Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Your New Queen!

The title "Queen" in front of my various blogs and online personas was always kind of a joke, but it now turns out I might actually be related to a queen. Recently I was informed that my mom's relatives (Highlanders out of Scotland who settled in North Carolina around the early 18th century) are somehow related to the Royal House of Stuart/Stewart. It's kind of cool to think that somewhere there's an empty throne in Europe just waiting for me to claim it.

So if you're a prince looking for a princess (with a family tree that actually FORKS), I'm always available. :D


In other news, My O&E progress came to a screeching halt last week as I had a game review to write up (although I did have a a lightbulb moment that involves Themistocles/Xanthippus/Aristides/Aegina/Sparta) so hopefully I'll get back on track this week. I also bought Acacia and agree with about 100 other reviewers that the story is quite enjoyable and David Anthony Durham is an awesome writer. He's also very interactive with his fans, so if you haven't done so, click on the link to his page and check it out. Very cool.

8 comments:

Excalibor said...

:-)

Have you read Stefan Zweig's Mary Stuard's biography? I think it's probably one of the brightest about her (not that I have read any other, it's from comments here and there... :-P )

Anyway, I'll keep an eye around, I am descendant from French nobility, but, alas, I'm not available at the moment... :-P

Cheer up, you'll go forward with your O&E! Just keep banging the keyboard...

see ya around!

Wynn Bexton said...

Hi Megumi, I'm finally getting my feet back on the ground and visiting some of my blog friends. Did you read my travel blog where the Spartans came to town one day when I was in Syntagma Square? And also the part about where my birthday picnic was held was the deme of Meltides where Themostocles and other aristocrats of Athens had their homes. How appropriate eh?

Hoping to recover sufficiently from jet lag and culture shock to get busy with my writing very soon.

All the best to you!

Wynn Bexton said...

PS, the best I can do is that my uncle claimed we were descended from Little John of Robin's Merry Band. Mom's family came from Beeston near Nottingham and their family name "Bexton" seems to have a Saxon ring to it. I've never explored all her family roots. My dad's were coal miners in Wales for as far back as I could find out. But maybe there were some Druids back there somewhere.

Megumi said...

I haven't read Stefan Zweig's book yet, but I probably should.

Wynn I am sooo envious of your wonderful adventures in Greece! Spartas? Having a picnic near Thems house? Awesome! I'm still trying to get there for vacation (I just don't know what I'm doing so if you have a favorite airline or way to travel let me know :p).

Wynn Bexton said...

KLM is excellent. (That way you avoid the airports of UK and Germany.

Carla said...

All hail, Your Majesty :-)

If you're interested in Mary Stuart, I like Antonia Fraser's biography of her - well worth a look, if you haven't already read it.

Judith Weingarten said...

Queen Zenobia greets you.

I, her scribe, was near Sparta last month, at a dig at a place called Geraki. Not suitable for royalty -- but I did pass through Sparta on the bus on the way to Athens Airport.

Judith

Visit Zenobia's new blog at Empress of the East

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