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Wolf Hall 2022 Reading Schedule

Dates/Times/Assignments February 16 February 2022, 6 o'clock p.m. ET: Part I, Chapters 1-3 Across the Narrow Sea. 1500.Paternity. 1527.At Austin Friars. 1527 March 2 March 2022, 6 o'clock p.m. ET: Part 2, Chapters 1-3 Visitation. 1529.An Occult History of Britain. 1521-1529Make or Mar. All Hallows 1529. 16 March 2022, 6 o'clock p.m. ET: Part 3,… Continue reading Wolf Hall 2022 Reading Schedule

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Wolf Hall: Notes and Recordings

Part 1 ("Across the Narrow Sea" | "Paternity" | "At Austin Friars") Playback | Notes Part 2 ("Visitation" | "An Occult History of Britain" | "Make or Mar") Playback | Notes Part 3 ("Three-Card Trick" | "Entirely Beloved Cromwell" | The Dead Complain of Their Burial") Playback | Notes Part 4 ("Arrange Your Face" | "Alas, What Shall I… Continue reading Wolf Hall: Notes and Recordings

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“In Defence of Thomas More”: A Rebuttal

A friend sent me a recent(ish) article from the Times Literary Supplement titled, "In defence of Thomas More." My quick answer is: that guy doesn't need a defense. But I put a little more work into it, and that's what follows. It's long, by the way, for those who like a warning.

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Mike’s Marginalia for Part IV

she [Mary] hints, in Castilian, that it is her women's disorder  From about the age of 15 on, Mary Tudor (Katherine's daughter with Henry; later to be Bloody Mary or Mary I) suffered from irregular periods (and there are a LOT of factors that could have encouraged this, like stress, for example). She eventually dies… Continue reading Mike’s Marginalia for Part IV