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  1. Agincourt from Different Angles


    May 6, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    There really was a Nicholas Hook, and he really was an archer at the battle of Agincourt. When writing his novel Agincourt, Bernard Cornwell took the names of almost all…

  2. CSI Jamestown! and Other Accounts of the Great Adventure


    May 14, 2010 by Reader's Connection

    Today is the anniversary of the 1607 founding of the Jamestown settlement and the colony of Virginia. In 2007, the 400th anniversary of the first successful English settlement on the mainland of…

  3. Happy 446th


    April 23, 2010 by Reader's Connection

    I like to use Shakepeare´s birthday (which is today or tomorrow, sometime around now) to read a play I haven´t read, or watch a play for the first time. I read…

  4. This Proteus Guy is NOT a Gentleman


    April 16, 2009 by Reader's Connection

    William Shakespeare`s birthday is bearing down on us–April 24th is as good a guess as any–and I’m celebrating by reading The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Question: What’s the real name of…