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"THE WINDS OF WAR" (1983) Review [Wednesday
June 4th, 2014 at 9:25am]


"THE WINDS OF WAR" (1983) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "THE WINDS OF WAR", the 1983 television adaptation of Herman Wouk's 1971 novel. Directed by Dan Curtis, the miniseries starred Robert Mitchum, Ali McGraw and Jan-Michael Vincent.
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"DOWNTON ABBEY" – Series One Retrospective [Wednesday
September 28th, 2011 at 8:16am]



I wrote this ARTICLE about my views on Series One of ITV's "DOWNTON ABBEY".
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Social Class and the Bennet Family in "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" [Friday
September 3rd, 2010 at 9:29pm]



I wrote this ARTICLE about the Bennet family in Jane Austen's 1813 novel, "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" and their social position in Regency England.
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"SHADOW OF THE MOON" (1957; 1979) Book Review [Friday
May 14th, 2010 at 2:55pm]


"SHADOW OF THE MOON" (1957; 1979) Book Review

I wrote this REVIEW of M.M. Kaye's historical novel about the Sepoy Rebellion called "SHADOW OF THE MOON".
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68 Sherlock Holmes Icons [Tuesday
May 4th, 2010 at 3:57pm]

[68] Final Problem icons


What professional criminal would want to own the Mona Lisa? @ ogeecons 
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April 5th, 2010 at 12:59pm]

the duchess, pride&prejudice (1995), the jacket, night at the museum, king arthur, hansel & gretel, young victoria, elizabeth, sherlock holmes, les misérables, troy, lolita, marie antoinette, persuasion (2007)
the x-files: I want to believe, the fifth element, twilight saga, little house, dangerous beauty,
titanic, emma (2009), lord of the rings, clash of the titans, lieksa!, war and peace,
dancer in the dark, up in the air, paris je t'aime, jisus christ superstar, onegin,

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February 21st, 2010 at 8:19pm]

[20]Sence and Sensibility (95)

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New fashion history community! [Monday
February 1st, 2010 at 10:24am]

Hello everyone!

I've started a fabulous new community called past_fashion, where I will make informative posts about everything relating to the history of fashion. I've created this to be an easy to use resource with a wide variety of well researched information, from the basic stuff to the intricate details. I'll also have guest posts from some of my fashion historian buddies, so even if you already know a thing or two about fashion history it'll definitely be worth a read. I'll be putting up the first post soon, which will be about the fashion doll. So please join!! I promise to post about a variety of things, and use lots of pretty pictures.

Also available on blogger:
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October 23rd, 2009 at 3:11pm]

[ mood | giggly ]

Hi! I'm Tori and I'm a history major :D I have to read some books for my American City class and I was wondering if any of you lovers of history knew of any history ebook communities? I'd like to download them for my kindle but some aren't available on the kindle website sooo here I am asking you all.

Thanks so much for any help!

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The Tudors [Saturday
August 8th, 2009 at 12:55am]

1-11 The Tudors Season 1; Anne Boleyn (with a bit of Henry)
12-19 The Tudors Season 2; Anne Boleyn (with a bit more Henry)
20-31 Natalie Dormer
32-60 Emma Watson

More @ colour_killer
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Chelsea NYC, c. 1954 [Saturday
July 11th, 2009 at 12:56pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

I'm hoping someone can offer me some local-colour advice for something I'm writing... Any help is appreciated.

---Does anyone know what the Chelsea district of NYC was like c. 1954... Any noted local bars, clubs, galleries, landmarks...?

---Any thoughts on what seriously experimental or avant-garde jazz would've been around in NYC c. 1954? What kinds of avant-garde jazz would a Barnard/Columbia co-ed have been likely to listen to or go hear c. 1954?


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History_Haven [Friday
June 26th, 2009 at 10:12pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Greetings, fellow history zealots.

A historical discussion community by the name of history_haven  has recently been founded. Anyone interested in history is very welcome to join. Members are given full posting accuses.

We would love to have you.

    co-moderator of history_haven 

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12 Daniel Deronda icons. [Saturday
May 16th, 2009 at 12:46am]

Featuring Romola Garai as Gwendolen Harleth :).

[+] Credit rougir in keywords.
[+] Comment if you are taking or just admiring ;)! Please include #s!


Find the rest at my icon journal!
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April 10th, 2009 at 2:39pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

hey, Just wanted to let people here know of a new community ~girlsinhistory so fans of women in history can come to discuss their favorite female historical figures :D

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An Anne Boleyn community [Sunday
March 29th, 2009 at 8:27pm]

Hello, ladies (and possibly gentlemen)! I would just like to announce that I have created a community for Anne Boleyn. It's still very new, but please don't hold it against us! The name may seem silly, but I wanted to emphasize that our prospective members may have a special affinity for Anne, above the other wives of Henry VIII.


Thankyou for your time. :) x
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March 24th, 2009 at 9:54pm]
I realize that Anne Boleyn really was beheaded in history, but I watched the first episode of season 3 of The Tudors as a preview, and the absence of Natalie Dormer was almost unbearable! I have had a particular fondness for the actual Anne Boleyn since I was little, and that probably has something to do with my attachment.

I just thought I'd share in case someone else was lamenting too and wanted to discuss it!
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Berkeley Square; 28 icons [Thursday
February 19th, 2009 at 12:45pm]

[ mood | working ]

Icons from the first half of the first episode of Berkeley Square, quite possibly the best period miniseries I've ever seen. At this rate, expect many more icons of this series to come!

[+] Credit rougir in keywords.


Find the rest at my icon journal!

Mods- couldn't really remember if I've posted icons here before. If this is not allowed, please delete! Thanks :).

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A little history humor [Wednesday
January 14th, 2009 at 12:36pm]

I don't know if any of you have seen these or not but they're hilarious. It's a series called Drunk History. Some genius got a bunch of historians drunk, then had them tell about a historical event. Then he got some famous actors to reenact the event, hiccups, anachronisms and all. Brilliant!

All five parts are under the cut. Rated R for language and you do see a guy puking at one point in the second episode but it's from far away so it's not too disgusting.

Drunk HistoryCollapse )
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Hello! [Wednesday
January 7th, 2009 at 1:15am]

Hello everyone! I'm new here so I thought I'd introduce myself. My name is Katy and I adore history. My favorite aspect is fashion history- after I graduate I plan on going to NYU to get a masters degree in "history of dress" and then I'd like to be a costume historian in a museum (wish me luck with that one!). I also really love other aspects of cultural history, like theater, music, art, dancing, literature, etc. My hands down favorite period of all time is the 18th century (especially 18th century Europe), but I also like the English Restoration, the regency, and the 1920s and 30s. As you can tell, I'm very much drawn to decadent, glamorous, and/or elegant periods. Also, I think men in cravats are sexy.
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Historical Fiction! [Monday
December 15th, 2008 at 5:27pm]

Hey guys! This has possibly been done before, but it's always good to update one's book list around the holidays. Anyone have fabulous historical fiction books they'd like to recommend? Non-fiction recs are also welcome! Lately, I've been particularly interested in Mary, Queen of Scots & the English civil war. In return, here's my list of what's good these days. I've tried to skip over the obvious choices (The Other Boleyn Girl, Memoirs of a Geisha, etc.) and picked out some titles that aren't tossed around as often.


Ancient Greece

1. Black Ships by Jo Graham
2. Stealing Athena by Karen Essex
3. Helen of Troy by Margaret George

The Viking Era

1. The Thrall’s Tale by Judith Lindbergh

The Middle Ages:

1. Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
2. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
3. Shield of Three Lions by Pamela Kauffman
4. The Pillars of the Earth- Ken Follett ( One of the best books I've ever read)
6. World Without End by Ken Follett
7. A Vision of Light- Judith Merkle Riley
8. Ironfire- David Ball (fabulous book! And not too many people have read it, so it seems)
9. Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
10. The Third Witch by Rebecca Reisert

Tudor/Elizabethan period

1. The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory... and the rest of her books. Gregory gets a lot of criticism for her occasional, ahem, alteration of history, but her writing style is just so darn enjoyable. I thought she particularly outdid herself with The Other Queen.
2. Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
3. Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett
4. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir (her other novel, Innocent Traitor, is another excellent read)

Jacobite Scotland:

1. White Rose Rebel by Janet Paisley (Truth be told, I found this a rather averagish book, but my friend really loved it...)
2. The Prince Across the Water by Jane Yolen… (Ok, it’s a young adult book, but it’s really good.
3. Outlander by Diana Galbadon (I feel obligated to throw this one up here since so many people love it, but I personally haven’t been super impressed with the series. Galbadon is a fabulous writer, but the complete lack of plot gets to me.)

Italian Renaissance:

1. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sara Dunnant
2. Leonardo’s Swans by Karen Essex

French Revolution:

1. Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Delors
2. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette-Carolly Erickson


1. Indiscretion- Jude Morgan
2. The Crimson Petal and the White- Michel Faber


1. The Gilded Chamber: a novel of Esther- Rebecca Kohn
2. In the Shadow of the Ark- Anne Provoost

Some historical authors I’ve had a really difficult time enjoying include: Plaidy, Amanda Elyot, Susan Carroll, Anya Seton, and Diane Haeger....and Margaret George (blasphemy in some circles! Helen of Troy is the exception.)

And here’s some of my favorite Non-fiction:

1. In the Heart of the Sea: Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex- Nathaniel Philbrick
2. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire- Amanda Foreman
3. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution- Caroline Weber
4. Marie Antoinette: the Journey- Antonia Fraser
5. Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England by Alison Weir

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