I’m a big history buff (yeah, so you found it was boring at school. That’s because of how it was taught!). There are some people I’d just love to meet, and find out what they were really like.
1 Anne Boleyn
Foxy chick who came from nowhere to marry Henry VIII of England. Smart, sassy and ballsy. Met an unfortunate end when Henry got fed up with her, and the Tudor court was a bit boring until …
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2 … Elizabeth I Became Queen
Elizabeth was Anne’s daughter by Henry, and just as ballsy as her mother.
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3 Richard III
King of England for a couple of years, before being betrayed and killed in battle by Henry Tudor, Henry VIII’s father. Unfairly maligned by history and Shakespeare. I’d like to be able to drop him a few hints on how to win, although then we wouldn’t have had the Tudor dynasty, which means no Elizabeth I … drat.
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4 Oscar Wilde
I’d adore an evening of verbal jousting with the master of wit.
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5 Eleanor of Acquitaine
Married totwo kings, a duchess in her own right, crusader and all-round adventurous character. Worth a trip back to the 12th century to meet.
6 Edward, the Black Prince
I always rather fancied the Black Prince whenever I read about him. The dashing victor of Crecy (14th century battle) just seemed so … fanciable. Shame about the 600 yearage gap.
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7 Noel Coward
Every bit as witty as Oscar Wilde. I’d love to get Coward to dash off a song or play just for me.
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8 Prince Rupert of the Rhine
Another dashing military leader. Cousin of Charles II. Fancied him even more than I fancied the Black Prince, if that’s possible.
Which historical figures would you like to meet? What would you say to them?
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