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Anne Boleyn – The Most Happy

On May 19th, 1536 Anne Boleyn was executed, bringing an incredibly tragic end to her 1000 days as Henry VIII's most happy queen. Longer still was she the deepest desire of Henry's heart, flaming his longing for an ideal, happy and powerful marriage secured by the most precious gift She could give him, a son… Continue reading Anne Boleyn – The Most Happy

Word Nerd

It’s A Word Nerdiversary Year 2

I can't believe that two years ago on October 8th I posted my very first Word Nerd (petrichor)! It's been quite the logophile equivalent of a wild ride, let me tell you. There are just so many words, and so many that I use so regularly that I can forget how amazing they are and… Continue reading It’s A Word Nerdiversary Year 2

Word Nerd

Word Nerd : Felicity

Ah, such felicity is at hand, now that another year has dawned. So many fresh new opportunities to seek, friends to meet, adventures to go on, treasures to discover, joys to's amazing! I'm quite fond of a few of the Urban Dictionary's definitions of felicity, since they sum to mean a confidant, passionate, talented,… Continue reading Word Nerd : Felicity

Word Nerd

Word Nerd : Inamorata

The inamorata, that seductive, mysterious woman who's allure manages to capture the heart, mind and even the soul of the one's who's enamored of her. It seems such a heady thing, to be so loved and adored and yet it is in all of us to an inamorata for someone and to love them back… Continue reading Word Nerd : Inamorata