The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Twenty-Six

Chapter Twelve Ketteridge House, Leicestershire, England, New Year’s Day, 1816   Rowena entered the unexpectedly large graveyard that surrounded St Crispin’s Church. Sometime during the day, she had tamped down her anger about Alex’ highhandedness and told him she wanted to meet the mysterious letter writer. She wanted Alex to accompany her to Evensong and afterwards, let her go to the meeting alone. “Wait for me outside the graveyard, please. I need to know what is transpiring here. Please try to understand my concern, Alex? If this is a hoax, then you can go to the magistrate, and if it …

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Guardians of the Tomb

SCARY FANTASY HORROR ADVENTURE TRAILER AND POSTER FOR ‘GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB’ WITH KELLAN LUTZ, LI BINGBING, KELSEY GRAMMER! ‘GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB’ TRAILER & POSTER UNLEASHED! Here’s something scary and exciting to shake you up from your postfestive lethargy with freaky spiders, terrifying tombs and awoken skeletons! Mysterious first trailer and some gorgeous character posters have been released for Chinese Australian fantasy adventure GUARDIANS OF THE TOMB (also known as The Nest) which should arrive into Chinese cinemas this January  with a rather stellar cast lead by Australian hunk Kellan Lutz, American star Kelsey Grammerand one of China’s biggest female superstars lovely Li Bingbing next to Wu …

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‘TROY: FALL OF A CITY’ (2019)

NEW PHOTOS FROM BBC AND NETFLIX EPIC SERIES ‘TROY: FALL OF A CITY’ WITH TOM WESTON JONES, FRANCES O’CONNOR, JONAS ARMSTRONG  NEW ‘TROY: FALL OF A CITY’ PHOTOS FROM BBC EPIC SAGA Treats from BBC this Friday ahead of the festive weekend! Today, you can enjoy some new photos from their upcoming historical series TROY: FALL OF A CITY which will air sometime early next year and we are still waiting for a trailer. TROY: FALL OF A CITY an epic tale of mortals and gods,  has a psychologically rich and sweeping narrative which goes back to the story’s origins: to the judgement of …

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“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents”

PBS: Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents Sundays, January 28 – February 11, 10-11 pm ET This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the queen and the country. This series asks leading historians to each study the period from a different key players point of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players to reveal a covert …

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The Miniaturist – starts tonight Dec 26th on the Beeb

BBC’S ‘THE MINIATURIST’ 1ST PERIOD SET DRAMA CLIP The characters from BBC’s new three episode period set drama THE MINIATURIST which will air next Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26th and 27th in UK in their holiday programme. You can also check out two clips below!  BASED ON JESSIE BURTON BOOK Set in 1686, it follows 18 year old Nella Oortman (Anya Taylor Joy) who knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. Full of hopes and dreams, she has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of wealthy merchant, Johannes (Alex …

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Christmas Is White as Cotton

  The spirit of Christmas   By the time John had finished his dinner and gone back to the weaving shed, the early December night had fallen. Margaret stood at the window overlooking the courtyard and saw her husband stride purposefully through the first heavy snowfall of that winter. Lord! Snow would make everything so much harder for the poor workers. How fortunate that she had planned a Christmas Eve dinner at the factory’s refectory. Mary had organized it all, with some of her female friends to help out, and Margaret had been busy over the previous days to order …

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Christmas Is White as Cotton

An unforeseen catastrophy   John Thornton stood on the weaving shed platform in the newly re-opened Marlborough Mills Cotton Factory and surveyed his workers with a critical, though fond eye. He was tall – almost six-two – and his height permitted him to see over the heads of his tallest workers. Nothing escaped his keen grey-blue eyes, watchful as he was to the slightest malfunction in the clacking looms. Everything was running as smoothly as possible, so John, eager to have a break, flipped open his pocket watch. A movement at the shed’s entrance caught his eye, making his heart …

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Christmas Is White as Cotton

  Happily ever after It was close to Christmas in the year 1854. The winter was harsh and early, which was customary for Northern England. Margaret Thornton, whose maiden name was Hale, had been a married woman for three months, when she found herself staring forlornly out of the window in the drawing room of her husband’s house. Not her house, mind, and not even fully John’s. No, within these walls, the only mistress was her mother-in-law, Hannah Thornton. Oh, Margaret was happily married, no doubt about that, since she and John loved each other in a true and profound …

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Britannia – 01/18/18 BBC

 SKY’S ‘BRITANNIA’ EPIC SERIES TO AIR JANUARY! Britannia will start January 18th! Sky Atlantic has finally revealed the date when their new Roman Age set epic series BRITANNIA will start airing – January 18th next year! The series will have eight hour long episodes with the 90 minute opening one! DRUIDS VS ROME When the Romans invade Britain in 43AD, Kerra (Kelly Reilly), daughter of the King of the Cantii, is forced to put her differences aside with arch rival Queen Antedia Kerra leads her warriors into battle against Romans (Zoe Wanamaker) to face their invaders. The Romans, led by General Aulus …

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