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Royal Kisses of Death
With great power can come great corruption and evil. Here are two royal women who gave the kiss of death to their lovers - Margaret of Valois and Catherine the Great. Their tales will make you shiver with abhorrence.
One of the saddest loves tories is that of Lancelot and Guinevere. One of the greatest knights of the roundtable of King Arthur was Lancelot. He was loyal, wise, strong, and kind. But unfortunately, he fell in love with Queen Guinevere. They tried to keep their love a secret from the king, but eventually, it became known and was a catalyst for the Round Table to fall. Like most romances, their love bloomed slowly. At first, Guinevere ignored Lancelot. But not for long and she soon succumbed to his charms and they became lovers. Another knight, Sir Meliagaunt grew suspicious and e confronted Sir Lancelot in the presence of the King and Queen. This led Lancelot to issue a challenge to Meliagaunt to dispute the charge. But in such a contest, Sir Lancelot became the victor when he cleaved his oponent's head in half. Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere's honour were restored. But rumours continued to abound and several other knights became suspicious
Romeo and Juliet is an enduring tragic love story written by William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families. Shakespeare borrowed his plot from an original Italian tale. It is believed Romeo and Juliette were based on actual characters from Verona. The Montague and Capulet families are feuding. The Prince of Verona intervenes and declares that any further fighting will be punishable by death. When the Count of Paris approaches Lord Capulet about marrying his daughter, Juliet, he is wary of the request because she is only thirteen. Capulet asks the Count of Paris to wait another two years and invites him to attend a ball. Lady Capulet and Juliet's nurse urge Juliet to accept Paris' courtship. In the Montague house, Benvolio talks with his cousin Romeo , Lord Montague's son, about Romeo's recent melancholy. Benvolio discovers Romeo's unrequited infatuation for a girl named Rosaline, a
The Outrageous History of Wife Beating Did you know that it wasn’t until recent history, the 20 th century, that it became unlawful for husbands to beat their wives? Domestic violence has been a harsh reality for women for thousands of years. In my latest novel, The Novice , the underlying theme is domestic violence. I wanted to demonstrate the cycle of violence. If a woman in medieval times could free herself from the cycle of abuse, today’s women can choose to do the same. What follows is a historical timeline of domestic violence through the centuries. 735 B.C. In Rome, the Law of Chastisement came into effect. Because a husband was liable for his wife’s actions, this law gave husbands the absolute rights to physically discipline their women provided that he beat her with a rod or switch no greater than the girth of the base of the man’s right thumb. This rule became a guideline for more than a thousand years. 300 A.D. The Church affi