Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving Trivia Question (& Thoughts)

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s your historical trivia question for the day: which president established Thanksgiving as a national holiday? (By the way, there wasn’t an American president when the Pilgrims celebrated). If you said Abraham Lincoln, you’re correct. Lincoln established the last … Continue reading

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MacBeth: Fact or Fiction?

Ancient Scotland. A murdered king. A guilt crazed nobleman and lady. Guess which Shakespearean we’re discussing today… If you said “MacBeth”, you are correct. Let’s explore one of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedies and uncover the historical threads in the playwright’s fiction. The … Continue reading

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Henry V: The Fictionalized King

Henry V. What do you think of when that name is mentioned? My first thought is a young, handsome, English king making a dynamic speech to his loyal followers. (Thank you, Mr. Shakespeare). Who was this king? Was he really … Continue reading

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Photos From Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014 (Part 2)

Here are the promised photos of “The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” at the Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014. For re-enactment military photos from this event, click here. We had a great time at this event. Our camping location was superb … Continue reading

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Photos from Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014 (Part 1)

Here are some photos from my weekend at the Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014. This gallery contains a few of the best “battle” pictures. It was a challenging location for taking photos; the ground was sloped, the combatants didn’t venture … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Historical Fiction

Can you think of a story written about 400 years ago that has remained popular throughout the centuries? How about the works of William Shakespeare? (Check my postscript for a quotation about reading Shakespeare during the Civil War Era!) Did … Continue reading

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