Browsing: Beth Michaels

A Brief History In early 2015, a new book made the fantastic claim that Henry VIII nearly divorced his sixth and final wife to take on a seventh one!  In Henry VIII’s Last Love by David Baldwin, it is asserted that Henry was planning to divorce Catherine Parr to marry another widow, Catherine Willoughby. Digging Deeper Contrary to what one may assume, however, the title of this article does not refer to Catherine Willoughby but to Queen Catherine Parr herself. “What?!” you might ask yourself in confusion, “how could this wife be forgotten, especially since she is always portrayed in…

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A Brief History I love fog in the early Springtime with the trees still barren of their leaves and the grass resembling a wet and muddy bog.  There is something mystical yet haunting about it.  The air is full of moisture; it feels saturated.  For me, this type of weather is the most magical, the most eerie perhaps.  It is probably for this very reason that castles believed to be inhabited by ghosts are often portrayed in just this kind of environment.   The British Isles, which are well known for their otherworldly activity, are often covered in a damp mist.   Digging Deeper Scientific studies have shown that the electric…

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A Brief History Whether pronounced “Lee-na” or “Lay-na,” Lena has never been a popular name in English-speaking countries, being more common in Germanic or Slavic regions.  Some of the more famous “Lenas” have one thing in common, however, at one point in time, they created a stir by going naked! In line with our series on women whose nudity had a historical, social or cultural impact, in this article, we present 5 Lenas who, by being unclothed, made the news. Due to the uncommonness of the name and the high rate of fame achieved with nudity by those called Lena, perhaps the…

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A Brief History At the suggestion that Kim Kardashian deserved a spot in the History and Headlines’ series on women famous for being naked, the author paused.  Yes, Kim’s first taste of fame was the result of the leak of her sex tape video, however, that had already been done by Pamela Anderson.  To include Kim for this reason would mean that Paris Hilton and many others would have to be included as well.  Instead, perhaps a list of people who have been on sex tapes would be more appropriate, but those are commonplace across the internet and need no…

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A Brief History We have all done it.  At one point or another, we have all dug something out of the trash either because we wanted that particular object or because we had accidentally thrown it out.  This list of 10 things commonly retrieved from the trash bin truly shows that what is one person’s trash might be another person’s treasure.  To those of you who did not make it to the trash before it got picked up, better luck next time. Digging Deeper 10. Newspapers Technically not always trash, when finished reading it, many people leave a newspaper out…

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