Book Review, “With this man” by Jodi Ellen Malpas 📚

So! It came to my attention recently that I have never actually written any book reviews for the book series “This Man”… Which I thought was god damned strange since I have read the previous 3 and LOVED them all <3. Now, I have just read the 4th and last instalment in this book series and have decided I am going to give my review on this last book AND leave stars for all 4 books at the end, just so you all know what I rate the series as a whole for each book… I think that makes up for not reviewing each individually :(. So! Here goes! My review on Jodi Ellen Malpas’s recent book: With this Man. Blurb: Life is good for Jesse “The Lord” Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he’s in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He’s in full control,

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fact no.37 On this day, 485 years ago, King Henry VIII announced to his council that the current Marquess of Pembroke Anne Boleyn was now his wife, his lawfully wedded wife. On April 11th 1533 King Henry VIII announced to his council that Anne Boleyn was now his wife and queen. He ordered her to be accorded with Royal Honours too. Due to this marriage Henry’s now ‘former wife’ Catherine of Aragon was to be referred to as ‘Dowager Princess of Wales’, this went against everything that Henry had once fought for to make Catherine his wife for he had married his former brothers wife. Due to Catherine’s word Henry believed that Catherine and his brother Arthur had never actually consummated their marriage, but since no male heir ever lasting during the pair Henry was led to believe that God was punishing him for marrying his brothers wife, he was sinning and God would not grant him the son he

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fact no.36 On this day, 516 years ago, Arthur Prince of Wales died rather suddenly to the shock of his family and new bride, Catherine of Aragon. On the 14th November 1501 Arthur Prince of Wales married the young Catherine of Aragon at St Pauls Cathedral. Once they had been joined in marriage, Arthur and Catherine left the Cathedral and headed for Baynard Castle. However, since his marriage Arthur had been growing incredibly weaker and in March 1502 both Arthur and Catherine were afflicted by an unknown illness. Catherine fortunately recovered from the said illness but unfortunately the young Prince died on the 2nd April 1502 at Ludlow Castle in Wales just six months off of his sixteenth birthday. News of Arthur’s unfortunate death reached his father, Henry VII’s, court come April 4th 1502. On the 23rd April Arthur’s body, having previously been embalmed, was then sprinkled with holy water and sheltered with a canopy. He was then carried out of Ludlow Castle and into

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fact no.35 On this day, 413 years ago, Queen Elizabeth 1st daughter of King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn passed away.  She was 69 when she passed away on March 24th 1603 and was living in Richmond Palace at the time. She is most famous for 1. being the longest and last reigning Tudor Monarch and 2. of course, her parents. Her reign itself had lasted a total of 44 years and during her time as queen, Elizabeth had seen the arts thrive and also become the son her father never had. She was surrounded by friends and her ladies in waiting when she died for she had moved them all over to Richmond with her when she decided to go in January of that year. She wanted to be with people she found familiar and at ease around. It is no secret that the queen’s health was something that caused her huge problems and it had deteriorated incredibly badly over the years,

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Book Review, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K.Rowling 📚

Recently I reviewed Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone and now I am back reviewing “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” 😀 I hope you enjoyyyy! <3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is my favourite book/film within the franchise. Now some people may find this weird as it is very early on within the book/film series to say “Oh my god that’s my favourite one” but! For me it is because of this simple fact; it is when everything begins to get darker. The Chamber of Secrets is the first book/film that gets incredibly dark, very quickly! For the petrifying of a young student and cat happening relatively early on for me as a child was pretty scary. Let alone the fact there is a weird disembodied voice flying around within both the book/film also, to say this voice scared the life out of me when I first heard it is an understatement… Especially on the PS1 game!

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fact no.34 This day 462 years ago marks the death of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Before the date of his death, Thomas Cranmer had before been found guilty of high treason and in fact condemned to death. This was in 1553 but instead of death he was imprisoned and tried for heresy, along with two other people; Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley. Both were also found guilty and then burnt at the state in 1555 but Cranmer was left to wait for his verdict from none other then Rome. His position as archbishop was taken from him and his fate was then put in the hands of secular authorities who chose to execute him in March 1556, his sentence was to be burnt at the stake. On the day of his death Cranmer made his final recantation where he renounced his previous recantations and spoke out against the Pope of Rome saying, “Christ’s enemy, and antichrist, with all his false

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fact no.33 Today celebrates the 180th birthday of Sir William Henry Perkin, the man who is best known for being the first British chemist to discover the serendipitous of the synthetic organic dye Mauveine, from aniline, by mistake. William Henry Perkin may have been the first British chemist to discover serendipitous of the synthetic organic dye, Mauveine, but you may be surprised to know he didn’t do it on purpose. In 1856 Perkins was at the time just 18 years old and he was trying to do an experiment which involved synthetically producing quinine, this is a chemical that helps doctors treat malaria. However, he did not succeed in this experiment, or so he thought, Perkins came across a brown sludge at the end of his chemical experiment and was therefore about to wash the beakers he had been using with alcohol to sterilise them. What happened here changed his life forever. The sludge turned bright! A rich fuchsia purple

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fact no.32 On this day 496 years ago, marks Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance within the English court. March 4th 1522 marks the first ever recorded appearance of Anne Boleyn within Henry VIII’s court. She was taking part in a play posed as “Perseverance” which took part at York Place also known as Whitehall Palace. She performed in front of Cardinal Wolsey and the Ambassadors of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. March 4th also marked Shrove Tuesday so the play that both Anne and Henry were taking part in marked the Shrovetide celebrations. This pulled together the negotiations between both Charles V and Henry VIII for both planned to attack their enemy country, France. This deal was to be joint confirmed by the arranging of marriage with Charles V and Princess Mary, Henry’s first daughter with Catherine of Aragon. Everyone taking part was draped in finery, with everyone wearing gold. The play rounded off with the ladies defending the

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Book Review, “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone ” by J.K.Rowling 📚

Just starting to write this review my inner child is squealing! 😀 I am finally… after MANY previous reads… reviewing “Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K.Rowling”. Lets do this! 🙂 <3. (My own photographs are being used within this post)   SO! From an incredibly young age, I’d say around 6, my nan got me into a book series. This series was to be something that changed me as a little girl and even now as an adult. This was the Harry Potter book series. Me and my nan would have sleepovers; we would get a load of snacks, pop them onto a tray, I rather selfishly would kick my grandad out of his own bed for the night relegating him to the spare room 😮 (sorry grandad <3) and me and nan would sit with our snacks, a Harry Potter book and nan would read to me. She would read and read and read until I was falling asleep and

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fact no.31 On this day 244 years ago, the British House of Lords ruled that authors no longer had perpetual copyright anymore.     On February 22nd, 1774 booksellers within London were viciously attacked for “using rights of authors to mask their greed and self-interest in controlling the book trade.” However, once reaching the House of Lords in 1774, Donaldson v Beckett was out of everyone most shook due to this rejection of the common law copyright. He even went as far as warning the Lords to vote in favour of the common law copyright. Beckett also warned the Lords that booksellers would sell their books at any price they actually please, for “the public became as much their slaves, as their own hackney compilers are”. Finally declaring that “Knowledge and science are not things to be bound in such cobweb chains” Somewhere however in the early 19th century an understanding was finally reached and authors eventually gained a “pre-existing common law copyright over their work” but, include that with the “Statute of Anne”

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