Weekly Wrap-Up #3 Jan. 17th-24th, 2015

Good day to you all!

This week passed in a blur for me, I’m afraid, for I was ill with a bad cold. It seems like I’m often down with one bug or another, and I’m certain it’s due to the cold climate (which, I have to face it, was the whole reason my mum moved us from Philadelphia to Florida when I was nine). Winter in England has never agreed with me – and especially not with my lungs. Thanks to everyone who sent me “get well soon” wishes – much appreciated! I am feeling much better now, and hope to make more progress with my works soon.

I’ve compiled the highlights from this week, and I hope you’ll enjoy them.

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Sir Robert Cotton, founder of the Cotton Library, was born on this day 22 January 1570/1.

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WRITING UPDATES:

Stuart Era in 100 Facts (OUT 2015): 1,854 words.
Steel & Lace Anthology (OUT 2015): 1,432 words.
Anthea: Confessions of a Restoration Actress (2016): 11,023 words.
William & Mary: 110,194 words
Amberley Book for 2016: 624 words.

As you can see, I’m a busy little bee!

Image: detail from METSU's 'The Letter-Writer Surprised', c. 1662. Oil on wood, 45 x 39 cm. Wallace Collection, London.

Image: detail from METSU’s ‘The Letter-Writer Surprised’, c. 1662. Oil on wood, 45 x 39 cm. Wallace Collection, London.

 

This image from the BBC’s website for the film “A Little Chaos” created quite a stir on my Seventeenth Century Lady facebook page. With over 1,000 views, it was unquestionably one of the most popular posts this week.

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I happened to find these two albums, “Gloria” and “Sanctus”, at Thames Hospice charity shop for £2 each and the music is so incredibly beautiful. I love all Early Music – not just Baroque – and there’s something particularly moving (in my opinion) in Late Renaissance choral music that just…oh! Words fail me.

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Nicolas Lancret, French Rococo artist, was born on this day 22 January 1690. You can definitely see Watteau’s influence on his work!

"The Burning Glass". Schloss Charlottenburg, via WGA.

“The Burning Glass”. Schloss Charlottenburg, via WGA.

LANCRET, Nicolas The Swing c. 1735 Oil on canvas, 70 x 89 cm Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

LANCRET, Nicolas
The Swing
c. 1735
Oil on canvas, 70 x 89 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Ignazio Donati, Italian early Baroque composer, died on 21 January 1638.

 

Well, that’s it for this week! I need to get some sleep because I’ll be heading out to attend the King’s Army parade in London  in a few hours. Learn more about it here at http://1643.weebly.com/index.html

I hope you all have a good week ahead!

<3, Andrea x

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