For some reason, I feel as if my day is wasted if I don’t read just a little bit before bed each night. This is somewhat irrational, because there are nights where I have to prop my eyelids open with a toothpick to be able to read, but it is wrong to go to sleep without first having a dosage of good text.
My before-bed-reading lately has consisted of “Brideshead Revisited,” “The Four Loves,” and my Bible. Last night I discovered that I had left BR downstairs, and I was too
lazy tired to go get it. What else should I read, then? I decided to go for “Monarch and Conspirators: The Wives and Woes of Henry VIII” by John Van Duyn Southworth. I picked it up at a library book sale a few weeks ago and it has been tempting me ever since. In case you were unaware, I have a weakness for books on British history. It’s almost as bad as my weakness for chocolate.
Anyway. To get to the point of this post (I did have one), there was a fascinating bit in this book about the Earl of Richmond (Henry VII’s) entry into London after the Battle of Bosworth (which ended the Wars of the Roses and led to the Tudor dynasty). Cutting to the chase, here’s what Southworth has to say:
Isn’t that fascinating? Or have I thorougly destroyed my reputation as a normal person and revealed the Geek Within?