Well, it would be a bit presumptuous of me to assume these links may be
of interest to visitors to my site, but these links are related to some
great places to see, entertainment to view, and links across the Net.
I've begun this list relatively recently, so it will undoubtedly grow as
time goes on.
Press - Swashbuckling Press is a site which devotes much
interest to the image of the swashbuckler in fiction and non-fiction.
They also feature a section dedicated to D'Artagnan, called The
See - U.S.
Historic Triangle (Colonial
Williamsburg and Jamestown/Yorktown)
historic triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg (America's largest
living history organization), Jamestown, and the Yorktown Victory
center. The familiar, and famous, times represented in US history
span over 150 years (Jamestown in 1607 and the 'Independence
Years' of the US). Get your history fix on the East Coast of the US, and
get lost in history.
Frazier Historical Arms Museum - A rare and captivating concept
for a museum so close to my home in North America. Want to see a piece
of Europe, but can't spring for the plane tickets just yet? You'll never
guess how much is waiting for you so close to home!
I will let their "mission statement" speak for itself.
"The Frazier, in collaboration with the Royal Armouries (Britain's
oldest museum), holds in trust one of the greatest collections of arms,
armor and related historical artifacts in the world...the combination of
these two world-class collections allows the Frazier to tell the
complete American story. Not the abridged version that begins in
Jamestown with the colonists but a larger story that begins in Europe
some 600 years earlier. No other museum can tell this story like the
of Elegance - Guide to Historical Travel - What an absolute gem!
This site is a labor of love, and this comprehensive listing of US places
of historical interest was like a dream come true. I couldn't believe
the detail and sheer number of places "Eras" documented. Give
this site a visit, and please, support your local historical
preservation society by paying them a personal visit :)
to See- Abroad
Maritime Museum, Greenwich, LONDON
- Every time I go to this site, I sigh longingly. On my list of must-see
places ASAP, this site has been an invaluable source of information and
inspiration for my 'sea-faring' dreams. Their art museum is a
'to-die-for' source for the kind of maritime art you're just not going
to find at your local frame shop.
"To Portsmouth... To Portsmouth... It is a gallant
Historic Dockyard - Live
and breathe England's
naval heritage through three of the most important warships ever built -
Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860.
HMS Victory - The
Royal Navy's most famous warship. She is the world's oldest
commissioned ship and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio
Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero.
Rose - Mary Rose, built between 1510-1511, lost in 1545. For many
years, Mary Rose was Henry VIII's favourite warship, fast and
successful. And yet she sank - on a fine summer day as she sailed into
action against the French fleet."
Ways to Use Your Television
Horatio Hornblower (the A&E series) -
While I may certainly be biased towards historical-fiction, I can
honestly say that this A&E adaptation of the C.S. Forester novels
goes so far above and beyond what even big-budget Hollywood films have
done for the era of tallships that it's nearly impossible for me to find
enough words to praise it. The research and production crew who
recreated the ships and settings, as well as phenomenal casting
(highlighted by Ioan Gruffudd as Horatio and Robert Lindsay as Pellew),
make this series simply awe inspiring and definitely in my top 5 of
treasured DVD purchases.
All About "Elizabeth"
- Maybe you've always been fascinated by the "Virgin Queen."
Maybe you've only 'seen' her at a local Renaissance Faire. While my
interests keep me hopping, I have found time to enjoy highlights such as
the biography TV series done by David Starkey and The History Channel,
Alison Weir's excellent biography, and, the movie which Cate Blanchett
made phenomenal (and who was subsequently robbed of a well-deserved
Oscar for best actress): Elizabeth.
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