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    Royal Wedding? Humbug!

    May 18, 2018

    Royal Wedding? Humbug!

    Tired of syrupy talk about the royal wedding? Here’s a corrective from some earlier royal nuptials. In 1816 British journalist William Cobbett (the same Cobbett who provided advice on settling in New York in 1820) wrote a scathing article about the impending marriage of Princess Charlotte of Wales – granddaughter of England’s King George III – to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. It’s a bracing antidote for anyone suffering from royal wedding overdose.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America

    What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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