Meet Historical Honey!

HH Logo for emailNicola here. Today I am thrilled to welcome Historical
Honey to the Word Wench blog! I first came across the Historical Honey website
a few months ago and was very taken with their eclectic mix of historical
articles, interviews and reviews, from quizzes to discover which of Henry
VIII’s wives you would be to details of costume exhibitions and suggestions for
great places to visit. It’s a box of historical delights!

1. Annabelle,
Jenna and Polly, thank you for joining us today. Where did the idea for the
Historical Honey site first come from?

It all started as a bit of joke, that
we would be historical superheroes, or the ‘historical honeys’ who would bring
history to the masses. Anyway, we soon got serious, dropped the ‘S’, and
Historical Honey was born!

2. Historical Honey’s mission is to
make history more accessible for all. Why is this important to you and how are
you doing it? 

As much as we started off a bit silly,
the premise of the site has always been the same. Whether you are an industry
professional, a student or someone who dips in from time to time, we are
genuinely passionate about creating a platform where people from all walks of
life can share their interests. History is universal, and should be accessible
to everybody, not just people who can understand the archaeological journal. We
like to say it’s ‘history without the cobwebs’.

We know it’s controversial to say, but
the majority of historical sites out there are dull, and even
August newsletter header though the
content can be fascinating, the delivery isn’t accessible and the majority of
people are put off by history for this very reason. Annabelle and Polly are archaeologists, and there are
publications/TV shows (which shall not be named) which in theory they should
read and watch religiously…but they don’t. Why? Because they are boring.

We want to present history in a fun and
engaging way. We actively encourage people to contribute and write 500 word
articles on a subject of their choosing. In the beginning we thought we would
get dozens of articles on popular subjects such as Rome or Egypt. To our
surprise we haven’t received one yet! It’s an amazing insight into how varied
peoples interests are, and there truly is something for everyone.

Whether you visit us just once or
religiously every day, we hope you will learn something, have a giggle and
maybe pass on a little trivia to a friend.

3. The site features all kinds of
quirky articles on history, from badass history boys to how to have sex like
Socrates. How do you decide what sort of articles fit the image of the
Historical Honey site? What are you looking for from potential
contributors? 

We can best describe Historical Honey
as a pick n’ mix of historical content. Sometimes we can be silly, sometimes
naughty, but it’s all what makes us human, right? Folks from history were
certainly no different!

There really are no set rules when it
comes to contributor articles; if someone can bring passion to a subject, it
can’t help but be interesting. It really is passion that is a fundamental
driver behind the whole concept of Historical Honey, and all of our
contributors have passion in abundance!

Alongside articles written by
contributors we also write our own, in-house; ranging from general topics, book
reviews, quizzes, interviews… the great thing about working for Historical
Honey is that we get to write about whatever takes our interest (as long as its
historical!).

4. What are your own historical
interests and passions, heroes and heroines? 

Annabelle: I am a massive medieval
fan. I dream about life at the Tudor court and chat to Jenna daily
Jenna annabelle polly v2 about Henry
VIII and Anne Boleyn (face to face, via text, Whatsapp…seriously, one day we
should think about publishing our inane conversations about our Henners and
Annie B!) It’s such an obvious one to choose but Anne really is my
heroine.  We will never know what made her tick, and that’s just what
holds our fascination. She had a tragic end, but her strength is something
every woman can relate to.

Jenna: My parents and friends have
always regarded me as a bit of a history geek. As the only member of the HH
team without a background in history or heritage, I can safely say I am your
‘Average Joe’ who loves to learn about the past! Aside from my love for the
Tudor and Victorian periods, my historical interests are limitless. I love to
read about anything morbid; asylums, graveyards, witchcraft and bodysnatching.
I am particularly passionate about fashion throughout history, and the Honey
team are renowned for dressing up in historical garb! As for historical
heroines, that is a hard one, as I am quite changeable! Probably Jane Austen or
John Lennon; both great writers who have changed the world through their work.
Both timeless artists.

Polly: I recently completed a
masters in forensic archaeology and anthropology so I do love a good skelly! I
love how just a few small bones can provide a window into someone's life and
times – even if they lived thousands of years ago. I have a big honey crush on
Charles Darwin, I love Leonardo Da Vinci (especially his anatomical drawings) but
my No.1 hero has to be Agatha Christie. She was an archaeologist before
women were called archaeologists, and wrote many of her stories whilst
travelling around the world – what a life! 

5. If you could back in time to a
moment in history, when would you choose?

Annabelle: There are too many, I
couldn’t possibly choose!

Jenna: Versailles at the time of
Marie Antoinette. I want to know what she was really like.
Second to that, I would love to be a fly on the wall and find out what actually
happened to the Princes in The Tower.

Polly: The roaring 20s – for the
dresses and the cocktails!

6. Historical Honey also reviews
historical fiction. What do you look for in a good historical novel? 

Annabelle: I am sucker for books
which allow me get inside the head of the characters; allowing me to travel
along with them on their journey. Oh and obviously, a little romance never goes
amiss!

Jenna: I love to get lost in time,
so descriptions of surroundings, dress, smells and food are all important in
building the image in my mind of where the action is taking place. And,
anything a little bit sexy.

Polly: The little details that
show that an author has really read up and done a lot of research about a topic
really makes a historical novel. You need to be able to trust that the author
knows what they are talking about before you can trust in the story.
Topic-wise, I love a good mystery or anything set during the early 20th
Century. 

7. Can you give us a sneak peek of
what’s coming up next in the Hive? 

Something that has always been really
important to us is helping young people get on the career ladder in the
cultural sector. The HH team have all personally struggled, so we are currently
building a space where all industry jobs and internships from across the
country will be posted. We are also in the process of recruiting industry
professionals to act as mentors for young people, as and when they need it.
Working in this sector is a dream for many people, but with a bit of drive and
a lot of passion it can become a reality.

SECRETBOOKCLUBFORNEWSLETTERAdditionally, we have recently launched
the exciting ‘#SecretBookClub’. Members will receive a free historical novel,
at random, to read. The only catch is they have to send us a short review. As
the majority of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to choosing a book to read,
the #SecretBookClub will allow contributors to read something completely out of
their comfort zone, hopefully providing a more honest review. Whether they love
or hate it, we want to hear about it!

A big thank you to Annabelle, Jenna and
Polly for visiting Word Wenches today and sharing some of the secrets of the
hive. If you would like to find out more about Historical Honey you can find
them here:

Website: www.historicalhoney.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Historicalhoney

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HHHive

If you have any questions for Historical Honey
please go ahead and ask! Their question to you is which
historical character would you like to exchange places with for a day and how
do you think that person would cope with your life? One commenter gets
the choice of one of my books as the prize.

125 thoughts on “Meet Historical Honey!”

  1. Hi ladies and congratulations! I follow you on TW and FB because you provide facts and fun together like no other historical web team.
    I started to be an amateur medievalist, recently. Do you like medieval novels and who are your fave writers?

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  2. Hi ladies and congratulations! I follow you on TW and FB because you provide facts and fun together like no other historical web team.
    I started to be an amateur medievalist, recently. Do you like medieval novels and who are your fave writers?

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  3. Hi ladies and congratulations! I follow you on TW and FB because you provide facts and fun together like no other historical web team.
    I started to be an amateur medievalist, recently. Do you like medieval novels and who are your fave writers?

    Reply
  4. Hi ladies and congratulations! I follow you on TW and FB because you provide facts and fun together like no other historical web team.
    I started to be an amateur medievalist, recently. Do you like medieval novels and who are your fave writers?

    Reply
  5. Hi ladies and congratulations! I follow you on TW and FB because you provide facts and fun together like no other historical web team.
    I started to be an amateur medievalist, recently. Do you like medieval novels and who are your fave writers?

    Reply
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and the trip to the HH website took up far more time than I had planned – but it was sooo absorbing! I love the Regency era as well as the between the wars period in Britain. I am at one with your take on Agatha Christie, too. A remarkable woman and I love those of her books set in the Middle East. I’d love to try being Lady Hester Stanhope for a day, she was a great adventurer at a time when women just didn’t do the sorts of things she did! I admire her courage (plus I love camels and she went trekking with 22 of them in her caravan). I think she’d cope pretty well with modern life but she might find sitting at a computer all day writing novels a bit dull.

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  7. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and the trip to the HH website took up far more time than I had planned – but it was sooo absorbing! I love the Regency era as well as the between the wars period in Britain. I am at one with your take on Agatha Christie, too. A remarkable woman and I love those of her books set in the Middle East. I’d love to try being Lady Hester Stanhope for a day, she was a great adventurer at a time when women just didn’t do the sorts of things she did! I admire her courage (plus I love camels and she went trekking with 22 of them in her caravan). I think she’d cope pretty well with modern life but she might find sitting at a computer all day writing novels a bit dull.

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  8. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and the trip to the HH website took up far more time than I had planned – but it was sooo absorbing! I love the Regency era as well as the between the wars period in Britain. I am at one with your take on Agatha Christie, too. A remarkable woman and I love those of her books set in the Middle East. I’d love to try being Lady Hester Stanhope for a day, she was a great adventurer at a time when women just didn’t do the sorts of things she did! I admire her courage (plus I love camels and she went trekking with 22 of them in her caravan). I think she’d cope pretty well with modern life but she might find sitting at a computer all day writing novels a bit dull.

    Reply
  9. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and the trip to the HH website took up far more time than I had planned – but it was sooo absorbing! I love the Regency era as well as the between the wars period in Britain. I am at one with your take on Agatha Christie, too. A remarkable woman and I love those of her books set in the Middle East. I’d love to try being Lady Hester Stanhope for a day, she was a great adventurer at a time when women just didn’t do the sorts of things she did! I admire her courage (plus I love camels and she went trekking with 22 of them in her caravan). I think she’d cope pretty well with modern life but she might find sitting at a computer all day writing novels a bit dull.

    Reply
  10. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and the trip to the HH website took up far more time than I had planned – but it was sooo absorbing! I love the Regency era as well as the between the wars period in Britain. I am at one with your take on Agatha Christie, too. A remarkable woman and I love those of her books set in the Middle East. I’d love to try being Lady Hester Stanhope for a day, she was a great adventurer at a time when women just didn’t do the sorts of things she did! I admire her courage (plus I love camels and she went trekking with 22 of them in her caravan). I think she’d cope pretty well with modern life but she might find sitting at a computer all day writing novels a bit dull.

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  11. Hi Carla – Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Annabelle has a particular passion for all things Medieval (particularly the Tudors)… we actually think she needs to branch out and read something else! 🙂
    For fiction, Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory (her earlier work) , Anne o’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick are a couple of her favourites. If you do like the Tudors, read ‘The Autobiography of Henry VIII’ by Margaret George http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Autobiography-Of-Henry-VIII/dp/0330298739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380100177&sr=8-1&keywords=an+autobiography+of+henry+viii, don’t be put off by the title or cover, it really is beautifully written and a great insight into the soap-like life of the tyrannical Mr T.
    If you do fancy a change from the Medieval I recommend ‘The Borgia Bride’ by Jeanna Kalagrids (so gorgeously juicy and trashy you will finish it in a day!) or the Rome trilogy by Kate Quinn.

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  12. Hi Carla – Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Annabelle has a particular passion for all things Medieval (particularly the Tudors)… we actually think she needs to branch out and read something else! 🙂
    For fiction, Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory (her earlier work) , Anne o’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick are a couple of her favourites. If you do like the Tudors, read ‘The Autobiography of Henry VIII’ by Margaret George http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Autobiography-Of-Henry-VIII/dp/0330298739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380100177&sr=8-1&keywords=an+autobiography+of+henry+viii, don’t be put off by the title or cover, it really is beautifully written and a great insight into the soap-like life of the tyrannical Mr T.
    If you do fancy a change from the Medieval I recommend ‘The Borgia Bride’ by Jeanna Kalagrids (so gorgeously juicy and trashy you will finish it in a day!) or the Rome trilogy by Kate Quinn.

    Reply
  13. Hi Carla – Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Annabelle has a particular passion for all things Medieval (particularly the Tudors)… we actually think she needs to branch out and read something else! 🙂
    For fiction, Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory (her earlier work) , Anne o’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick are a couple of her favourites. If you do like the Tudors, read ‘The Autobiography of Henry VIII’ by Margaret George http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Autobiography-Of-Henry-VIII/dp/0330298739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380100177&sr=8-1&keywords=an+autobiography+of+henry+viii, don’t be put off by the title or cover, it really is beautifully written and a great insight into the soap-like life of the tyrannical Mr T.
    If you do fancy a change from the Medieval I recommend ‘The Borgia Bride’ by Jeanna Kalagrids (so gorgeously juicy and trashy you will finish it in a day!) or the Rome trilogy by Kate Quinn.

    Reply
  14. Hi Carla – Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Annabelle has a particular passion for all things Medieval (particularly the Tudors)… we actually think she needs to branch out and read something else! 🙂
    For fiction, Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory (her earlier work) , Anne o’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick are a couple of her favourites. If you do like the Tudors, read ‘The Autobiography of Henry VIII’ by Margaret George http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Autobiography-Of-Henry-VIII/dp/0330298739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380100177&sr=8-1&keywords=an+autobiography+of+henry+viii, don’t be put off by the title or cover, it really is beautifully written and a great insight into the soap-like life of the tyrannical Mr T.
    If you do fancy a change from the Medieval I recommend ‘The Borgia Bride’ by Jeanna Kalagrids (so gorgeously juicy and trashy you will finish it in a day!) or the Rome trilogy by Kate Quinn.

    Reply
  15. Hi Carla – Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Annabelle has a particular passion for all things Medieval (particularly the Tudors)… we actually think she needs to branch out and read something else! 🙂
    For fiction, Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory (her earlier work) , Anne o’Brien, Elizabeth Chadwick are a couple of her favourites. If you do like the Tudors, read ‘The Autobiography of Henry VIII’ by Margaret George http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Autobiography-Of-Henry-VIII/dp/0330298739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380100177&sr=8-1&keywords=an+autobiography+of+henry+viii, don’t be put off by the title or cover, it really is beautifully written and a great insight into the soap-like life of the tyrannical Mr T.
    If you do fancy a change from the Medieval I recommend ‘The Borgia Bride’ by Jeanna Kalagrids (so gorgeously juicy and trashy you will finish it in a day!) or the Rome trilogy by Kate Quinn.

    Reply
  16. Welcome to the word wenches, honeys. As a beekeeper and a historical romance writer, I love your name. Just popped in briefly to your website — fabulous. I’ll be back to visit once this book is done.
    As a kid I read masses of historical novels, and in those, history was never boring.

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  17. Welcome to the word wenches, honeys. As a beekeeper and a historical romance writer, I love your name. Just popped in briefly to your website — fabulous. I’ll be back to visit once this book is done.
    As a kid I read masses of historical novels, and in those, history was never boring.

    Reply
  18. Welcome to the word wenches, honeys. As a beekeeper and a historical romance writer, I love your name. Just popped in briefly to your website — fabulous. I’ll be back to visit once this book is done.
    As a kid I read masses of historical novels, and in those, history was never boring.

    Reply
  19. Welcome to the word wenches, honeys. As a beekeeper and a historical romance writer, I love your name. Just popped in briefly to your website — fabulous. I’ll be back to visit once this book is done.
    As a kid I read masses of historical novels, and in those, history was never boring.

    Reply
  20. Welcome to the word wenches, honeys. As a beekeeper and a historical romance writer, I love your name. Just popped in briefly to your website — fabulous. I’ll be back to visit once this book is done.
    As a kid I read masses of historical novels, and in those, history was never boring.

    Reply
  21. Welcome to the Wenches! I particularly like your question about changing places, and how the person from the past would cope with my life today.
    Looked at that way I’d swap with Jane Austen, because I’m sure we don’t have a true understanding of her, especially because Cassandra burned what we assume were controversial letters.
    I don’t have a good feel about Cassandra, and I’d like to know whether she was actually a woman who controlled in sneaky ways.
    I fear Jane would be too flummoxed by modern technology to get into it in a day, but I’d hope she see personal possibilities to take back, and also see how important her work is now.
    What would she make of one of the screen versions of her books?
    I think she’d dislike many things about our busy world, and even the smell. I’m told that people who spend a lot of time in non-technological places can smell all the chemicals in our air that we don’t.

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  22. Welcome to the Wenches! I particularly like your question about changing places, and how the person from the past would cope with my life today.
    Looked at that way I’d swap with Jane Austen, because I’m sure we don’t have a true understanding of her, especially because Cassandra burned what we assume were controversial letters.
    I don’t have a good feel about Cassandra, and I’d like to know whether she was actually a woman who controlled in sneaky ways.
    I fear Jane would be too flummoxed by modern technology to get into it in a day, but I’d hope she see personal possibilities to take back, and also see how important her work is now.
    What would she make of one of the screen versions of her books?
    I think she’d dislike many things about our busy world, and even the smell. I’m told that people who spend a lot of time in non-technological places can smell all the chemicals in our air that we don’t.

    Reply
  23. Welcome to the Wenches! I particularly like your question about changing places, and how the person from the past would cope with my life today.
    Looked at that way I’d swap with Jane Austen, because I’m sure we don’t have a true understanding of her, especially because Cassandra burned what we assume were controversial letters.
    I don’t have a good feel about Cassandra, and I’d like to know whether she was actually a woman who controlled in sneaky ways.
    I fear Jane would be too flummoxed by modern technology to get into it in a day, but I’d hope she see personal possibilities to take back, and also see how important her work is now.
    What would she make of one of the screen versions of her books?
    I think she’d dislike many things about our busy world, and even the smell. I’m told that people who spend a lot of time in non-technological places can smell all the chemicals in our air that we don’t.

    Reply
  24. Welcome to the Wenches! I particularly like your question about changing places, and how the person from the past would cope with my life today.
    Looked at that way I’d swap with Jane Austen, because I’m sure we don’t have a true understanding of her, especially because Cassandra burned what we assume were controversial letters.
    I don’t have a good feel about Cassandra, and I’d like to know whether she was actually a woman who controlled in sneaky ways.
    I fear Jane would be too flummoxed by modern technology to get into it in a day, but I’d hope she see personal possibilities to take back, and also see how important her work is now.
    What would she make of one of the screen versions of her books?
    I think she’d dislike many things about our busy world, and even the smell. I’m told that people who spend a lot of time in non-technological places can smell all the chemicals in our air that we don’t.

    Reply
  25. Welcome to the Wenches! I particularly like your question about changing places, and how the person from the past would cope with my life today.
    Looked at that way I’d swap with Jane Austen, because I’m sure we don’t have a true understanding of her, especially because Cassandra burned what we assume were controversial letters.
    I don’t have a good feel about Cassandra, and I’d like to know whether she was actually a woman who controlled in sneaky ways.
    I fear Jane would be too flummoxed by modern technology to get into it in a day, but I’d hope she see personal possibilities to take back, and also see how important her work is now.
    What would she make of one of the screen versions of her books?
    I think she’d dislike many things about our busy world, and even the smell. I’m told that people who spend a lot of time in non-technological places can smell all the chemicals in our air that we don’t.

    Reply
  26. Considering how much time I’ve spent this morning on the internet instead of writing, I’m truly afraid to try out what sounds like a fascinating website! But I’ll bookmark because what you’re doing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting the wenches.

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  27. Considering how much time I’ve spent this morning on the internet instead of writing, I’m truly afraid to try out what sounds like a fascinating website! But I’ll bookmark because what you’re doing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting the wenches.

    Reply
  28. Considering how much time I’ve spent this morning on the internet instead of writing, I’m truly afraid to try out what sounds like a fascinating website! But I’ll bookmark because what you’re doing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting the wenches.

    Reply
  29. Considering how much time I’ve spent this morning on the internet instead of writing, I’m truly afraid to try out what sounds like a fascinating website! But I’ll bookmark because what you’re doing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting the wenches.

    Reply
  30. Considering how much time I’ve spent this morning on the internet instead of writing, I’m truly afraid to try out what sounds like a fascinating website! But I’ll bookmark because what you’re doing is fabulous. Thanks for visiting the wenches.

    Reply
  31. I love information about history, especially unusual bits & pieces. I’m always googling names & events to find out more – I often end up on Wikipedia which doesn’t seem to shy away from including ‘gossip’ about a person or event.
    I visited the Historical Honey site and couldn’t figure out two things:
    – how to sign up to receive posts in my email inbox
    – how to join the SecretBookClub
    perhaps these will be resolved as you modify the site – I’ll keep visiting!

    Reply
  32. I love information about history, especially unusual bits & pieces. I’m always googling names & events to find out more – I often end up on Wikipedia which doesn’t seem to shy away from including ‘gossip’ about a person or event.
    I visited the Historical Honey site and couldn’t figure out two things:
    – how to sign up to receive posts in my email inbox
    – how to join the SecretBookClub
    perhaps these will be resolved as you modify the site – I’ll keep visiting!

    Reply
  33. I love information about history, especially unusual bits & pieces. I’m always googling names & events to find out more – I often end up on Wikipedia which doesn’t seem to shy away from including ‘gossip’ about a person or event.
    I visited the Historical Honey site and couldn’t figure out two things:
    – how to sign up to receive posts in my email inbox
    – how to join the SecretBookClub
    perhaps these will be resolved as you modify the site – I’ll keep visiting!

    Reply
  34. I love information about history, especially unusual bits & pieces. I’m always googling names & events to find out more – I often end up on Wikipedia which doesn’t seem to shy away from including ‘gossip’ about a person or event.
    I visited the Historical Honey site and couldn’t figure out two things:
    – how to sign up to receive posts in my email inbox
    – how to join the SecretBookClub
    perhaps these will be resolved as you modify the site – I’ll keep visiting!

    Reply
  35. I love information about history, especially unusual bits & pieces. I’m always googling names & events to find out more – I often end up on Wikipedia which doesn’t seem to shy away from including ‘gossip’ about a person or event.
    I visited the Historical Honey site and couldn’t figure out two things:
    – how to sign up to receive posts in my email inbox
    – how to join the SecretBookClub
    perhaps these will be resolved as you modify the site – I’ll keep visiting!

    Reply
  36. I love the Historical Honey website (although visiting it is fast becoming one of my favourite displacement activities!) I’d also like to answer the question about whom I’d like to change places with. I’m going for Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen. I’d love to really experience the world of her court and meet some of those fascinating historical characters like Prince Rupert of the Rhine. I’d also find out whether she and William Craven were secretly married!
    I think Elizabeth would be flummoxed by my life. Having to do your own cleaning and washing up… I think she would enjoy taking Angus for a walk, though, as she loved her dogs so much.

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  37. I love the Historical Honey website (although visiting it is fast becoming one of my favourite displacement activities!) I’d also like to answer the question about whom I’d like to change places with. I’m going for Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen. I’d love to really experience the world of her court and meet some of those fascinating historical characters like Prince Rupert of the Rhine. I’d also find out whether she and William Craven were secretly married!
    I think Elizabeth would be flummoxed by my life. Having to do your own cleaning and washing up… I think she would enjoy taking Angus for a walk, though, as she loved her dogs so much.

    Reply
  38. I love the Historical Honey website (although visiting it is fast becoming one of my favourite displacement activities!) I’d also like to answer the question about whom I’d like to change places with. I’m going for Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen. I’d love to really experience the world of her court and meet some of those fascinating historical characters like Prince Rupert of the Rhine. I’d also find out whether she and William Craven were secretly married!
    I think Elizabeth would be flummoxed by my life. Having to do your own cleaning and washing up… I think she would enjoy taking Angus for a walk, though, as she loved her dogs so much.

    Reply
  39. I love the Historical Honey website (although visiting it is fast becoming one of my favourite displacement activities!) I’d also like to answer the question about whom I’d like to change places with. I’m going for Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen. I’d love to really experience the world of her court and meet some of those fascinating historical characters like Prince Rupert of the Rhine. I’d also find out whether she and William Craven were secretly married!
    I think Elizabeth would be flummoxed by my life. Having to do your own cleaning and washing up… I think she would enjoy taking Angus for a walk, though, as she loved her dogs so much.

    Reply
  40. I love the Historical Honey website (although visiting it is fast becoming one of my favourite displacement activities!) I’d also like to answer the question about whom I’d like to change places with. I’m going for Elizabeth of Bohemia, the Winter Queen. I’d love to really experience the world of her court and meet some of those fascinating historical characters like Prince Rupert of the Rhine. I’d also find out whether she and William Craven were secretly married!
    I think Elizabeth would be flummoxed by my life. Having to do your own cleaning and washing up… I think she would enjoy taking Angus for a walk, though, as she loved her dogs so much.

    Reply
  41. I’ve gone to the HistoricalHoney website and have already add them to my RSS feeds- it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this great find!!
    Wow, who would I trade with, that’s really tough. Most of the people I’d like to meet, I would not want to BE. I think I would like to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, just not while she was imprisoned by Henry! And I think she would totally crash and burn as me for a day, just as I would as her.

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  42. I’ve gone to the HistoricalHoney website and have already add them to my RSS feeds- it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this great find!!
    Wow, who would I trade with, that’s really tough. Most of the people I’d like to meet, I would not want to BE. I think I would like to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, just not while she was imprisoned by Henry! And I think she would totally crash and burn as me for a day, just as I would as her.

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  43. I’ve gone to the HistoricalHoney website and have already add them to my RSS feeds- it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this great find!!
    Wow, who would I trade with, that’s really tough. Most of the people I’d like to meet, I would not want to BE. I think I would like to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, just not while she was imprisoned by Henry! And I think she would totally crash and burn as me for a day, just as I would as her.

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  44. I’ve gone to the HistoricalHoney website and have already add them to my RSS feeds- it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this great find!!
    Wow, who would I trade with, that’s really tough. Most of the people I’d like to meet, I would not want to BE. I think I would like to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, just not while she was imprisoned by Henry! And I think she would totally crash and burn as me for a day, just as I would as her.

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  45. I’ve gone to the HistoricalHoney website and have already add them to my RSS feeds- it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing this great find!!
    Wow, who would I trade with, that’s really tough. Most of the people I’d like to meet, I would not want to BE. I think I would like to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, just not while she was imprisoned by Henry! And I think she would totally crash and burn as me for a day, just as I would as her.

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  46. The site looks absolutely fascinating – I have bookmarked it and am sure I will get on and then wake up a week later – with much new knowledge and dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
    I would love to be Thomas Jefferson for a day, just to get into his mind. And I do not believe he would have a problem with today —I believe his curiosity would have him looking at many things and wanting to find all the inner workings.
    I like the Regency period in England at least in literature, but I would not have enjoyed the restrictions at all.

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  47. The site looks absolutely fascinating – I have bookmarked it and am sure I will get on and then wake up a week later – with much new knowledge and dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
    I would love to be Thomas Jefferson for a day, just to get into his mind. And I do not believe he would have a problem with today —I believe his curiosity would have him looking at many things and wanting to find all the inner workings.
    I like the Regency period in England at least in literature, but I would not have enjoyed the restrictions at all.

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  48. The site looks absolutely fascinating – I have bookmarked it and am sure I will get on and then wake up a week later – with much new knowledge and dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
    I would love to be Thomas Jefferson for a day, just to get into his mind. And I do not believe he would have a problem with today —I believe his curiosity would have him looking at many things and wanting to find all the inner workings.
    I like the Regency period in England at least in literature, but I would not have enjoyed the restrictions at all.

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  49. The site looks absolutely fascinating – I have bookmarked it and am sure I will get on and then wake up a week later – with much new knowledge and dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
    I would love to be Thomas Jefferson for a day, just to get into his mind. And I do not believe he would have a problem with today —I believe his curiosity would have him looking at many things and wanting to find all the inner workings.
    I like the Regency period in England at least in literature, but I would not have enjoyed the restrictions at all.

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  50. The site looks absolutely fascinating – I have bookmarked it and am sure I will get on and then wake up a week later – with much new knowledge and dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep.
    I would love to be Thomas Jefferson for a day, just to get into his mind. And I do not believe he would have a problem with today —I believe his curiosity would have him looking at many things and wanting to find all the inner workings.
    I like the Regency period in England at least in literature, but I would not have enjoyed the restrictions at all.

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  51. I have visited the Historical Honey Website and found it captivating and fascinating. If I could change places with a historical figure for one day it would be Sir Winston Churchill whom I admired greatly and was larger than life. He would have enjoyed this new era and setting.

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  52. I have visited the Historical Honey Website and found it captivating and fascinating. If I could change places with a historical figure for one day it would be Sir Winston Churchill whom I admired greatly and was larger than life. He would have enjoyed this new era and setting.

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  53. I have visited the Historical Honey Website and found it captivating and fascinating. If I could change places with a historical figure for one day it would be Sir Winston Churchill whom I admired greatly and was larger than life. He would have enjoyed this new era and setting.

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  54. I have visited the Historical Honey Website and found it captivating and fascinating. If I could change places with a historical figure for one day it would be Sir Winston Churchill whom I admired greatly and was larger than life. He would have enjoyed this new era and setting.

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  55. I have visited the Historical Honey Website and found it captivating and fascinating. If I could change places with a historical figure for one day it would be Sir Winston Churchill whom I admired greatly and was larger than life. He would have enjoyed this new era and setting.

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  56. The site is wonderful. I could spend hours perusing the great features. I would love to meet Mark Twain, humorous, and unique. What an experience.

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  57. The site is wonderful. I could spend hours perusing the great features. I would love to meet Mark Twain, humorous, and unique. What an experience.

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  58. The site is wonderful. I could spend hours perusing the great features. I would love to meet Mark Twain, humorous, and unique. What an experience.

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  59. The site is wonderful. I could spend hours perusing the great features. I would love to meet Mark Twain, humorous, and unique. What an experience.

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  60. The site is wonderful. I could spend hours perusing the great features. I would love to meet Mark Twain, humorous, and unique. What an experience.

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  61. I am intrigued with Historical Honey which is so unique and special. It interests me very much. The Facebook page with the photographs of the stars of yesteryear are simply delightful as is the photo of Indie. I am enthralled with this place. An individual whom I would enjoy meeting is timothy Eaton.

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  62. I am intrigued with Historical Honey which is so unique and special. It interests me very much. The Facebook page with the photographs of the stars of yesteryear are simply delightful as is the photo of Indie. I am enthralled with this place. An individual whom I would enjoy meeting is timothy Eaton.

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  63. I am intrigued with Historical Honey which is so unique and special. It interests me very much. The Facebook page with the photographs of the stars of yesteryear are simply delightful as is the photo of Indie. I am enthralled with this place. An individual whom I would enjoy meeting is timothy Eaton.

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  64. I am intrigued with Historical Honey which is so unique and special. It interests me very much. The Facebook page with the photographs of the stars of yesteryear are simply delightful as is the photo of Indie. I am enthralled with this place. An individual whom I would enjoy meeting is timothy Eaton.

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  65. I am intrigued with Historical Honey which is so unique and special. It interests me very much. The Facebook page with the photographs of the stars of yesteryear are simply delightful as is the photo of Indie. I am enthralled with this place. An individual whom I would enjoy meeting is timothy Eaton.

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  66. I was unaware of the Historical Honey site before reading this interview! Nicola, you and the Historical Honeys are on the hook for many late nights and uneaten meals to come in my future. LOVE it! I am a huge history geek and I spent HOURS researching Henry VII and his wives after we moved to England when I was nine. The three years we lived there were heaven for this history geeky child!
    Of course Regency England is my favorite era, but another childhood obsession, one with Pompeii and the years before Vesuvius was renewed a few years ago after I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York a few years ago.
    It is hard for me to pick just one person with whom I’d like to change places. Beethoven comes to mind first. I’d like to know how he composed so much incredible musical after he went deaf. I would imagine he would be insulted by some of the things we call music today and intrigued by others. And I would want modern medicine to help him hear again, even if it is only for one day, so he could hear a live performance of his music and hear the life altering sound of applause one more time.
    I’d like to change places with Wilbur Wilburforce for one day. To witness the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in ending slavery. And I would love to know what his take on race relations today might be.

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  67. I was unaware of the Historical Honey site before reading this interview! Nicola, you and the Historical Honeys are on the hook for many late nights and uneaten meals to come in my future. LOVE it! I am a huge history geek and I spent HOURS researching Henry VII and his wives after we moved to England when I was nine. The three years we lived there were heaven for this history geeky child!
    Of course Regency England is my favorite era, but another childhood obsession, one with Pompeii and the years before Vesuvius was renewed a few years ago after I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York a few years ago.
    It is hard for me to pick just one person with whom I’d like to change places. Beethoven comes to mind first. I’d like to know how he composed so much incredible musical after he went deaf. I would imagine he would be insulted by some of the things we call music today and intrigued by others. And I would want modern medicine to help him hear again, even if it is only for one day, so he could hear a live performance of his music and hear the life altering sound of applause one more time.
    I’d like to change places with Wilbur Wilburforce for one day. To witness the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in ending slavery. And I would love to know what his take on race relations today might be.

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  68. I was unaware of the Historical Honey site before reading this interview! Nicola, you and the Historical Honeys are on the hook for many late nights and uneaten meals to come in my future. LOVE it! I am a huge history geek and I spent HOURS researching Henry VII and his wives after we moved to England when I was nine. The three years we lived there were heaven for this history geeky child!
    Of course Regency England is my favorite era, but another childhood obsession, one with Pompeii and the years before Vesuvius was renewed a few years ago after I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York a few years ago.
    It is hard for me to pick just one person with whom I’d like to change places. Beethoven comes to mind first. I’d like to know how he composed so much incredible musical after he went deaf. I would imagine he would be insulted by some of the things we call music today and intrigued by others. And I would want modern medicine to help him hear again, even if it is only for one day, so he could hear a live performance of his music and hear the life altering sound of applause one more time.
    I’d like to change places with Wilbur Wilburforce for one day. To witness the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in ending slavery. And I would love to know what his take on race relations today might be.

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  69. I was unaware of the Historical Honey site before reading this interview! Nicola, you and the Historical Honeys are on the hook for many late nights and uneaten meals to come in my future. LOVE it! I am a huge history geek and I spent HOURS researching Henry VII and his wives after we moved to England when I was nine. The three years we lived there were heaven for this history geeky child!
    Of course Regency England is my favorite era, but another childhood obsession, one with Pompeii and the years before Vesuvius was renewed a few years ago after I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York a few years ago.
    It is hard for me to pick just one person with whom I’d like to change places. Beethoven comes to mind first. I’d like to know how he composed so much incredible musical after he went deaf. I would imagine he would be insulted by some of the things we call music today and intrigued by others. And I would want modern medicine to help him hear again, even if it is only for one day, so he could hear a live performance of his music and hear the life altering sound of applause one more time.
    I’d like to change places with Wilbur Wilburforce for one day. To witness the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in ending slavery. And I would love to know what his take on race relations today might be.

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  70. I was unaware of the Historical Honey site before reading this interview! Nicola, you and the Historical Honeys are on the hook for many late nights and uneaten meals to come in my future. LOVE it! I am a huge history geek and I spent HOURS researching Henry VII and his wives after we moved to England when I was nine. The three years we lived there were heaven for this history geeky child!
    Of course Regency England is my favorite era, but another childhood obsession, one with Pompeii and the years before Vesuvius was renewed a few years ago after I saw the Pompeii exhibit at the Discovery Museum in New York a few years ago.
    It is hard for me to pick just one person with whom I’d like to change places. Beethoven comes to mind first. I’d like to know how he composed so much incredible musical after he went deaf. I would imagine he would be insulted by some of the things we call music today and intrigued by others. And I would want modern medicine to help him hear again, even if it is only for one day, so he could hear a live performance of his music and hear the life altering sound of applause one more time.
    I’d like to change places with Wilbur Wilburforce for one day. To witness the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in ending slavery. And I would love to know what his take on race relations today might be.

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  71. This impressive site is going to occupy all my free time now. How can I escape from this amazing website. If I could have met Pierre Trudeau since I was there then.

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  72. This impressive site is going to occupy all my free time now. How can I escape from this amazing website. If I could have met Pierre Trudeau since I was there then.

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  73. This impressive site is going to occupy all my free time now. How can I escape from this amazing website. If I could have met Pierre Trudeau since I was there then.

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  74. This impressive site is going to occupy all my free time now. How can I escape from this amazing website. If I could have met Pierre Trudeau since I was there then.

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  75. This impressive site is going to occupy all my free time now. How can I escape from this amazing website. If I could have met Pierre Trudeau since I was there then.

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  76. I loved the site. I sent a link to a friend who is moving to London about the Tube posters.
    As for who’d I exchange with, I think it would be da Vinci. Although I’d just prefer to shadow him to have him show me all that he saw. And then I’d like to give him a tour, especially a stop somewhere he could see a helicopter and a surgical theater where he could see an operation since he was so fascinated with the human body.

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  77. I loved the site. I sent a link to a friend who is moving to London about the Tube posters.
    As for who’d I exchange with, I think it would be da Vinci. Although I’d just prefer to shadow him to have him show me all that he saw. And then I’d like to give him a tour, especially a stop somewhere he could see a helicopter and a surgical theater where he could see an operation since he was so fascinated with the human body.

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  78. I loved the site. I sent a link to a friend who is moving to London about the Tube posters.
    As for who’d I exchange with, I think it would be da Vinci. Although I’d just prefer to shadow him to have him show me all that he saw. And then I’d like to give him a tour, especially a stop somewhere he could see a helicopter and a surgical theater where he could see an operation since he was so fascinated with the human body.

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  79. I loved the site. I sent a link to a friend who is moving to London about the Tube posters.
    As for who’d I exchange with, I think it would be da Vinci. Although I’d just prefer to shadow him to have him show me all that he saw. And then I’d like to give him a tour, especially a stop somewhere he could see a helicopter and a surgical theater where he could see an operation since he was so fascinated with the human body.

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  80. I loved the site. I sent a link to a friend who is moving to London about the Tube posters.
    As for who’d I exchange with, I think it would be da Vinci. Although I’d just prefer to shadow him to have him show me all that he saw. And then I’d like to give him a tour, especially a stop somewhere he could see a helicopter and a surgical theater where he could see an operation since he was so fascinated with the human body.

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  81. I’m so pleased that so many people have visited and enjoyed the Historical Honey site. It really is a hive of historical information!
    Michelle, you make a really good point about the historical characters we might exchange places with; I’d love to meet Richard III but I certainly wouldn’t want to be Richard III.
    Annette, Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating choice. I think there are definitely people like that and like Shannon’s choice of Da Vinci who would be amazed and intrigued to visit the present.

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  82. I’m so pleased that so many people have visited and enjoyed the Historical Honey site. It really is a hive of historical information!
    Michelle, you make a really good point about the historical characters we might exchange places with; I’d love to meet Richard III but I certainly wouldn’t want to be Richard III.
    Annette, Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating choice. I think there are definitely people like that and like Shannon’s choice of Da Vinci who would be amazed and intrigued to visit the present.

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  83. I’m so pleased that so many people have visited and enjoyed the Historical Honey site. It really is a hive of historical information!
    Michelle, you make a really good point about the historical characters we might exchange places with; I’d love to meet Richard III but I certainly wouldn’t want to be Richard III.
    Annette, Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating choice. I think there are definitely people like that and like Shannon’s choice of Da Vinci who would be amazed and intrigued to visit the present.

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  84. I’m so pleased that so many people have visited and enjoyed the Historical Honey site. It really is a hive of historical information!
    Michelle, you make a really good point about the historical characters we might exchange places with; I’d love to meet Richard III but I certainly wouldn’t want to be Richard III.
    Annette, Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating choice. I think there are definitely people like that and like Shannon’s choice of Da Vinci who would be amazed and intrigued to visit the present.

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  85. I’m so pleased that so many people have visited and enjoyed the Historical Honey site. It really is a hive of historical information!
    Michelle, you make a really good point about the historical characters we might exchange places with; I’d love to meet Richard III but I certainly wouldn’t want to be Richard III.
    Annette, Thomas Jefferson is a fascinating choice. I think there are definitely people like that and like Shannon’s choice of Da Vinci who would be amazed and intrigued to visit the present.

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  86. Diane, I would love to meet Churchill too. I think I would have enjoyed his dry humour and to talk to such a statesman would give you such a perspective on world events.
    Anne, wouldn’t Mark Twain be fun!Now that would be a really entertaining swap!
    Ellie, interesting choice of Timothy Eaton. I confess I had to look him up and enjoyed reading his story. He must have been quite a character to forge such a huge retail empire.

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  87. Diane, I would love to meet Churchill too. I think I would have enjoyed his dry humour and to talk to such a statesman would give you such a perspective on world events.
    Anne, wouldn’t Mark Twain be fun!Now that would be a really entertaining swap!
    Ellie, interesting choice of Timothy Eaton. I confess I had to look him up and enjoyed reading his story. He must have been quite a character to forge such a huge retail empire.

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  88. Diane, I would love to meet Churchill too. I think I would have enjoyed his dry humour and to talk to such a statesman would give you such a perspective on world events.
    Anne, wouldn’t Mark Twain be fun!Now that would be a really entertaining swap!
    Ellie, interesting choice of Timothy Eaton. I confess I had to look him up and enjoyed reading his story. He must have been quite a character to forge such a huge retail empire.

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  89. Diane, I would love to meet Churchill too. I think I would have enjoyed his dry humour and to talk to such a statesman would give you such a perspective on world events.
    Anne, wouldn’t Mark Twain be fun!Now that would be a really entertaining swap!
    Ellie, interesting choice of Timothy Eaton. I confess I had to look him up and enjoyed reading his story. He must have been quite a character to forge such a huge retail empire.

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  90. Diane, I would love to meet Churchill too. I think I would have enjoyed his dry humour and to talk to such a statesman would give you such a perspective on world events.
    Anne, wouldn’t Mark Twain be fun!Now that would be a really entertaining swap!
    Ellie, interesting choice of Timothy Eaton. I confess I had to look him up and enjoyed reading his story. He must have been quite a character to forge such a huge retail empire.

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  91. Thanks for the comment, Pearl. I imagine Pierre Trudeau would have been a very charismatic man to meet.
    Very thoughtful choices, Louisa. One has to wonder what Beethoven would make of some modern music although as a true creative he might see the potential in music so very different from his own. As for Wilberforce, it would be extraordinary to be able to discuss race relations with him.

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  92. Thanks for the comment, Pearl. I imagine Pierre Trudeau would have been a very charismatic man to meet.
    Very thoughtful choices, Louisa. One has to wonder what Beethoven would make of some modern music although as a true creative he might see the potential in music so very different from his own. As for Wilberforce, it would be extraordinary to be able to discuss race relations with him.

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  93. Thanks for the comment, Pearl. I imagine Pierre Trudeau would have been a very charismatic man to meet.
    Very thoughtful choices, Louisa. One has to wonder what Beethoven would make of some modern music although as a true creative he might see the potential in music so very different from his own. As for Wilberforce, it would be extraordinary to be able to discuss race relations with him.

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  94. Thanks for the comment, Pearl. I imagine Pierre Trudeau would have been a very charismatic man to meet.
    Very thoughtful choices, Louisa. One has to wonder what Beethoven would make of some modern music although as a true creative he might see the potential in music so very different from his own. As for Wilberforce, it would be extraordinary to be able to discuss race relations with him.

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  95. Thanks for the comment, Pearl. I imagine Pierre Trudeau would have been a very charismatic man to meet.
    Very thoughtful choices, Louisa. One has to wonder what Beethoven would make of some modern music although as a true creative he might see the potential in music so very different from his own. As for Wilberforce, it would be extraordinary to be able to discuss race relations with him.

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  96. Coming in late here, as I have been out of town, but thanks so much for visiting the Wenches. Annabelle, Jenna and Polly. I couldn’t agree with you more about too many historical sites being dull—which is such a pity as history is so interesting! Getting people to see that is a wonderful mission, and you all do it with such verve and humor. You’ve got a new follower for your website. Keep up the great work!

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  97. Coming in late here, as I have been out of town, but thanks so much for visiting the Wenches. Annabelle, Jenna and Polly. I couldn’t agree with you more about too many historical sites being dull—which is such a pity as history is so interesting! Getting people to see that is a wonderful mission, and you all do it with such verve and humor. You’ve got a new follower for your website. Keep up the great work!

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  98. Coming in late here, as I have been out of town, but thanks so much for visiting the Wenches. Annabelle, Jenna and Polly. I couldn’t agree with you more about too many historical sites being dull—which is such a pity as history is so interesting! Getting people to see that is a wonderful mission, and you all do it with such verve and humor. You’ve got a new follower for your website. Keep up the great work!

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  99. Coming in late here, as I have been out of town, but thanks so much for visiting the Wenches. Annabelle, Jenna and Polly. I couldn’t agree with you more about too many historical sites being dull—which is such a pity as history is so interesting! Getting people to see that is a wonderful mission, and you all do it with such verve and humor. You’ve got a new follower for your website. Keep up the great work!

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  100. Coming in late here, as I have been out of town, but thanks so much for visiting the Wenches. Annabelle, Jenna and Polly. I couldn’t agree with you more about too many historical sites being dull—which is such a pity as history is so interesting! Getting people to see that is a wonderful mission, and you all do it with such verve and humor. You’ve got a new follower for your website. Keep up the great work!

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