Years ago in the late 1960’s we moved to Dublin in Ireland. We were newly married and expecting our first child. As an enthusiastic reader, I got hooked on reading about English history, in the form of the books by Jean Plaidy. Now 50 plus years later I find myself hooked on a history reading spree again. This time the author is Phillippa Gregory and I am reading about the Tudors and the Plantagenets. We are now living in Seattle, Washington, far from the British Isles, but my interest in that far Northwest corner of Europe is enduring. After all we came from there, recently and my ancestors 400 years ago.