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Royal Tea: Book Edition

Royal Tea: Book Edition

Valeria Velasquez May 1, 2019

  When’s the last time you saw an individual actively check out a library book that wasn’t for a class in the media center? When’s the last time you saw someone’s eyes sparkle with tender...

Royal Tea: Screen Time Edition

Royal Tea: Screen Time Edition

Valeria Velasquez April 30, 2019

I’ve written college essays about the maintaining of this blog, had countless laughter sessions while reading my own writing (if I don’t think it’s amusing, who will?) and have spent hours looking...

Royal Tea: Georgiana of Cavendish

Royal Tea: Georgiana of Cavendish

Valeria Velasquez March 5, 2019

This week’s edition of Royal Tea will be discussing the life of the great-great-great-grandaunt of the beloved Princess Diana of Wales, Georgiana Cavendish. Georgiana’s life, despite being littered...

By Valeria Velasquez

If memory serves…

Valeria Velasquez February 28, 2019

Valeria Velasquez, story and art Students reminisce on global experiences  

Royal Tea: Another George (IV)

Royal Tea: Another George (IV)

Valeria Velasquez November 25, 2018

The history textbooks are filled with mentions of famous Georges. There’s good ol’ cherry-tree cutting Washington (yay, pseudohistory), the now not-as-handsome Clooney and the subject of many infamous...

Royal Tea: Queen Victoria

Royal Tea: Queen Victoria

Valeria Velasquez October 29, 2018

Royal Tea is back this year to discuss another collection of endlessly fascinating (and potentially incestuous) tales regarding the lives of history’s most wealthy elites. Now, we can all agree that...

Royal Tea: George I and George II

Royal Tea: George I and George II

Valeria Velasquez April 30, 2018

A student of royal family trees and history would easily spot this trend: the amount of problematic white men, as well as the list of European kings who just couldn’t keep it in their pants (not even...

Royal Tea: Marie Antoinette

Royal Tea: Marie Antoinette

Valeria Velasquez April 30, 2018

When it comes to iconic monarchs that ought to be discussed on a blog specifically about the dramatic lives of monarchs, it almost feels wrong not to mention the woman who is known for  one phrase: “Let...

Royal Tea: Catherine the Great

Royal Tea: Catherine the Great

Valeria Velasquez April 1, 2018

When it comes to historic scandal, there are many common motifs that are impossible to ignore. However, when it comes to the type of scandal that belongs in 18th century gossip columns and not on Advanced...

Royal Tea: Henry VIII

Royal Tea: Henry VIII

Valeria Velasquez March 15, 2018

This time around, the drama involves a topic that is not quite hidden beneath the surface. For many of us, the story of Henry VIII and his lovely wives was an introductory sip of tea to the wonderful lives...

Royal Tea: Empress Wu

Royal Tea: Empress Wu

Valeria Velasquez March 1, 2018

For the past four editions of Royal Tea, we have covered a variety of topics, ranging from forbidden romances to incestous bondings, all of which have been about the busy lives of endlessly interesting...

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