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  • Make a Pitch at SMA Writer's Conference
Making a pitch to find an agent for your books is the first big breakthrough for a new author. Making a Pitch at SMA Writer’s Conference Since 2006, San Miguel...
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For centuries, carrying out executions in France was a family affair Source: The Executioners Who Inherited Their Jobs...
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Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 24. Today is the anniversary of Henry VIII’s most famous jousting accident,...
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Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for February 16. Today in 1547, Henry VIII’s body was interred in a vault...
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  I tend to think of the Tuileries as one of Catherine de Medici’s projects. Like the Hotel de Soissons, it’s a Parisian home that I […] Source: Places of...
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The grands rhetoriqueurs of Anne of Brittany’s era continued to evolve during the French Renaissance, eventually morphing into official court poets. […] Source: Court poets during the Renaissnce and the...
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Louise of Savoy was a politically active, assertive woman and a mother of a French king, but she had never been Queen of France herself and was not born into...
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The Wars of the Roses marked a period of political instability which brought into question existing ideologies of kingship and, within that, of queenship, reshaping the latter office and its...
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The Great Hours of Anne of Brittany is undoubtedly a masterpiece of French painting, as is fitting for a manuscript intended for someone who was twice queen of France: with...
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Anne of Brittany continues to be a romantic figure in French history, and part of that romantic image is her cultivation of poets and artists at the royal […] Source:...
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