all mankind. The 16th Century saw great strides. Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that … Continue reading

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The Birth of Victoria, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal

Only ten months after pronouncing her vows to her beloved Albert, Queen Victoria delivered forth the first of their children. The birth of Princess Victoria on 20 November 1840 was the first direct heir born to a reigning monarch in … Continue reading

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Happy “May” Birthdays to Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

We have a great mix of old and new in this month’s salute to those actors and actresses who have performed in Austen-inspired films.    May 4 – Anthony Calf, who portrayed Colonel Fitzwilliam in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice   … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Sale!!! 21 eBook Novels from Regina Jeffers, each $2.50 or Less

For Mother’s Day, surprise your that special woman in your life with the gift of reading. Fill up her Kindle, Nook, or Kobo with these delightful stories from award-winning author, Regina Jeffers. Hurry! The sale ends Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  Jane Austen-inspired … Continue reading

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