Category Archives: 16th Century

Tales of Old 46 – The Drum of the Sea

By Gerri Leen Read by Shawn Robertson Sir Francis Drake sat in the moonlight, watching as the movement of the Defiance made his claret swish back and forth in the exquisitely chased silver goblet he’d stolen years ago from the … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 31 – In God’s Image

by Robert J. Santa read by Shawn Robertson It’s not a crime to search for the truth. Wait a minute, to the Inquisition it most certainly is. “Giulio Vanini,” said the Archbishop, “do you know why you are here?” The … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 30 – Beidou

by Ken Liu read by Shawn Robertson In 1590, the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi completed the dream of his dead liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and unified Japan by conquest. As kampaku to the figurehead Japanese Emperor Go-Yozei, Toyotomi was ruler of … Continue reading

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Tales of Old 17 – The Theatre Conundrum

by Edward P. McDermott read by Malcolm Grieve Period: Elizabethan England Some of the best theater takes place after the curtains have fallen and the last patron leaves. This weeks historical fiction dares to peak behind the curtain at Blackfriars … Continue reading

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