Posts Tagged With: Henry VIII

Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 9 Review

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Doesn’t time fly? One minute you are waiting for what seems like an eternity to meet your soon-to-be spouse, then you get married and, when you least expect it, you are already almost at death’s door after your very first childbirth. Life, am I right? Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 5 Review

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Imagine having to travel up and down Europe in the 16th century. It doesn’t sound very enticing, don’t you think? Carlos goes all the way up to Germany (which takes months) and then all the way again west to England. And with letters that get lost in France. All I’m saying is, let’s be thankful for the inventions of the telephone and motorized transport. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 3 Review

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Oh, 16th century Spain, that contraceptive-free land. Leave it to an 18-year-old boy to get his special friend pregnant and then moan about how he wants the baby and he wants to take care of her. Pretty much the opposite of what a present-day 18-year-old boy would do. Continue reading

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