The Plague of 1665

Bubonic Plague was known as the Black Death and had been known in England for centuries. It was a ghastly disease. The victim’s skin turned black in patches and inflamed glands or ‘buboes’ in the groin combined with compulsive vomiting, swollen tongue and splitting headaches made it a horrible, agonizing killer. The plague started in … Read moreThe Plague of 1665

Cleopatra’s Story

The Teenage Queen From an early age, Cleopatra’s family were at war – not only with the people it ruled but with each other. The people suffered under the cruelty of Cleopatra’s father, Ptolemy XII, due to his alliance with Rome, the citizens rioted and chased Ptolemy out of Egypt. Berenice, Cleopatra’s older sister became … Read moreCleopatra’s Story

18th Dynasty in Detail

If you take a good look at the 18th dynasty and follow it through carefully, you will see how often families intermarried. In a lot of instances, the Pharoah would initially marry a cousin or sister but would then go on to marry his own daughter or grand daughter. It is also rumoured that one Pharoah married his own mother. Keep reading to find out for yourself:

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Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

I’m giving my main character a change of personality and was thinking of making her a loner. This would be ideal for the situation she’s going to find herself in and would be the cause of some major conflict. I’ve been doing some research on “loners” and this is what I discovered (most websites agree … Read moreWriter’s Guide to Character Traits