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BFTP: Friday Hoyden – Eleanor of Aquitaine

Another Summer Slowdown blast from the past post from the archives.. A long time e-friend in 2006 welcomed the arrival of his second daughter, to be known as Eleanor.

I love that name, as Eleanor of Aquitaine (at various times Prince of Aquitaine as ruling Duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, Queen Mother and Regent of England) is my favourite historical hoyden. EofA is, indeed, how I judge the quality of any encyclopaedia I encounter.

In honour of Eleanor

A long time e-friend has just welcomed the arrival of his second daughter, to be known as Eleanor. Congratulations! I love that name, as Eleanor of Aquitaine (at various times Prince of Aquitaine as ruling Duchess, Queen of France, Queen… Read More ›

It’s machismo time!

Regular readers know that I have a weakness for escapist action flicks, and the more absurdly preposterous the martial arts combat scenes the better. (I like to see them make an effort towards stylistic authenticity, but bring on those flywires and hidden tramps, yeah!)

Two potentially great ones are coming up very soon (released in the US in May):

Last minute film alert

Tonight. 8:30 AEST. The Lion In Winter on Fox Classics. Oldie but goodie, with the older historical hoyden Eleanor of Aquitaine playing a key role (interpreted by Katharine Hepburn). Also Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Terry and a very young… Read More ›