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Elizabethan Beauty and Skin Care

Elizabethan Beauty and Skin Care Common notions of beauty during the Elizabethan era would make quite a spectacle today. Queen Elizabeth I, wanting to keep a pure, innocent appearance, wore very white makeup that resulted in a thick, heavily made-up appearance. Although it was extreme, it did make...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabethan

Red Lion: Archaeologists 'find London's earliest theatre'

The Red Lion is thought to be the first purpose-built theatre created in the Elizabethan era.
Tags: London, News, Elizabethan

A dilapidated castle-like house in the middle of San Francisco complete with turret and stained glass is on the market for $1.8 million — see inside

A castle in San Francisco's Corona Heights neighborhood is for sale. Initially listed for over $2 million, owners are now asking for $1.8 million. The house was built in the 20th century, but has neo-Medieval details like a turret and stained glass windows. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're in the market for a castle, now might be the perfect time to buy. The castle at 253 States Street is in San Francisco's Corona Heights neighborhood, in The Castro, is for sale. ...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Castro, Elizabeth, Corona Heights, Elizabethan, Dirk Kinley

Occam's Razor and Peter Paul Rubens

Look at the dogs on top of the boar in the two paintings, below.The paintings are by Peter Paul Rubens, and were done 400 years ago.Writing in the December 2010 edition of “The Sporting Dog Journal,” pit bull expert notes of these two pictures that:Locked fast on the back of a large wild boar is a dog that could win a modern ADBA show!Yes indeed.Stratton asks:Why did depictions of dogs doing the same type of thing for which our dogs are so renowned look just like our modern-day dogs?And how cou...
Tags: Pets, Italy, Stratton, Jack Russell, Colby, AKC, Occam, Elizabethan England, Frans Snyders, Peter Paul Rubens, Elizabethan, Yorkshire Terrier, PBurns, Ukc, The Sporting Dog Journal

Olga Neuwirth: Orlando (world premiere), Vienna State Opera, 8 December 2019

Images: (c) Wiener Staatsoper / Michael Pöhn Orlando – Kate Lindsey Narrator – Anna Clementi Guardian Angel – Eric Jurenas Queen, Purity, Friend of Orlando’s Child – Constance Hauman Modesty – Margaret Plummer Sasha, Chastity – Agneta Eichenholz Shelmerdine, Greene – Leigh Melrose Dryden – Marcus Pelz Addison – Carlos Osuna Duke – Wolfgang Bankl Pope – Christian Miedl Orlando’s Child – Justin Vivian Bond Putto – Emil Lang Doctor 1 – Wolfram Igor Derntl Docto...
Tags: Religion, Austria, Vienna, Lulu, Johnson, Sally Potter, Virginia Woolf, Orlando, Trump, Richard Strauss, Julien, Donizetti, Greene, Justin Vivian Bond, Stephen Jones, Purcell

5 Words You’re Probably Not Getting in the Christmas Story

Every Christmas Eve growing up, my father read the Christmas story from Luke 2 in the King James Version. And every Christmas Eve, I thought I understood it. I largely did. But I now see little things I was missing—through no fault of my own, nor of the KJV translators, but simply because of the inevitable process of language change. The KJV is 400 years old, after all. I now see these little things because I focused hard on them while writing my book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Articles, Ohio, Jesus, Christmas story, Bethlehem, Luke 2, Christmas Eve, Mary, Joseph, Luke, Bob Jones University, Caesar Augustus, KJV, Authorized

New Leaf Vote for November 2019 • Books like Onions: Layers

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in November 2019. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, US, Paris, Book Clubs, Pacific Northwest, Darwin, Georgette Heyer, Helen, Duncan, Kay, Anne Brontë, Viv, Richard Powers

Up at Harwich and back home to the west via Skellig

A few more travels, and we’ll reach our destination. Last week (February 20, 2019), we spent some time in Coventry, where no one dispatched us: we went there driven by curiosity. It turned out that the melancholy idiom send one to Coventry may not have anything to do with that town. To reinforce this unexpected conclusion, I’ll relate another story. At one time, the phrase up at Harwich existed; perhaps it is still known in the eastern counties. Harwich is a port in Essex, and up at Harwich mean...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, London, China, America, Canada, Ireland, Catholic Church, Essex, Norfolk, Johnson, Coventry, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Warwick

‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ director Josie Rourke on homosexuality in the Elizabethan era

We talk Royal Court nicknames, feminism, taking liberties with history and Elizabethan 'Mean Girls.'
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Royal Court, Mary Queen of Scots, Josie Rourke, Elizabethan

What Shakespeare’s English Sounded Like, and How We Know It

A common joke has Americans overawed by people with British accents. It’s funny because it’s partly true; Yanks can grant undue authority to people who sound like Sir David Attenborough or Benedict Cumberbatch. But in these cases, what we generically call a British accent should more accurately be referred to as “Received Pronunciation” (or RP), the speech of BBC presenters and educated Brits from certain middle- and upper-class areas in Southern England. (If you like Received Pronunciat...
Tags: Google, England, Benedict Cumberbatch, College, Bbc, Literature, Npr, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Patrick Stewart, David Attenborough, Ian Mckellen, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud

'Thomas Hardy' Wool Bridge collapses into River Frome

It featured in one of his books and was considered the best preserved Elizabethan bridge in Dorset.
Tags: News, Thomas Hardy, Elizabethan, Wool Bridge, River Frome

'Thomas Hardy bridge' collapses

It featured in one of his books and was considered the best preserved Elizabethan bridge in Dorset.
Tags: News, Thomas Hardy, Elizabethan

5 Words You’re Probably Not Getting in the Christmas Story

Every Christmas Eve growing up, my father read the Christmas story from Luke 2 in the King James Version. And every Christmas Eve, I thought I understood it. I largely did. But I now see little things I was missing—through no fault of my own, nor of the KJV translators, but simply because of the inevitable process of language change. The KJV is 400 years old, after all. I now see these little things because I focused hard on them while writing my new book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the K...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Articles, Ohio, Jesus, James, Bethlehem, Mary, Joseph, Luke, Mark Ward, James Version, Bob Jones University, Caesar Augustus, KJV, Ward Jr

Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 2 Great Audiobooks and a Book in Print

The joys of getting a new computer spilled over in other improvements. I now have a second monitor (swoon, why did I wait so long to do this?) and new computer speakers. I think that's going to be it on acquisitions for the office for a while. In other news, we're starting to feel the hints of fall, with cooler weather and some changing leaves. The garden is winding down as well, though I'm keeping the annuals on the deck well watered, so they should last until the first frost. We took ad...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Ken Burns, Random House, Harlem, James, Mary, Moore, Susie, Ken Follett, Kingsbridge, Follett, Allie, Elizabethan, Beth F

Free (Kindle) Seven Stages by Geoffrey Trease [Vintage Theatre Arts Figure Biography]

Seven Stages by the late English author Geoffrey Trease (Wikipedia), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature who was known for his meticulous historical research and contributions to children's literature, is his vintage theatrical/operatic artistic figures biography, focusing on seven men and women from selected countries and centuries and associated professions who made great contributions to the stage in various forms, from Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe to Russian ballerina A...
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£20,000 for Tenby Victorian and Elizabethan coin collection

They include 54 Victorian and Elizabethan gold sovereigns and 11 half sovereigns.
Tags: News, Elizabethan

Punishing Peccadilloes? Illicit sex at the early Stuart courts

At the Tudor and early Stuart royal courts, the careers of influential politicians and courtiers often depended on the preferences of the monarchs: being in the king’s good graces often mattered as much or more for advancements than ability and training. The personality and quirks of the rulers affected many aspects of a courtier’s life, including what today might be considered the most private: their sex lives. When King James I died in 1625, ambitious persons jostling for positions in the form...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Scandal, Love, History, Biography, Madness, Charles, British, Hampton Court Palace, Tudor, Stuart, James, Elizabeth, Eleanor

New Statistical Analysis Of Shakespeare's Work Reveals New Understanding

Computers and human readers can identify Shakespeare’s writing through “plus-words”—such as “gentle”, “answer”, “beseech”, “tonight”—which he uses frequently. This method becomes less accurate, though, when writers ape one another’s style as they often did in Elizabethan theatre-land. Early modern playwrights were a close-knit bunch and 16th-century audiences do not appear to have placed a high premium on novelty.
Tags: Art, Words, Shakespeare, Elizabethan, 03.01.17

3 fab boutique hotels in Bristol – and what to do when staying there

Living in Bristol I often get asked for recommendations on the best places to stay as well as what to do in my lovely home town. For travellers who enjoy taking short city-breaks, I believe that the choice of hotel is a big factor in how you experience a place. I prefer to stay at hotels that are centrally located, with stylish decor and a personal touch with staff who really care. I have my own comfy bed in Bristol, so I haven’t stayed overnight in the hotels I’m going to recommend, but I have ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Featured, Hotels, Leisure, Accommodation, Art and design, Museums, United Kingdom, Bristol, Sightseeing, Shakespeare, Weekend Breaks, Hotel Du Vin, Great Britain, Bistro

Langdon Court

One of Devon’s most romantic wedding venues. This Grade II-listed Elizabethan mansion house is a big draw for lovebirds, who come for its period features, tasteful décor, valley views and delicious food. It’s close to Plymouth, National Trust property Saltram House and Wembury Beach.
Tags: Devon, Elizabethan, Travel-entity:hotel, Storytype:review

A Midsummer Night's Dream review – a rowdy night out, but less can be more

Shakespeare’s Globe, LondonEmma Rice’s debut is a brave adaptation of one of the bard’s best-loved comedies“Rock the ground,” declares a red neon sign high above the Globe stage where the new artistic director, Emma Rice, makes her debut with a revival of one of Shakespeare’s best known plays.The Globe certainly rocks with laughter in an irreverent evening in which the jokes come fast and furious, and it may rock with shock at the way Rice mashes up the Elizabethan with the modern and Shakespear...
Tags: Theatre, Culture, Stage, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Globe, Rice, Shakespeare's Globe, Emma Rice, Elizabethan, LondonEmma Rice, David Bowie George Formby, Stu Baker

5 Old-Timey Courtship Rituals That Will Make You Cringe

Courtship traditions have existed as long as cultures have accepted the concept of romantic love (though many believe they're mostly a Western thing). Some traditions, including those of ancient Chinese and Jewish societies, took on a more contractual approach to courtship, dictating that marriage be a matter of negotiation between two families. (That approach may sound like a less swoon-worthy history, but it probably led to just as much romance — and heartache — for courters.)Since then, suito...
Tags: England, Wales, Austria, Pat Benatar, Elizabethan

'Early Mona Lisa' painting goes on show in Singapore

Is this REALLY an early Mona Lisa? Painting claimed to be by a younger Da Vinci - and showing younger version of the same woman - goes on show in Singapore 'Early Mona Lisa' on display for first time since 2012 unveiling after it lay hidden in Swiss bank vault for 40 years Several experts claim it is a true Da Vinci, and today linked it for first time to Montacute House in Somerset They say Elizabethan manor is where art dealer Hugh Blaker bought it before WW1 as owners ran out of money A so-cal...
Tags: England, Singapore, Mona Lisa, Da Vinci, Montacute House, Somerset They, Elizabethan, Hugh Blaker