Cats or Rats? Facing Phobias. by Grace Elliot 5/15/2011 10:31:04 AM My mid week post involved the Emperor Napoleon and 30,000 rabbits. This reminded me of Napoleon’s reputation for being afraid of cats. Apparently this was an open secret amongst friends and adversaries alike. Indeed, during an important political deb... more
Exit Napoleon Pursued by Rabbits. by Grace Elliot 5/11/2011 10:30:23 AM My midweek blog post is a blend of animals, history and trivia- to stimulate and make you smile! This is an almost Monty Pythonesque tale involving the French Emperor Napoleon, his Major General ‘Berthier the Ugly’ and 30,000 rabbits.
Elizabeth I by Margaret George by Holly Weiss 4/8/2011 12:21:51 PM I love nothing better than when a talented author brings a historical figure to life. Margaret George nails it in her newly-released Elizabeth I about the life of Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England. ... more
Distant Voices by Roy Edwards 3/17/2011 6:31:28 PM I was seven years old when the Druid claimed me. Twenty years later I stood second to the Chief Druid of the Arverni Celts. The Arverni trade agreement with Rome was more than two hundred years old. Both Roman and Celt profited. Arverni farms stood g... more