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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Suddenly Sunday - Off With Their Heads!

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog.

Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope you have been having a great weekend – I certainly don’t want it to end…

First I want to take the chance to announce the winner of the giveaway for The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott. The winner was chosen by Random.org and the winner is …


Congrats, I am sending you an email for your contact info. If I don’t hear from the winner within a week, I will select an alternate winner. Now, it other news, this week I am hosting a weeklong event called Off With Their Heads! Week. I will be featuring posts that star those royals and courtiers that parted with their heads under dire circumstances.

On Monday – Intro of the Players – there will be short summaries of the key players featured this week

On Tuesday – Off With Their Heads! In Pictures – we will explore the way that these deaths were recorded in paintings and drawings

On Wednesday – Famous Last Lines – we will take a look at some of the last speeches said during their last minutes

On Thursday – Books of Last Days – this will feature books that really focus on the end of these character’s lives

On Friday – The newest segment of Caught on Tape: Off With Their Heads!

I hope you all will drop by and take part in the fun.

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  1. Sounds like an interesting event! Just today a friend and I were discussing scaffold protocol: Possibly an odd conversation topic for most, but not for us! ;) I wonder if you will include two of my favourite historical figures who lost their heads...? Guess I'll have to wait and see!
    Happy reading!

  2. xo.sorcha.ox - Oh I didn't even thinking about scaffold protocol! But that has always interested me - having to pay your executioner his fee and then forgive him for what he would do to you. So ridiculous!

  3. I didn't even know there was scaffold protocol! Grim!

  4. I am playing catch up today. The first three posts for Off With Their Heads Week have been most interesting.
    Scaffold protocol? I vaguely remember something about having to pay the executioner, but not about forgiving him. Didn't it have something to do with making sure he was swift and accurate?

  5. Audra - I really didn't even think about it either.

    LibraryPat - I'm not really sure. I feel like somewhere I saw something about forgiving them for what they were doing, but I can also imagine about him being swift and accurate.


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