Category Archives: Henry Vlll

Xmas shopping – a quiet time in Brazil

Xmas shopping I guess it will surprise no one that we went shopping yesterday for the food and stuff we need for Christmas. Only a couple of days to go, so we needed to stock up, and we expected the … Continue reading

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Corruption; endemic? Three rhetorical questions.

Grades of Corruption – Three rhetorical questions. As you will see for yourself above I have written around half a dozen posts on Corruption here in Brazil, so I thought I may be allowed to offer an Opinion Piece. Let … Continue reading

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Captain Cobbler – Going for a song!

Hi everyone, Captain Cobbler – Going for a song! A good present for anyone named Melton! This post will be of interest to bibliophiles who actually like the tactile nature of a REAL book rather than an e-book! Read on, … Continue reading

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I LIKE the Historical Novel Society!

I LIKE the Historical Novel Society! I just opened the May reviews of the Historical Novel Society today and discovered that they have now reviewed my debut novel “Captain Cobbler: the Lincolnshire Uprising 1536” and, WOW, they have done a … Continue reading

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Sad Christmas 1535

Christmas is not always the happiest of times for everybody and Christmas 1535 was a difficult time for Maria de Salinas, the 17 times Great Grandmother of Princess Diana and 19 times Great Grandmother of little Prince George. So, for … Continue reading

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Love and Loyalty – Ancestral blessings for Royal Christening

Love and Loyalty – Ancestral blessings for Royal Christening As an historical novelist it often strikes me that one sees current events through the lens of the past. So, looking ahead to the christening of little Prince George on October … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire Day 2013

Lincolnshire Day 2013 I am now here in Lincolnshire, England, stopping with my brother (for the last three years or so I have been living mainly in Brazil, since I met and married my Brasiliera wife) and October 1st 2013 … Continue reading

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