Hi guys, I had just read Malala's auto-biography and it was heart-wrenching. Here are my thoughts and review on her auto-biography.
Like Anne Frank's diary, Malala tells us about her childhood, her parents and her relationship with them as well as her 2 younger brothers. She had an extraordinary relationship with them, despite that her country's condition and fundamentalist ideologies.
She also wrote about how the Talibans didn't want anything Western, like having a TV and radios in the house or board games. Otherwise, they will storm in and...
Hi guys, I had seen this second movie about Queen Victoria, only this time, it's about her relationship with Abdul Karim, the Indian Munshi.
So the film is basically a sequel to the 1997 film, Mrs. Brown, like the Scottish John Brown, Abdul also faces hostility with the Royal Family. They attempted to persuade Queen Victoria to expel Abdul from the court, like what she did to Sir John Conroy during her younger days, but it did not work!
When her son, King Edward VII ascended the British throne. He destroyed all of John Brown's and Karim's...
Hi guys, I had just watched the first episode of the miniseries of Victoria and moving on to the second episode, I had seen the Young Victoria 6 years ago. So here are first thoughts on the miniseries as well as my opinion on both anyway.
Victoria the Miniseries
Okay, although the first was very slow and I was very surprise on how handsome Sir John Conroy is! Okay, Jenna Coleman's portrayal of the young queen is very accurate and I have to give her a round of applause for her outstanding performance.
Okay, since I have covered on both Maria Theresa and Catherine the Great. Here is another take of Queen Victoria and her Austrian counterpart, Emperor Francis Joseph since they have a number of similarities with each other.
Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary
Also known as Emperor Franz Joseph in German, he became Emperor of Austria with the help of the Russian Intervention of Hungary on 2nd of December 1848. He married his maternal cousin, Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria. Famously known as Sissi, unfortunately she was unprepared for the Viennese...
Hi everyone, since I had posted about my favourite Historical Figure. I would like to write about 2 famous monarchs during the 18th century, and they are Maria Theresa of the Holy Roman Empire and her Russian counterpart, Catherine the Great.
She was unexpectedly ascended to the throne when her father, Emperor Charles VI died of probably mushroom poison. Initially, she had great difficulties during her first year of her reigns.
She also participated for the War of the Austrian Succession against King Frederick II of Prussia, also known as...
Hi everyone, since I love history here are my least and most favourite Historical Figure in random order.
She was the longest reigning British monarch in history following her descendant, Queen Elisabeth II. She came to the throne when she was 18 years old and had a miserable childhood, she was being bullied by her mother's alleged lover, Sir John Conroy.
Conroy and her mother devised the Kensington System that will rendered the young Victoria so that the former could serve as her regent, but it was backfired when Victoria became queen...
This years GFF has many treats in store for its viewers, and some involve the celebration of women in the modern world.
Every year GFF celebrates classic movie star, one who's contributions to cinema are still valued to this day; and this year is no exception as the team have put together a selection of films and documentaries in celebration of Ingrid Bergman's career.
Bergman is best known for her role in the classic Casblanca opposite Humphrey Bogart, and Notorious with Cary Grant; both of which will appear as part of the festival. But she was...
A Queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.
This is the tagline of the European produced movie Mary Queen of Scots by director Thomas Imbach. And it sums up the life of Scotland's tragic Queen perfectly.
Director Imbach wrote the film based on a biography by Stefan Zweig, a biographer and playwright, who's approach to Mary's story was told with more dramatic flair than the average biography. One of the main viewpoints from Zweig was that Mary had been in a position of power and command for so long that it drained...
Upon finishing Giles Tremlett's biography of Katherine of Aragon, I've come away with an even deeper respect for Henry VIII's discarded Queen.
In this day and age, there has been so much written on the six wives of Henry VIII, and many more that declare Anne Boleyn as the greatest of them all, while the others have been neglected. Indeed, Tremlett's biography is the first since the early seventies to focus solely on Henry's first Queen. And it proves long overdue. Tremlett gives us the portrait of a woman who was not merely a matronly wife who defied a king; she was a strong...
Ok, I'm thinking of trying to get this club active by having a woman of the month. Each month we'd have a option by having everyone have a say in a selection, then have poll at the end of it to decide who will be woman of the month. She would also be featured in the spot icon for a month too. What do you guys think?
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