Monthly Archives: August 2012

I Am Woman! Watch Me Sail!

When considering famous pirates, there’s the infamous Captain Hook from Peter Pan, the dashing Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, and the cunning Captain Long John Silver from Treasure Island to name a few.  As you examine these … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend Sale! Save 15% Instantly Off Your Order!

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We’d like to help celebrate with a three day sale event. Take 15% instantly off your order by entering the coupon code “labor15″ at checkout! This coupon is only valid through midnight Monday, Sept. 3rd. Take … Continue reading

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Come Ye to the Fair

For many of us growing up, the local fair was the place to be every summer.  With the fattening food, the lovable animals, the exhilaration of the carnival rides, and the crowds of people, there could hardly be a more … Continue reading

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All’s Fair in Love and War!

It happened in ancient Greece around 1200 B.C.  It started off as a quarrel between the Greek goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite after Eris, goddss of discord, gave them an apple (known as the Apple of Discord), that was meant … Continue reading

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All the Merry Men Love Maid Marian

As a child, this name conjured up an image of a doe-eyed little fox with a strangely-shaped veil-slash-hat that covered her rather prominent ears. While Maid Marian may or may not be a fictional character, she was probably not a … Continue reading

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There’s Some Robbin’ Going on in This Here Hood….

If you’ve ever wanted to put “a pox on the phony King of England,” you’re in luck! This bullseye-hitting, wealth redistributor is the man for the job: And he goes by the name of Robin Hood. Robin is a well-known … Continue reading

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Now For a Non-Practically-Polygamous Renaissance Man… Thomas Cromwell!

As we ended our series on Henry VIII’s wives, we thought it best to jump back with a jolt of testosterone by discussing the life of one of the most influential men in Henry’s court: Thomas Cromwell. Thomas Cromwell, also … Continue reading

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Catherine Parr

At last, the saga comes to an end, and we finally get our answer to the question, “Will Henry VIII ever stop marrying new women?” The answer, of course, is “Only when he’s dead.” For the concluding chapter, let’s chat … Continue reading

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The Rose Without a Thorn: 5 Wives and Counting

Seriously, Henry. We know you’re the VIII-th King of England and all, so you can do what you want. We believed you when you said 3rd time’s a charm. But your 3rd wife Jane died, and you were supposed to … Continue reading

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The Bavarian Ball-and Chain: Anne of Cleves

The “Flanders Mare,” as history has dubbed her, Anne of Cleves was King Henry VIII’s shortest-lived wife, yet she managed to outlive all of the other 5 wives and Henry himself! Anne’s brief bio as Queen is full of fascinating … Continue reading

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