Tudor Madness and Contests

Since things have been blowing up a little bit over on the ATWC Facebook page, I figure I should make a quick admin post to update everyone on whats been happening! First, I surpassed 1100 likes (as of the day I’m writing this) on the page! Needless to say, I’m so grateful to everyone who took the half a second to hit that like button. Even if it is for the memes, I’ve been having so much fun! Because I hit that milestone, I’ve opened up another contest! If you haven’t heard about it, and are even mildly interested…. Secondly, I created Tudor Madness, which pits (almost) everyone related to the Tudor era in a head to head voting competition. It’s been so fun seeing who everyone chooses and the conversations it sparks! I can’t wait to see who the final winner will be at the end of it! Once again, thanks to all you who have been taking time

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Have You Heard the News? – Sara Stevenson [Short Story]

Do you come from a small town? I do. We have less than 2000 people where I grew up, so everyone knew each other and there was a lot of gossip. After reading this it got me thinking. Life at court would have been a lot like life growing up in my town, just with more uncomfortable clothing. I really enjoy this submission from Sara, because it addresses something that I feel is really only touched on it a lot of books – gossip! Its always A word from the author, I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities, and my specialty has always been Shakespearean literature and the Tudor reign.  I spent my undergraduate years studying Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, and everything in between, and it is an area of history that I am extremely passionate about. … “Have You Heard the News?” “Have you heard the news?” I glanced at the blonde sitting next

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