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The Edge of Order: Frances Walsingham – Steve Tanham

It had been simple, back then, when all eyes shone with approval; when she was the young bride of the Queen’s Champion, Sir Philip Sydney. This daughter of the ‘Sworn’, – the inner cabal of those sworn to lay down … Continue reading

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The Dragon of Elizabeth’s Seas. – Steve Tanham

It is the beginning of May, 1587, and a man known locally as The Dragon is headed for Cadiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast. His mission is not peaceful. The act of sailing to Cadiz poses few challenges for this master … Continue reading

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She of the Voice – Steve Tanham

“Ra-bi-ya, Ra-bi-ya…” As she surveys the black and white squares of the court before her, the song echoes in her head, a beloved memory of time spent, long ago, with her mother, playing their hiding game among the orange groves … Continue reading

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A Woman of Power and Substance by Steve Tanham

It is the winter of 1584. The well-dressed woman watches as her fourth husband storms out of the dining hall at their present home, Tutbury Castle, in Staffordshire. In the corner of the room sits a younger woman, now smiling … Continue reading

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The Deadly Edge of Love (part 2) – Steve Tanham

(Continued from Part One of The Deadly Edge of Love) It’s the morning of 18th November, 1558. Robert Dudley is witnessing a miracle.In her dying months, Queen Mary, Elizabeth’s half-sister, and daughter of Henry and Catherine of Aragon, has restored … Continue reading

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The Deadly Edge of Love (part 1) – The Silent Eye

They were both young, though he was a year older; beyond childhood but not yet adults, not in the way that their lives would soon force them to be… They had been together since their early years, and what they … Continue reading

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An Arthur for Elizabeth? – The Silent Eye

Philip Sidney was born, in 1554, into prosperity and with connections. He was the eldest son of Sir Henry Sidney and Lady Mary Dudley – making him a relative of the 1st Duke of Northumberland and the 1st Earl of … Continue reading

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