Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Nearly forgot this this week- again! LOL!

The Virgin Queen
The Personal History of Elizbeth I
by Christopher Hibbert

When she arrived in Richmond, she said to Lord Williams, 'This night I think to die'; and the next day, as her escort rode on from Richmond to Windsor, she sent one of her guards to a group of her servants who had collected to see her pass by, asking him to deliver this message to them, 'Tanquam ovis'- like a sheep to the slaughter.

(- This refers to when her sister, Queen Mary, sent Elizabeth to the Tower as she had been implicated in a protestant plot to put her on the throne.)

I've read lots of books on the Tudor period and several on Elizabeth I, and this is by far the very best biography of her. If you want to read one, pick this one!!

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Thanks to everyone who joins in with this, btw!

If you want to join in too, pick up any book, go to page 52, then go to the 4th line. Give us whatever sentences cross the 4th line. i.e. you may have to go back a bit or forward bit, but the 4th line is your guide!

Either put your finding on your blog and tell us in the comments to this post, or just write the entry itself in the comments. Simples!

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p.s. thank you all for your kind comments and support re yesterday's post, which I am still reading and mulling over.......


Blue said...

I too love history, did the Tudors & Elizabeth for A level studies.
Will look up this book for sure.

My contribution for this week is here :-

Eileen said...

My 52/4 this week is from 'The Lemming Condition' by actor Alan Arkin ::

"As he scrambled up the huge rock pilings, he passed the old lemming, but they were beyond recognizing each other."