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LizzieAnn
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Happy Valentine's Day!

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way..~ Northanger Abbey, Chapter 1



I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

For your enjoyment, here is a Regency-style Valentine’s Day illustration.

I invite you to learn more about the History of Valentine’s Day. There’s quite a bit of Valentine’s Day trivia and information.

Interestingly, King Henry VIII declared in 1537 that Valentine’s Day should be celebrated on February 14.
Liz ♥ ♥


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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!



LizzieAnn wrote:

But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way..~ Northanger Abbey, Chapter 1



I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!

For your enjoyment, here is a Regency-style Valentine’s Day illustration.

I invite you to learn more about the History of Valentine’s Day. There’s quite a bit of Valentine’s Day trivia and information.

Interestingly, King Henry VIII declared in 1537 that Valentine’s Day should be celebrated on February 14.




Thanks Liz, this is really interesting! And about King Henry VIII(that I can't believe after all the wives he slaughered). Aren't you in P. Gregory's Boelyn's Inhertience club? I am and love the book. I relish books about the kings and queens of England.
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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh, I forgot to say, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL.
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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

The irony of Henry VIII and Valentine's Day really struck me. Yes, I'm in that group and thought the book was very good. I also read The Other Boleyn Girl, which was very good too, and The Constant Princess, which gave a whole different perspective on Katherine of Aragon. I'm not quite sure how I felt about her in that book.

I've always been interested in British royalty too. Years ago I read a lot of historical fiction by Jean Plaidy about the kings & queens of England. They probably piqued my interest into the truth even more. I'm also in the Queen Isabella discussion. That's not Isabella of Spain but the French princess who married King Edward II.



kiakar wrote:

Thanks Liz, this is really interesting! And about King Henry VIII(that I can't believe after all the wives he slaughered). Aren't you in P. Gregory's Boelyn's Inhertience club? I am and love the book. I relish books about the kings and queens of England.


Liz ♥ ♥


Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!



LizzieAnn wrote:
The irony of Henry VIII and Valentine's Day really struck me. Yes, I'm in that group and thought the book was very good. I also read The Other Boleyn Girl, which was very good too, and The Constant Princess, which gave a whole different perspective on Katherine of Aragon. I'm not quite sure how I felt about her in that book.

I've always been interested in British royalty too. Years ago I read a lot of historical fiction by Jean Plaidy about the kings & queens of England. They probably piqued my interest into the truth even more. I'm also in the Queen Isabella discussion. That's not Isabella of Spain but the French princess who married King Edward II.



kiakar wrote:

Thanks Liz, this is really interesting! And about King Henry VIII(that I can't believe after all the wives he slaughered). Aren't you in P. Gregory's Boelyn's Inhertience club? I am and love the book. I relish books about the kings and queens of England.







Yes, Liz, I have read all of Gregory's books also except the Constant Princess which I am dying to purchase. That is when I can purchase it! And I saw the Queen Isabella club and want to join that and probably will, just follow the discussion because I doubt if I can get the book right now. Was King Edward II in the Tudor line? Or was that after the Tudor line? Thanks for all your info, I really appreciate it. Love love reading !
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Re: Happy Valentine's Day!

No, Edward II was in the Plantagent line. Following him were two more kings of the Plantangent line, then 3 from the House of Lancaster, and then 3 from the House of York, and then the Tudor line started with Henry's father, Henry VII.



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Yes, Liz, I have read all of Gregory's books also except the Constant Princess which I am dying to purchase. That is when I can purchase it! And I saw the Queen Isabella club and want to join that and probably will, just follow the discussion because I doubt if I can get the book right now. Was King Edward II in the Tudor line? Or was that after the Tudor line? Thanks for all your info, I really appreciate it. Love love reading !


Liz ♥ ♥


Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
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